Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE LIFE-GIVER, by JOHN BANISTER TABB

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THE LIFE-GIVER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The earth to us her bread
Last Line: Upon the ground.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Religion; Theology

The earth to us her bread
Of life doth give;
And we to her, our dead,
That they may live.

In vain the vision blest
Of Heaven were found,
Did faith no ladder rest
Upon the ground.

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