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Its eflence, not its writ,
Our sovereign rule we call;
But widening it to all.
With this free reverence, Lord,
In Chriftly church eftate, With earneft, brotherly accord, . These walls we dedicate
To prayer and holy thought;
Affections set above;
And works of wideft love.
Thy presence, Father, make
The refuge and supply;
Build on, and sanftify.
Dr. N. L. Frothingham. 1863.
THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL.
ONE holy Church of God appears
From oldeft time, on fartheft shores,
Beneath the pine or palm,
With filence or with psalm.
Her priefts are all God's faithful sons
The pure in heart her baptized ones,
he truth is her prophetic gift,
O living Church! thine errand speed;
Fulfil thy tafk sublime;
Redeem the evil time!
J—' Love of God, unspent and free,
Rev. S. Longfellow. 1863.
LIFE OF AGES.
Never was to chosen race
That unftinted tide confined; Thine is every time and place,
Fountain sweet of heart and mind!
Secret of the morning ftars,
Motion of the oldeft hours, Pledge through elemental wars
Of the coming spirit's powers!
Breathing in the thinker's creed,
Pulfing in the hero's blood, Nerving fimpleft thought and deed,
Frefhening time with truth and good,
Consecrating art and song,
Holy book and pilgrim track, Hurling floods of tyrant wrong
From the sacred limits back,—
Life of Ages, richly poured,
Love of God, unspent and free, Flow ftill in the Prophet's word
And the People's liberty!
Rev. S. 'Johnson. 1863.
INDEX TO FIRST LINES.
Ah! why fliould bitter tears be fried 55
A little bird I am 182
All-seeing God! 't is Thine to know ...... 320
Almighty Former of this wondrous plan 197
And is there nothing to be done 153
A poor wayfaring Man of grief . . . . . . . 218
Are we not nobles? We who trace 140
Arise! this day shall shine ........ 37
A safe ftronghold our God is ftill 16
As body when the soul has fled ....... 155
As, down in the sunless retreats of the ocean ..... 240
A soldier's course, from battles won ...... 27
As ftrangers, —glad for this good inn 138
Author of good, to Thee we turn 132
A voice from the desert comes awful and fhrill 20
Awake, my soul, awake to prayer ...... 126
Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes 257
Before Jehovah's awful throne 146
Begin the day with God 105
Behold the weftern evening light ....... 275
Be not afaid to pray, — to pray is right ...... 80
Beyond the hills where suns go down ...... 288
Beyond these chilling winds and gloomy fkies ..... 295
Bowed 'neath the load of human ill 93
Carry me across !.......... 8
Chrift, whose glory fills the ikies 109
Cling to the Mighty One 169
Come, Holy Spirit! from the height 177
Come Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove . . . . . . 175
Come, let us pray: 't is sweet to feel ...... 85
Come, mighty Spirit, penetrate 176
Come! said Jesus' sacred voice ....... 57
Come unto me, when fhadows darkly gather ..... 256
Come, ye thankful people, come 144
Dear Friend, whose presence in the house 180
Dear God, that watch doth keep 112
Deem not that they are bleft alone 63
Father, I call on Thee ........ '4
Father! into Thy loving hands 246
Father, when o'er our trembling hearts ..... 64
Flow on, thou Fountain of my joy . . . . . . . S'
Forever with the Lord ........ 291
Friend after friend departs ........ 281
From lips divine, like healing balm 35
From my lips in their defilement 97
From the eternal fhadow rounding . 282
Give to the winds thy fears 159
God doth not leave His own 53
God moves in a myfterious way . . . . . .40
God of my childhood and my youth 267
God's ways are not as our ways . . . . . . .198
Go not far from me, O my Strength 206
Go to dark Gethsemane ......... 59
Go to the grave in all thy glorious prime 18
Gracious Source of every bleffing !....... 274
Gracious Spirit, dwell with me ....... too
Had I a thousand hearts, I'd raise 210