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4 What object, Lord, my soul should move,
If once compared with Thee ? What beauty should command my love,
Like that in Christ I see? 5 Away, ye false, delusive toys,
Vain tempters of the mind! 'Tis here I fix my lasting choice, And here true bliss I find.
COUNG souls, so strong the race to run,
And win each height sublime ! Unweary still would ye march on,
And still exulting climb ? 2 Walk with the Lord ! along the road
Your strength He will renew; Wait on the everlasting God,
And He will wait on you.
An endless flame will glow;
The stream will ever flow.
Still in the Spirit strong :
And blend the exulting song.
And heights sublime explore : Like eagles, ye shall sunward gaze; Like eagles, heavenward soar.
6 Your wondrous portion shall be this,
Your life, below, above ;-
And everlasting love.
T. H. GILL.
Marriage Hymns. 363
LOVE Divine and golden,
Mysterious depth and height !
Looks up for life and light :
The blesser and the blest !
The world lies down in rest.
O Love Divine and tender,
That through our homes doth move,
Of holy household love.
Were labour without rest,
Thy blessedness, are blest.
God bless these hearts made one !
Here in earth's bome preparing
For the bright home abure;
J. S. B. YOXSELL
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On the union witnessed now;
Ratify the nuptial yow;
With each other, and with Thee. 2 Thou in Cana didst appear
At a marriage-feast like this ;
Fountain of unmingled bliss !
Joy that earth cannot afford. 3 We, no miracle require
Turning water into wine-
Is to taste Thy love divine :
Consecrating earthly love.
From this hour together trod,
Be a pilgrimage to God;
To the land where rest is given,
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One song of praise our voices sing. 2 For all the faithful, loved and dear,
Whom Thou so kindly, Lord, hast given; For those who still are with us here,
And those who wait for us in heaven ;-
For honour, competence, and health,
Our soul's imperishable wealth;
Still bless us, Father, by Thy love ;
Unite us in one home above.
Once more with supplicating cries,
2 For mercies past we praise Thee, Lord,
The fruits of earth, the hopes of heaven ; Thy helping arm, Thy guiding word,
Our answered prayers, and sins forgiven. 3 Whene'er we tread on danger's height,
Or walk temptation's slippery way, Be still, to steer our steps aright,
Thy word our guide, Thine arm our stay. 4 Be ours Thy fear and favour still,
United hearts, unchanging love; No scheme that contradicts Thy will,
No wish that centres not above. 5 And since we must be parted here,
Support us when the hour shall come ; Wipe gently off the mourner's tear,
Re-join us in our heavenly home.
Prayer for those at Sea or on
8s. ETERNAL Father strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the resiless
O hear us when we cry to Thee