Hymns in prose for children


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Hymns in prose for children
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Barbauld's hymns
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31 p. : ill. ; 15 cm.
Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870
John Babcock and Son
S. & W.R. Babcock
Sidney's Press
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Welch, D.A., Amer. children's books,
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Come, let us praise God for he is exceeding
great; let us bless God for he is very good.
He made all things ; the sun to rule the day,
the moon to shine by night.
Hle made the great whale, and the ele-
phant; and the little worm that crawluth on
the ground.
The little birds sing praises to God, when
they warble sweetly in the green shade.


The brooks and rivers praise God, when
they murmur melodiously amongst the smooth
pebbles. .
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I will praise God with my voice; for I
may praise him, though I am but a little child.
A few years ago, and I was a little infant,
anid my tongue was dumb within my mouth :
And I did not know the great name of God,
for my reason was not come unto me.
But now I can speak, and my tongue shall
praise him; I can think of all his kindness,
and my heart shall love him.
Let hin call me, aad U'will come unto him;
let bhi command, and I will obey him.
When I am old. I will praise him better;
and I will never forget God, so long as my)
life remaineth in me.

Cime, let us go forth into the fields, let us
*ee how the flowers spring, let us listen to the
ivnrblir.g of the birds, and sport ourselves up-
* on the ntw grass.
SThe winter is over and gone, the buds come
out upon the trees, the crimson blossoms of the
pf irh and the nectarine are seen, and the green
ita% -s sprout.
The hedges nrc bordered with tufts of prim-
S roses, and yellow cowslips that bang down
their heads ; and the blue violet lies hid be-
Sneath the shade. :
S-. The young goslings are running upon the t -
green, the" are just hatched, their bodies are
Covered with yellow down; anO the old ones

hiss with anger if any one c,-'mes near. The
hen sits upon her nest of straw, she watches pa-
tiently the full time, then she carefully breaks
the shell and the young chicken conies out.
The lambs just born are in the field, rhe\
totter by the side of their dams, their young
limbs oan hardly support them.

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If you fall little lambs, you will not be hurt
il.here is spread under you a carpet of '.!i
rass, it is spread on purpose to receive you.
The butterfliLs, flutter from bush to bush,
and open their wings to the warm sun.
The young animals of every kind are Epo,,
t'g about, they feel themselves happy, theN
'.ae glad to be alive, th.y thank him that haA
m adc them alive.
They may thank him in their hearts, but we
can think him with our tongues, we are be:ter
than thev.: nd can praise himn better


have golden crowns upon their heads, and scqp-
tres in their hands ; they sit on thrones and
send forth their commands ; their subjects fear
before them ; if the people do well, they are to
be protected by thrir rulers from danger ; and
if they do e% il, they are to be punished by those
suvrrign rulers, and by those laws which the
forms of the4r government have established!
among thtM.
But who is the sovereign of the sovereign ?
who commands them what they must do -
whose hand ik stretched out to protect them
from danget-r ? and if they do evil, who shall
nunisltthem ? .. .
dEod( is the. svereign cof the sovereigns.-
*i i'crown is of rAys M, light, and his throne is
among theirs'. lie is King of kings, and
Lord of lords : if he bijlritli us live, we live,
if he biddth tus die, "'e die : his dominion ii
otiB. all worlds, and the li;ht of his counte-
na6e4 is upo',n all h'is work-.
trod is oir shepherd, therefore we will fri.
lwv." hirrm God is our Fnthir, thereiorc we
will love him : God is our King, therefore
"'e ill obey lin.
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Come, and I wvill slow vr.u'n hat ih Beiu:.Fi.,
It is arose full blowr. Sce how slie sts t ,'.nrt
her mossy .ttrm, 1,kC il e q'eCtLn ol'f all the ,..,;-
*rs her Icw. es Ilow like fire ; thle :nir i ':.-

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cd with her sweet odour; she is the dcligh.
of very eye.
She is beautiful, but there is a fairer that.
she. Hie who made the rose is more beautiful
than the rou : he is all lovely ; he is the d,-
light of every heart.


