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Should his own lay th' accuser prove,

Cold while he kindled others' love:
And let your prayer for charity arise,
That his own heart may hear his melodies,
And a true voice to him may cry,

Thy God forgives—thou shalt not die.”

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER

TRINITY

From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness ? St. Mark viji. 4.

Go not away, thou weary soul:

Heaven has in store a precious dole
Here on Bethsaida's cold and darksome height,

Where over rocks and sands arise

Proud Sirion in the northern skies, And Tabor's lonely peak, 'twixt thee and noon-day

light.

And far below, Gennesaret's main

Spreads 'many a mile of liquid plain, (Though all seem gather'd in one eager bound,)

Then narrowing cleaves yon palmy lea,

Towards that deep sulphureous sea, Where five proud cities lie, by one dire sentence

drown'd.

Landscape of fear ! yet, weary heart,

Thou needst not in thy gloom depart, Nor fainting turn to seek thy distant home :

Sweetly thy sickening throbs are ey'd

By the kind Saviour at thy side ; For healing and for balm even now thine hour is

come.

No fiery wing is seen to glide,

No cates ambrosial are supplied, But one poor

fisher's rude and scanty store Is all He asks (and more than needs)

Who men and angels daily feeds, And stills the wailing sea-bird on the hungry shore.

The feast is o'er, the guests are gone,
And over all that upland lone

The breeze of eve sweeps wildly as of old

But far unlike the former dreams,

The heart's sweet moonlight softly gleams Upon life's varied view, so joyless erst and cold.

As mountain travellers in the night,

When heaven by fits is dark and bright, Pause listening on the silent heath, and hear

Nor trampling hoof nor tinkling bell,

Then bolder scale the rugged fell, Conscious the more of One, ne'er seen, yet ever near :

So when the tones of rapture gay

On the lorn ear die quite away,
The lonely world seems lifted nearer heaven;

Seen daily, yet unmark'd before,

Earth's common paths are strewn all o'er With flowers of pensive hope, the wreath of man forgiven.

The low sweet tones of Nature's lyre

No more on listless ears expire, Nor vainly smiles along the shady way

The primrose in her vernal nest,

Nor unlamented sink to rest
Sweet roses one by one, nor autumn leaves decay.

There's not a star the heaven can shew,

There's not a cottage hearth below,
But feeds with solace kind the willing soul-

Men love us, or they need our love;

Freely they own, or heedless prove The curse of lawless hearts, the joy of self-control.

Then rouse thee from desponding sleep,

Nor by the wayside lingering weep, Nor fear to seek Him farther in the wild,

Whose love can turn earth's worst and least

Into a conqueror's royal feast : Thou wilt not be untrue, thou shalt not be beguild. EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

It is the man of God, who was disobedient to the word of the Lord. 1 Kings xiii, 26.

PROPHET of God, arise and take
With thee the words of wrath divine,

The scourge of Heaven, to shake
O'er yon apostate shrine.

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Where angels down the lucid stair
Came hovering to our sainted sires,

Now, in the twilight, glare
The heathen's wizard fires.

Go, with thy voice the altar rend,
Scatter the ashes, be the arm,

That idols would befriend,
Shrunk at thy withering charm.

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