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Oh God! we feel the emblem true,
But long as Love, almighty Love, Thy mercy is eternal too!
Shall on his throne of thrones abide, Those cherubs with their smiling eyes,
Thou shalt, oh! Charity, dwell above,
Smiling for ever by his side.
BEHOLD THE SUN.
Air-Lord MORNING TON.
Behold the sun, how bright
From yonder east he springs,
As if the soul of life and light
Were breathing from his wings. That flies alone to some sunny grove,
So bright the gospel broke And lives unseen, and bathes her wing,
Upon the souls of men; All vestal white in the limpid spring.
So fresh the dreaming world awoke
In truth's full radiance then!
Before yon sun arose,
Stars cluster'd through the sky-
But oh how dim, how pale were those,
To his one burning eye! The sacred pages of God's own book
So truth lent many a ray, Shall be the spring, the eternal brook,
To bless the Pagan's nightIn whose holy mirror, night and day,
But, Lord, how weak, how cold were they
To thy one glorious light !
LORD, WHO SHALL BEAR THAT DAY.
Air-DR. BOYCE. Oh fair ! oh purest ! be like the dove.
LORD, who shall bear that day, so dread, so splendia,
When we shall see thy angel hovering o'er This sinful world, with hand to heaven extended,
And hear him swear by thee that time's no more? No. II.
When earth shall see thy fast-consuming ray
Who, mighty God, oh who shall bear that day?
When thro' the world thy awful call hath sounded
“Wake, oh ye dead, to judgme nt wake, ye dead!"9
And from the clouds, by seraph eyes surrounded, ANGEL of Charity, who from above
The Saviour shall put forth his radiant head ; : Comest to dwell a pilgrim here,
While earth and heaven before him pass away_*
Who, mighty God, oh who shall bear that day?
When, with a glance, the eternal Judge shall sever
Earth's evil spirits from the pure and bright,
And say to those, “ Depart from me for ever!"
To these, “Come, dwell with me in endless light!"
1 "And the Angel which I saw stand upon the sea and But as our guides to yonder sky;
upon the earth, lifted up his hand to heaven, and sware by Soon as they reach the verge of heaven,
Him that liveth for ever and ever, that there should be time Lost in that blaze of bliss, they die.?
no longer."--Rer. x. 5, 6.
2 " Å wake, ye dead, and come to judgment."
3 “ They shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds 1 In St. Augustine's treatise upon the advantages of a of heaven,
--and all the angels with him."-Matt. xxiv. 30, solitary life, addressed to his sister, there is tho following and xxv. 31. fanciful passage, from which the thought of this song was
4 “From his face the earth and the heaven fed away." taken :-"Te, soror, nunquam nolo esso securam, sed ti- - Rev. xx. 11. mere, semperque tuam fragilitatem habere suspectam, ad
5 " And before him shall be gathered all nations, and Ho instar pavidæ columbæ frequeatare rivos aquarum et quasi
shall separate them one from another. in speculo accipitris cernere supervolantis effigier et ca
" Then shall the king say unto them on his right band, vere. Rivi aquarum sententiæ sunt scripturarum, quæ de Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prelimpidissimo sapientia fonte profluentes," etc. etc. - De Vit. pared for you, etc. Eremit. ad Sororem.
" Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, De
part from me, ye cursed, etc. 2 "Then Faith shall fail, and holy Hope shall die, " And these shall go away into everlasting punishment;
Ope lost in certainty, and one in joy."- Prior. but the righteous into life eternal."- Matt. xxv. 32, et seq.
When each and all in silence take their way-
LIKE MORNING, WHEN HER EARLY
LIKE morning, when her early breeze
Breaks up the surface of the seas,
That, in their furrows, dark with night,
Thy grace can send its breathings o'er
The spirit, dark and lost before,
And, freshening all its depths, prepare
For truth divine to enter there! In joy and in sorrow, through praise and through
Till David touch'd his sacred lyre, blame,
In silence lay the unbreathing wire-
But when he swept its chords along,
Even angels stoop'd to hear that song.
So sleeps the soul, till thou, O Lord,
Shall deign to touch its lifeless chord-
In music, worthy of the skies !
COME, YE DISCONSOLATE.
COME, ye disconsolate, where'er you languish,
Come, at the shrine of God fervently kneel;
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anWEEP, weep for him, the man of God
guishIn yonder vale he sunk to rest,
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. But none of earth can point the sod?
Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope, when all others die, fadeless and pure,
Here speaks the Comforter, in God's name saying
“ Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot cure." His doctrines fell like heaven's rain,"
His words refresh'd like heaven's dew- Go, ask the infidel, what boon he brings us,
What charm for aching hearts he can reveal,
Sweet as that heavenly promise Hope sings us-
“Earth has no sorrow that God cannot heal." Remember ye his parting gaze,
His farewell song by Jordan's tide, When, full of glory and of days,
AWAKE, ARISE, THY LIGHT IS COME
Awake, arise, thy light is come;'
The nations, that before outshone thee,
Now at thy feet lie dark and dumb
The glory of the Lord is on thee!