I will show you what is strong. The lion
is strong ; when he raises up himself from ,ik
lair, when he shaketh his mr.ane, whtn the
voice of his roaring is heard, the catile uf ihi.
field fly, and the wild beasts of the dts5rt h'de
themselves, for he is very terrible.
The lion is strong, biat he who madt the lion 0
is stronger than he: his angtF is terrible : he
coul I make us die in a mniumnt, and no one
could save us out of hi. hand.
I wdill show you whit is glorious. Thr sun,
is glorious. Whrn h, :.bines in the cl'... kI,
Svhena he bitLLth un his bright throne iu LA; h1a-

vens, anid looketh abroad over all the earth,
he is the most excellent and glorious creature
the eye can behold.
The sun is glorious, but he who made the
sun is more glorions than he. The eye be-
holdeth him not, for his brightness is more
'I dazzling than we could bear. He seeth in
S dark places, by night as well as by day; and
the light of his countenance is over all his
Who is this great nany, and what is he call-
ed, that my lips may praie him ?
tL This great name is GOD. He jnade all
things,*pt he himself in more excellent than all
t"hiogs 6wiich he hath made: they are beauti-
Sfu!ut he is beauty ; they are strong, but he
s. ,. 'srgth ; they wre perfect, but he is perfec-

The glorious sun is set in the west; the
,. night dews fall; and the air, which was sultry,
becomes cool.
1 The flowers fold up their colored leaves;
:', they fold themselves up and hang their heads
on the slender stalk.
The chickens are gathered under the wing
of the hen, and are at rest; the hen herself is
Sat rest also.
The little birds have ceased their warbling;
they are at rest on the boughs.

There is nu murmur of bees around the
hire, or among the honeyed woodbines; they
have done their work, and lie close in their
waxen cells.

The sheep rest upon their soft fleeces, and
their loud bleating is no more heard among the
There is no sound of a number of voices, or
of children at play, or the trampling of busy)
feet, and of people hurrying to and fro.
The smith's hammer is not heard upon the
anvilA nor the harsh saw of the carpenter.
All men are stretched on their quiet beds;
and the child sleps upon the breast of its
Darkness is spread over the skies, and dark-
vess is upon the gr.iund : every eye i? -hut,
and etery hand is still.

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S Who taketh care of all people when they are
sunk in sleep ; when they cannot defend them-
selves, nor see if any danger approacheth ?
S There is an eye that never sleepeth ; there
S is an eye that seeth in dark night as well as in
the sunshine.
T When there is no light of the sun, nor of the
moon; when there is no lamp in the house,
nor any little star twinkling through the thick
clouds ; that eye seeth every where, in all pla-
S ces, and watcheth continually over all the fam-
ilies of the earth.
S The eye that sleepeth not is God's; his
hand is always stretched out over us.
lie made sleep to fresh us when we are
Sweyy; he made nigh that we might sleep in
4 As the mother movtth about the house with
her finger on her lips, and stillcth every little
Noise, that her infant be not disturbed ; as she
draweth the curtains around its bed, and shut-
Steth out the light from its tender eyes ; so
God draweth the curtains of darkness around
Sus ; sa he maketh all things to be hushed and
st aill, that his large family may sleep in peace.
SLabourers spent with toil, and voung.chil-
'.1 dren, and everilittle humaNg insect,"sleep
Quietly, for God watcheth oSv& y"a.
i You may sleep, for he neter sleeps : you
may close % our eyes in safety, for'his eye is
'j always open tu protect .ou.
1When the darkness is passed aWay, and the

beams of the morning sun strike through your
eyelids, begin the day with praising God, who
hath taken care of you through the night. "
Flowers, when you open again, spread your
leaves, and smell sweet to his praise.
Birds, when awake, warble 3our thanks
among the green bougvs ; bing to him before
you sibg to your mats.
SLet his praise be in our hearts when we lie
down ; lt his praise be on our lips when wc

