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With this free reverence, Lord,

In Chriftly church estate, With earnest, brotherly accord, . These walls we dedicate

To prayer and holy thought;

Affections set above;
To faiths from highest fountains brought,

And works of widest love.

Thy presence, Father, make

The refuge and supply ;
And for thy Truth and Mercy's sake
Build on, and sanctify.

Dr. N. L. Frothingham. 1863.

THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL.

n NE holy Church of God appears

Through every age and race, Unwasted by the lapse of years,

Unchanged by changing place.

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Her priests are all God's faithful sons

To serve the world raised up;
The pure in heart her baptized ones,
Love her communion cup.

he truth is her prophetic gift,

The soul her sacred page ;
And feet on mercy's errands swift

Do make her pilgrimage.

O living Church! thine errand speed ;

Fulfil thy task sublime ;
With bread of life Earth's hunger feed;
Redeem the evil time !

Rev. S. Longfellow. 1863.

LIFE OF AGES.

L IFE of Ages, richly poured,

L Love of God, unspent and free, Flowing in the Prophet's word

And the People's liberty !

Never was to chosen race

That unstinted tide confined ; Thine is every time and place,

Fountain sweet of heart and mind !

Secret of the morning stars,

Motion of the oldest hours, Pledge through elemental wars

Of the coming spirit's powers !

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Consecrating art and song,

Holy book and pilgrim track, Hurling foods of tyrant wrong

From the sacred limits back, —

Life of Ages, richly poured,

Love of God, unspent and free, Flow still in the Prophet's word And the People's liberty !

Rev. S. Johnson. 1863.

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Ah! why should bitter tears be shed . .
A little bird I am . . . . . . .
All-seeing God ! 't is Thine to know . .
Almighty Former of this wondrous plan
And is there nothing to be done . .
A poor wayfaring Man of grief. .
Are we not nobles? We who trace . . .
Arise ! this day shall shine . . ..
A safe stronghold our God is still . . .
As body when the soul has fled . .
As, down in the sunless retreats of the ocean .
A soldier's course, from battles won . .
As strangers, – glad for this good inn . .
Author of good, to Thee we turn . .
A voice from the desert comes awful and shrill .
Awake, my soul, awake to prayer . .
Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes . .

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Before Jehovah's awful throne . . .
Begin the day with God . . . .
Behold the western evening light . . .
Be not afaid to pray, -- to pray is right . .
Beyond the hills where suns go down . .
Beyond these chilling winds and gloomy skies .
Bowed 'neath the load of human ill . .

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Calm me, my God, and keep me calm . .
Carry me across ! . . . . . .
Christ, whose glory fills the skies . . .
Cling to the Mighty One. . . .
Come, Holy Spirit! from the height . .
Come Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove . . .
Come, let us pray : 't is sweet to feel . .
Come, mighty Spirit, penetrate . ..
Come ! said Jesus' sacred voice . . .
Come unto me, when shadows darkly gather .
Come, ye thankful people, come . . .

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Give to the winds thy fears . .
God doth not leave His own .
God moves in a mysterious way . .
God of my childhood and my youth ..
God's ways are not as our ways . ..
Go not far from me, O my Strength . .
Go to dark Gethsemane . . . ..
Go to the grave in all thy glorious prime .
Gracious Source of every blessing ! . .
Gracious Spirit, dwell with me . . .

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