The World's Best Poetry, Volume 4: The Higher Life (Part 1)

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The fourth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, includes many notable religious and devotional poems and hymns from across the centuries, covering subjects such as God; Christ; the Holy Spirit; prayer and aspiration; faith; hope; love; service; the Sabbath; worship; and creed. It also includes an introductory essay to the volume by Congregational pastor and progressive writer Washington Gladden (1836-1918). - Summary by Tomas Peter

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Group: World's Best Poetry

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Religion and Poetry by Washington Gladden Group 00:19:58
Play 01 Song: From 'Pippa Passes' by Robert Browning Leanne Yau
00:00:57
Play 02 A Passage in the Life of Saint Augustine by Anonymous Group 00:02:45
Play 03 Meditations of a Hindu Prince by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall Tomas Peter
00:05:17
Play 04 Brahma by Ralph Waldo Emerson Craig Franklin
00:01:18
Play 05 Hymn to Zeus by Cleanthes Sonia
00:04:23
Play 06 Te Deum Laudamus: A Version from the American Episcopal Church Prayer-Book by Anonymous Tomas Peter
00:04:11
Play 07 The Universal Prayer by Alexander Pope Tomas Peter
00:03:12
Play 08 Ode: From 'The Spectator' by Joseph Addison Leanne Yau
00:01:32
Play 09 Lord! When Those Glorious Lights I See (Hymn and Prayer for the Use of Believers) by George Wither Leanne Yau
00:01:54
Play 10 Hymn before Sunrise, in the Vale of Chamouni by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Jason in Panama
00:06:09
Play 11 The Hills of the Lord by William Channing Gannett Sonia
00:02:20
Play 12 Sunrise by Charles Tennyson Turner Tomas Peter
00:01:25
Play 13 God and Man: From the 'Essay on Man,' Epistles I and IV by Alexander Pope Jason in Panama
00:05:22
Play 14 Light Shining out of Darkness by William Cowper Leanne Yau
00:01:25
Play 15 God by Gavriíl Románovitch Dershávin Craig Franklin
00:06:34
Play 16 God Is Everywhere by Robert Nicoll Leanne Yau
00:02:19
Play 17 Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep by Emma Hart Willard Tomas Peter
00:02:23
Play 18 Good-bye by Ralph Waldo Emerson Craig Franklin
00:02:06
Play 19 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past by Isaac Watts Leanne Yau
00:02:34
Play 20 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God ('Ein' Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott') by Martin Luther Jason in Panama
00:01:24
Play 21 Delight in God by Francis Quarles Jason in Panama
00:03:42
Play 22 The Will of God by Frederick William Faber Leanne Yau
00:02:42
Play 23 The Voyage by Caroline Atherton Mason Sonia
00:01:39
Play 24 The Love of God by Eliza Scudder Jason in Panama
00:01:45
Play 25 Praise to God by Anna Lætitia Barbauld Leanne Yau
00:03:12
Play 26 Lead, Kindly Light by John Henry Newman Craig Franklin
00:01:32
Play 27 The Eternal Goodness by John Greenleaf Whittier Craig Franklin
00:04:21
Play 28 Strong Son of God, Immortal Love: From the Introduction of 'In Memoriam' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
00:04:54
Play 29 O Little Town of Bethlehem by Phillips Brooks Leanne Yau
00:03:04
Play 30 The Angels' Song by Edmund Hamilton Sears Leanne Yau
00:02:01
Play 31 Epiphany by Reginald Heber Craig Franklin
00:01:44
Play 32 On the Morning of Christ's Nativity by John Milton Leanne Yau
00:11:44
Play 33 A Christmas Hymn by Alfred Domett Jason in Panama
00:02:54
Play 34 Tryste Noël by Louise Imogen Guiney Sonia
00:01:37
Play 35 The Flight into Egypt (A Ballad) by Francis Mahony (Father Prout) Group 00:04:15
Play 36 Cana by James Freeman Clarke Sonia
00:01:23
Play 37 The Lost Sheep ('The Ninety and Nine') by Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane Group 00:02:13
Play 38 De Sheepfol' by Sarah Pratt McLean Greene Group 00:01:49
Play 39 The Good Shepherd with the Kid by Matthew Arnold Leanne Yau
Craig Franklin
00:01:21
Play 40 Two Sayings by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Jason in Panama
00:01:19
Play 41 A Ballad of Trees and the Master by Sidney Lanier Leanne Yau
00:01:11
Play 42 Stabat Mater Dolorosa by Fra Jacopone Craig Franklin
00:03:22
Play 43 Myrrh-Bearers by Margaret Junkin Preston Craig Franklin