Child of reason, hAeiie com.t thou i-t
What has thine eye observed, and i1hither
hath thy foot been wandering ?
I have been wandering along the majdnws.
Ain the thick grass; the calte were fCteding
t around me, or reposing in the cool shade ; the
corn sprung up in the furrows ; the poppy and
the hare-bell grew among the wheat; the
fields were bright with summer, arid glowing
'.with beauty.
*A Didst thou see nothing more ? Did,t thou.
4, observe nothing beside ? RWturn again, child
P. of mason, for there are greater things than
z'biese. God was among the fields; anrid didst
tihL not Perceive him ? his beauty,- wvas upon
( .'the meadows; his smilt enlivenedI the sun-
I have walked through the lack forest ; tne,.
S vir.d whispered among tth trees, the; bro *
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fell from the rocks with a pleasant murmur;
the squirrel leaped from bough to bough ; and
the birds sung to each other among the bran-
Didst thou hear nothing, but the murmur
of the brook ? no whispers, but the whispers
of the wind ? Return again, child of reason,
for there are greater things than these. God
was among the trees ; his voice sounded in
the murmur of the water; his music warbled
in the shade ; and didst thou not attend ?
I saw the moon rising behind the trees : it
was like a lamp of gold. The stars one after
another appeared in the clear firmament Pre-
sently I saw black clouds arise and roll to-

ward the south; the lightning streamed in thick
flashes over the sky ; the thunder growled at
a distance ; it came nearer, and I felt afraid, .r
for it was load and terrible.

Did your heart feel no terror but of the
thunderbolt? Was there nothing bright and
terrible, but the lightning ? Return. 0 child of-
reason for there are greater things than these.
God was in the storm, and didst thou not per-
ceive him ? his terrors were abroad, and didst
thine heart acknowledge him ?
God is in every place ; he speaks in every
sound we hear, hi e is seen in all that our eves
behold : nothing., 0 child of reason, is with-
out God; let God therefore be in all thy
Como, let us go into the thick shad, for it
is the noon of day, and the summer sun beats
hot upon our heads.
The shade is pleasant and cool; the bran-
ches meet over our.heads, and shutout the sun
as with a green curtain ; and the grass is soft
to our feet, and a clear brook washes the roots
of the trees.
t The sloping bank is covered with flowers :
1 us lie down upon it; let us throw our limbs
S on the fresh gr;is; and s'ttp. for all things are
still adi we arc quite alone.
T, he Cattle can lie down to sleep in the cool
Sishade, but we can do what is better; we can
praise the grcat God who made us. lie made
the warm sun, and the cool shade ; the trees
4at grow upwards, and the brooks that run
murmuring along. All the things that we see
are.his work.
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('an we raise our voice up to the high heav-
cn ? can we make him hear who is above the
s tars ? We net d not raise our voices to the
stars, for he hcareth us when we only whis-
per; when we breathe out words softly with a
low voice. He that fiileth the heavens is here
May we that lure so vytiung speak to him that
always was ? May we, ihat can hardly speak
plain, spea:ik to God
We that are so voung and but lately made
alive ; therefore we should not forget his fir-
ming hand who hath made us alive. We that
cannot speak plaio, should lisp our praises
to him who teaches us how to speak, and hadi
upenr.d4our dumb lips.
When we could not think of him he thought
of u3 : before we could ask him to bleiss us he
had already given us many blessings.
lri fashioneth our tender limbs, and cau-
seth th, m to grow; he maketh us strong, and
tall, and nimhble.
Every day ne are more active'than the fo.e
niecr day, therefore every day we ought to -
pi .ise him bLtter than the former d.iy. -
The Ihds spring into leaves, and tite, blos-.
.om i swell to frutt; but they know ndthowthey-
rrow,. nor wh.i causuilt them to spring up frfu,. :
Sie bosomT of the ;arth. .
Ask thc-mi, if tlihr will tell thee ; bid trein
'i- Ak forth into singing, and till the air u-h
Jl::Asant sounds.
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The. u.mcil sweet; they look beauuiul but
they are till quiet; no sound is in the still
air; no murmur of voices among the grttn
The plants Ind trees are made to give fruit
to man ; "but man is made to praise God who
made him.
We love to praise him, because he loveth to
bless us ; we thank hinm for life, because it it
a pleasant thing to be alive.
We love God, who hath created all beings;
we love God, who hath created all. things;
we love all beings becattse they are the crea-
tures of God.
We cannot be good as God is good, to all
persons every where ; but we can rejoice that
every where there is a God to do them good.
We will think of God when we play, and
when we work ; when we walk out, and when
we come in, when we sleep and when we
awake ; his praise shall dwell continually upon
our lips.

