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COW pleasant to me thy deep blue wave,
O Sea of Galilee !
Fair are the lakes in the land I love,
Where pine and heather grow, But thou hast loveliness far above
What nature can bestow.
It is not that the wild gazelle
Comes down to drink thy tide,
Oft wandered by thy side.
THE SEA OF GALILEE.
It is not that the fig-tree grows,
And palms, in thy soft air,
Once spread its fragrance there.
Graceful around thee the mountains meet,
Thou calm, reposing sea ;
Of Jesus walked over thee.
These days are past-Bethsaida, where?
Chorazin, where art thou ?
The wild reeds shade thy brow.
Tell me, ye mouldering fragments, tell,
Was the Saviour's city here? Lifted to heaven, has it sunk to hell,
With none to shed a tear ?
Ah! would my flock from thee might learn
How days of grace will flee;
Shall mourn at last, like thee.
THE SEA OF GALILEE.
And was it beside this very sea
The new-risen Saviour said
My lambs and sheep then feed” ?
O Saviour ! gone to God's right hand !
Yet the same Saviour still,
And every fragrant hill.
Oh! give me, Lord, by this sacred wave,
Threefold Thy love divine,
Thy flock—both Thine and mine.
R. M. M‘CHEYNE.
NE evening Jesus lingered in the market-place,
grace, When in the square remote a crowd was seen to
rise, And stop, with loathing gestures and abhorring
The Master and His meek disciples went to see What cause for this commotion and disgust could
be, And found a poor dead dog beside the gutter
Revolting sight! at which each face its hate be
THE EYE OF CHARITY.
One held his nose, one shut his eyes, one turned
away ; And all among themselves began aloud to say, “Detested creature! he pollutes the earth and air!” “ His eyes are blear!”
are foul !” " His ribs are bare!"
66 His ears
“ In his torn hide there's not a decent shoe-string
left!" “No doubt the execrable car was hung for theft !” Then Jesus spake, and dropped on him this saving
wreath, “Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his
The pelting crowd grew silent and ashamed, like
Rebuked by sight of wisdom higher than his own; And one exclaimed, “No creature so accursed can
be, But some good thing in him a loving eye will see.”
FROM “ NISAMI."