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Content, hope, friendship, make the life of man,
His happiness is measured by their span,
But love's the noblest, richest, and the best,
Like a calm isle on ocean's troubled breast;
A green oasis 'midst the desert sand,
Or well of water in a thirsty land ;
Then, oh! if earthly love be found so great,
What richer goods in heavenly love await,
This turns the desert to a fruitful plain,
And speaks the troubled waves to rest again,
Gives gushing fountains to the thirsty soul,
And makes the weary, wounded spirit whole.

M. M. F.

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“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the Sons of God: Beloved, now are we the Sons of God.”—

1 John iii. I, 2.
The wanderer no more will roam,
The lost one to the fold hath come,
The prodigal is welcomed home,

O Lamb of God, in Thee!
Though clad in rags, by sin defiled,
The Father hath embraced his child,
And I am pardoned, reconciled,

O Lamb of God, in Thee!
It is the Father's joy to bless,
His love provides for me a dress,
A robe of spotless righteousness,

O Lamb of God, in Thee!
Now shall my famished soul be fed,
A feast of love for me is spread,
I feed upon the children's bread,

O Lamb of God, in Thee!
Yea, in the fulness of His grace,
He puts me in the children's place,
Where I may gaze upon his face,

O Lamb of God, in thee!

I cannot half His love express,
Yet, Lord! with joy my lips confess,
This blessed portion I possess,

O Lamb of God, in thee !
It is Thy precious name I bear,
It is Thy spotless robe I wear,
Therefore, the Father's love I share,

O Lamb of God, in Thee !
And when I in thy likeness shine,
The glory and the praise be Thine,
That everlasting joy is mine,

O Lamb of God, in Thee !

COMING TO CHRIST. “Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out.”—John vi. 37.

Just as I am-without one plea,
But that thy blood was shed for me,
And that thou bid'st me come to Thee,

O Lamb of God, I come!
Just as I am-and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come!
Just as I am-though tossed about
With many a conflict -many a doubt,
“ Fightings within and fears without;"

O Lamb of God I come!
Just as I am-poor, wretched, blind,
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in thee to find,

O Lamb of God I come !
Just as I am -- Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve
Because thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come!
Just as I am—Thy love, I own,
Has broken every barrier down :
Now, to be thine, yea, Thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come!
Bickersteth's Manual of Prayers for the Young.


bring al Penrith.






OCTOBER, 1848.


BISHOP STRICKLAND, to whom the inhabitants of Penrith are so much indebted for water, was a prelate of great abilities who came to the see of Carlisle in 1400: he was a firm adherent to the interests of the reigning prince Henry the Fourth, and took a very active part in the commission issued for the arrest and imprisonment of all persons professing their dissatisfaction in the then settlement of the crown. He died on the 30th of August, 1419, and was interred in the Cathedral at Carlisle : his monument is still to be seen in the north aisle.

The name of this great benefactor to Penrith is still greatly revered, the water having been brought, at a great expence to him, from a distance of between two and three miles. He purchased the right, of the family of Vaux, who possessed Caterlin, for as much of the water of the brook Petterell as would constantly run through the eye of a millstone. The water flows into a stone reservoir, which

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