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Supports the weight of sea and land,
No heart shall break that sighs for more' 2 Thy providence supplies my food,
And 'l is thy blessing makes it good:
Let soul and body praise the Lord.
From him who built this earthly frame
By whom my soul forever lives.
Or, if I feel it, heals again;
75. M. 61.
As a willing child is led;
As a pilgrim, Lord, is sped,
Seeks a consecrated shrine.
Is that distant land whose bourn
Where the mourners cease to mourn,
3 Lead us thither! thou dost know
All the way; but wanderers we
And stretch out our hands to thee;
From infancy to age,
His rest at every stage.
Eternal joys to share;
While here he kneels in prayer.
There let our hearts be found;
May more and more abound.
With Christ before the throne;
And know as we are known.
Redeeming the Time.
Did infant time its being draw;
Revolve by thine unvaried law.
2 Silent and swift they glide away ;
Steady and strong the current flows,
The boundless gulf from whence it rose 3 With it the thoughtless sons of men
· Before the rapid stream are borne
Whence not one soul can e'er return.
To know the price of every hour,
Beyond its measure and its power.
. C. H. M.
That blossoms and is gone;
With all its beauty on:
It cuts the lovely flower away.
That glistens in the sky:
But, while we look, they die :
Tomorrow it may disappear.
In humble praise and prayer,
We feel no anxious care :
Wilt guide our footsteps at thy wil
Do thou thy purposes fulfil !
Thy spirit guides them as they roll ,
At thy command, at thy control.
And with an humble, prostrate will
A claim to love and serve thee still.
EDUESTON “Why sayest thou — my way is hid from the Lord ?” 1 ALONG my earthly way,
How many clouds are spread! Darkness, with scarce one cheerful ray,
Seems gathering o'er my head.
O hide not from my view !
Appear in mercy through!
Thou knowest all my need;
Follow where thou wilt lead.
Shall never, never stray;
Of happiness and day..
5 And O from that bright throne,
I shall look back, and see,
Was the right path for me.
By ancient worthies trod;
Who lived and walked with God.
And in example live;
Still fresh instruction give.
They conquered every foe;
Their crowns of life they owe.
The patterns thou hast given;
That led them safe to heaven.
We seek that promised soil ;
While strangers here we toil.
And oft are bathed in tears;