See where stands the cottage of the labour-
er, covered with a warm roof: the mother is
spiii.g at the door : the young childrEn are
sp"Dng on the grass in the f idds ajhc elder
oeas learn to labour, and are obedient the
fadithe'r- worketh to provide them loud : either
he tilleth the ground, or hc gathereth in the
corn, or shaketh his ripe apples from the tree :

his children run to meet him when he cometli
hume, and his wifelc prepares the wholesome

The father, the mother, and the children,
make a family the father is master thereof.
If the family be numerous, and the grounds
!argv, there are servants to help to do the work;
.LII these dwell in one huuse ; th-.y eat the same
read ; they kneel down together and praise
God every night and every morning with one
voice; they are very closely united, and are
dearer to each other than any strangers. If
one is sick they mourn together ; and if one
is h.appv, they rejoice together.
a.lan 'v housA are built together ; many
.imilies live near one another ; they), meet to-
.rther on the #teen, and in pleasant walks,
and to buy and sell, and in the house of jus-
tice ; and Lhe sound of the chui ch bell calleth

them to the house of God, in company. Itf
one is poor, his neighbour helpeth hiam ; If he
is sad. he comfonrtch him. This is a village ;
see where it stands enclosed in a green shade,
the people going to tb. house of God. If
there he very man. houses, it is a town, gov-
erned by a magistrate.
Many towns, and a large extent of country,
make a state or kingdom.: it is enclosed'by,
mountains ; it is divided by rivers; it is wash-
ed by seas; and the inhabitants thereof are
countrymen: they speak the same language;
they make war and peace together-a.wking or,
a senate is the ruler thereof. .f
Many kingdoms, and states, and csuntj*
Cull of people, q$ islands and large continents.
and different tkrntates,' make up this *.hole,
world. God governeth it. The peo* swarm
upon the face of it like ants upon a 'Xiicuk ;
some are black with the hot sun ; -some cover
themselves with furs against the sharp cold ;
some drink of the fruit of the ine ; some the
pleasant milk of the cocoanut; some of cider,,t"'
the juice of the apple; and others quench thtr"
thirst with the running stream.
AUll are God's family; he knoweth every
one o3 them, as a shepRerd knoweth 4& flock :
they pray to him in different languages, but he
unsursLaudeth them all ; he heartth them all ;
he taketh care ofjhemjl. ; none are so great,
that he cannot paifsh tIm ; none are i.o meat.,
that hlie will not protect them.

N"egro omandi, who siltcst pining iUI cIptii-
itv, and weepest over thy sick child ; though
no one seeth thee, God seeth thee; though no
one pitieth thee, God pificth thee: aaise thy
voice forlorn and abandoned one; call upon
him amidst thy bonds, for assuredly he will
hoar thee.
Monarch, that rules over an hundred states;
whose frown is terrible as death; and whose
armies cover the land, boast not thyself as
though there were none above thee ; his pow-
erful arm is always over thee; and if thou
dost ill, assuredly he will punish thee.
" Nations of the earth fear the Lord ; families
Of.nen,gall upon the name of your God.
'A'Is there any one whom God hath not made ?
let hiA not worship him: is thbre any one
whom btpbhath not blessed let him not praise

Come, let us walk abroad ; let us talk of
the works of God.
Take up a handful of the sand ; number the
grains of it; tell them one by one into your lap.
Try if you can count, the blades of grass in
the field, or the leaves on the trees.
You cannot count them. they are innumer-
able, much more the things which God has
The fir growth on the mountain, and the
grey willow bends above the stream.

The thistle is armed with sharp prickle-;
Ihe mallow is soft and woolly.
The-hop Lay'th hold with htr tendrils, and
claspeth the tall pole ; the oak hath firm root
in the ground, and resisteth ihe winter storm.
The daisy enamelleth th-- mtadows;'-and
growth beneath Me foot of the passenger :the
tulip asketh a rich soil, and the careful hand
of the gardener.

