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152. MIUIHL ENBERG, 11s. CHRISTIAN LYRE.

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I would not live alway: I ask not to stay
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way;
The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here
Are enough for life's woes, full enough for its cheer.

I would not live alway, thus fettered by sin;
Temptation without, and corruption within;
E’en the rapture of pardon is mingled with fears,
And the cup of thanksgiving with penitent tears.

Who, who would live alway, away from his God,
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode 1
Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains,
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns;

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The Lord is our shepherd, our guardian, and guide;
Whatever we want he will kindly provide;
To sheep of his pasture his mercies abound;
His care and protection his flock will surround.

The Lord is our shepherd—what, then, shall we fear 3
Shall dangers affrighten us while he is near 7
O, no—when he calls us, we'll walk through the vale,
The shadow of death, but our hearts shall not fail.

Afraid by ourselves to pursue the dark way,
Thy rod and thy staff be our comfort and stay:
We know, by thy guidance, when once it is past,
To life and to glory it brings us at last.

The Lord is become our salvation and song;
His blessings have followed us all our life long;-
His name will we praise while he lends to us breath,
Be joyful through life, aad resigned in our death.

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The Lord is my shepherd—no want shall I know;
I feed in green pastures—safe folded I rest;

He leadeth my soul where the still waters flow ; -
Restores me when wandering—redeems when oppressed.

Through valley and shadow of death though I stray,
Since thou art my guardian, no evil I fear; -

Thy rod shall defend me—thy staff be my stay;
No harm can befall with my Comforter near.

In midst of affliction my table is spread;
With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o'er;

With perfume and oil thou anointest my head;
O what shall I ask of thy providence more ?

Let goodness and mercy, my bountiful God,
Still follow my steps till I meet thee above;

I seek, by the path which my forefathers trod
In days of their sojourn, thy kingdom of love.

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1. 0 come, to the Garden of grief we'll go, And there view the Sa-

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2. Our Jesus still lives, and his love is the same;
He triumphs in glory who died in shame !
He weeps no more, and his own sovereign grace - -
Shall wipe off the tears from each weeping face. -"
Then let us love him who loved his foes,
Whose Gospel has balm to heal our woes;
His grace be our song while we have breath,
Our pillow, his arm, in the hour of death. L. C. B.

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The trumpet shall sound, and the dead all arise, To dwell in the kingdom of life in the skies. ,
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2. With wonder and joy, every eye shall behold The portals of light and of glory unfold !

...' Heav'ns arches shall ring — the Saviour appear —

The news of salvation shall greet every ear.

3. The deaf shall all hear, and the dumb shall all sing;
The blind shall discover that Jesus is King;
The lame shall all walk, and the mourners rejoice—
The poor and the simple believe in his voice.

4. No thunders of wrath or of terror shall roll,
But breathings of mercy shall gladden each soul;
Our Lord shall be crowned the Redeemer of men,
And all shall unite in a joyful Amen

5. All evil destroyed, every sorrow shall cease,
And all men rejoice in the fulness of peace;
Redeemed of the Lord, they his love shall extol,
And God in his glory shall be ALL IN ALL.

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4. No longer the shroud and the pall wear gloom,
They are travelling robes to a fairer home,
Where hearts that were linked by an earthly love,
Shall meet to inherit the kingdom above. S. C. E.

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For the hope of sunlight on the morrow, The night of grief can cheer— For the

hope of sunlight on the morrow, The night of grief can cheer.

HYMN 494. HYMN 495. O Thou, whose love o'er scenes of sadness The light of other days is faded, A gleam of joy can throw, And all their glory's past, And gild with rainbow tints of gladness For time, with darkling wing, has shaded The darkest cloud of woe: The hopes too bright to last. The humble heart, tho' bow'd in sorrow, But o'er the path by grief long clouded, Thy love may still revere, Now shines a purer ray; f. For the hope of sunlight on the morrow, And the heart ne'er feels in sorrow The night of grief can cheer. That earth should pass away. Tho' on the bed of pain we languish, The light of life in glory beaming. Or in affliction sigh, New hopes and pleasures bloom, Or though we weep the tears of anguish And faith, with holy joys now teeming, O'er loved ones, when they die, - We feel nor doubt nor gloom. In thee confiding, blessed Saviour ! Tho' death the ties of earth shall sever We lean upon thy breast; Its reign will soon be o'er ;

Arid the hope of thy unchanging favor, And the light of life shall glow forever Inspires thy heavenly rest. When time shall be no more.

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