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GOOD CHILD'S LIBRARY.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
IN, EASY VERSE.
FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS,
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THE object of the "GOOD CHILDs LIBRARY," is to
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SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
Our Lord's Sermon on the Mount,
The object of Christ's Sermon,
The Multitude follow Him, .
The Pharisees hate Christ,. .
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
WHEN Jesus came to preach his word,
He heal'd the sick, the lame,
The blind, the deaf; He raised the dead,
And thousands heard His name.
The people came in multitudes,
From every place abroad;
For soon the word spread far and wide,
That He was Christ the Lord.
They flock'd ,around that they might heat
His words of wondrous love;
He spake with majesty and grace,
With wisdom from above.
They gazed and heard, and were entranced,
He spake such truths Divine;
And as they gazed, His countenance,
With heavenly grace did shine.
Once when the multitude pressed round,'
An eager anxious throng,
He lifted up His hands and spake,
With voice as sweet as song.
Those words, which in this simple verse,
I will to you recount;
Those words of wisdom and of love;
The Sermon on the Mount.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
'8.sss'D are the poor in- spirit here,
For -unto them is given,
To have as'their inheritance,
The richest joys of Heaven.
"And blessed are those souls that mourn,
They are not comfortless;
For I am come with sympathy,
The sorrowing heart to bless.
"The meek are blessed; foi the Lord
Doth love humility;
And those who walk in lowliness,
Shall high exalted be.
"And those who hungry are, and thirst
For heavenly righteousness,
Are known, of God; His goodness will
Their souls with plenty bless.
"The merciful are blessed too,
Who feel for others' pain ;
That mercy they to others show,
They shall themselves obtain.
"And blessed are the pure in heart,
Who fly from every sin;
Who while they strive to walk in love,
Have holy thoughts within.
"And those who holy are in life,
In thought and deed and word,
Shall find on earth a heavenly peace,
And fellowship with God.
"And blessed are the peaceful ones,
Who make tranquillity;
Their hearts shall flow with sacred peace;
God's children shall they be.
SERMOONO THEe MOUNT. 13
And when the world shall persecute,
For righteousness' sake;
Then blessed are ye, for the joy
Of Heaven ye shall partake.
"And blessed are ye when the world,
All full of sin and guile,
Shall every evil falsely speak,
And your good name revile.
"Rejoice, and be exceeding glad,
For great is your reward;
For so the prophets they did treat,
And so they'll treat the Lord."
These are the blessings which the Lord,
Pronounced with truthful word;
And happy are the souls that hear,
And do his word regard.
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"Ye are the salt that seasons all,
Preserving all from death;
That gives the mind activity,
That gives the spirit health.
"Now salt pervades all living things
It fills the earth and sea;
Without it nothing could exist,
And man could never be!
"And if the savour of the salt
Is lost, 'tis good for nought;
It should be ever cast aside,
And trodden under foot.
"Ye are the salt; your substance here,
Your virtue every where;
The world shall dwell upon your word,
And in your blessing share.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. 15
"Ye are the light, of all the world;
A city built on high
SIs never hid, but far and near,
Is seen by' every eye.
"A candle on a candlestick,
To all gives forth its light;
It cheers the house, and with its rays
,Dispels the gloom of night.
"So let the world behold your life,
Reflecting light Divine,
And in your Father's love be blest,
And in His likeness shine.
"Think not I'm come to violate
The law; or prophets kill;
I come not to destroy, but shall
The law of God fulfil.
" Against the heavens and:earth, most firm,
No force can.e'er prevail;
Yet these shall pass away before
One jot or tittle fail,
"Of all the law presents; it is
Your Heavenly Father's will;
I do not come then to destroy,
But all things to fulfil.
"The least commandment in the law,
Ye cannot, dare not break;
And if you teach that others may,
Their guilt you must partake.
"But do and teach that all the law
Commands, both great and smali
Be kept; and peace shall come to you,
And happiness to all.
sJOaN ON tHE MOUNT. 17
"Your righteousness, it must exceed
The Scribes' and Pharisees',
For they do always strive, the world
By outward acts to please.
"Ye must have inward life Divine,
And heavenly purity;
And all your outward acts must show
"Ye oft have heard that it was said,
By those of olden years;
Whoe'er shall kill, the judgment wrath
His soul shall fill with fears.
"But whosoe'er is angry with
His brother without cause,
Shall be unto the judgment brought,
And punished by its laws.
