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Isaac went out to meditate in the field at even-tide.
Gen. xxiv. 63. Is there a time when moments flow,
More peacefully than all besideIt is, of all the times below,
A sabbath eve in summer tide.
If heav'n be ever felt below,
So calm a season, sure, as this, May cause a heart on earth, to know
Some foretaste of celestial bliss.
Delightful hour! how soon will night
Cast her dark mantle o'er thy reign! And morning's quick returning light'
Must call us to the world again.
Yet, there shall dawn at last, a day;
A sun that never sets shall rise; Night will not veil his ceaseless ray;
The heav'nly sabbath never dies.
Whosoever shall be ashamed of me. Mark viii. 98.
Asham'd of Jesus! that dear friend
Asham'd of Jesus ! yes, I may,
Till then-nor is my boasting vain---
The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord.
Rev. xi. 15. Jesus shall reign, where'er the sun Does his successive journeys run: His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
To him shall endless pray’r be made,
Where he displays his healing pow'r,
Let every creature rise and bring
How amiable are thy tabernacles. Ps. Ixxxiv. 1.
Lord of the worlds above;
How pleasant and how fair,
Thy earthly temples are !
0! happy souls that pray,
Where God appoints to hear;
Their constant service there;
They go from strength to strength,
Through this dark vale of tears ;
Till each in heav'n appears ;
God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor, ix. 7.
LORD, when our offrings we present
Before thy gracious throne ; We but return what thou hast lent,
And give thee of thine own.
Ourselves, our all, to thee we owe,
To us thou’rt ever kind; And while we of thy gifts bestow,
Give thou the willing mind.
The pow'r and willingness to give
Alike proceed from thee; Debtors we are, and while we live
Debtors shall ever be.
O Lord ! our contributions bless
For their appointed end;
The cause which we befriend.