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In Memory Of A Happy Day In February
(7 January 1820 – 28 May 1849 / Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England)

In Memory Of A Happy Day In February

Poem By Anne Brontë

Blessed be Thou for all the joy
My soul has felt today!
O let its memory stay with me
And never pass away!
I was alone, for those I loved
Were far away from me,
The sun shone on the withered grass,
The wind blew fresh and free.

Was it the smile of early spring
That made my bosom glow?
'Twas sweet, but neither sun nor wind
Could raise my spirit so.

Was it some feeling of delight,
All vague and undefined?
No, 'twas a rapture deep and strong,
Expanding in the mind!

Was it a sanguine view of life
And all its transient bliss­-
A hope of bright prosperity?
O no, it was not this!

It was a glimpse of truth divine
Unto my spirit given
Illumined by a ray of light
That shone direct from heaven!

I felt there was a God on high
By whom all things were made.
I saw His wisdom and his power
In all his works displayed.

But most throughout the moral world
I saw his glory shine;
I saw His wisdom infinite,
His mercy all divine.

Deep secrets of his providence
In darkness long concealed
Were brought to my delighted eyes
And graciously revealed.

But while I wondered and adored
His wisdom so divine,
I did not tremble at his power,
I felt that God was mine.

I knew that my Redeemer lived,
I did not fear to die;
Full sure that I should rise again
To immortality.

I longed to view that bliss divine
Which eye hath never seen,
To see the glories of his face
Without the veil between.

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Yes, that is the pure God- realization. The God- fearing ones never find the eternal bliss, the Lovers do.
She put the glory in the glorious memory of the day she realized that her belief in God would bring her eternal life.
Fervent words about This Person's Own God! And love for Him, ever defined! :) Great work was geared to a worshipping awe and loving respect, for One's Own God, for sure! :)
Brilliant! Words are not enough to express the beauty of such sublime poetry
February heralds a change in weather that 'I longed to view that bliss divine'. Thanks. I quote: Was it the smile of early spring.... That made my bosom glow? / 'Twas sweet, but neither sun nor wind / Could raise my spirit so.