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Can we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high,
Can we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny ?
Salvation, O salvation!
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation
Has learned Messiah’s name.

Waft, waft, ye winds, his story,
And you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole;
Till o'er our ransomed nature,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.

AN INTROIT TO BE SUNG BETWEEN THE LITANY AND COMMUNION SERVICE.

O most merciful!
O most bountiful
God the Father Almighty!
By the Redeemer’s
Sweet intercession
Hear us, help us when we cry.

BEFORE THE SACRAMENT.

BREAD of the world, in mercy broken ;
Wine of the soul, in mercy shed;

By whom the words of life were spoken,
And in whose death our sins are dead;

Look on the heart by sorrow broken,
Look on the tears by sinners shed,

And be thy feast to us the token
That by thy grace our souls are fed.

AT A FUNERAL.

BENEATH our feet and o'er our head
Is equal warning given ;

Beneath us lie the countless dead,
Above us is the heaven.

Their names are graven on the stone,
Their bones are in the clay;

And ere another day is done,
Ourselves may be as they,

Death rides on every passing breeze,
He lurks in every flower;

Each season has its own disease,
Its peril every hour.

Our eyes have seen the rosy light
Of youth's soft cheek decay,

And Fate descend in sudden night
On manhood’s middle day.

Our eyes have seen the steps of age Halt feebly towards the tomb,

And yet shall earth our hearts engage, And dreams of days to come

Turn, mortal, turn! thy danger know ;
Where'er thy foot can tread

The earth rings hollow from below,
And warns thee of her dead.

Turn, Christian, turn! thy soul apply
To truths divinely given;

The bones that underneath thee lie
Shall live for hell or heaven.

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