"And if one to his brother says,
The Council will its sword unsheath,
And make him writhe with pain.
"And whosoever shall, with scorn,
Unto his brother say:-
Thou fool, hell-fire-the vale of death,
His folly will repay.
"Ye shall not therefore angry be;
But with your brother bear;
And if you to the altar bring
The sacrifice of prayer,
"And there rememberest he hath aught
Of wrong to think of thee;
Leave there thy gift, and go and make
Him reconciled to thee.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. 19
"And if you know of one who is
-Avow'd your enemy;
Agree with him with all your mind,
While he is in the way.
"For he perhaps may yield thee to
The judge, and he at last
Will yield thee to the officer,
And you, in prison cast.
"You shall not from the prison come,
And therefore take you heed,
Until unto your enemy
The utmost farthing's paid.
"And if your right eye lead to sin,
And cause you to offend;
Or if to do some sinful act,
Is moved your dearest hand,
" You must with violence withdraw,
Your eye and hand away;
'Tis better that you kill the sin,
Than that the sin you slay.
" And if the sin is to you dear
As your right hand or eye;
Let it be plucked away, or you
SMust now, and ever die.
"It has been said, thou shalt perform
Thine oaths unto the Lord;
Ye swear by many things that ye
May make more sure your word;
"But ye shall never swear at all,
,By earth, nor yet by heaven;
Nor by Jerusalem, for 'tis
Unto the Great King given.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. 21
'"Ye shall not swear e'en by your head;
Because ye cannot make
One single hair that grows thereon,
To change from white to black.
"But let your word be yea and nay;
For if your oaths do take,
You bring your soul to guilt, for them
Your life perhaps may break.
"Ye also hear that eye for eye,
And tooth for tooth is given;
But this is not my law of love,
The sacred law of Heaven.
"But if a man in anger smite
Your cheek, then to him turn
The other with humility;
Nor let your anger burn.
"And if he sue you at the law,
And take your coat away,
Give him your cloak also, and thus
The heavenly law obey.
"And if a man shall you compel
To go with him a mile;
Go with him two; and all the way
With thoughts of peace beguile.
"To him that asks you, you shall give;
And to him that would borrow,
Lend, for if him you turn away,
You fill his heart with sorrow.
"'Tis also said that ye shall love
Your neighbour who loves you,
And hate your enemy; I say,
Your enemy love too.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
"And those that curse you, ye shall bless;
To those who hate,, do good;.
For all are of one family,.
One common brotherhood.
"And those who use you with despite,
And threaten you to slay,
And persecute you, let them hear
That you for them do pray. .
"For ye are children now of God,
And He is peace and love;
He sends His sun and rain on all
Down from the heavens above.
"And if ye only kindly speak,
To those who speak to you,
Ye can have no reward in Heaven,
'Tis just as sinners do.
"If. ye show only love to them,
Who show to you regard;
The publicans do just the same,
Ye can have no reward.
'Ye therefore must be perfect here,
In harmony and love,
And grow, e'en like your Father God,
Who reigns in Heaven above.
"When ye give alms unto the poor,
Let it in secret be;
And ye shall have reward of Him,
Who doth in secret see.
"The hypocrites, when they give alms,
'Tis in the open street,
A trumpet sounds, that all may see,
And them with praises greet.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
"They do it to be seen of men,
For they their praise regard;
They get their praise; 'tis all they ask,
And this is their reward.
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not
Be as the hypocrites,
Who love to -pray in synagogues,
And standing in the streets.
"But go into a secret place,
And shut your closet door,
And there in silence to the Lord,
Out all your sorrows pour.
"And though no worldly eye can see
Your bending form, or tear,
And though no ear detects a sound,
Your Father God doth hear.
"He looks down from His lofty throne,
And sees your inmost heart;
And answering your imploring cry,
SDoth life and joy impart.
"And when ye pray, ye shall not use,
As many heathen do,
Vain repetitions-useless words
For God doth surely know
"Your every want before you speak;
And therefore doth desire,
That you in fervent words express,
To what your thoughts aspire.
"Here is the manner ye shall pray,
When ye approach to God,
Believing He will hear your prayer,
According to His word:-
S MON ON THE MOUNT. 27
"Our Father God, who art in Heavel
Hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
In Heaven, on earth the same. *
"Give us this day our daily bread,
And all our sins forgive;
May we from those who againstt us sin,
Their penitence receive.
"Into temptation do not lead,
Nor leave us in distress;
Deliver us from every ill;
Our souls with mercy bless.
