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On us thy spirit hast thou poured ;
To us thy word has come;
Thou shalt not find us dumb.
That all of good the past hath had
For still the new transcends the old,
Through the harsh noises of our day
Henceforth my heart shall figh no more
7. G. Whittier.
THE DAY OF THE LORD!
THE day of the Lord is at hand, at hand,
The storms roll up the sky;
All dreamers toss and figh.
Of the day of the Lord at hand.
Gather you, gather you, angels of God;
Chivalry, Justice, and Truth;
Come down and renew us her youth !
To the day of the Lord at hand.
Gather you, gather you, hounds of hell,
Famine, and Plague, and War;
Gather, — and fall in the snare !
In the day of the Lord at hand.
Who would sit down and whine for a loft Age of Gold
While the Lord of all ages is here?
And those who can suffer can dare.
Rev. Charles Kingsley.
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC.
TINE eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the
T Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath
are stored ; He hath loosed the fateful lightnings of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on. .
I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling
camps ; They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and
damps ; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and Aaring lamps :
His day is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel : “ As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace
shall deal ; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on.”
He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call
retreat ; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment
seat : Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet !
Our God is marching on.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me : As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe.
THY WILL BE DONE.
W E see not, know not; all our way
VV Is night: with Thee alone is day.
Thy will be done!
The Aesh may fail, the heart may faint,
Thy will be done !