Poems, Chiefly in the Galloway Dialect

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Էջ 38 - And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts : but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of His hands.
Էջ 57 - So let thy pardoning love be found. 3 O wash my soul from every sin, And make my guilty conscience clean ; Here on my heart the burden lies, And past offences pain mine eyes. 4 My lips with shame my sins confess, Against thy law, against thy grace : Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, I am condemned, but thou art clear.
Էջ 65 - Calmness sits throned on yon unmoving cloud ; To him who wanders o'er the upland leas, The blackbird's note comes mellower from the dale, And sweeter from the sky the gladsome lark Warbles his...
Էջ 38 - For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Էջ 73 - HOW beauteous are their feet Who stand on Zion's hill, Who bring salvation on their tongues, And words of peace reveal ! 2 How charming is their voice, How sweet the tidings are ! " Zion, behold thy Saviour King ! He reigns and triumphs here.
Էջ 56 - SHOW pity, Lord; O Lord, forgive, Let a repenting rebel live ; Are not thy mercies large and free ? May not a sinner trust in thee...
Էջ 27 - ... unconcernedly. one of their peices went off and killed Captain Orchar dead, the other peice designed against Douglas wou'd not go off nor fire for all the man could do, by which the Coll. afterwards General Douglas escaped the danger. There were six of the mountaneers killed and no more of the Kings forces but one Dragoon. One of these poor people escaped very wonderfully of the name of Dinn or Dun two of the dragoons pursued him so closely, that he saw no way for escape, but at last flying in...
Էջ 57 - I am condemned, but thou art clear. Should sudden vengeance seize my breath, I must pronounce thee just in death ; And if my soul were sent to hell, Thy righteous law approves it well.
Էջ 22 - God moves in a mysterious way. His wonders to perform ; He plants his footsteps in the sea, An:! rides upon the storm.
Էջ 27 - CaJdons, that remarkable scuffle hapned between the mountaniers and Coll Douglas, at which time Captain Orchar (I think it should be Urquhart) was killed : there was one particular worth the noticing, that, when two of these people were attacked, they got behind the stonedyke, with their pieces cocked for their defence. Upon their coming up at them, marching very unconcernedly, one of their peices went off, and killed Captain Orchar dead ; the other peice designed against Douglas wou'd not go off,...

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