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They wrestled hard, as we do now,
With sins, and doubts, and fears.
They, with united breath,
Their triumph to his death.
For his own pattern given,
Shows the same path to heaven.
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RUSSELL. “ That ye through his Poverty might be rich." 1 O'ER the dark wave of Galilee
The gloom of twilight gathers fast,
Descends the fitful evening blast. 2 The weary bird hath left the air,
And sunk into his sheltered nest;
And laid him down to welcome rest. 3 Still near the lake, with weary tread,
Lingers a form of human kind;
Flows the chill night-damp of the wind. 4 Why seeks he not a home of rest ?
Why seeks he not a pillowed bed ?
He hath not where to lay his head. 5 Such was the lot he freely chose,
To bless, to save the human race; And through his poverty there flows
A rich, full stream of heavenly grace.
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Around th' eternal throne,
A multitude unknown.
To-day, the young, the old,
One Shepherd and one fold. 3 Toil, trial, suffering, still await
On earth the pilgrim's throng ;
The church triumphant's song.
Cry the redeemed above,
And everlasting love.”
" Who died our souls to save ; Henceforth, O Death, where is thy sting?
Thy victory, O Grave ?"
To God in Christ be given ;
Renew the song in heaven ! 261.
Moses and Christ.
The tempest, fire, and smoke ;
Which God on Sinai spoke ;-
The city of our God,
Where milder words declare his will,
And spread his love abroad.
Of angels, clothed in light ;
Whose faith is turned to sight ; -
Whose names are writ in heaven;
Their sins to be forgiven.
But one communion make;
And of his grace partake.
My weary soul would rest :
Must be for ever blest.
WATTS. Christ's Kingdom among the Gentiles. 1 JESUS shall reign where'er the sun
Does his successive journeys run ;
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 2 For him shall endless prayer be made,
And endless praises crown his head ;
With every morning sacrifice.
Dwell on his love with sweetest song ;
Their early blessings on his name.
The joyful prisoner bursts his chains,
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest. 5 Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King ;
And earth repeat the loud Amen. 263.
From which none ever wakes to weep;
Whose waking is supremely blest ;
Which manifests the Saviour's power.
Debars this precious hiding-place ;
Believers find the same repose.
Thy kindred and their graves may be ;
From which none ever wakes to weep. 264. L. M.
Example of the Saviour.
So let our conversation be ;
Wisdom and meek simplicity.
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife,
20, how benevolent and kind !
How mild ! how ready to forgive !
And his the rules by which we live. 4 To do his Heavenly Father's will
Was his employment and delight :
Shone through his life divinely bright! 5 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labors of his life were love ;
Thus let us our relation prove. 265.'
Example of Christ.
I read my duty in thy word ;
Drawn out in living characters.
Such deference to thy Father's will,
I would transcribe, and make them mine.
Thy conflict, and thy victory, too.
Among the followers of the Lamb.