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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To battle and to win. And an extra grace. With personal intonation, as I now. Farewell, but not for ever!
But on rereading, the poem “takes off” once the dreamer has left his body and the journey to judgement takes place. His body herontius his soul. Souls Lord, Thou hast been our refuge, etc.
Gerotius was reprinted numerous times during Newman’s own lifetime, translated into French and German, and carried by General Gordon whose handwritten annotations were metriculously copied by admirers onto their own copies after Gordon’s death at Khartoum. How should ethereal natures comprehend. Was leagued, and of thy senses kept the keys. To that glorious Home, where they shall ever gaze on Thee.
Dream of Gerontius
Who never art so near to crime and shame, As when thou hast achieved some deed of name. Pray for me, 0 my friends; a visitant. In the particular judgment is rehearsed.
Fragrant flower Running to poisonous seed! The giants of the wood. Soul It is a member of that family Of wond’rous beings, who, ere the world were made, Millions of ages back, have stood around The throne of God.
The Dream of Gerontius by John Henry Newman
It is the face of the Incarnate God Shall smite thee with that keen and subtle pain; And yet the memory which it leaves will be A sovereign febrifuge to heal the wound; And yet withal it will the wound provoke, And aggravate and widen it the more. Must needs possess a wife.
They come of tender beings angelical. They arrive at the Sacred Stairs oof the Presence-Chamber where Angels line the stairs on either side to help guide the way. And on the cross on high. More than that, Judgement has already begun and you sense that all will eventually be well.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: A disembodied soul, thou hast by right. The majesty of the Spirits that surround God gerotnius are too much for Gerontius to bear and sick with the love of his Crucified Lord and guilt for his earthly follies he painfully realises that, as yet, he is not newmaan to receive the beatific vision. There will I sing my sad perpetual strain. Although the libretto for Part One of the oratorio required a fairly limited reduction of Newman’s text, Part Two was a different matter.
Newman Reader – Dream of Gerontius – 1
A second Adam to the fight. I have no fear,— In His dear might prepared for weal or woe. Doth burn ere it transform…. Of the high thought. In all His words most wonderful; Most sure in all His ways!
My child and brother, hail! O wisest love that flesh and blood.
Cardinal Newman and “The Dream of Gerontius”
And, crueller still, A fierce and restless fright begins to fill The mansion of my soul. Which with its effluence, like a glory, clothes. And gentle pressure tells me I am not. BE merciful, be gracious; spare him, Lord.
Be with me, Newan, in my extremity!