"And Thine forever is the praise,
The glory and the power;
The kingdom also shall be Thine,
Henceforth, forever more.
"If ye- man's trespastse forgive,
They trespass against you,
Your Heavenly Father also will
Forgive your trespass too.
"But if ye do not show to men,
The mercy they desire;
Your Father-Judge, will an account
Of all your sins require.
"And when ye fast, ye shall not be
As daring hypocrites,
Who make their countenances sad,
And walk about the streets,
"Thatumen may see their holiness,
Which only outward shows;
While inwardly their wicked hearts,
No shame, nor sorrow knows.
SE~pMOltoO ^BE MOUNT.
"Men see them and fhey praise them
And laud their purity;
'Tis their reward; God loves them not,
He loves humility.
"But when ye fast, anoint your head,
And often wash your face;
And boast no outward- holiness,
But cherish inward grace..
"And ye shall have a full reward,
From Him who reigns above;
And though the world should you despise,
He'll bless you with His love.
"Lay not up for yourselves on earth,
Those treasures that are dust;
When them you need, you'll find them all
Destroyed by moths and rust.
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"Nor think within your heart that you
Will wealth on earth conceal;
For when you think 'tis close secured,
Bold thieves break through and steal.
"But lay up for yourselves above,
That treasure richer far
Than all the world; that when you die
Its blessing you may share.
"The treasure of eternal life;
Of great felicity;
Secured in Heaven, and richly crown'd,
"Your heart is with your treasure found,
Wherever that may be;
If 'tis in Heaven, you will rejoice,
To all eternity.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. 31
"This treasure now you can lay up,
While here on earth you roam;
Andlive upon the joy it gives,
To cheer your progress home.
"Like pilgrims we do here abide;
But soon away we'll soar,
And dwell beyond the starry sky,
In joy forever more.
"Then let us turn away from earth,
No more its pleasures view;
But fix our thoughts and hopes in Heaven,
And highest good pursue.
"No man can serve two masters here,
^For ofte of them he'll love,
ThM other hate; ye cannot serve
The world and -God above.
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32 OUR LORD'S
"God's service is a true delight,
He does His servants bless;
But Mammon makes its subjects slaves,
And fills them with distress.
"The poorest man on earth is rich,
If peace dwells in. his breast;
The richest man on earth is poor,
If sorrow breaks his rest.
Ye must renounce the world and serve
Your Father, God, alone;
Or else renounce His love entire,
And to the world return.
"They are forever separate,
Ye cannot mingle both;
The world's as far removed from God,
As error is from truth.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. 33
"Cling to. the one with all your heart,
And serve with all your mind,
That God who calls you by his love;
And happiness you'll find.
"And when the world shall fade away,
Your eyes in death grow dim,
And, every other strength shall fail,
You'll find your strength in Him.
"Take therefore no thought for your life,
What ye shall eat or drink;
Nor for your body careful be,
Nor of your raiment think.
"The birds that fly in upper air,
Do neither sow nor reap;
And yet with wond'rous Providence,
Your Father doth them keep.
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"He feeds them by His gracious power
Each year fiom' day to day,
And decks them rich with plumage soft,
And colours bright and gay.
"And if he feeds and clothes the birds,
0!, will he not much more,
Clothe you, and every need supply
Out of his plenteous store?
"Go gaze upon the lily fair,
That grows out in the field;
Go mark its beauty, and regard
The perfume it doth yield.
"How beautiful it is; how pure
And brilliant is its hue;
It toils not, neither does it spin,
And yet I say to you,
SERMON ON THE OU
"That Solomon,. great Israel's king,
Was not like this array'd;
E'en when in costly robes of state,
iis majesty displayed.
"Though Solomon was robed in pomp,
'And deck'd with jewels rare,
.He could not with the lily pure,
For loveliness compare.
SAnd-yet the lily is a flower,
That cometh up to-day,
And flourishes awhile, to be
To-morrow cast away,
"A blasting wind sweeps o'er. the field,
And all its beauty dries;
Its fragrance wastes upon the air,
It droops its head and dies.
"And will not God much more clothe you,
Whose life is His own breath?
And will ye not His goodness trust ?
0! ye of little faith!
SHe will; He'll clothe your -spirits too
With robes of spotless white,
And bring to you His heavenly home,
In everlasting light!
"Now therefore take no thought for these,
According to my word;
But first of all things seek and find,
The kingdom of your God.
