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TELL IT OUT.
Tell it out, ye journeying planets, tell it out each standing star,
Tell it out!
Tell it out in tones majestic, loud-voiced, deep-voiced, pealing thunder, And each subterranean furnace, cleaving earth and sea asunder!
Tell it out, ye scathing flashes, wild and weird and dazzling bright, And to all the Arctic dwellers, tell it out, thou Northern Light!
Tell it out, ye Alpine glaciers, as in stateliness ye slide
Tell it out, ye heathclad moorlands, tell it out ye snowclad mountains, Tell it out, ye sweeping rivers, tell it out, ye boiling fountains !
Ancient Nile and Livingstone, tell to Afric's sons and daughters, And thou Amazon's broad channel, stateliest king of inland waters !
And with all thy bounding beauty, fit for such a monarch's bride,
Tell it out, ye rolling prairies, tell it out, ye boundless plains,
Tell it out! Tell it out!
Tell it out, ye feathered beauties, for the gift to you belongs
To tell out in gentlest warbles and in louder clarion songs: Tell it linnet's liquid larynx, tell it thrushes' thrilling throats,
Tell it out in newest numbers, nightingales' nocturnal notes !
Tell it out, thou eagle soaring,
Tell it, wild gazelle :
In the peaceful dell!
Tell it out, ye gold-eyed daisies, little children's cherished flowers,
By a loving Father given to beguile their sunny hoursLike ten thousand pearl-set amethysts shining in the emerald meads
With the buttercups and cowslips and the grasses and the reeds!
O, ye mosses and ye ferns !
Tell it out!
Tell it, hearts of man and woman beating with responsive love, Tell it, souls that are indwelling, seeking something up above:
Tell it, memory and muscle, tell it matter, tell it mind,
TELL IT OUT.
Tell it, O, surpassing beauty of the features of the face,
Things inanimate bear witness to a King of power and glory,
But of Sinai and Bethlehem, Olivet and Calvary gory
Then, O ransomed! raise your voices with a loud exultant shout,
Ye who know by glad experience of the joy of pardoned sin,
Ye whose minds are keen and active, ever bent on something new-
Ye whose hearts are soft and tender and can feel for others' grief,
Tell to those who live in darkness of a glorious, risen Light
Find in using all your talents to the glory of His name
Find your greatest joy in saying to the sad and aching breast
XVIII. In your several scenes of labour, pulpit, platform, press, or pew, Seek the Holy Spirit's guidance to instruct and counsel you; And, beneath His blessed influence, speak or write or hear or preacn, Solace those in need of kindness, those in ignorance guide and teach :
Train the young, reclaim the erring, dry the red and weeping eyes; When the scenes of earth are shifting, point them upwards to the skies.
And whate'er your calling be, trade or other avocation,
OPEN YEY MOUTH FOR THE DUMB.
“ Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.”—Prov. xxxi. 8.
PPEN thy mouth and in compassion plead
'Gainst woes whose victims have no power of speech ; Crush the oppressor, but the sophist lead :
Rebuke the thoughtless, but the children teach.
“I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh," . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . Rom, ix, 1.3.