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So Famine waits, and War with greedy eyes, Till some repenting heart be ready for the skies.
ye the spires that glow so bright In front of yonder setting sun, Stand by their own unshaken might ?
No—where th' upholding grace is won, We dare not ask, nor Heaven would tell, But sure from many a hidden dell,
From many a rural nook unthought of there, Rises for that proud world the saints' prevailing prayer.
On champions blest, in Jesus' name,
Short be your strife, your triumph full, Till every heart have caught your flame,
And lighten'd of the world's misrule Ye soar those elder saints to meet, ” Gather'd long since at Jesus' feet,
No world of passions to destroy, Your prayers and struggles o'er, your task all praise
O GOD of Mercy, God of Might,
For now thy people are allow'd
Fresh from th' atoning sacrifice
O agony of wavering thought When sinners first so near are brought ! “ It is my Maker—dare I stay?
My Saviour—dare I turn away ?"
Thus while the storm is high within
My mother Church ? and hear thee tell
And doubt we yet? thou call'st again;
breath of Love divine.
Whispering it says to each apart,
h« God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son." See the sentences in the Communion Service, after the Confession.
i Come unto me, all ye that travail, and are heavy laden, and I will
Hear them, kind Saviour-hear thy spouse
She pleads by all thy mercies, told
This, of true Penitents the chief,
That, dearest of thy bosom Friends, Into the wavering heart descends :“ What? fall’n again? yet cheerful rise “, 66 Thine Intercessor never dies."
k St. Paul and St. John.
1 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
m If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
The eye of Faith, that waxes bright
And with them every spirit blest,
To the poor babe, who died to-day, Take part in our thanksgiving lay, Watching the tearful joy and calm, While sinners taste thine heavenly balm.
Sweet awful hour! the only sound
Refresh us, Lord, to hold it fast ;