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84.

FATHER, I ATTAINED.
My Father, I attained

New visions of Thy yrace,
What bounteous gifts I gained

Here in this holy place!

I found the joy of rest,

Light to my spirit flow,
With pure uplifted heart,

Forth to the world I go.

There 'mid its battling strife,

Let deeds of truth and right
Attest the better life,

That here with prayer I plight.

Naught can the peace destroy,

He e'er must happy be,
Naught dim his light of joy,

Who loveth Father, Thee.

H.-I. S M

85.

THE HOLY WORD.

Our endeavors crown with blessing,

Thy salyation, Lord, to know; Purity our hearts possessing,

Through the word Thou dost bestow. Let us find Thy spirit dwelling

In Thy sacred law divine;
Let Thy will, our wills compelling,

In our lives all glorious shine.

H.-I. S. M.

86.

THE JOY OF WORSHIP. How precious refuge here to find In Thee, O gracious Father kind; Here where Thy banquet rich was spread And joy's blest beams were o'er me shed, Now go I from this place.

O Life! who dost all life bestow,
Illume my spirit by that glow,
Protect my soul from errors bane,
That worthily I may remain
The object of Thy grace.

Amen.

H.-I. S. M.

87.

THE PATH OF TRUTH. Happy he who never wanders

From the path of truth astray, Whom the light of knowledge guideth,

On life's dark and stormy way. Joyfully and well, he labors,

Till his toil and cares are past, And the weary pilgrim resteth

In eternal bliss at last.

In the desert of our wanderings,

O’er life's wide and trackless sand, But a single path can lead us

Safely to the promised land;
But be strong, O man, and doubt not,

Look aloft, the radiant light
Of the star of truth will guide thee,

In thy troubled course aright.

J. K. G.

FESTIVALS AND SEASONS',

88.

PRAISE THE LORD.

(Passover.)

Praise the Lord! One accord

Sound through all creation !
Loud and sing! Honor bring

Him without cessation !
And His fame loud proclaim

Every land and nation !

Lo, He frees all He sees,

Trusting in His power; Doth impart to each heart

Comfort every hour. Threat what may, He is aye

Our defense and tower.

God is here! Help is near

In fierce storm and weather: Be but still ! For His will

Keeps us all together. Trust in Him,-Seraphim

Hover o'er us ever!

Lo, the spring joy doth bring:

Winter's frosts are ended; Gladness reigns, life remains

With sweet pleasures blended. We can bear what His care

And His love intended.

Father, we pray of Thee:

Let Thy grace be o’er us!
Let Thy light in the night

Show Thy path before us!
Ours Thy love from above,

And the strength which bore us.

L. S.-1. S. M.

89.

GOD OF LOVE.

God of love and God of might,
Hear the praises we indite;
Shield the Guardian of the right,
Light of joy in darkest night.
Thou didst rend the iron band,
Badest the slave a freeman stand;
Ledest us with mighty hand
From Egyptia's cruel land.
Out of deepest misery,
Gav'st Thy chosen liberty;
Bad'st them bear o'er distant sea
Truth to all humanity.
Light of joy in darkest night,
Shield and Guardian of the right,
Ilear the praises we indite,
God of love and God of might.

H.-I. S. M.

90.

THE HOPE OF NATIONS.
The sullen ice has crept from many fields;

The conflict, though so turbulent, is past; Again the spring its wealth of verdure yields,

The probing sun has conquered cold at last.

It is the Paschal of reviving earth,

The longed-for resurrection of its charms; Each bud, prophetic type of freedom's birth,

A conquest each o'er winter's dread alarms. And all the sunny joys, till now concealed, Are emblems bright of freedom's blessed

morn, When Israel's rescue first that truth revealed :

“To free and equal rights all men are born!” Then let our festival to all proclaim

Who yearn for liberty's enkindling sun, And let the nations join the glad acclaim,

“Our God is One-Humanity is one!”

D. K. J.

91.

TO THEE, ABOVE ALL CREATURES.
To Thee, above all creatures' gaze,
To Thee, whom earth and heaven praise,
Whose ever-watchful providence
Proves daily Thy omnipotence-
To Thee our thanks in chorus rise
Thou didst redeem the captive band,
Who were enslaved by tyrant's hand;
Their cries were heard, their groans were

stilled.
Their yearning hopes at last fulfilled,
And freedom dawned on Israel.
O God, Thy children recognize
With grateful hearts this precious prize;
Thy people at this holy shrine
Proclaim aloud Thy power divine:
“THE LORD WILL REIGN FOR EVERMORE!”

J. K. G.

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