« EelmineJätka »
Comforts that shall o'er death prevail,
And journey with me through the vale. 9. Blest Savior! cheer that darksome way,
And lead me to the realms of day ;
The Character of Christ. 1. BEHOLD, where, in a mortal form,
Appears each grace divine; The virtues, all in Jesus met,
With mildest radiance shine. 2. The noblest love of human kind
Inspir'd his holy breast ;
His kindness was express'd.
To give the mourner joy,
Was his divine employ.
A friend and servant found;
And heald each bleeding wound.
Patient and meek he stood :
He labor'd for their good.
Before his Father's throne,
Thy will, not mine, be done !"
His image may I bear !
And his bright glories share!
Gratitude to the Supreme Being. 1. How cheerful along the gay mead,
The daisy and cowslip appear!
The flocks, as they carelessly feed,
Rejoice in the spring of the year. 2. The myrtles that shade the gay bowers,
The herbage that springs from the sod, Trees, plants, cooling fruits, and sweet flowers,
All rise to the praise of my God. 3. Shall man, the great master of all,
The only insensible prove ? Forbid it, fair gratitude's call !
Forbid it, devotion and love! 4. The LORD, who such wonders could raise,
And still can destroy with a nod, My lips shall incessantly praise ;
My heart shall rejoice in my God.
SECTION II. Acknowledgment of Divine favors. 1. WHENE'ER I take my walks abroad,
How many poor I see !
For all his gifts to me ?
Yet God has giv'n me more;
Or beg from door to door.
Half naked, I behold !
And cover'd from the cold !
Where they may lay their head,
And rest upon my bed.
And curse, and lie, and steal,
And do thy holy will.
To me above the rest ?
And try to serve thee best.
The excellence of the Bible. 1. GREAT God! with wonder and with praise,
On all thy works I look ; But still thy wisdom, power,
grace, Shine brightest in thy book. 2. The stars, which in their courses roll,
Have much instruction given ; But thy good word informs
soul How I may get to heaven. 3. The fields provide me food, and show
The goodness of the Lord; But fruits of life and glory grow
In thy most holy word.
best comfort lies ; Here my desires are satisfied,
And hence my hopes arise. 5. Lord ! make me understand thy law;
Show what my faults have been ; And from thy gospel let me draw
Pardon for all my sin. 6. For here I learn how Jesus died,
To save my soul from hell ; Not all the books on earth beside
Such heavenly wonders tell. 7. Then let me love my Bible more,
And take a fresh delight,
On Industry. 1. How does the little busy bee
Improve each shining hours And gather honey all the day,
From every op'ning flower! 2. How skilfully she builds her cell!
How neat she spreads the wax!
With the sweet food she makes 8. In work of labor or of skill,
I would be busy too :
be past ;
For idle hands to do.
On early rising
And slumber in the morning light !
Proclaims the entrance of the day.
And feast the eye with nature's bloom !
The drowning fly.
Its little feet, how vainly does it ply!
trembler, all thy dangers now are o'er.
And lightly gambols in the golden ray. 2. Smile not, spectators at this humble deed:
For you, perhaps, a nobler task's decreed :
A young and sinking family to save;
To a Redbreast.
To a child five years old. 1. Fairest flower, all flowers excelling,
Which in Milton's page we see: Flowers of Eve's embower'd dwelling,
Are, my fair one, types of thee. 2. Mark, my Polly, how the roses
Emulate thy damask cheek ; How the bud its sweets discloses
Buds thy op'ning bloom bespeak. 3. Lilies are by plain direction,
Emblems of a double kind; Emblems of thy fair complexion,
Emblems of thy fairer mind. 4. But dear girl, both flowers and beauty
Blossom, fade, and die away : Then
pursue good sense and duty, Evergreens, which ne'er decay. COTTON
The Rose. 1. How fair is the rose! what a beautiful flow'rd