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FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

CREATOR of the rolling flood !

On whom thy people hope alone ; Who cam’st, by water and by blood,

For man's offences to atone;

Who from the labors of the deep

Didst set thy servant Peter free, To feed on earth thy chosen sheep,

And build an endless church to thee;

Grant us, devoid of worldly care,

And leaning on thy bounteous hand, To seek thy help in humble prayer,

And on thy sacred rock to stand :

And when, our livelong toil to crown,

Thy call shall set the spirit free, To cast with joy our burthen down,

And rise, O Lord, and follow thee.

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. WHEN spring unlocks the flowers to paint the

laughing soil ; When summer's balmy showers refresh the

mower's toil; When winter binds in frosty chains the fallow

and the flood, In God the earth rejoiceth still, and owns his

Maker good. The birds that wake the morning, and those that

love the shade ; The winds that sweep the mountain or lull the

drowsy glade; The sun that from his amber bower rejoiceth on

his way, The moon and stars, their Master's name in si.

lent pomp display. Shall man, the lord of nature, expectant of the

sky, Shall man, alone unthankful, his little praise

deny ? No, let the year forsake his course, the seasons

cease to be, Thee, Master, must we always love, and, Sa.

viour, honor thee.

The flowers of spring may wither, the hope of

summer fade, The autumn droop in winter, the birds forsake

the shade; The winds be lulled - the sun and moon forget

their old decree, But we in nature's latest hour, O Lord, will cling

to thee.

TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.

JERUSALEM, Jerusalem! enthroned once on high, Thou favored home of God on earth, thou heaven

below the sky, Now brought to bondage with thy sons, a curse

and grief to see, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, our tears shall flow for

thee. O, hadst thou known 'thy day of grace, and

flocked beneath the wing Of him who called thee lovingly, thine own an

ointed King, Then had the tribes of all the world gone up thy

pomp to see, And glory dwelt within thy gates, and all thy

sons been free. And who art thou that mournest me?" replied

the ruin gray, * And fear’st not rather that thyself may prove

a castaway ? I am a dried and abject branch, my place is given

to thee; But wo to every barren graft of thy wild olive

tree.

Our day of grace is sunk in night, our time of

mercy spent, For heavy was my children's crime, and strange

their punishment; Yet gaze not idly on our fall, but, sinner, warned

be, Who spared not his chosen seed may send his

wrath on thee.

Our day of grace is sunk in night, thy noon is

in its prime ; O, turn and seek thy Saviour's face in this ac

cepted time. So, Gentile, may Jerusalem a lesson prove to thee, And in the new Jerusalem thy home for ever be.''

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