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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", “ 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 sioners.
m If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Cbrist the righteous.
of Faith, that waxes bright Each moment by thine altar's light, Sees them e’en now: they still abide In mystery kneeling at our side;
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;
WHERE is it, mothers learn their love?
Hovers on softest wings.
What sparkles in that lucid flood
Out of a dear friend's side.
A few calm words of faith and prayer,
Earth's charmers never knew.
O happy arms, where cradled lies,
The darling of his grace !
Blest eyes, that see the smiling gleam
Touches the tender brow!
Or when the holy cross is sign’d,
To serve the Virgin-born.
But happiest ye, who seald and blest
To nurse for Jesus' sake:
To whom-as if in hallow'd air
Ye knelt before some awful shrine
His innocent gestures wear
A meaning half divine :
By whom Love's daily touch is seen
The deep yet eager view.