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Tis floating 'midst day's setting glories; Night,
GOD, THE EVERLASTING LIGHT OF THE
With all your feeble light!
Pale empress of the night!
And thou, refulgent orb of day,
In brighter flames array’d,
No more demands thine aid.
Ye stars are but the shining dust
Of my divine abode,
Where I shall reign with God.
The Father of eternal light
Shall there his beams display,
With that unvaried day.
Sball swell into mine eyes,
Amidst those brighter skies.
Shall in one song unite,
With infinite delight.
“ WEEP FOR YOURSELVES! AND FOR
E mourn for those who toil
The slave who ploughs the main,
Beneath the stripe and chain ;
O'er-wearied and unblest,
Why mourn for those who rest?
Bound in the tempter's snare, Whom syren Pleasure beckons in
To prisons of despair ;
Whose hearts, by whirlwind passions torn,
Are wrecked on folly's shore ;
For those who sin no more?
We mourn for those who weep,
Whom stern afflictions bend,
Of lover or of friend;
Of pain and grief is o'er,
Oh mourn for them no more !
(NORRIS, OF BEMERTON.]
INCE 'tis thy sentence I should part
With the most precious treasure of my heart, I freely that and more resign, My heart itself, as its delight, is thine ; My little all I give to thee, Thou gav'st a greater gift, thy Son to me
Take all, great God, I will not grieve
TRUST IN GOD.
The lamp of Reason lends me light:
Affliction flies, and Hope returns :
Oh! may I still thy favour prove!
[REV. C. STRONG.] PAS ASSING the inclosure where the dead repose
I saw, in sable weeds, a gentle pair Lingering with fond regard at evening's close,
Beside a little grave fresh swelling there:
Silent they stood ---serene their thoughtful air ;
There fell no tear, no vain complaint arose ; Faith seem'd to prompt the unutterable prayer,
And to their view the eternal home disclose.
Next Sabbath brought me where the flow'ret lay,
AS THY DAY IS, SO SHALL THY
And in my heart despondence sighs ---
as my day, my strength shall be.”