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PAOL,

Song of Miriam,..

Moore

167

The Wizard, ..

Miss Jewsbury 167

The Jubilee,'

Grahame

168

The Hebrew Mother, .

Mrs. Hemans 169

The Resolution of Ruth,

172

Song of Triumph,

173

David lamenting Absalom,

Willis

173

Destruction of Sennacherib,

Byron

175

Nebuchadnezzar the Proud !

H. Rogers 175

The Hebrew Youths,

Knot

176

Belshazzar, ..

Byron

176

Tyre, ..

Mary Howitt 178

The Outcast Jew,

Swan

180

The Son of Man,

Russell

180

Sight for the Blind,

181

Mary Magdalene,

Callanan

The Daughter of Jairus,

Dale

183

The Leper, ..

Willis

185

The Raising of Lazarus,

Dale

186

The Penitent, ..

M. 1. Browne 188

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES.

Ages of Ignorance,

Winks

189

Origin of Sabbath Schools,

J. A. James 191

The Sunday School,

Mrs. Sigourncy 194

Christian Activity,

Wilcox

195

Imitation of Christ,

Robert Hall 196

A Domestic Scene,

Mrs. Hemans 198

The Family Bible,

199

Love to Brothers and Sisters,

J. A. James 200

A Father's Reflections on the Birth of a Son, President Davies 202

Song of a Spirit to a Dying Child,

203

Human Frailty, ..

Hervey

205

God, the Father of the Young,

Cunningham

Patience,

Bishop Horne 207

Friendship,

Fleming-R. Hall 208

Pride, ..

Dr. Dick

209

Vain Pursuit of Pleasure,

211

The Last Man, ..

212

On the Death of a Teacher,

Montgomery

213

The Happiest Death,

Montgomery 214

Fulfilment of Divine Proph

215

Glory of the Cross,

Mac Laurin 217

Influence of Christianity,

Raffles

219

Millennial Glory,

Pollok

221

The Christian's 'Hope and Triumph,

Conder

Approach of the Millennium,

Montgomery 224

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THE DIVINE BEING, CREATION,

FALL OF MAN, &c.

JEHOVAH.
HARPS of Eternity! begin the song,
Redeemed and angel-harps ! begin to God,
Begin the anthem ever sweet and new,
While I extol Him, holy, just, and good.
Life, beauty, light, intelligence, and love
Eternal, uncreated, infinite!
Unsearchable Jehovah ! God of truth !
Maker, upholder, governor of all!
Thyself unmade, ungoverned, unupheld !
Omnipotent, unchangeable, great Ĝod !
Exhaustless fulness, giving unimpaired!
Bounding immensity, unspread, unbound !
Highest and best! beginning, middle, end !
All-seeing eye! all-seeing and unseen!
Hearing unheard ! all-knowing and unknown !
Above all praise ! above all height of thought !
Proprietor of immortality!
Glory ineffable! bliss underived !
Of old thou built'st thy throne on righteousness
Before the morning stars their song began,
Or silence heard the voice of praise. Thou laid'st
Eternity's foundation stone, and saw'st
Life and existence out of Thee begin.
Mysterious more the more displayed, where still
Upon thy glorious throne thou sit’st alone,
Hast sat alone, and shalt for ever sit
Alone, invisible, immortal One!
Behind essential brightness unbeheld.
Incomprehensible! what weight shall weigh,

What measure measure Thee? What know we more
Of Thee, what need to know, than thou hast taught,
And bid’st us still repeat at morn and even?
God! everlasting Father! Holy One!
Our God, our Father! our eternal All!

Pollok.

IMMUTABILITY OF GOD. “ BEFORE the mountains were brought forth, or ever he had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, he is God.” Possessed of perfect excellence, contemplating with infinite complacency his glorious attributes, and containing in himself a boundless sufficiency for the accomplishment of every thing great and desirable, he saw that it was becoming his character to unfold his perfections, and communicate his goodness, to an endless and innumerable race of beings. From an infinite height, he took a survey of the immeasurable vast of possible beings; and, in an expansion without limits, but desolate and wild, where nothing was, called into existence with a word the countless multitude of worlds, with all their various furniture. With his own hand he lighted up at once innumerable suns, and rolled around them innumerable worlds. All these he so dispersed and arranged, as that all received light, and warmth, and life, and comfort; and all, at the same time, he stored and adorned with a rich and unceasing variety of beauty and magnificence, and with the most suitable means of virtue and happiness. Throughout his vast empire, he surrounded his throne with intelligent creatures, to fill the immense and perfect scheme of being, which origin

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