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C. M.

Walk in the light. 1

WALK in the light! so shalt thou know


His Spirit only can bestow
Who reigns in light above.

2 Walk in the light! and thou shalt find
Thy heart made truly His
Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined,
In whom no darkness is.

3 Walk in the light! and thou shalt own Thy darkness pass'd away,

Because that Light hath on thee shone
In which is perfect day.

4 Walk in the light! and e'en the tomb
No fearful shade shall wear;
Glory shall chase away its gloom,
For Christ hath conquer'd there.

5 Walk in the light! thy path shall be
Peaceful, serene, and bright:
For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee,
And God himself is light.


L. M.


APPY the meek, whose gentle breast,


Calm as the regions of the blest,
Enjoys on earth celestial day.

2 His heart no broken friendships sting;
No jars his peaceful tent invade;
He rests beneath the' Almighty's wing,
Hostile to none-of none afraid.

3 Spirit of grace! all meek and mild, Inspire our hearts, our souls possess ; Repel each passion rude and wild,

And bless us, as we aim to bless.


Charity, or Love.

H Great God, without thy grace,

AD I gift of tongues,

My loudest words, my loftiest songs,
Would be but sounding brass.
2 Though thou shouldst give me skill
Each myst'ry to explain;
Without a heart to do thy will,
My knowledge would be vain.
3 Had I such faith in God,
As mountains to remove,
No faith could work effectual good,
That did not work by love.

4 Grant, then, this one request,—
Whatever be denied,-

That love divine may rule my breast,
And all my actions guide.


S. M.

Transported with the view, I'm lost
In wonder, love, and praise.


WHEN all thy mercies, O my God,

C. M.

2 O how can words with equal warmth The gratitude declare,

That glows within my ravish'd heart?— But thou canst read it there.

3 To all my weak complaints and cries, Thy mercy lent an ear,

Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learn'd To form themselves in prayer.

4 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth,
With heedless steps, I ran;
Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe,
And led me up to man.

5 Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,
It gently clear'd my way;
And through the pleasing snares of vice,
More to be fear'd than they.

6 Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I'll pursue;
And after death, in distant worlds,
The pleasing theme renew.
7 Through all eternity to thee
A grateful song I'll raise;
But O! eternity's too short
To utter all thy praise.


4th P. M. 886, 886. Gratitude evinced by living to God's glory.

BE it my only wisdom here,

To serve the Lord with filial fear,
With loving gratitude:
Superior sense may I display,
By shunning every evil way,
And walking in the good.

2 O may I still from sin depart ;.
A wise and understanding heart,
Jesus, to me be given:

And let me through thy Spirit know
To glorify my God below,
And find my way to heaven.


Security and safety.
OD is our refuge and defence;


L. M.

Secure in his omnipotence,

What foe can make our souls afraid?

2 Yea, though the earth's foundations rock, And mountains down the gulf be hurl'd, His people smile amid the shock:

They look beyond this transient world.

3 There is a river pure and bright, Whose streams make glad the heavenly plains; Where in eternity of light

The city of our God remains.

4 Built by the word of his command,
With his unclouded presence blest,
Firm as his throne the bulwarks stand;
There is our home, our hope, our rest.


The good Shepherd.
THE Lord my pasture shall prepare,


1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.

His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye:
My noon-day walks he shall attend,
And all my midnight hours defend.

2 When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads,
My weary, wand'ring steps he leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landscape flow.

3 Though in a bare and rugged way,
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile,
The barren wilderness shall smile,
With sudden greens and herbage crown'd,
And streams shall murmur all around.

4 Though in the paths of death I tread,
With gloomy horrors overspread,
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
For thou, O Lord, art with me still:
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,
And guide me through the dreadful shade.


27th P. M. 4 lines 11s. Rejoicing in the care of the good Shepherd.

is 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 wand'ring, redeems when oppress'd.

2 Through the 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. 3 In the midst of affliction my table is spread;

With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o'er; With oil and perfume thou anointest my head; O what shall I ask of thy providence more? 4 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, Through the land of their sojourn―thy kingdom

of love.


C. M.

Are they not all ministering spirits?
HICH of the monarchs of the earth

W a ours,

Encircled from our second birth
With all the heavenly powers?
2 Myriads of bright, cherubic bands,
Sent by the King of kings,
Rejoice to bear us in their hands,
And shade us with their wings.
3 Angels, where'er we go, attend
Our steps, whate'er betide;
With watchful care their charge defend,

And evil turn aside.

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