„I'm in the Dance Band on the Titanic
Singing "Nearer my God to thee"
and the icebergs on the starboard bow
Won't you dance with me?“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Dance Band On the Titanic
„Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream,
And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.“
— George Linley British writer 1798 - 1865
Thou art gone, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower - the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
„My God! O let me call Thee mine!
Weak, wretched sinner though I be,
My trembling soul would fain be Thine,
My feeble faith still clings to Thee.“
— Anne Brontë British novelist and poet 1820 - 1849
Context: My God! O let me call Thee mine! Weak, wretched sinner though I be, My trembling soul would fain be Thine, My feeble faith still clings to Thee.
„Yet, no matter how deeply I go down into myself, my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
„Trembling I sit day and night, my friends are astonish’d at me.
Yet they forgive my wanderings, I rest not from my great task!
To open the Eternal Worlds, to open the immortal Eyes
Of Man inwards into the Worlds of Thought: into Eternity
Ever expanding in the Bosom of God. the Human Imagination“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
Ch. 1, plate 5, lines 16-20 The Words of Blake
„O God within my breast,
Almighty, ever-present Deity!
Life — that in me has rest,
As I — undying Life — have power in Thee!“
— Emily Brontë English novelist and poet 1818 - 1848
Context: p>No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven's glories shine, And Faith shines equal, arming me from Fear.O God within my breast, Almighty, ever-present Deity! Life — that in me has rest, As I — undying Life — have power in Thee!Vain are the thousand creeds That move men's hearts: unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, Or idlest froth amid the boundless main...</p
„When to the cross I turn my eyes,
And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice,
I must remember Thee.“
— James Montgomery British editor, hymn writer, and poet 1771 - 1854
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 173.
„p>The sportive hopes that used to chase their shifting shadows on,
Like children playing in the sun, are gone—for ever gone;
And on a careless, sullen peace, my double-fronted mind,
Like Janus, when his gates are shut, looks forward and behind.Apollo placed his harp, of old, awhile upon a stone,
Which has resounded since, when struck, a breaking harp string's tone;
And thus my heart, though wholly now from early softness free,
If touch'd, will yield the music yet, it first received of thee.<p“
— Edward Coote Pinkney American poet, lawyer, sailor, professor, and editor 1802 - 1828
A Picture Song.
„Don't let the sun go down on me.
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see.
I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free.
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
„My God, help me always resolutely to strive, and, through life and death, to force my way unto Thee.“
— Christian Scriver German hymnwriter 1629 - 1693
„She said “Oh rather thank thy God,
My lot is not thine own.
How would my weary feet rejoice
Like thine to walk and run
Over the soft and fragrant grass,
Beneath yon cheerful sun.
And yet I trust to God's good will
My spirit is resign'd;
Though sore my sickness, it is borne
At least with patient mind.
Though noble be my father's name,
And vast my father's wealth;
He would give all, could he but give
His only child thy health!
Ah, judge not by the outside show
Of this world, vain and frail —”“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Lady Marian
„Teach me, my God and King,
In all things thee to see
And what I do in any thing,
To do it as for thee..“
— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633