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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,
That crown of palm which never dies,

Smiling for ever by his side.
Are but the types of thee above-
Eternal Life, and Peace, and Love!



Behold the sun, how bright

From yonder east he springs,

As if the soul of life and light
On fair! oh purest! be thou the dove

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
There, if the hovering hawk be near,

In truth's full radiance then!
That limpid spring in its mirror clear
Reflects him ere he can reach his prey,

Before yon sun arose,
And warns the timorous bird away.

Stars cluster'd through the sky-
Oh! be like this dove;

But oh how dim, how pale were those,
Oh fair! oh purest ! be like this dove.

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
Thou wilt study Heaven's reflected ray :-

To thy one glorious light !
And should the foes of virtue dare,
With gloomy wing, to seek thee there,
Thou wilt see how dark their shadows lie

Between heaven and thee, and trembling fly!
Oh! be like the dove;

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_*
Thy voice is music, thy smile is love,

Who, mighty God, oh who shall bear that day?
And pity's soul is in thy tear!
When on the shrine of God were laid

When, with a glance, the eternal Judge shall sever
First-fruits of all most good and fair,

Earth's evil spirits from the pure and bright,
That ever grew in Eden's shade,

And say to those, “ Depart from me for ever!"
Thine was the holiest offering there!

To these, “Come, dwell with me in endless light!"
Hope and her sister, Faith, were given

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-
Who, mighty God, oh who shall bear that day?




LIKE morning, when her early breeze

Breaks up the surface of the seas,

That, in their furrows, dark with night,
Oh! teach me to love thee, to feel what thou art, Her hand may sow the seeds of light-
Till, fill'd with the one sacred image, my heart
Shall other passions disown-

Thy grace can send its breathings o'er
Like some pure temple that shines apart,

The spirit, dark and lost before,
Reserved for thy worship alone!

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-
Oh still let me, living and dying the same,

But when he swept its chords along,
In thy service bloom and decay-

Even angels stoop'd to hear that song.
Like some lone altar, whose votive flame
In holiness wasteth away!

So sleeps the soul, till thou, O Lord,

Shall deign to touch its lifeless chord-
Though born in this desert, and doom'd by my birth, Till, waked by thee, its breath shall rise
To pain and affliction, to darkness and dearth,

In music, worthy of the skies !
On thee let my spirit rely-
Like some rude dial, that, fix'd on earth,
Still looks for its light from the sky!


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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,
That flowers above his sacred head.

Hope, when all others die, fadeless and pure,
Weep, children of Israel, weep!

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,
Oh, ne'er shall Israel see again

What charm for aching hearts he can reveal,
A chief to God and her so true.

Sweet as that heavenly promise Hope sings us-
Weep, children of Israel, weep!

“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,

He saw the promised land—and died !*

Weep, children of Israel, weep!

Awake, arise, thy light is come;'

The nations, that before outshone thee,
Yet died he not as men who sink,

Now at thy feet lie dark and dumb
Before our eyes, to soulless clay;

The glory of the Lord is on thee!
But, changed to spirit, like a wink
Of summer lightning, pass'd away!

Arise—the Gentiles, to thy ray,
Weep, children of Israel, weep!

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;

But God Himself shall be thy Light,

SINCE first thy word awaked my heart,
And flash eternal glory through thee.

Like new life dawning o'er me,
Thy sun shall never more go down;

Where'er I turn mine eyes, Thou art,
A ray, from heav'n itself descended,

All light and love before me.
Shall light thy everlasting crown-

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
My own, elect, and righteous Land!

I live for, now and ever.
The Branch, for ever green and vernal,
Which I have planted with this hand-

Like him, whose fetters dropp'd away
Live thou shalt in Life Eternal.

When light shone o'er his prison,"
My spirit, touch'd by Mercy's ray,

Hath from her chains arisen.

And shall a soul Thou bid'st be free

Return to bondage ?-never!
THERE is a bleak Desert, where daylight grows

Thee, oh God, and only Thee weary

I live for, now and ever.
Of wasting its smile on a region so dreary-

What may that Desert be?
Tis Life, cheerless Life, where the few joys that come

Are lost, like that daylight, for 't is not their home.

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 sainted ?

Through what Elysium more bright
Than fancy or hope ever painted,

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?


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!

may dare

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?



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 wing,

Whose theme is in the skies-
Like morning larks, that sweeter sing

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
Sweet flowers that turn to heav'nly fruit,

And palm that never dies.

Though War's high-sounding harp may be

Most welcome to the hero's ears,
Alas, his chords of victory

Are bathed, all o'er, with tears.
How far more sweet their numbers run

Who hymn, like saints above,
No victor, but the Eternal One,

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

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