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Not thou of mine!" And Jesus, with a smile
The wood Was thick with the dim twilight as they came Up from the water. With his clasped hands. Laid on his breast th' Apostle silently Followed his master's steps - when lo! a light, Bright as the tenfold glory of the sun, Yet lambent as the softly burning stars, Enveloped them, and from the heavens away Parted the dim blue ether like a veil ; And as a voice fearful exceedingly, Broke from the midst, "THIS IS LOV'D SON IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEAS'D,"
a snow white
dove, Floating upon its wings descended through, And shedding a swift music from its plumes, Circled, and flutter'd to the Saviour's breast.
"Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to
"Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God.”.
· Matt. iv. 1, 10.
WHEN a thousand voices raise
Sweeter strains of soft desire
Mammon bids thee view the store
Shall reward thy bended knee.
Onward, in thy Saviour's path,
S. G. Bulfinch.
THE LAMB OF GOD.
"And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!"-John i. 31.
THOU, who didst stoop below,
Wearing the form of frail mortality,
Thy blessed labors done,
Thy crown of victory won,
Hast passed from earth- passed to thy home on
Man may no longer trace,
The image of the bright, the viewless One;
Our eyes behold thee not,
Those who have placed their hope, their trust in
Before thy Father's face,
Thou hast prepared a place,
That where thou art, there they may also be.
It was no path of flowers,
Through this dark world of ours,
Beloved of the Father, thou didst tread;
Shrink from the narrow way,
When clouds and darkness are around it spread?
O thou, who art our life,
Be with us through the strife!
Was not thy head by earth's fierce tempests bowed?
Raise thou our eyes above,
Beam, like the bow of promise, through the cloud.
Even through the awful gloom,
The light of love our guiding star shall be ;
Our spirits shall not dread
The shadowy way to tread,
Friend, Guardian, Saviour, which doth lead to
MARRIAGE AT CANA.
"And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee."- John ii. 1.
INCARNATE Word! who, wont to dwell
In lowly shape and cottage cell,
Oh when our soul from care is free,
So may such joy, chastised and pure,