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2 The flames thy messengers become,

And their destruction pour,
And that which we in strength had reared

Lies mouldered in an hour.
3 Within our pleasant places, Lord,

Destruction rears its head,
And blackened walls and smoking heaps

Along our streets are spread.
4 Lord, in this hour we come to thee,

With awe adore thy name;
Yet bless the hand of guardian love,

That snatched us from the flame.


C. M.

During or after a Great Storm.
1 Amid surrounding gloom and waste,

From nature's face we flee;
And in our fear and wonder haste

O nature's life, to thee!
Thy ways are in the mighty deep;

In tempests as they blow;
In floods that o'er our treasures sweep;

The lightning; and the snow.
2 Though earth upon its axis reels,

And heaven is veiled in wrath ;
Not one of nature's million wheels

Breaks its appointed path;
Fixed in thy grasp, the sources meet

Of beauty and of awe;
In storm or calm, all pulses beat

True to the central law.
3 Thou art that law, whose will thus done

In seeming wreck and blight,
Sends the calm planets round the sun,
And pours the moon's soft light.

We trust thy love; thou best dost know

The universal peace;
How long the stormy force should blow,

And when the flood should cease.

4 And though around our path some form

Of mystery ever lies,
And life is like the calm and storm

That checker earth and skies,
Through all its mingling joy and dread,

Permit us, Holy One,
By faith to see the golden thread
Of thy great purpose run.

C. M.

The Traveller's Hymn.
1 How are thy servants blest, O Lord !

How sure is their defence !
Eternal wisdom is their guide,

Their help omnipotence.
2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,

Supported by thy care,
They pass unhurt through burning climes,

And breathe in tainted air.

3 Thy mercy sweetens every soil,

Makes every region please ;
The hoary, frozen hills it warms,

And smooths the boisterous seas.
4 In midst of dangers, fears, and death,

Thy goodness I 11 adore,
And praise thee for thy mercies past,
And humbly hope for more.


L. M.

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Influence of Christian Woman. Matt. 26: 13
1 “Where'er my Gospel is proclaimed,

Through the long ages yet to be,
There shall this deed of love be named

Which she this hour hath done for me.”
2 Lord, while our eyes on Mary rest,

And see the precious perfume poured,
With thrilling power our thoughts invest

The sacred record of thy word.
3 We bring to God, in thy dear name,

The tribute of our grateful praise,
For many a deed, unknown to fame,

Where woman her true homage pays.
4 The wife, the mother, sister, friend,-

All holy may her influence be!
The sweetness of her kindness blend

With Temperance, Truth, and Charity.
5 Oh not a work is wrought in vain

Where love like Mary's fills the heart;
Memorials of that love remain,

A sacred influence to impart.


8s. & 7s. M. J. G. ADAMS
She hath done what she could." Mark 11:8.
1 Bless, O bless, Almighty Father,

Woman's mission with our race,-
Her fond strivings here to gather

Fruits of thy redeerning grace.
2 Though her way

be not where honor
Wins the gazing world's acclaim,
Yet we bless thee that upon her
Rests the power of Jesus' name.

3 In that name, O Father, strengthen

Her full heart and ready hands;
May her efforts serve to lengthen

Christian love's encircling bands.
4 Where the mourning and the needy

And the suffering faint and die,
Be her presence sure and speedy,

Mercy's blessings to supply.
5 Where old error's words are spoken,

Be truth's witness by her given,
Till, the spell of bondage broken,

Earth redeemed resembles heaven.

C. M.

BARTON. "Walk in the Light.1 Walk in the light! so shalt thou know

That fellowship of love,
His Spirit only can bestow,

Who reigns in light above.
2 Walk in the light! and thou shalt own

Thy darkness passed away,
Because that light hath on thee shone

In which is perfect day.
3 Walk in the light! and e'en the tomb

No fearful shade shall wear;
Glory shall chase away its gloom,

For Christ hath conquered there !
4 Walk in the light! and thine shall be

A path, though thorny, - bright
For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee,
And God himself is light!


L. M.

ANONYMOUS The Cause of Humanity Hopeful. 1 The past is dark with sin and shame,

The future dim with doubt and fear ;
But, Father, yet we praise thy name,

Whose guardian love is always near! 2 For man has striven ages long

With faltering steps to come to thee,
And in each purpose high and strong
The influence of thy grace

could see. 3 He could not breathe an earnest prayer

But thou wert kinder than he dreamed,
As age by age brought hopes more fair,

And nearer still thy kingdom seemed. 4 But never rose within his breast,

A trust so calm and deep as now;
Shall not the weary find a rest ?

Father! Preserver! answer thou ! 5 'Tis dark around, 't is dark above,

But through the shadow streams the sun;
We cannot doubt thy certain love,

And man's great aim shall yet be won!


8s. & 7s. M. MONTGOMERY,

Joyful Hope.
1 Know, my soul, thy full salvation;

Rise o'er sin, and fear, and care;
Joy to find, in every station,

Something still to do, or bear.
Think what spirit dwells within thee;

Think what Father's smiles are thine;
Think what Jesus did to win thee;
Child of heaven! canst thou repine ?

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