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Where is it? tell me where?
Friend, thou muft truft in him who trod before
The desolate paths of life;
Sorrow, and pain, and ftrife!
Think how the Son of God
These thorny paths hath trod;
Think how he longed to go,
Think of the blood-like sweat
With which his brow was wet,
Friend, do not thou despair,
From the German of Uhland. 1804.
THE INVITATIONS OF THE GOSPEL.
COME! said Jesus' sacred voice,
Thou, who, houseless, sole, forlorn,
Ye, who, tofled on beds of pain,
Ye, by fiercer anguifh torn,
Sinner, come! for here is found
Mrs. Barbauld. 1825.
"THAT YE THROUGH HIS POVERTY MIGHT BE RICH."
O'ER the dark wave of Galilee
Descends the fitful evening blaft.
The weary bird hath left the air,
The wandering beaft has sought his lair,
Still near the lake, with weary tread,
And on his lone, unfheltered head
Flows the chill night-damp of the wind.
Why seeks He not a home of reft?
Why seeks He not a pillowed bed? Beafts have their dens, the bird its neft;
He hath not where to lay his head.
Such was the lot He freely chose,
And through His poverty there flows
CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE IN SUFFERING.
^ O to dark Gethsemane,
Your Redeemer's conflict see;
Ye that feel temptation's power;
Turn not from his griefs away;
Follow to the judgment-hall;
View the Lord of life arraigned: O the wormwood and the gall!
O the pangs his soul suftained! Shun not suffering, fhame, or loss; Learn of him to bear the cross.
Calvary's mournful mountain climb;
There, admiring at his feet, Mark that miracle of time,
God's own sacrifice complete: "It is finifhed," hear him cry; Learn of Jesus Chrift to die.
Early haften to the tomb
Where they laid his breathless clay;
Who has taken him away?
J. Montgomery. 1803-1853. FELLOWSHIP IN SUFFERING.
"That I may know Him, and tne power of His resurreiSion, and the fellowfhip of His sufferings." — Philippians iii. 10.
HUMBLY while my soul doth prove
O my Lord, the Crucified!