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CXLVI.

I STOOP Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud. It is but for a time: I press God's lamp Close to my breast; its splendours soon or late Will pierce the gloom: I shall emerge some day.

CXLVII. Art thou not from everlasting to everlasting ?

O God! mine Holy One!

WE SHALL NOT DIE.

CXLVIII.

DEATH is the shadow of life; and as the tree
Stands in the sun and shadows all beneath,
So, in the light of great eternity,
Life eminent creates the shade of death ;
The shadow passeth when the tree shall fall,
But Love shall reign for ever over all.

CXLIX. The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve; And, like an insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind.

We are such stuff As dreams are made of; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.

To our high-raised phantasy present
That undisturbed song of pure concent,
Aye sung before the sapphire-coloured throne
To Him that sits thereon,
With saintly shout, and solemn jubilee;
Where the bright seraphim, in burning row,
Their loud uplifted angel-trumpets blow;
And the cherubic host, in thousand quires,
Touch their immortal harps of golden wires;
With those just spirits that wear victorious palms,
Hymns devout and holy psalms
Singing everlastingly:
That we on earth, with undiscording voice,
May rightly answer that melodious noise,
As once we did
O may we soon again renew that song,
And keep in tune with heaven, till God ere long
To his celestial concert us unite,
To live with him, and sing, in endless morn of

light.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY LEVEY, ROBSON, AND FRANKLYN,

Great New Street, Fetter Lane.

Index of authors and Mugic.

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1. Pope

Farrant.
2 . Luke ii. 14

Purcell, Handel, Beethoven.
3. Sarah F. Adams

Luther's Hymn.
4. Bulfinch

Boyce (E. Taylor's Collection, p. 73).
5. J. R. Wreford .

Mozart (adapted from).
6. Joanna Baillie .

Gregorian Chant.
7. Milton

Chant (Jones).
8. Hogg

Eliza Flower.
9. Addison

Adapted to chorus in Haydn's “Creation."
10 Longfellow

Sicilian Mariners.
11 . Emily Taylor

Moore (Sacred Melodies).
12 . George Dyer

Mozart (adaptation).
13. Bryant

E. Flower.
14 . Christian Ballads (U. S.)
15 . From Scripture

Purcell.
16. Watts.

Portuguese Hymn.
17. Psalm versified

Himmel.
18 . Jung-Stilling

Old Hundredth.
19. Chorale from

Mendelssohn's “St. Paul."
20. Dr. Hawkesworth Harwood (E. Taylor's Collection, p. 15).
21 . Goethe

Beethoven.
22. Sarah F. Adams
23. Revelation iv. 8

Spohr, E. Flower.
24 . Robert Robinson . Old English air.
25. Rev. J. Johns.

Sebastian Bach.
26 · Sigourney

Farrant (E. Taylor's Collection, p. 48).
27 . Dryden
28 . Milton, as set in Handel's “Samson."
29. William Taylor . Battishill (E. Taylor's Collection, p. 11).
30. Dr. Drennan

Haydn (Major's Collection, p. 34).
31 . Byron.

Harwood (E. Taylor's Collection, p. 15).
32 . St. Gregory

Gregorian Chant.
33. Cowper

Ravenscroft (Major's Collection).
34 . Emily Taylor

. Harwood (E. Taylor's Collection, p. 80).
35 . Bishop Taylor . Bach (adapted).
36. Mrs. Hemans

E. Flower.
37 Dr. Bowring

Novello (Major's Collection, p. 72).
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Psalm cxxx.

E. Flower.
39. Sir W. Scott

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