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.

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There will I sing my absent Lord and Love: Miss Havisham rated it did not like it Dec 21, It is because Then thou didst fear, that now thou dost not fear. Take me away, and in the lowest deep There let me be. In all His berontius most wonderful; Most sure in all His ways! Had been repurchased at so dread a cost.

And the Children Three amid the furnace-flame; Amen. And 0 the grace to nerve him and to lead, How patient, prompt, and lavish at his need! As such, Newman’s vision of heavenly bliss is thus the inane bliss of a yawning void, filled if by the sterile purity of spiritual breaths.


Divide a moment, as men measure time, Into its million-million-millionth part, Yet even less than that the interval Since thou didst leave the body; and the priest Cried “Subvenite,” and they fell to prayer; Nay, scarcely yet have they begun to off. From power of the devil. No growth and no decay:.

The Dream of Gerontius

The lords by right. Now sinless, thou wilt feel that thou hast sinned.

Virtue and vice, A knave’s pretence. Now close upon me, I can forward look. What could he offer a Godless future? MY soul is in my hand: Or hear, at least, His awful judgment-word With personal intonation, as I now Hear thee, not see thee, Angel? Upon his death; and, draem the last great day.

The sight of Him will kindle in thy heart. Newman does something special in this p My initial reaction was that writers of fine prose don’t necessarily make fine poets, and I wrote this off as something I needed to read. And pleads and atones. He also explains that the only thing keeping Gerontius from God is his own thought. And in the garden secretly. To bind and form his opening mind to ill.

Dream of Gerontius – Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Second Choir of Angelicals. And carefully I dip thee in the lake, And thou, without a sob or a resistance, Dost through the flood thy rapid herontius take, Sinking deep, deeper, into the dim distance. It is the middle region, where of old. A household and a father-land.


Into the vast abyss. So much I know, not knowing how I know, That the vast universe, where I have dwelt, Is quitting me, or I am quitting it. The soul of Gerontius and the Angel arrive at “the judgment-court” where demons have assembled. Could I be frighted. Thus will it be: Angel Now let the golden prison gerontus its gates, Making sweet music, as each fold revolves Upon its ready hinge.

SANCTUS fortis, Sanctus Deus

So in the world of spirits nought is found. The Dream of Gerontius was an immediate success upon its release, owing in part to the Victorian era’s rising interest in such subjects as death, suicide, and the after-life. And chastened by His rod.