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2 The wounded conscience knows its power

The healing balm to give;
That balm the saddest heart can cheer,

And make the dying live.
3 Wide it unveils celestial worlds,

Where deathless pleasures reign,
And bids us seek our portion there,

Nor bids us seek in vain.

4 On that bright prospect may we rest,

Till this frail body dies ;
And then, on faith's triumphant wings,

To endless glory rise.

376.

S. H. M. CHRISTIAN WATCHMAN

Excellence of Faith.
1 Faith is the Christian's prop

Whereon his sorrows lean;
It is the substance of his hope,

His proof of things unseen ;
It is the anchor of his soul
When tempesis rage and billows roll.
2 Faith is the polar star

That guides the Christian's way,
Directs his wanderings from afar

To realms of endless day;
It points the course where'er he roam,
And safely leads the pilgrim home.
3 Faith is the rainbow's form,

Hung on the brow of heaven,
The glory of the passing storm,

The pledge of mercy given;
It is the bright, triumphal arch,
Through which the saints to glory march.

377.

C. M.

Batu COLL.
Prayer for Strong Paith.
1 0, for a faith that will not shrink

Though pressed by every foe,
That will not tremble on the brink

Of any earthly woe!-
2 That will not murmur nor complain

Beneath the chastening rod,
But, in the hour of grief or pain,

Will lean upon its God;
3 A faith that shines more bright and clear

When tempests rage without;
That when in danger knows no fear,

In darkness feels no doubt ;-
4 Lord, give us such a faith as this,

And then, whate'er may come,
We'll taste, e'en here, the hallowed bliss

Of an eternal home.

378.

C. M.

SIDNEY.
Hope. .
1 BORNE O'er the ocean's stormy wave,

The beacon's light appears,
When
yawns

the seaman's watery grave, And his lone bosom cheers.

2 Then, should the raging ocean foam,

His heart shall dauntless prove,
To reach, secure, his cherished home,

The haven of his love.
3 So, when the soul is wrapt in gloom,

To worldly grief a prey,
Thy beams, blest Hope, beyond the tomb,
Nlume the pilgrim's way.

4 They point to that serene abode

Where holy faith shall rest,
Protected by the sufferer's God,

And be forever blest.

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78. M.

CENNICE.
The Christian rejoicing in Hope.
1 Children of the Heavenly King,

As ye journey, sweetly sing;
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise,

Glorious in his works and ways.
2 Ye are travelling home to God,

In the way the fathers trod;
They are happy now, and ye

Soon their happiness shall see.
3 Shout, ye little flock, and blest;

You on Jesus' throne shall rest;
There your seat is now prepared,

There your kingdom and reward.
4 Lord, submissive make us go,

Ready, leaving all below;
Only thou our Leader be,
And we still will follows thee.

380.

C. M.

H. H. HAWLEY.
The Hope, the Star, the Voice.
1 THERE is a hope, a blesséd hope,

More precious and more bright
Than all the joyless mockery

The world esteems delight.
2 There is a star, a lovely star,

That lights the darkest gloom,
And sheds a peaceful radiance o'er
The prospects of the tomb.

3 There is a voice, a cheering voice,

That lifts the soul above,
Dispels the painful, anxious doubt,

And whispers, "God is love."
4 That voice, aloud from Calvary's height,

Proclaims the soul forgiven ;
That star is revelation's light;

That hope, the hope of heaven.

381.

C. M.

DRENNAN
Law of Love.
1 All nature feels attractive power,

A strong, embracing force;
The drops that sparkle in the shower,

The planets in their course.
2 Thus, in the universe of mind,

Is felt the law of love;
The charity both strong and kind,

For all that live and move.

3 In this fine sympathetic chain

All creatures bear a part ;
Their every pleasure, every pain,

Linked to the feeling heart.
4 More perfect bond, the Christian plan

Attaches soul to soul;
Our neighbor is the suffering man,

Though at the farthest pole.
5 To earth below, from heaven above,

The faith in Christ professed,
More clearly shows that God is love,
And whom he loves is blessed.

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C. M.

DƏDDRIDGE
The Same.
1 0, May our sympathizing breasts

The generous pleasure know,
Kindly to share in others' joy,
And
weep

for others' woe!
2 Where'er the helpless sons of grief

In low distress are laid,
Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,

And swift our hands to aid.
3 0, be the law of love fulfilled

In

every act and thought,
Each angry passion far removed,

Each selfish view forgot!
4 Be thou, my heart, dilated wide

With this kind, social grace,
And, in one grasp of fervent love,

All earth and heaven embrace.

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C. M.

WATTS
Love to God.
1 Happy the heart where graces reign,

Where love inspires the breast :
Love is the brightest of the train,

And strengthens all the rest.
2 Knowledge-alas ! 't is all in vain,

And all in vain our fear;
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign,

If love be absent there.
3 This is the grace that lives and sings,

When faith and hope shall cease ;
'Tis this shall strike our joyful strings
In realms of endless peace.

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