Arise—the Gentiles, to thy ray,
From every nook of earth shall cluster;
And kings and princes haste to pay 1 " And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the Their homage to thy rising lustre. ? plains of Moab."- Deut. xxxiv. 8.
2 " And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab: Lift up thine eyes around, and see, but no man kuoweth of his sepulchre unto this day."-Ibid.
O'er foreign fields, o'er farthest waters, ver. 6.
3 “My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall Thy exiled sons return to thee, distil as ihe dew."- Moses' Song.
To thee return thy home-sick daughters.' 4 "I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither."--Ver. 5.
5 “As he was going to embrace Eleazer and Joshua, and 1 “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of was still discoursing with them, a cloud stood over him on the Lord is risen upon thee."-- Isaiah 1x. the sudden, and he disappeared in a certain valley, although 2 " And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to he wrote in the Holy Books, that he died, which was done the brighlness of thy rising."- Isaiah lx. out of fear, lest they should venture to say that, because of 3 "Lift up thine eyes round about and see; all they gather his extraordinary virtue, he went to God." --Josephus, Book themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come is. chap. viii
from afar, and thy daughiers shall be nursed at thy side." - Il
And camels rich, from Midian's tents,
There is a lone Pilgrim, before whose faint eyes Shall lay their treasures down before thee; The water he pants for but sparkles and flies-And Saba bring her gold and scents,
Who may that Pilgrim be? To fill thy air, and sparkle o'er thee.' "T is Man, hapless Man, through this life tempted on See who are these that, like a cloud,
By fair shining hopes, that in shining are gone. Are gathering from all earth's dominions,
There is a bright Fountain, through that Desert stealLike doves, long absent, when allow'd
ing, Homeward to shoot their trembling pinions.
To pure lips alone its refreshment revealingSurely the isles shall wait for me,
What may that Fountain be ? The ships of Tarshish round will hover, 'Tis Truth, holy Truth, that, like springs under To bring thy sons across the sea,
ground, And waft their gold and silver over.
By the gifted of Heaven alone can be found.' And Lebanon, thy pomp shall grace_
There is a fair Spirit, whose wand hath the spell The fir, the pine, the palm victorious
To point where those waters in secrecy dwellShall beautify our Holy Place,
Who may that Spirit be? And make the ground I tread on glorious.
"T is Faith, humble Faith, who hath learn'd that No more shall discord haunt thy ways,
where'er Nor ruin waste thy cheerless nation;
Her wand stoops to worship, the Truth must be there But thou shalt call thy portals, Praise,
And thou shalt name thy walls, Salvation. The sun no more shall make thee bright,
SINCE FIRST THY WORD. Nor moon shall lend her lustre to thee;
SINCE first thy word awaked my heart,
Like new life dawning o'er me,
Where'er I turn mine eyes, Thou art,
All light and love before me.
Nought else I feel, or hear or seeThy days of mourning all are ended.'
All bonds of earth I sever
Thee, oh God, and only Thee
I live for, now and ever.
Like him, whose fetters dropp'd away
When light shone o'er his prison,"
Hath from her chains arisen.
And shall a soul Thou bid'st be free
Return to bondage ?-never!
Thee, oh God, and only Thee weary
I live for, now and ever.
What may that Desert be?
HARK! 'T IS THE BREEZE.
Air-ROUSSEAU. 1 " The multitude of camels shall cover thee; the drome- HARK !—'t is the breeze of twilight calling daries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall
Earth's weary children to repose ; come; they shall bring gold and incense.”—Isaiah lx.
2 “Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves While, round the couch of Nature falling, to their windows ?"-Ib.
Gently the night's soft curtains close. 3 "Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarehish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and
Soon o'er a world, in sleep reclining, their gold with them."-16.
Numberless stars, through yonder dark, 4 " The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee; the fir- Shall look, like eyes of cherubs shining tree, the pine-tree, and the box togother, to beautify the place of my sanctuary, and I will make the place of my feet From out the veils that hid the Ark ! glorious." Ib.
5 “ Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting Guard us, oh Thou, who never sleepest, nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy
Thou who, in silence throned above, walls, Salvation, and thy gates, Praise."--Ib.
6 “Thy sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for Throughout all time, unwearied, keepest brightness shall the moon give light unto thee; but the Lord Thy watch of Glory, Power, and Love. shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory."-T.
7" Thy sun shall no more go down ; for the Lord shall be 1 In singing, the following line had better be adoptedthine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be
"Can but by the gifted of heaven be found." ended."--Ib.
8 "Thy people also shall be all righteous; they shall in- 2 " And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, herit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work and a light shined in the prison, and his chains fell off from of my hands." --16.
his hands."-Acts xii. 7.
