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4 And not a prayer, a tear, or sigh, Hath failed this day some suit to gain; To those in trouble thou wert nigh; Not one hath sought thy face in vain. 5 Thy poor were bountifully fed;

Thy chastened sons have kissed the rod; Thy mourners have been comforted; The pare in heart have seen their God. 6 Yet one prayer more; and be it one In which both heaven and earth accord; Fulfil thy promise to thy son! Let all that breathe call Jesus Lord!


S. M.
"The Night shineth as the Day.”
1 In darkness as in light,
Hidden alike from view,

I sleep, I wake within His sight
Who looks existence through.


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3 How would I run in thy commands,
If thou my heart discharge
From sin and folly's hateful chains,
And set my feet at large!


L. M.


For Christmas.

1 THE lands that long in darkness lay
Now have beheld a heavenly light;
Nations, that sat in death's cold shade
Are blest with beams divinely bright.
2 The virgin's promised Son is born!
Behold the expected Child appear!
What shall his names or titles be?
The Wonderful, the Counsellor!'
3 The government of earth and seas
Upon his shoulders shall be laid;
His wide dominions shall increase,
And honors to his name be paid.
4 Jesus, the holy Child shall sit

High on his father David's throne;
Shall crush his foes beneath his feet,
And reign to ages yet unknown.

13. L. M. RUSSELL. "That ye through his poverty might be rich." 1 O'ER the dark wave of Galilee

The gloom of twilight gathers fast,
And on the waters drearily
Descends the fitful evening blast.

2 The weary bird hath left the air,

And sunk into his sheltered nest; The wandering beast has sought his lair, And laid him down to welcome rest. 3 Still, near the lake, with weary tread, Lingers a form of human kin;

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2 To him shall every knee be bowed;
His claims shall angels own;
Around the rising victor crowd,
And hail him to his throne.

3 Let saints on earth their tribute bring,
And echo back the sound;
For he who saves them is the King
By hosts angelic crowned.

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MRS. HEMANS. "That men pray every where."

1 CHILD, amidst the flowers at play,
While the red light tades away;
Mother, with thine earnest eye,
Ever following silently;
Father, by the breeze of eve
Called thy harvest work to leave,-
Pray; ere yet the dark hours be,
Lift the heart, and bend the knee.
2 Traveller, in the stranger's land,
Far from thine own household band;
Mourner, haunted by the tone
Of a voice from this world gone ;
Captive, in whose narrow cell
Sunshine hath not leave to dwell;
Sailor on the darkening sea; —
Lift the heart and bend the knee.

18. 7s M. 61. MONTGOMERY. A Sinner imploring Mercy. - Ps. 69. 1 GOD, be merciful to me,

For my spirit trusts in thee,
And to thee, her refuge springs;
Be the shadow of thy wings
Round the trembling sinner cast,
Till the storm is overpast.

2 Poor and sorrowful am I;

Set me, O my God, on high;
Wonders thou for me hast wrought;
Nigh to death my soul is brought;
Save me, Lord, in mercy save,
Lest I sink below the grave.



L. M.

Confession and Prayer. - Ps. 51. 1 HAVE mercy on me, O my God, In loving kindness hear my prayer; Withdraw the terror of thy rod; Lord, in thy tender mercy spare. 2 Offences rise where'er I look :

But I confess their guilt to thee; Blot my transgressions thy book, Cleanse me from mine iniquity. 3 A perfect heart in me create,

Renew my soul in innocence;
Cast not the suppliant from thy gate,
Nor take thine holy Spirit hence.
4 Thy consolations, as of old,

Now to my troubled mind restore;
By thy free Spirit's might uphold
And guide my steps, to fall no more.

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21. 7s M. 61. J. NEWTON.
The Child of God.

1 QUIET, Lord, my froward heart,
Make me teachable and mild;
Upright, simple, free from art,
Make me as a weaned child:
From distrust and envy free,
Pleased with all that pleases thee.
2 What thou shalt today provide,
Let me as a child receive;
What tomorrow may be tide,
Calmly to thy wisdom leave':
'Tis enough that thou wilt care;
Why should I the burden bear?
3 As a little child relies

On a care beyond his own;
Knows he's neither strong nor wise;
Fears to stir a step alone
Let me thus with thee abide,
As my Father, Guard, and Guide.


22. L. M. WATTS. Health, Sickness, and Recovery. — Ps. 30. 1 FIRM was my health, my day was bright, And I presumed 't would ne'er be night; Fondly I said within my heart, 'Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart.' 2 But I forgot thine arm was strong, Which made my mountain stand so long; Soon as thy face began to hide, My health was gone, my comforts died. 3 Hear me, O God of grace,' I said,

And bring me from among the dead;' Thy word rebuked the pains I felt, Thy pardoning love removed my guilt.

4 My groans, and tears, and forms of wo, Are turned to joy and praises now; I throw my sackcloth on the ground, And ease and gladness gird me round. 5 My tongue, the glory of my frame,

Shall ne'er be silent of thy name; Thy praise shall sound through earth and heaven,

For sickness healed and sins forgiven.


L. M. 61. BP. HEBER. Unspeakable Glories of Heaven. 1 I PRAISED the earth, in beauty seen With garlands gay of various green; I praised the sea, whose ample field Shone glorious as a silver shield; And earth and ocean seemed to say 'Our beauties are but for a day!'

2 I praised the sun, whose chariot rolled
On wheels of amber and of gold;
I praised the moon, whose softer eye
Gleamed sweetly through the summer

And moon and sun in answer said,
Our days of light are numbered!
O God! O Good beyond compare!
If thus thy meaner works are fair!
If thus thy bounties gild the span
Of ruined earth and sinful man,
How glorious must the mansion be
Where thy redeemed shall dwell with




C. M.

For increase of Faith. 1 LORD I believe; thy power I own, Thy word I would obey;

I wander comfortless and lone,
When from thy truth I stray.

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Who safe arrive at Canaan's shore? Released from all their hurtful foes, They are not lost, -but gone before. 2 Secure from every mortal care, By sin and sorrow vexed no more, Eternal happiness they share Who are not lost,- but gone before. 3 On Jordan's bank, whene'er we come, And hear the swelling waters roar, Father, convey as safely home, To friends not lost, but gone before.


C. M.


Dust to dust; the Spirit to God. 1 CALM on the bosom of thy God, Fair spirit, rest thee now! E'en while with us thy footstep trod, His seal was on thy brow.

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