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W. Garrett Horder, comp. The Poets’ Bible: New Testament. 1895.

The Lost Sapphire

George Thomas Coster (1835–1912)

HER name? Look at her heavenly eyes!

Her name shall ‘Sapphire’ be!

He held his babe on happy arm,

And crooned in peaceful glee

The name of Sapphire, o’er and o’er,

Like haunting melody.

He lived to mourn his Sapphire lost:

Oh, the tempestuous day,

When swift from holy Peter’s feet

They bore the dead away!

Sapphira! And in many hearts

Were thoughts no words could say!