"This kingdom is not meat and drink,
But righteousness and peace;
The Holy Ghost with life and joy,
And love our spirits bless.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
"And when you love with all your heart,
His grace you'll ever prove;
For all things needful He will add,
Through His abounding love."
Forever blessed be His name,
Who gives such glorious hope "
Of everlasting life and love
To bear our spirits up,
While journeying through this vale of tears,
With many sorrows tried;
Assured by this when life is o'er,
We shall with Him abide.
"Judge not that ye do not provoke-
Such judgment as ye give;
The judgment ye to others show,
Ye shall yourselves receive.
88 OUR LORD'S
"This means, ye shall not harshly judge,
The thoughts, or acts of men;
And if you do, your censure will
Come back to you again.
"Ye all are weak and prone to err,
Have then a generous mind;
And fear lest those whom you condemn,
Should in you evil find.
"Thou seest within thy brother's eye,
A very little mote;
And thou with boldness saith to him,
Come, let me pull it out.
"And lo! a beam is -in thine own;
How canst thou then see clear
To cast a mote fi'om out his eye?
His judgment you should fear
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. 39
" Thou HyIpocrite! The beam cast. out,
That's found in tlhine own eye,
And then unto thy brother come;
With love, and humble be.
"Askl, and it shall be given you,
Whatever thing is right;
For tlose who ask of God in faith,
Are precious in His sight.
"Come seek,. and ye shall surely find,
The blessings of His grace;
For unto all who look to Him,
He shows His smiling face.
"' Knock at the door,---the gate of life,
The door that leads to Heaven,
For unto those who patient wait,
Full entrance shall be given.
40 OUR WRD'S
"What man of you, whom, if his child
Should ask, with hungry tone,
For bread to satisfy his need,
Would give to him a stone?
"Or if he were to ask a fish,
His craving to relieve,
Would with most cruel mockery,
A serpent to him give?
"An earthly father would not thus,
His helpless offspring treat;
He would not give his child a stone,
When he ask'd bread to eat.
"Your earthly fathers sinful are,
And if they to you give
Those things you ask, and which.
O! will ye not believe,
SERMOK 'ON THE MOUNT.
"That God, your Heavenly Father, hears
Your humblest, weakest sigh,
And that He comes with open heart,
To answer when you cry ?
"Will He not give you all things good,
Whatever you may need;
And will He not your hungry souls,
With Heavenly manna feed?
"He will, He ever waits to bless,
His children,-fallen race;
And unto all who ask he'll give
The fulness of His grace.
"Now therefore all things that ye would
That man should do to you;
Those things, with loving, honest heart,
To them ye likewise do.
42 OUR LORD'S
"This is a strait and narrow way,
And few do walk therein;
Because your hearts deceitful are,
SAnd prone to every sin.
"There is a gate that's very wide;
The way is very broad,
And many thousands walk therein;
A throng'd and busy road.
"But enter ye at the strait gate,
And walk the narrow way;
'Twill give you peace of mind, and lead
To an eternal day.
"Of prophets false ye shall beware,
Like sheep they ever come;
But inwardly they're ravening wolves;
And o'er the world they roam;
SERMON ON THE MOq-T 4
"To catch the simple in their snars;
And from the truth decoy
The straying flock, and with their words
Their peace and life destroy.
"Ye'll know them by the fruit they bear;
You never see a thorn
Producing grapes; and thistles ne'er
Have figs to grow thereon.
"A good tree always bears good fruit;
And so an evil tree
Brings forth bad fruitage in its time;
As you mayor always see.
"And therefore every prophet false,
Shall by his fruit be known;
The works that he performs,' proclaim
That he's an evil one.
44 OUR LORD'S
"He shall not enter into Heaven,
Though he may say, Lord, Lord,
For I will say to him, depart,
You never kept my word.
"And though he may have many things,
Wrought in my powerful name,
Yet I will then expose his sin,
And cover him with shame."
The hypocrite can ne'er attain,
The constant joy Divine,
Which is possessed by him who says,
I know the Lord is mine.
What grief and shame, and sad despair,
Must overwhelm his heart;
To hear the awful Judge pronounce,
The solemn word-Depart.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
Now Jesus ended all His words,
And the great multitude,
Enraptured by the truths He spake,
With greatest wonder stood.
And though he-seem'd so meek, and clothed.
With such humility,
Nor Scribes, nor Pharisees could speak
With such authority.
Then' let.us read these sacred truths,
Which will our hearts inspire,
And raise us up above the world,
With heavenly desire.
