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Thy blessings fall like morning dews,

To cheer each troubled breast; Thy presence o'er the universe

For ever is confessed.

'Tis Thou canst calm the angry waves,

And still the tempest's roar, Almighty God! whose glory gilds

Eternity's bright shore.

C. M. C.

5.

AT EVENTIDE.

The Lord, a watchful Guardian, reigns

O’er all created souls;
His hands the universe sustains,

His will its course controls.

Conception, at its utmost height,

Can never comprehend
The glory, majesty, and might,

That in Omniscience blend.

When musing, I at eventide

The firmament survey,
Whose golden orbs, celestial Guide,

Thy wondrous skill display.

In silent adoration lost,

My soul the earth forgets, Itself, like that immortal host,

A star that never sets.

Oh! ever in their presence bright,

Devotion stronger grows, Ascending to the God of light,

Of darkness and repose.

P. M.

6.

GOD IS ONE.

One God! One Lord ! One mighty King!
In unity will Judah sing;
Transmitting e'er from sire to son,
The truth that God is only one.

Thou Sovereign of the Universe,
Through ages 'mid all sects diverse,
The Hebrew child is taught to praise,
To lisp Thy name and learn Thy ways.

To Thee alone, when life recedes,
The dying Israelite still pleads;
In one redeeming God and Guide,
His fleeting spirit doth confide.

P. M.

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When night from Nature's kingdom flies,
Let prayer and light together rise;
For prayer shall, like the morning beam,
From darkness e'en thy soul redeem.

Present thy spirit before God,
Unsullied by the mortal load
Of follies, passions, sins, and cares,
Earth for her weary sons prepares.

Thy heart before His eye unmask,
And crave a blessing on thy task,
Strongly shalt thou be fortified
To wrestle then with scorn and pride.

Then, when the sleep of death is near,
And thou hast said thy farewell prayer,
In prospect, pilgrim, shalt thou see
The sunrise of eternity.

P. M.

8.

CREATE, MY GOD, A HEART IN ME.

Create, my God, a heart in me,
That glows in pious love to Thee;
Pure and true-a sacred shrine,
A dwelling place of praise divine.

A spirit, Lord, to me impart,
To break all idols of my heart;
Great, sublime—a fount of light-
Truth-perceiving, clear and bright.

A power, O Lord, in me create,
Achieving what is good and great;
Strong and firm, to act untired,
E'er with holy zeal inspired.

M.J.

9.

GOD IS NOT FAR FROM US.

The heaven of heavens cannot contain

The universal Lord ;
Yet He in humble hearts will deign

To dwell and be adored.

Where'er ascends the sacrifice

Of fervent praise and prayer, Or on the earth, or in the skies,

The heaven of God is there.

His presence there is spread abroad

Through realms, through worlds unknown, Who seek the mercies of our God

Are ever near His throne.

C. M.

10.

THE LAW OF LIGHT.

Where should I find
The light of mind

Save in Thy law from heaven?
Without Thy word,
My heart, O Lord,

Would with suspense be riven.

Thy word explains
All joys and pains

The soul on earth here trieth;
It calls this life
The scene of strife,

To gain what never dieth.

Enthroned in awe!
Allow Thy law

To be my holiest pleasure!
Make it my strength,
And my days' length,

My share, my wealth, my treasure !

M. J.

11.

THE HALLOWED PLACE.

Our God! where'er Thy children meet There may they see Thy mercy-seat; Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art founa, And every place is holy ground.

For Thou within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind;
Such ever bring Thee, where they come,
And going take Thee to their home.

Here may we prove the power of prayer
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care,
To teach our faint desires to rise
And bring all heaven before our eyes.

12.

THE LOVE OF GOD.

Oh! love the Lord with all thy heart;

Its best affections sacrifice, Rather than from His law depart,

Who is most holy, just, and wise.

Oh ! love the Lord with all thy soul,

Which bears a principle divine, That shall beyond its human goal

Among angelic natures shine.

Oh! love the Lord with all thy might;

For He has made thy spirit strong, Firmly to wrestle for the right,

And fearlessly resist the wrong.

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