Garrett Harris 11 a.m., Nov. 22
- Alexander Pope — the second-most frequently quoted writer in the Oxford Dictonary of Quotations after Shakespeare.
The Believer’s Hope (from Psalm 91)
A heap of contradictions
- He who beneath thy shelt’ring wing resides,
- Whom thy hand leads, and whom thy glory guides
- To Heav’n familiar his bold vows shall send,
- And fearless say to God — Thou art my friend!
- ’Tis Thou shalt save him from insidious wrongs,
- And the sharp arrows of censorious tongues.
- When gath’ring tempests swell the raging main,
- When thunder roars, and lightning blasts the plain,
- Amidst the wrack of nature undismay’d,
- Safe shall he lye, and hope beneath thy shade.
- By day no perils shall the just affright,
- No dismal dreams or groaning ghosts by night.
- His God shall guard him in the fighting field,
- And o’er his breast extend his saving shield:
- The whistling darts shall turn their points away,
- And fires around him innocently play.
- Thousands on ev’ry side shall yield their breath;
- And twice ten thousand bite the ground in death;
- While he, serene in thought, shall calm survey
- The sinners fall, and bless the vengeful day!