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416.

S. M.

ANONYMOUS.
For a Right Spirit.
1 I WANT a sober mind,

A self-renouncing will,
That tramples down and casts behind

The baits of pleasing ill ;
A soul inured to pain,

To hardship, grief and loss,
Bold to take up, firm to sustain

The consecrated cross.
2 I want a godly fear,

A quick-discerning eye,
That looks to thee when sin is near,

And sees the tempter fly;
A spirit still prepared,

And armed with jealous care,
Forever standing on its guard,

And watching unto prayer.
3 I want a true regard,

A single, steady aim,
Unmoved by threatening or reward,

To thee and thy great name ;
A zealous, just concern

For thine immortal praise ;
A pure desire that all may learn

And glorify thy grace.

WATTS.

417.

S. M.

Heavenly Joy on Earth.
1 COME, ye that love the Lord,

And let your joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne.

2 The sorrows of the inind

Be banished from the place!
Religion never was designed

To make our pleasures less.
3 The men of grace have found

Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits on earthly ground

From faith and hope may grow.
4 The hill of Sion yields

A thousand sacred sweets,
Before we reach the heavenly fields,

Or walk the golden streets.
5 Then let our songs abound,

And every tear be dry;
We're maching through Immanuel's ground,

To fairer worlds on high.

418.

S. M.

Miss FLETCHRL
Where is Ileaven?
1 OUR heaven is everywhere,

If we but love the Lord,
Unswerving tread the narrow way,

And ever shun the broad.
2 'Tis where the trusting heart

Bows meekly to its grief,
Still looking up with earnest faith

For comfort and relief.
3 Where guileless infancy

In happiness doth dweli,
And where the aged one can say
“ He hath done all things well."

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peace

4 Wherever truth abides

Sweet is ever there;
If we but love and serve the Lord,

Our heaven is everywhere.

419.
8s. & 7s. M.

J. G. ADAMS. Heaven Here. 1 Heaven is here ; its hymns of gladness

Cheer the true believer's way,
In this world where sin and sadness

Often change to night our day.
2 Heaven is here; where misery lightened

Of its heavy load is seen,
Where the face of sorrow brightened

By the deed of love hath been:
3 Where the bound, the poor, despairing

Are set free, supplied and blest;
Where, in others' anguish sharing,

We can find our surest rest.

4 Where we heed the voice of duty

Rather than man's praise, or rod;
This is heaven, its peace, its beauty,

Radiant with the smile of God.

420.
L. M. 61.

MRS. Cask, God's Kingdom Here. 1 Ox, where, our Saviour ! sweeps the line

That marks thy kingdom's holy reign ?
Is it where northern meteors shine

Or gilds the cross the southern main ?
Where breaks the dawn o'er spicy lands?
Or twilight sleeps on desert sands?

2 The sorrows of the inind

Be banished from the place!
Religion never was designed

To make our pleasures less.
3 The men of grace have found

Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits on earthly ground

From faith and hope may grow.
4 The hill of Sion yields

A thousand sacred sweets,
Before we reach the heavenly fields,

Or walk the golden streets.
5 Then let our songs abound,

We're maching through Immanuel's ground,

To fairer worlds on high.

418.

S. M.

Miss FLETCHEL
Where is Ileaven?
1 Our heaven is everywhere,

If we but love the Lord,
Unswerving tread the narrow way,

And ever shun the broad.
2 'Tis where the trusting heart

Bows meekly to its grief,
Still looking up with earnest faith

For comfort and relief.
3 Where guileless infancy

In happiness doth dwell,
And where the aged one can say
“ He hath done all things well."

284

4 Wherever truth abides

Sweet peace is ever there;
If we but love and serve the Lord,

Our heaven is everywhere.

419.

8s. & 7s. M.

J. G. Adams. Heaven Here. 1 Heaven is here ; its hymns of gladness

Cheer the true believer's way,
In this world where sin and sadness

Often change to night our day.

2 Heaven is here; where misery lightened

Of its heavy load is seen,
Where the face of sorrow brightened

By the deed of love hath been:
3 Where the bound, the poor, despairing

Are set free, supplied and blest;
Where, in others' anguish sharing,

We can find our surest rest.

4 Where'we heed the voice of duty

Rather than man's praise, or rod;
This is heaven, - its peace, its beauty,

Radiant with the smile of God.

420.
L. M. 61.

MIRS, Case, God's Kingdom Here. 1 On, where, our Saviour! sweeps the line

That marks thy kingdom's holy reign ?
Is it where northern meteors shine

Or gilds the cross the southern main ?
Where breaks the dawn o'er spicy lands?
Or twilight sleeps on desert sands?

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