Remembering that, however young,
We're tending to the tomb,
And we may have that holy faith,
That robs it of its gloom;
46 OUR LORDS
That pierces far beyond the shades
Of death's dark, dreary night;
And shows us Heaven with glory fill'd,-
And everlasting light.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. 47
THE OBJECT OF CHRIST'S SERMON.
THE Saviour was the, Prince of Peace;
The object of his word
Was by the truth to lead their hearts,
To ldve and serve the Lord.
The Scribes and Pharisees had taught ,
The people to obey
Their every word, and after them
To walk from day to day.
The things they taught them did not give
The people solid peace;
They could not life and comfort find,
Nor feel fiom sin release.
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So Jesus preached to them the truth,
With great simplicity,
And they the word received and loved
With much humility.
Christ taught them all that they should love
Their Father God in Heaven,
And that, to help their erring hearts,
His spirit should be given.
The way to Heaven is straight and plain,
And all can walk therein;
We should forsake all evil thoughts,
Renouncing every sin.
The Scribes and Pharisees were proud,
And tax'd the people sore,
And they were rich with what they got,
And always wanted more.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
They made the people think that they
Were servants of the Lord,
And that they must with reverence
Obey their every word.
But Jesus called them hypocrites,
And showed the people plain,
That though they looked so sanctified
Their word was all in vain.
"Come follow Me," the Saviour said,
"I'm of a lowly mind,
And all your sorrows, all your care,
You soon shall leave behind,
"My yoke is easy, very light
My heavenly burden is,
And those who bear My name shall dwell
In everlasting bliss."
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THE MULTITUDE FOLLOW HIM.
WHEN Jesus ended all these words,
He from the mountain came,
And though the Scribes and Pharisees
Would not receive His name,
Yet many people followed Him,
And did His steps attend;
For to instruct the humble soul,
The Lord did condescend.
They followed Him that they might feel
His power, and hear His word;
That they His wonder and His love
Might publish all abroad.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
The Saviour looked on them with smiles,
And bless'd them with His love,
And every act and every word,
His spirit pure, did prove.
And though His power did fill their hearts
With wonder and amaze,
They did not fear Him, for His love-
Inspired their songs of praise.
All those who follow Christ from love,
He'll dwell within their heart;
And though their friends should them forsake
He'll ne'er from them depart.
THE PHARISEES HATE CHRIST.
THE Pharisees with malice saw
That Jesus' blessed word,
Had turned the people from their ways
Almost with one accord.
If once the people did receive
The Saviour as their Lord,
And follow Him with zeal and love,
Relying on His word,
The Pharisees would their be stripped
Of all their hateful pride,
The people would not follow them,
Nor in their words confide.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
And so they hated Christ,
To stop His words most
And make Him cease His
But this they could not
They called Him evil, and their mouths
Were full of wickedness;
How could they treat the Saviour thus
Who came the world to bless?
Their hearts were hard, and vain
They could not bear to see,
The people follow one so good,
Of such humility.
The Sermon on the Mount was full
Of words of truth and love,
The people heard that they should fix
Their treasures all above.
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They heard that God, their Father'^was,
That He for them did care,
That to Him they should offer up
Their constant, humble prayer.
The Pharisees were fill'd with rage,
And through the Saviour's life,
They tried to bring Him into snares,
They were so full of strife.
They persecuted Him with scorn;
The Saviour from above,
Whose words were full of tenderness,
Whose heart was full of love!
While thus they persecuted Him,
He showed His saving grace;
And unto many humble souls
Reveal'd His smiling face.
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The Sa'four's words spread far and wide;
On every side were known,
The gracious words and wondrous works,
Which Christ the Lord had shown.
The Jewish rulers did conspire
Against the blessed One;
They did blaspheme the Holy Name
Of God's beloved Son!
They could not stop His gracious word
From spreading o'er the land;
And hundreds were obedient to
His word of sweet command.
And so they followed Him to death,
They nail'd Him to the tree,
And there He hung for three long hours,
In dreadful agony.
56 OUR LORD'S SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
But as He came to save mankind,
And pardon all their sin;
He did perform that wondrous work,
With power and grace Divine.
He bow'd His head upon the cross;
Descended to the grave;
And on the third day He arose,
With gracious power to save.
High on a Throne of burning light,
He reigns above the sky,
And those who love, shall with him dwell
To all eternity.
--.m-- .e THE END. es-wv--