John Banister Tabb



Easter Lilies

by John Banister Tabb

Though long in wintry sleep ye lay,
The powers of darkness could not stay
Your coming at the call of day,
Proclaiming spring.

Nay; like the faithful virgins wise,
With lamps replenished ye arise,
Ere dawn the death-anointed eyes
Of Christ, the king.


Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston