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Isaac went out to meditate in the field at even-tide.
Gen. xxiv. 63.
Ib there a time when moments flow,
It is, of all the times below,
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
And morning's quick returning light
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 ihall be ashamed of me. Mark viii. 38.
Jesus! and shall it ever be,
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 tabemaclea. Ps. lxxxiv. 1.
Lord of the worlds above;
How pleasant and how fair,
O! happy souls that pray,
Where God appoints to hear; O ! happy men that pay Their constant service there j Thrice happy they, who praise thee still, And love the way to Zion's hill.
They go from strength to strength, Through this dark vale of tears; Till each arrives at length, Till each in heav'n appears; O! glorious seat, when God our King Our willing feet shall thither bring.
God loyeth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 7.
Lord, when our ofFrings we present
We hut return what thou hast lent,
Ourselves, our all, to thee we owe,
And while we of thy gifts bestow,
The pow'r and willingness to give
Debtors we are, and while we live
O Lord! our contributions bless
And crown with happiest success,