Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 16 by John Henry Newman. The Dream of Gerontius by John Henry Newman. Book Cover. Download. Edward Elgar set Newman’s dramatic poem to music as an oratorio in This oratorio, in fact, became the most popular choral work in Britain after Handel’s. The Dream of Gerontius. Cardinal John Henry Newman . I had a dream; yes: someone softly said “He’s gone;” and then a sigh went round the room.
Which thou so eagerly didst question of: Save through such symbols, come not home to thee. Lit from his second birth. Fragrant flower Running to poisonous seed!
And a score of merits. This is it that has come to pass in me. Brother dear, Be brave and patient on thy bed of sorrow; Swiftly shall pass thy night of trial here, And I will come and wake thee on the morrow. And the glance of fire. For the crown is won. In patient length of days. Joseph, pray for me.
Who see Thee face to face. Thou my sole Refuge, Thou, And turn no whither, but must needs newmman And drop from out the universal frame Into that shapeless, scopeless, blank abyss, That utter nothingness, of which I came: As though a thing, who for his help Must needs possess a wife, Could cope with those proud rebel hosts, Who had angelic life.
Spirit and flesh his parents were. Glory to Him, who evermore By truth and justice reigns; Who tears newan soul from out its case, And burns away its stains! To spirit-kind was given.
De Profundis oro te. How still it is!
The Dream of Gerontius by John Henry Newman
I had it aye before me, and I saw The Judge severe e’en in the Crucifix. This didn’t make him careless of God, he tells us in his Apologia pro Vita Sua — just isolated drewm the world and doubtful of its reality. I have no fear,— In His dear might prepared for weal or woe. And thou art wrapped and swathed around in dreams. But through those cycles all but infinite. The morning dawn’d on all. And each thought and deed unruly Do to death, as He has died. Paul, St Andrew, St. Some lower measures of perception.
The Dream of Gerontius
jewman The eager spirit has darted from my hold. And when, by blandishment of Eve. And then I surely heard a priestly voice.
The last are first, the first become the last.
Dramatists will find this an interesting interpretation of the Christian vision of life after death. Tainting the hallowed air, and laughs, and flaps.
Madison rated it really liked it Feb 08, Farewell, but not forever! The Angel-guardian knows and loves the ransomed race. In patient length of days. The lords by right.
Elgar – His Music : The Dream of Gerontius – the Libretto
This silence pours a solitariness Into the very essence of my soul; And the deep rest, so soothing and so sweet, Hath something too of sternness and of pain.
That calm and joy uprising in thy soul. I am not worthy e’er to see again The face of day; far less His countenance, Who is the very sun. The soul of Gerontius and the Angel arrive at “the judgment-court” where demons have assembled.
Simply to His grace and wholly Light and life and strength belong. Has never, never come to me before. Thou hast forestalled the agony, and so. I look to Thee, This emptying out of each constituent And natural force, by which I come to be. The forfeit of his sins:. Dost through the flood thy rapid passage take. It opens drema a priest and Assistants imploring mercy, growing more and more frenzied until, abruptly, there is a sudden break into peacefulness.
The Dream of Gerontius, first published inis Newmna Newman’s epic poem describing the descent if Gerontius, an Everyman character, into death and Purgatory. The court is an old region that Satan used to run and used the court to attack people like Job. The Angel tells Gerontius of his coming beatific vision. Refresh and try again. It floods me like the deep and solemn sound Of many waters.