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2. All nature faints beneath the mighty name,
Which nature's works through all their parts proclaim.
Impetuous passion stops her headlòng tide. 3. At thy felt presence all emotions cease,
And my hushed spirit finds a sudden peace;
And one vast object fills my aching sight. 4. But soon, alas! this holy calm is broke;
My soul submits to wear her wonted yoke ;
And fans the smoking flax into a flame. 5. His ears are open to the softest cry,
His grace descends to meet the lifted eye;
And point my path o to everlasting peace.
By living waters, and through flowery meads, 1 Sub side', settle down; cease to s Wonted, (wünt'ed), accustomed; rage; fall into a state of quiet. usual.'
. E mõ' tion, a moving of the soul Ter rés' tri al, belonging to the or mind; the excited action of some earth ; earthly. award feeling
ADDRESS TO THE DEITY.
When all is smiling, tranquil, and serene,-
And, doubtful, with a trembling heart rejoice. 7. If, friendlèss, in a vale of tears I stray,
Where briers wound, and thorns perplex my way,
While God is seen in all, and all in God.
With golden letters, on the illumined sky;
I hear the voice of God among the trees. 9. With thee in shady solitudes I walk,
With thee in busy, crowded cities talk ;
.? Ver'nal, belonging to the spring; who sailed by forgot their country, appearing in spring ; hence, belong. and died from excess of delight; ing to youth, the spring of life. bence, an enticing woman; some
2 E lūde', to evade or escape from. thing which is alluring or deceptive.
* Si' ren, one of three damsels, Emblazoned, (em bla' znd), deck. or according to some writers, of two, ed or painted in bright colors. -said to dwell near the island of Mỹs' tio, far from human unCaprea, in the Mediterranean, and to derstanding; obscure. sing with such sweetness that they • Om nịp' o tent, all-powerful.
10. Then, when the last, the closing hour draws nigh,
And earth recedes' before my swimming eye;
DATHER of all! in every age,
1 In every clime adored,
Jehovah, Jove, or Lord!
Who all my sense confined
And that myself am blind ;
To see the good from ill ;
· Left free the human will.
Or warns me not to do,
That,more than heaven pursue.
Let me not cast away;
To enjoy is to obey.
* Recēdes', departs; goes back. of, and that, the former. In this · Trăn' si to ry, passing away stanza, this means “What consoon ; fleeting ; hasty.
science warns me not to do;" that, .: When this or that are thus used, what “ Conscience dictates to be this means the latter thing spoken done."
THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER.
6. Yět not to earth’s contracted span
Thy goodness let me bound;
When thousand worlds are round. 7. Let not this weak, unknowing hand
Presume thy bolts to throw,
On each I judge thy foe.
Still in the right to stay ;
To find that better way.
Or îm'pious discontent
Or aught thy goodness lent. 10. Teach me to feel another's woe;
To hide the fault I see ;
That mercy show to me.
Since quickened' by thy breath ; 0, lead me, wheresoe’er I g0,
Through this day's life or death.
All else beneath the sun
And let thy will be done.
Whose altar, earth, sea, skies!
Quick'ened, made alive.
M IS sweet to remember! I would not forego
1 The charm which the past o'er the present can throw,
When thoughts of the morrow fall cold on the soul. 2. 'Tis sweet to remember! when storms are abroad,
To see in the rainbow the promise of God;
Which love scattered round us in happier hours.
When their coldnèss and carelèssnèss shadow the mind : · Then, to draw back the vail which envelops a land Where delectable* prospects in beauty expand; To smell the green fields, the fresh waters to hear Whose once fairy music enchanted the ear; To drink in the smiles that delighted us then, To list the fond voices of childhood again ; Oh, this the sad heart, like a reed that is bruised,
Binds up, when the banquet of hope is refused. 4. 'Tis sweet to remember! And naught can destroy
The balm-breathing comfort, the glory, the joy, * Illusion, (il lử zun), a deceptive Rem'inís' cence, memory; 18appearance; a false show.
membrance. 2 Vermilion, (ver mil' yun), a beau. De lect' a ble, delightful; very tiful bright red.