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FOR the coming of the end,

The last long Sabbath day of time, When peace from heaven shall descend,

Like light on every clime.

For men in ships far off at sea

Shall hear the happy nations raise The song of peace and liberty,

And overflowing praise.

Mankind shall be one brotherhood;

One human soul shall fill the earth, And God shall say, “The world is good

As when I gave it birth.”

CHRIST

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.

0 THOU great Friend to all the sons of men,

Who once appeared in humblest guise below, Sin to rebuke, to break the captive's chain,

And call thy brethren forth from want and woe, –

We look to thee! thy truth is still the Light

Which guides the nations, groping on their way, Stumbling and falling in disastrous night,

Yet hoping ever for the perfect day.

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C TRONG-SOULED Reformer, whose far-seeing faith w Of lifted cry and tumult had no need, —

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Who stayedst the lightnings of thy holy wrath
With pitying love, to spare the bruised reed, -
Thy will to save, thy strength to conquer, flowed
From seas of tenderness and might in God.

Thy living word sprang from the heart of man
Eternal word of love and liberty :
Fearless thou gav'st it to the winds again; .
’T was Manhood's native tongue, and could not die.
To thy dear brotherhood life's pulses leap;
And wakening ages answer, deep to deep.

Rev. S. Johnson.

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Unto the hopes by sorrow crushed

A noble faith succeeds ;
And life, by trials furrowed, bears

The fruit of loving deeds.

How rich, how sweet, how full of strength,

Our human spirits are, Baptized into the sanctities

Of suffering and of prayer !

Yes, heavenly wisdom, love divine,

Breathed through the lips which said, “O blessed are the hearts that mourn;

They shall be comforted.”

THE GUIDING HAND.

“ Caft thy burden upon the Lord.” — Psalm lv. 22.

TS this the way, my Father ? 'T is, my child.
I Thou must pass through this tangled, dreary wild,
If thou wouldīt reach the city, undefiled,

Thy peaceful home above.

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