Canadian Singers and Their Songs/Isabella Valancy Crawford


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ISABELLA VALANCY CRAWFORD

AUTHOR OF "OLD SPOOKSES' PASS, MALCOLM'S KATIE," ETC,
AND "COLLECTED POEMS,"

Faith, Hope and Charity

—.1.—
A star lean'd down and laid a silver hand
On the pale brow of Death—
Before it roll'd bleak shadows from the land
The star was Faith
—.2.—
Across wild storms that hid the mountain far
In fun'ral cope;
Piercing the black there sailed a throbbing star,
The red star, Hope!
—.3.—
From God's vast palm a large sun grandly roll'd
O'er land and sea
Its core pure fire, its stretching hands of gold
Great Charity!

Isabella Valancy Crawford Aug 24th 83