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When to the cross I turn mine eyes,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice!
Remember thee, and all thy pains,
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains
And when these failing lips grow dumb,
Ir human kindness meets return,
If tender thoughts within us burn,
O! shall not warmer accents tell
To Him who died, our fears to quell,
While yet his anguish'd soul survey'd
Those pangs he would not flee; What love his latest words display'd, "Meet and remember me!"
Remember Thee! thy death, thy shame,
O Memory, leave no other name
CONVERSATION AT THE SUPPER.
"I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life."-John xiv. 6.
A light from heaven's eternal glow,
Through which the saints undoubting trod;
Till faith discovers, like the dove,
An ark, a resting place in God.
Thou art the Truth-whose steady day Shines on through earthly blight and bloom,
The pure, the everlasting ray,
The lamp that shines e'en in the tomb;
The light, that out of darkness springs,
Thou art the Life- the blessed well,
Our lamp by night, our light by day;
THIS world is like a wilderness
And we, like pilgrims in distress,
And many a smooth and flowery path,
Though overhung with clouds of wrath,
And yet, none ever need to stray –
Oh! many snares our steps surround,
O'er all the daily paths we tread,
The graves are yawning wide; We seem, the living with the dead, To travel side by side. Death reigns in every hideous form With undenied control; While sin, that foul, devouring worm, Corrupts and kills the soul.
But faith looks calmly, 'inid the strife, To Jesus, her "eternal LIFE!
Though dark the wilderness of sin,
Let humble hope and fervent faith
For Jesus condescends to say,
"I AM THE LIFE-THE TRUTH-THE WAY!"
"If ye love me, keep my commandments."- John xiv. 15.
IF Love, the noblest, purest, best,
OUR LOVE! yea, sooner may the hand
There's not a hope, with comfort fraught,
Forerunner of our course sublime.
His image meets me in the hour
Of joy, and brightens every smile :