The iris and reed spring up in the marsh ; ,
the rich grass covereth the meadowstv and
the purple heath flower enliherfeth the waste
The water Ijlies grow beneatlf' Biam
their broad leaves float en thLe ouu* tlw:
water ; the wall flower takes root t'fit41 2aT(I
stone. aid spreads iti fi agratIce among brolki
Every lea f. a (ifferrnt form; .-trr
plant liath a iirjre iphabitanL.
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look at the thorns that are white with blos-
soms, and the flowers that cover the fields, and
the plants that are trodden in the green path.
The hand of man hath not planted them ; the
sower hath not scattered the seeds from his
hand, nor the gardener diggged a place for them
with his spade.
Some grow on steep rocks, where no man
can climb : in shaking bogs, and deep forests,
and- desert islands: they spring up every
where and cover the bosom of the whole earth.
Who causeth them to grow every where,
and bloweth the seeds about in winds, and
I, feth then with the mould, and watereth

trm with soft rains, and cherisheth them with
&dws? Who fanneth them with the pure breath
of Heaven ; and gi.cth them colours, and
smells, and spread:th out their thin transpa-
rent leaves .
How dotb'the rose draw its crimson from
the dark brown earth, or the lily its shining
white f [low can a small seed coLLtain a plant
How doth ev'ry plant know its season to put
forth ? They are marshalled in order; each
one knoweth its place, and standeth in his own
Tile q..w drop, and the primrose make
haste to lift their heads above the ground.-
' htin tht. spring comtth, they say, here we
ate! The carnation waiteth forowhe full strength
of the ytar ; and the hardy lajistiaus cheer-
eth the winter months.....
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Every plant produces its like. An ear.
Storn will not grow from an acorn; nor will a
grape stone produce cherries : but every one
springeth from its proper seed.
Who preservcth them alive through the colda,-
winter, when the rnw is on the gtound,,nd
the sharp frost nii Tdh the plant ? Who saiteth
a small seed, and a little warmth in the bosom
of the earth, and causeth them to spring up
fresh, and sap to rise through the hard fibres ?
The trees am withered, naked, and bare;
they are like dry bones. Who breatheth on
them the breath of spring, and they are cover-
ed with verdure, and green leaves sprout hif,
the dead wood I .
Lo, these are but part of his works : and a
little portion of his wonders.
There is little need that I should tell you of
God, for every thing speaks of him.
Every field is like an open book; every
painted flower hath a lesson written on its
Every murmuring brook hath a tongue; a
voice is in every whispering wind.
They all speak oQjfj who made them; they-
all tell us he is ead.
We cannot a e r he is inviaj'but
we can can see j rks, and worship'*lsffl
steps in the green sod. '
They that know the most will praiagJoI, A
the hest; but which of us can number aif his .
works? .. '

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Child oT mortality, whence comes, thou ?
wvhy is thy countenance sad, and why are thine.
eyes red with Wteping?
I have seen the rose in its beauty : it spread
its leaves to the morning sun-T returned, it
was dying upon its stalk ; the grace of the
form of it was gone ; its loveliness was van-
ished away : the leaves thereof were scatter-
ed on the ground, and no one gathered them
A stately tree grew on the plain ; its bran-
ches were covered with verdure, its boughs
spread wide and made ai goodly shadow ; ihe
r irunk was like a strong pillar ; the roots were
like crooked fangs.-1 retumntd, the icrdure

wag" tapt by the north wivd; the branches were
Idpt away by the ax ; the worm had made its
"lay into the trunk, aA.the heart thereof as

.dpeayed ; it mouldered away, and fell to the
I have seen the insects sporting in the sun-
shine, and darting along the stream ; their
wings glittered-with gold and purple; their
bodies shone like the green emerald; they
were more numerous than I could count; their
motions were quicker than my eye could glance
-I returi rd, they were brushed into the pool;
they were perishing'with the evening breeze ;
the swallow had devoured them : the pike had
seized them: there were-none found of so great
a itaittiie., ."

I lihe seen aepide411isnth;
his cheek; gJoweItIfr eaut-y hi. limbs were
full of activity; h.eleaA4; he walked : he ran,;
he rejoiced in'tjkt he.was more excel.cnt than
.thost-I returned, he' las stiff and cold on the .J
Ore ground; his feet tOuld r.o longer mov eJ

nor his hands stretch themselves out; his life
had departed from him; and the breath out
of his nostrils ;-therefore do I weep, because
DEATH is in the world; the spoiler is
among the works of God : all that is made,
must b5 destroyed : all that is born, must die;
let me alone, for I will weep yet longer.


