Poems [signed A.L. Aikin.]. To which is added, An epistle to S. Wilberforce, esq, Issue 294

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Page 87 - Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines ; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat ; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls : Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Page 94 - See where rebellious passions rage, And fierce desires and lusts engage ; The meanest foe of all the train Has thousands and ten thousands slain. 4 Thou tread'st upon enchanted ground ; Perils and snares beset thee round ; Beware of all ; guard every part ; But most, the traitor in thy heart.
Page 92 - To gentle offices of love His feet are never slow : He views, through mercy's melting eye, A brother in a foe. " Peace from the bosom of his God, My peace to him I give ; And when He kneels before the throne, His trembling soul shall live. " To Him protection shall be shown, And mercy from above Descend on those who thus fulfil The perfect law of love.
Page 96 - Jesus' sacred voice, Come and make my paths your choice ; I will guide you to your home ; Weary pilgrim, hither come...
Page 88 - All that Spring with bounteous hand Scatters o'er the smiling land ; All that liberal Autumn pours From her rich o'erflowing stores...
Page 90 - AGAIN the Lord of life and light Awakes the kindling ray, Unseals the eyelids of the morn, And pours increasing day.
Page 96 - Together both they seek the place Where God reveals his awful face ; How high, how strong, their raptures swell, There's none but kindred souls can tell. Nor shall the glowing flame expire When nature droops her sickening fire ; Then shall they meet in realms above, A heaven of joy — because of love.
Page 74 - Thee, best beloved! the virgin train await With songs and festal rites, and joy to rove Thy blooming wilds among, And vales and...
Page 89 - O what a night was that which wrapt The heathen world in gloom ! O what a sun, which broke this day, Triumphant from the tomb ! 3...
Page 95 - How blest the sacred tie that binds, In union sweet, according minds ! How swift the heavenly course they run, Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes, are one...

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