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" Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the... "
Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ... - Seite 593
von John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 Seiten
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Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal

William R. Hutchison - 2004 - 276 Seiten
..."Once to Every Man and Nation," which he composed in 1845 and set to an equally majestic Welsh melody: Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,...God's new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes on forever 'twixt that darkness and the light. Some of the most striking, unqualified...
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His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64

Owen Lovejoy, William Ann Moore - 2004 - 432 Seiten
...improve this opportunity which is given to them, under the providence of God, to put an end to slavery. "Once to every man and nation comes the moment to...or evil side; Some great cause, God's new Messiah, offers each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes by forever 'twixt the darkness and that light."18...
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A Religious History of the American People

Sydney E. Ahlstrom - 2004 - 1192 Seiten
...biblical images and antislavery gave an apocalyptic meaning to "The Present Crisis": Once to ev'ry man and nation Comes the moment to decide, In the...or evil side; Some great cause, God's new Messiah, Off'ring each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes by for ever 'Twixt that darkness and that light....
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William Sloane Coffin Jr: A Holy Impatience

Warren Goldstein - 2005 - 379 Seiten
...hymn, "Once to Every Man and Nation," a useful condensation of his approach to his antiwar activity: "Once to every man and nation / Comes the moment to...truth with falsehood, / For the good or evil side." Coffin and the Resistance could not have had better press coverage. The Boston Globe gave them page...
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Dream State: Eight Generations of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate ...

Diane Roberts - 2007 - 368 Seiten
...have equal opportunities." Then he quoted from a hymn by James Russell Lowell, a Yankee abolitionist: Once to every man and nation Comes the moment to decide,...of truth with falsehood, For the Good or Evil side. What ailed the Negroes of Florida? white people asked. What did they want? And had LeRoy Collins lost...
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Haunts of Violence in the Church

Howard Goeringer - 2005 - 312 Seiten
...intention while we are still in the flesh. As the American poet, James Russell Lowell, wrote a century ago, Once to every man and nation Comes the moment to decide,...God's new Messiah, Offering each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes by forever Twixt that darkness and that light. God must be tired of a "waiting...
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America Speaks: A Library of the Best Spoken Thought in Business and the ...

Basil Gordon Byron, Frederic Reni Coudert - 2005 - 580 Seiten
...SHAKESPEARE. One single positive weighs more, You know, than negatives a score. — MATTHEW PRIOK. Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,...of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side. — LOWELL. 49? EFFICIENCY An efficient man is a man who can do what he ought to do when he ought to...
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The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the ...

Patricia Bernstein - 2006 - 264 Seiten
...name for the organization's magazine, taken from James Russell Lowell's poem "The Present Crisis." ("Once to every man and nation comes the moment to...strife of Truth with Falsehood for the good or evil side.")28 But the glamorous and dashing English soon had to end his role as a spokesman for the NAACP...
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The Complete Book of Hymns

William Petersen, Ardythe Petersen - 2015 - 704 Seiten
...truth. Scriptures: Joshua 24:1 4-1 5; 1 Kings 18:21; Esther 4:1 3-1 4 Themes: Decision, Truth, Courage Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,...falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, some great decision, off 'ring each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that...
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G.K. Chesterton: Thinking Backward, Looking Forward

Stephen R. L. Clark - 2006 - 248 Seiten
...Present Crisis," and continues, "time makes ancient good uncouth." It is also the source of the lines "Once to every man and nation comes the moment to...Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side." Some of Lowell's (181 9-9 1) verse would have appealed to Chesterton — except that Lowell was too insistent...
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