Grant that, beneath thine eye, securely
Our souls, awhile from life withdrawn, May, in their darkness, stilly, purely,
Like“ sealed fountains,” rest till dawn.
WHERE IS YOUR DWELLING, YE
Through what Elysium more bright
Walk ye in glory and light ? Who the same kingdom inherits ?
Breathes there a soul that Look to that world of spirits ?
Or hope to dwell with you there?
GO FORTH TO THE MOUNT.
Air-STEVENSON. Go forth to the Mount-bring the olive-branch home, And rejoice, for the day of our Freedom is come! From that time,” when the moon upon Ajalon's vale, Looking motionless down,' saw the kings of the
earth, In the presence of God's mighty Champion, grow
pale Oh never had Judah an hour of such mirth! Go forth to the Mount-bring the olive-branch home, And rejoice, for the day of our Freedom is come! Bring myrtle and palm-bring the boughs of each tree That is worthy to wave o'er the tents of the Free. From that day, when the footsteps of Israel shone, With a light not their own, through the Jordan's
deep tide, Whose waters shrunk back as the Ark glided one
Oh never had Judah an hour of such pride! Go forth to the mount-bring the olive-branch home, And rejoice, for the day of our Freedom is come!
Sages who, evin in exploring
Nature through all her bright ways, Went, like the seraphs, adoring,
And veil'd your eyes in the blazeMartyrs, who left for our reaping
Truths you had sown in your bloodSinners, whom long years of weeping
Chasten'd from evil to good
Maidens who, like the young Crescent,
Turning away your pale brows From earth, and the light of the Present,
Look'd to your Heavenly SpouseSay, through what region enchanted
Walk ye, in heaven's sweet air ? Or, oh, to whom is it granted,
Bright souls, to dwell with you there?
IS IT NOT SWEET TO THINK, HERE.
Air-HAYDN. Is it not sweet to think, hereafter,
When the spirit leaves this sphere, Love, with deathless wings, shall wast her
To those she long hath mourn'd for here? Hearts, from which 't was death to sever,
Eyes, this world can ne'er restore, There, as warm, as bright as ever,
Shall meet us and be lost no more. When wearily we wander, asking
Of earth and heaven, where are they, Beneath whose smile we once lay basking
Blest, and thinking bliss would stay ! Hope still lifts her radiant finger
Pointing to the eternal home, Upon whose portal yet they linger,
Looking back for us to come. Alas-alas-doth Hope deceive us ?
Shall friendship_love_shall all those ties That bind a moment, and then leave us,
Be found again where nothing dies ? Oh! if no other boon were given,
To keep our hearts from wrong and stain, Who would not try to win a heaven
Where all we love shall live again?
HOW LIGHTLY MOUNTS THE MUSE'S
Whose theme is in the skies-
The nearer heaven they rise !
Though Love his wreathed lyre may tune,
Yet ah ! the flowers he round it wreathes Were pluck'd beneath pale Passion's moon,
Whose madness from their odour breathes. How purer far the sacred lute,
Round which Devotion ties
And palm that never dies.
Though War's high-sounding harp may be
Most welcome to the hero's ears,
Are bathed, all o'er, with tears.
Who hymn, like saints above,
No trophies but of Love!
1 " And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount and fetch olive-branches," etc. etc.--Neh. viii. 15.
2 " For since the days of Joshua the son of Nun, unto that day, had not the children of Israel done so: and there was very great gladness."--Ib. 17.
3 “Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon."- Josh. x. 12.
4 "Fetch olive-branches and pine-branches, and in yrile branches, and palm-branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths."--Neh. viii. 15.
5" And the priests that bure the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and Tall the Israelites passed over on dry ground."-Josh iii 17,
Breaks, like a thunder-cloud, over thy brow!
War, war, war against Babylon !
Make bright the arrows, and gather the shields,' “War against Babylon!" shout we around,'
Set the standard of God on highBe our banners through earth unfurl'd;
Swarm we, like locusts, o'er all her fields, Rise up, ye nations, ye kings, at the sound_? “War against Babylon!" shout through the world! Woe! woe!-the time of thy visitation?
“Zion" our watchword, and “vengeance" our cry! Oh thou, that dwellest on many waters,
Is come, proud Land, thy doom is castThy day of pride is ended now;
And the bleak wave of desolation And the dark curse of Israel's daughters
Sweeps o'er thy guilty head, at last !
War, war, war against Babylon ! 1 “Shout against her round about."- Jer. i. 15.
2 “Set up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, preparo the nations against her, call to- 1 “Make bright the arrows; gather the shields..... set gether against her the kingdoms," etc. etc.- 1b. li. 27. the standard upon the walls of Babylon."--Ib.
3 "Oh thou, that dwellest upon many waters, thy end is 2 " Woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of come."- Jer. 1. 13.
their visitation."---Ib. 3 A