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A servant with this clause
Makes drudgery divine :
Makes that and the action fine.
This is the famous stone
That turneth all to gold : For that which God doth touch and own
Cannot for less be told.
"THE EYE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH SEEING; NOR
THE EAR WITH HEARING.”
When God at first made man, Having a glass of blessing standing by ; Let us, said He, pour on him all we can : Let the world's riches, which dispersed lie,
Contract into a span.
So strength first made a way: Then beauty flow'd, then wisdom, honour, pleasure : When almost all was out, God made a stay, Perceiving that alone, of all his treasure,
Rest, in the bottom lay.
For if I should, said He,
So both should losers be.
Yet let him keep the rest,
May toss him to my breast.
“O THE DEPTH OF THE RICHES !”
SWEETEST Saviour, if my soul
Were but worth the having,
Any thought of waving.
• What, child, is the balance thine ?
Thine the poize and measure ?
Finger not my treasure.
But as I can see no merit
Leading to this favour, So the way to fit me for it
Is beyond my savour.
As the reason then is thine,
That is all, if that I could
Get without repining,
Follow my designing ;
God is our refuge, our strong tower ;
Thus armed, no fears shall chill our blood, Though earth no longer stedfast stood, And shook her hills into the flood.
Although the troubled ocean rise
Clear streams purl from a crystal spring,
He in her centre takes his place,