00:02:57
Play 44 Litany by Sir Robert Grant Sonia
00:02:08
Play 45 The Christ by Richard Chenevix Trench Craig Franklin
00:01:20
Play 46 Abide with Me by Henry Francis Lyte Tomas Peter
00:05:27
Play 47 The Disciples after the Ascension by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Group 00:03:20
Play 48 Wrestling Jacob by Charles Wesley Tomas Peter
00:04:43
Play 49 The Conversion of Saint Paul by John Keble Group 00:05:01
Play 50 'Rock of Ages' by Edward H. Rice Group 00:03:49
Play 51 Art Thou Weary? by Saint Stephen the Sabaite Tomas Peter
Craig Franklin
00:01:51
Play 52 When Gathering Clouds around I View by Sir Robert Grant Tomas Peter
00:03:19
Play 53 The Star of Bethlehem by Henry Kirke White Sonia
00:01:44
Play 54 Love to Christ: From 'An Hymne of Heavenly Love' by Edmund Spenser Craig Franklin
00:02:21
Play 55 The Way, the Truth, and the Life by Theodore Parker Jason in Panama
00:01:24
Play 56 Knocking, Ever Knocking by Harriet Beecher Stowe Group 00:03:30
Play 57 To-morrow by Lope de Vega Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:01:29
Play 58 I Gave My Life for Thee by Frances Ridley Havergal Tomas Peter
00:03:06
Play 59 Jesus Shall Reign by Isaac Watts Leanne Yau
00:01:14
Play 60 Messiah: A Sacred Eclogue, in Imitation of Virgil's Pollio by Alexander Pope Tomas Peter
00:08:10
Play 61 Dies Iræ by Thomas à Celano Sonia
00:03:41
Play 62 My God, I Love Thee by Saint Francis Xavier Jason in Panama
00:01:42
Play 63 Veni Creator Spiritus by Saint Gregory Tomas Peter
00:03:01
Play 64 Veni Sancte Spiritus by King Robert II of France Sonia
00:02:17
Play 65 O Fire of God, the Comforter ('O Ignis Spiritus Paracliti') by Saint Hildegard Jason in Panama
00:02:34
Play 66 The Holy Spirit by Robert Herrick Tomas Peter
00:04:02
Play 67 Hope of the Human Heart: From 'Anima Mundi' by Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton) Leanne Yau
00:01:11
Play 68 What is Prayer? by James Montgomery Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
00:02:02
Play 69 The Time for Prayer by Georgiana Bennett Craig Franklin
00:02:07
Play 70 Seasons of Prayer by Henry Ware, Jr. Tomas Peter
00:04:11
Play 71 Exhortation to Prayer by Margaret Mercer Jason in Panama
00:02:54
Play 72 Prayer and Repentance: From 'Hamlet,' Act III. Sc. 3 by William Shakespeare Sonia
Jason in Panama
00:03:19
Play 73 The Caliph and Satan (Versified from Tholuck's Translation out of the Persian) by James Freeman Clarke Group 00:05:12
Play 74 Darkness Is Thinning by Saint Gregory the Great Craig Franklin
00:01:14
Play 75 Praise by George Herbert Leanne Yau
00:01:15
Play 76 Prayer by Mary, Queen of Hungary Craig Franklin
00:01:37
Play 77 Desire by Matthew Arnold Tomas Peter
00:03:24
Play 78 Why Thus Longing? by Harriet Winslow Sewall Sonia
00:02:48
Play 79 Prayer and Answer by Oliver Huckel Jason in Panama
00:02:16
Play 80 The Aim by Charles G.D. Roberts Sonia
00:01:13
Play 81 The Love of God Supreme by Gerhard Tersteegen Sonia
00:02:57
Play 82 In a Lecture-Room by Arthur Hugh Clough Tomas Peter
00:01:19
Play 83 From the Recesses of a Lowly Spirit by Sir John Bowring Craig Franklin
00:01:26
Play 84 The Higher Good by Theodore Parker Leanne Yau
00:01:14
Play 85 Ascription by Charles G.D. Roberts Tomas Peter
00:01:33
Play 86 O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee by Washington Gladden Leanne Yau
00:01:37
Play 87 Faith by George Santayana Sonia
00:01:16
Play 88 The Fight of Faith by Anne Askewe Sonia
00:03:04
Play 89 Doubt and Faith: From 'In Memoriam,' XCV by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tomas Peter
00:02:01
Play 90 My Times Are in Thy Hand by Christopher Newman Hall Craig Franklin
00:02:45
Play 91 A Mystical Ecstasy by Francis Quarles Sonia
00:01:34
Play 92 The Mystic's Vision by Mathilde Blind Tomas Peter
00:03:14
Play 93 The Call by George Herbert Leanne Yau
00:00:59
Play 94 Hope: From 'The Pleasures of Hope' by Thomas Campbell Craig Franklin
00:02:48
Play 95 A Query by Edmund Whytehead Howson Sonia
00:02:23
Play 96 Humility by James Montgomery Leanne Yau
00:01:19
Play 97 King Robert of Sicily by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Group 00:13:00
Play 98 Service: From 'Pippa Passes' by Robert Browning Tomas Peter
00:01:18
