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Who lay'st thy temple's starry beams
2 Conduct us o'er the trackless waste
3 And as the liquid plains we rove,
4 But teach us, – more than all the rest, —
5 That when life's weary voyage is past,
1 REviving sleep! thy sheltering wing
2 As calm and cold as mortal clay
3 But, lighted 'neath heaven's temple arch,
4 O then thy spirit, Lord, anew
5 Be nature's gentle slumbers mine;
92. C. M. BP. HEBER.
.# Vision of Jerusalem.
1 JERUsALEM, Jerusalem! enthroned once on high, Thou favoured 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.
2 Oh hadst thou known thy day of grace, and flocked beneath the wing
Of him who called thee lovingly, thine own anointed 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
3 “And who art thou that mournest me P’ replied the ruin
gray “And first 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 trees
4 “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!
5 “Our day of grace is sunk in night, thy noon is in its prime;
93. - C. M. WEs LEY.
1 LoRD, in the strength of grace,
Myself, my residue of days,
2 Thy ransomed servant I
And from this moment live or die,
I cannot bear thine absence, Lord, - - I praised the earth in beauty seen, - - It is the Lord our Father's hand, - - I waited patient for the Lord, - - -
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, enthroned once on high,
Leader of faithful souls and guide, - - Let children hear the mighty deeds, - - Lord, as the evening shades arise, - - Lord, in the strength of grace, - - - Lord, may I ne'er in youth be led, - - Lord, teach a little child to pray, - - Lord, that I may learn of thee, - - - Lord, thou wilt hear me when I pray, - Lord, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand, - - Lord, we are blind, poor mortals blind, -
May I, throughout this day of thine, - -
Mighty God, another day, - - - - • .
My God, all nature owns thy sway, - - My God, I now from sleep awake, - - My God was with me all this night, - -
Not to the mount that burned with fire, - Now may the Spirit's holy fire, - -
O for an overcoming faith, - - - - O from the world’s vile slavery, * T - Oft as I look upon the road, - - - -
O God, I thank thee that the night, - - O God! my God, my all thou art, - -
Oh God, my sins are manifold, - - - O God of yonder starry frame, - - - O King of earth, and air, and sea, • , -
Oh Lord, turn not thy face away, - - Once more, my soul, the rising day, . - O that thy statutes, every hour, - - - O thou, by long experience tried, - - Oh thou, who bid'st these ocean streams, - O thou, whose wise, paternal love, - -
O, when the hours of life are past, - -
Peace be to this habitation, - - -