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Now I behold my Priest and King,
Thro' boundless fields of endless light,
My mind is left to ponder,
O glorious seas of wonder !
The holy saints his love proclaim,
Angelic notes in highest strains,
His glories set the soul on fire.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
Home ! home ! sweet, sweet home!
Exult, for the day-star from heaven is shining;
The reign of delusion is over and gone;
And justice and mercy combining in one.
His vision beclouded in darkness and night,
The beams of salvation have burst on the sight!
The flowers of Eden are blooming anew;
And freedom revisit the Gentile and Jew.
The night has been long-but the morning is fair. L. C.
hallowing spot where con . tent has birth, And where I may find a
VERSES 2, 3.
The heart, by bright hopes allured,
And be by its faith assured.
When truth to the heart has given, The light of religion to guide us on,,
In joy to the paths of heaven!
HYMN 529. How sweet to the soul is the still small voice
We hear from the throne above ! It bids us in faith and hope rejoice
In God and his boundless love!
It bids us be strong in him ;
of promise, which ne'er is dim.
There is, there is, in thy holy word,
Thy word which can ne'er depart, There is a promise of mercy stored
For them who are lowly of heart. “My yoke is easy, my burden light• O come unto me for rest!" This, this is the promise of mercy stored,
For the wounded and weary breast.
Though darkness may brood around awhile,
And shadow our way in gloom, The light of his truth ere long will smile,
And joy in our pathway bloom. Then let us attend the still small voice
Which speaks from the throne above! And ever confiding in God, rejoice
In him and his boundless love!
HYMN 531. We come-and here, as one in heart, Eternal God of truth above! O Lord! we bow before thee!
Bless thou the promise spoken; Thy holy grace and truth impart, And never may these bonds of love And here unveil thy glory.
By aught of ill be broken. Thy constant care, in ceaseless love, O ever may these plighted hearts,
Our faithful Friend displays thee; Thy holy grace possessing, And we will join with hosts above, Enjoy the bliss thy peace imparts, In songs of joy to praise thee.
In everlasting blessing. With tokens of thy might and skill, In light and shadow, weal and woe, Creation round is glowing;
In action and emotion, And streams of blessing and good-will Be ever theirs the joy to know
Through nature wide are flowing Of never-changed devotion. But in thy word our faith beholds, O may remembrance of this hour,
Thy most endearing favor;
Shall be forgotten never.
Their light, and joy, and glory; And may we ever love thy law,
And loving thee with heart and mind, And walk redeemed before thee. In wisdom walk before thee. And when the hand of death shall come, So may they feel a heaven below, The ties of earth to sever,
With thee in pure communion, May we, in our celestial home,
And be at last received to know Enjoy thy love forever.
The joys of endless union.
Andhrough nature wide in theholds,
may rera charm for ever holy power