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" FROM WHOM COMETH EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT

GIFT."

My stock lies dead, and no increase

Doth my dull husbandry improve :
O let thy graces, without cease,

Drop from above !

If still the sun should hide his face,

Thy house would but a dungeon prove,
Thy works night's captives : 0 let grace

Drop from above !

The dew doth every morning fall ;

And shall the dew outstrip thy Dove ?
The dew, for which grass cannot call,

Drops from above.

Death is still working like a mole,

And digs my grave at each remove :
Let grace work too, and on my soul

Drop from above.

Sin is still hammering my heart,

Unto a hardness, void of love : Let suppl'ing grace, to cross his art,

Drop from above.

O come, for thou dost know the way ;

Or, if to me thou wilt not move, Remove me where I need not say,–

Drop from above.

“ HAVING COMPASSION ON OUR INFIRMITIES.”

Throw away thy rod,
Throw away thy wrath ;

O my God,
Take the gentle path.

For my heart's desire
Unto thine is bent :

I aspire
To a full consent.

Not a word or look
I affect to own,

But by book,
And thy book alone.

Though I fail, I weep :
Though I halt in pace,

Yet I creep
To the throne of grace.

Then let wrath remove;
Love will do the deed :

For with love
Stony hearts will bleed.

Love is swift of foot :
Love's a man of war,

And can shoot,
And can hit from far.

Who can 'scape his bow ? That which wrought on Thee,

Brought Thee low, Needs must work on me :

Throw away Thy rod;
Though man frailties hath ;

Thou art God :
Throw away Thy wrath.

" DOING ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD."

Teach me, my God and King,

In all things thee to see, And what I do in anything,

To do it as for thee :

Not rudely, as a beast,

To run into an action ;
But still to make thee prepossest

And give it his perfection.

A man that looks on glass,

On it may stay his eye ;
Or if he pleaseth, through it pass,

And then the heaven spy.

All may of thee partake :

Nothing can be so mean, Which with his tincture · For thy sake'

Will not grow bright and clean.

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