The earth, all light and loveliness,
In summer’s golden hours,
Shines, in her bridal vesture clad,
And crowned with festal flowers,
So radiantly beautiful,
So like to heaven above,
We scarce can deem more fair that world
Of perfect bliss and love.
Is this a shadow faint and dim
Of that which is to come!
What shall the unveiled splendor be
Of our celestial home,
Where waves the glorious tree of life,
Where streams of bliss gush free,
And all is glowing in the light
Miles, Elizabeth, nee Appleton, was born at Boston, U.S.A,, March 28, 1807, and married in 1833 to Solomon P. Miles, Head Master of the Boston High School, and afterwards the Principal of a private school for young ladies in the same city. He died in 1842. On leaving Boston, Mrs. Miles went to reside with her son at Brattleborough, Vermont. Her principal hymns are:—
1. The earth all light and loveliness. Part i. Summer.
2. When on devotion's seraph wing. Part ii., st. v., vii. Foretaste of Heaven. These two parts appeared as one hymn in The Christian Examiner, 1828.
3. Thou Who didst stoop below. Looking unto Jesus. Appeared in The Christian Examiner, 1827. Sometimes it begins with st. ii., "It was no path of… Go to person page >