I have seen the flower wither on its stalk,
and its bright leaves spread on the ground-
I looked again, it sprung forth afresh ; the
srm was crowned with new buds, and the
etness thereof filled the air.
I have seen the sun set in the west; and the
shadgs of the night shut in the wide horizon:
thereW was no colour, nor shape, nor beauty,
nor music; gloom and darkness brooded
around-I looked, the sun broke forth again
from the east, and gilded the mountain tops;
the lark rose to meet him from her low nest,
and the shades of darkness fld away.
I have seen the insect, being come to its full
size, languish, and refuse to eat; it had spun it-
self a tomb, and was shrouded in a silken cone:
it lay without feet, or shtape or power to move
-I looked again, it had burst its tomb; it
was full of life, and sailed on coloured wings
through the air; it rejoiced in its new being.
Thus shall it be with thee, 0 man and so
shall thy life be renewed.

Beauty shall spring up out of ashes, and life
eaut of dust.
A little while shalt thou lie in the ground,
as the seed lieLh in the bosom of the 'earth :
but thou shall be raised again ; and, ifthou
art good thou shalt never die again.
Who is he who cometh to burst open the
prison doors of the tomb ; to bid the dead
awake, and to gather his redeemed from the
four winds of heaven? .
He descendeth on a fiery cloud : the sound
of a trumpet goeth before him ; thousands of
angels are on his right hand.
It is JESUS, the Son of God: the Savjur
of men : the friend of the good. il
lie cometh in the glory of his 4ther WTe
hath received power from on highti ,.
Mourn not therefore, child of immoility!
-for the spoiler, the cruel spoiler that laid
waste the works of God, is subdued: JESUS
hath conquered death;-child of immortality
mourn no longer.
'he r6se is sweet,but it is surrounded wijh
thorns ; he lily ff the valley is fragrant, but
it springeth up among the brambles.
The spring is pleasant, but it is soon past:
the summer is bright, but the winter destroy-
eth the beauty thereof.
The rainbow is very glorious, but it soon





vanishes away: life is good, ,but it is quickly
swallowed up in death.
There is a land whtre the roses are without
thorns, where the flowers are not mixed with
In that land there is eternal spring, and light
without any clouds.
The tree of life growth in the midst there-
cf;jxivers of p losau are there. and flowers
thlt never fade.
Myriads of happy spirits are there, and sur-
round the throne of God with perpetual praise.
.The angels with their golden hirps sing
ses continually, and the cherubims fly on
of fire !
'This country is Heaven : it is the country
of those who are good; and nothing that is
wicked must inhabit there.
The toad must not spit its venom among
turtle-doves; u-r the poisonous hen. bane grow
a mItong sweet flowers.
Neither must any one that doeth ill enter in-
to that good land. ,
This earth is pleasant, for it is God's earth,
and it is filled with many delightful.things.
But that country is far better: there we shall
not grieve any more, nor be sick any more,
nor do wrong any more, there the cold of win-
*tcr shall not wither us, nor the heats of sum-
n mer scorch us.
In that country thtre are no wars, nor quar-
rels, but all love one another v ith dear love.

'When our parents and friends die, and are .,
laid in the cold ground, we sce them here no
more ; but there we shall embrace them again, "
and live with them and be separated no more.
There we shall meet all good men, W.hom
we read of in holy books,
There we shall see Abraham, the call.Df $
God, the father of the faithful ; and MI .,4
after his long wanderings in the Arabian Al,
sert; and Elijah, the prophet ol God ;
Daniel, who escaped the lion's den; d there 4.
the son of Jesse, the shepherdlang, ttb-swec
singer of Israel.
'They loved God on earth ; they pr'FItdh
o*rthl ; but in that country they vwiIl p^J .
him better, and love himrn more. *r :
There we shall see Ji:sus, who is go "
fore us to that happy place ; and there .y.;4b
befrhld the glory of the high Go n. ; '.
We cannot see himni here, but we will love
him here we must be now on eartJi,.but -we
will often think on heaven. *
That happy land is our hornet we are tobe
here but a little while, and there for ever,
ven.fo tqes of eternal years.
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