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To free a bleeding natal land

From Leon's galling chain,
The warrior grasps the glittering brand,

And steeps in blood the plain ;
While Plata rolls and Andes rise,
Each CHILESE heart shall Freedom prize.

Awake! too long has bondage hurled

Its curse on Freedom's soil ;
Awake! too long a suffering world

Has groaned with slavery's spoil ;
The deepened shades of slumbering night

Enscrolled, are rolling far;
The dawn leads on meridian light,

And dims the risen star ;
While Plata rolls and Andes rise,
Each CHILESE heart shall Freedom prize.

Awake! awake! to glorious fight,

For home and country call, The watch-word sounds, “OUR GOD AND RIGHT,”

The vanquished Foemen fall! 'Tis Heaven that is the soldier's guard,

In gory battle-fray;
'Tis Virtue wreathes a bright reward

To crown the victor-day ;
While Plata rolls and Andes rise,
Each CHILESE heart shall Freedom prize.

1818.

REDEMPTION.

ARISE, SHINE, FOR THY LIGHT IS COME. Isa. lx. 1.

HARK! 'tis the prophet of the skies

Proclaims redemption near ;
The night of death and bondage flies,

The dawning tints appear.
Zion from deepest shades of gloom

Awakes to glorious day;
Her desert wastes with verdure bloom,

Her shadows flee away.

To heal her wounds, her night dispel,

The heralds* cross the main ;
On Calvary's awful brow they tell

That Jesus lives again.

From Salem's towers the Islam sign,

With holy zeal is hurled,
And there IMMANUEL's symbols shine,

His banner is unfurled.

The gladdening news conveyed afar,

Remotest nations hear ;
To welcome Judah's rising star,

The ransomed tribes appear.

* Missionaries to Palestine,

Again in Bethlehem swells the song,

The choral breaks again, While Jordan's shores the strains prolong,

“Good-will and peace to men !”

MY DEPARTED CHILD.

O SAINTED babe! and hast thou sought Thus soon, thy home in yonder sphere? And is thy every wish and thought Purged from the dross that veiled it here?

With faculties enlarged, refined-
Read'st thou those mysteries unknown?
Dost thou—a pure immortal mind,
Stand where the rainbow girds the throne ?

Thou dearest one!-and art thou far
Removed from perils that we see?
Beyond the chambers of the star,
Ranging the bright empyrion free?

And dost thou from those worlds of bliss, Whose depths no mortal sense may knowBend, in an hour of love, to this Receptacle of tears and wo?

0, let it be, bless'd one! to teach Thy parents how to follow thee;

Bid them forsake this span and reach
In thought, thy own eternity :

Bid them rejoice : for though in earth
The beauteous clay they cherished, lies,
Yet, formed in Christ, a nobler birth,
A saint is given to the skies.

THE MORNING STAR.

I AM THE ROOT AND THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID, AND

THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR. REV. XXII. 16.

BENIGHTED on the troublous main,

While stormy terrors clothe the sky,
The trembling voyager strives in vain,

And nought but stern despair is nigh ;
When lo, a gem of peerless light,

With radiant splendour shines afar ;
And through the clouds of darkest night,

Appears the bright and morning star!
With joy he greets the cheering ray,

That beams on ocean's weary breast ;
Precursor of a smiling day,

It lulls his fears to peaceful rest:
No more in peril shall he roam,

For night and danger now are far;
With steady helm he enters home,

His guide the bright and morning star!

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Thus when affliction's billows roll,

And waves of sorrow and of sin,
Beset the fearful, weeping soul,

And all is dark and drear within:
'Tis Jesus, whispering strains of peace,

Drives every doubt and fear afar ;
He bids the raging tempest cease,

And shines the Bright and Morning Star!

SONNET.-THE TOMB.

MAN LIETH DOWN AND RISETH NOT AGAIN TILL THE

HEAVENS BE NO MORE. Job.

SOFT are the slumbers of the sunless tomb;

Quiet dwells there—its inmate brooding peace; The still inhabitant heeds not the gloom Of night, nor starts when morn awakes in bloom,

The wanderer rests, and cares and sorrows cease. Yet shall these forms forever pillow there? Shall dust to dust its lasting kin compare?

O, Thou UNSEEN! shall thy creation sleep, Mingled with earth, and dark corruption share,

Where silence drear, and death, their vigils keep? We bless thee for the cheering hope revealed,

Where INSPIRATION sheds its living ray, Which, quickening vision, shows the grave unsealed,

Its slumberers waking to eternal day.

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