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586. Peace Everywhere

Nature hath seasons of repose;
Her slumbering clouds and quiet sky;
And many a bright-faced stream that flows
Forever noiselessly.

The stormy winds are hushed to rest,
And hang self-poised upon their wings;
And nursed on mother nature’s breast,
Flowers lie like sleeping things.

The ocean, that in mountains ran,
Spreads boundlessly without a wave;
And is it only said of man,
His peace is in the grave?

Oh! for the coming of the end,
The last long Sabbath-day of time,
When peace from heaven shall descend,
Like light, on every clime.

For men in ships far off at sea
Shall hear the happy nations raise
The song of peace and liberty,
And overflowing praise.

Mankind shall be one brotherhood;
One human soul shall fill the earth,
And God shall say, “The world is good
As when I gave it birth.”

Text Information
First Line: Nature hath seasons of repose
Title: Peace Everywhere
Author: Anonymous
Meter: P. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1866
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