Play 99 The Two Angels by John Greenleaf Whittier Sonia
Craig Franklin
00:02:30
Play 100 The Self-Exiled by Walter C. Smith Group 00:06:27
Play 101 Sympathy: From 'Ion,' Act I. Sc. 2 by Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd Tomas Peter
00:01:31
Play 102 Sir Galahad by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Craig Franklin
00:04:29
Play 103 Flowers without Fruit by John Henry Newman Sonia
00:01:02
Play 104 Santa Filomena (Florence Nightingale) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sonia
00:02:28
Play 105 In the Air by Lucy Larcom Sonia
00:01:35
Play 106 Soggarth Aroon by John Banim Sonia
00:02:20
Play 107 The Vision of Sir Launfal by James Russell Lowell Group 00:19:34
Play 108 The Sister of Charity by Gerald Joseph Griffen Tomas Peter
00:04:37
Play 109 What I Live For by George Linnæus Banks Sonia
00:02:07
Play 110 If We Had but a Day by Mary Lowe Dickinson Sonia
00:01:28
Play 111 Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt Group 00:01:39
Play 112 Love by Charles Francis Richardson Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:01:22
Play 113 Sunday Morning Bells by Dinah M. Mulock Craik Craig Franklin
00:01:23
Play 114 Sabbath Hymn on the Mountains by John Stuart Blackie Tomas Peter
00:02:58
Play 115 The Sabbath Morning by John Leyden Tomas Peter
00:01:31
Play 116 The Poor Man's Day: From 'The Sabbath' by James Grahame Sonia
00:03:31
Play 117 The Sabbath of the Soul by Anna Lætitia Barbauld Craig Franklin
00:01:04
Play 118 Vesper Hymn by Samuel Longfellow Leanne Yau
00:01:12
Play 119 Vesper Hymn by Eliza Scudder Leanne Yau
00:02:08
Play 120 Amazing, Beauteous Change! by Philip Doddridge Craig Franklin
00:02:11
Play 121 The Word by William Walsham How Leanne Yau
00:01:36
Play 122 The Chimes of England by Arthur Cleveland Coxe Tomas Peter
00:03:24
Play 123 The Old Village Choir by Benjamin F. Taylor Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
00:03:16
Play 124 A Lancashire Doxology by Dinah M. Mulock Craik Craig Franklin
00:01:55
Play 125 Rebecca's Hymn: From 'Ivanhoe' by Sir Walter Scott Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:02:13
Play 126 The Book of God by Horatius Bonar Leanne Yau
00:02:10
Play 127 The Meeting by John Greenleaf Whittier Group 00:12:09
Play 128 The Living Temple by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sonia
00:03:10
Play 129 Of Hym that Togyder wyll Serve Two Maysters by Sebastian Brandt Craig Franklin
00:02:43
Play 130 Religion and Doctrine by John Hay Group 00:02:56
Play 131 Rabbi Ben Ezra by Robert Browning Group 00:11:11
Play 132 The Religion of Hudibras: From 'Hudibras,' Part I by Samuel Butler Craig Franklin
00:01:54
Play 133 The Problem by Ralph Waldo Emerson Tomas Peter
00:04:21
Play 134 On an Infant (Which Died before Baptism) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:00:53
Play 135 What Was His Creed? by Anonymous Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:02:33
Play 136 The Philosopher Toad by Rebecca S. Nichols Sonia
00:03:36
Play 137 Her Creed by Sarah Knowles Bolton Group 00:01:53
Play 138 My Creed by Alice Cary Leanne Yau
00:01:33
Play 139 Give Me Thy Heart by Adelaide Anne Procter Group 00:04:38
Play 140 O, May I Join the Choir Invisible! by Marian Evans Lewes Cross (George Eliot) Tomas Peter
00:03:05
Play 141 O Yet We Trust that Somehow Good: From 'In Memoriam,' LIII by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Craig Franklin
00:01:34
Play 142 Day Breaks by Charles Mackay Tomas Peter
Craig Franklin
00:04:33
Play 143 My Home: A Thanksgiving to God for a House in the Green Parish of Devonshire by Robert Herrick Craig Franklin
00:02:42
Play 144 Peace by George Herbert Group 00:02:39
Play 145 Peace by Frances Ridley Havergal Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:02:50
Play 146 Living Waters by Caroline S. Spencer Tomas Peter
00:01:53
Play 147 Devotion by Philip Massinger Leanne Yau
00:00:44
Play 148 The Seaside Well by Anonymous Craig Franklin
00:03:43
Play 149 Ultima Veritas by Washington Gladden Sonia
00:01:48
Play 150 The End of the Play by William Makepeace Thackeray Sonia
00:04:53
Play 151 The New Year: From 'In Memoriam,' CV by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Craig Franklin
00:02:00
Play 152 Life by Jones Very Leanne Yau
00:01:16