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POEMS OF RELIGION

night

It came

with a

The angel wrote, and vanished. The wat -again, - great wakening light. and shewd the names whom love of god and beard, And lo: Ben Adhem's name lid all the vest

Leigh Aunt

Here on this blesse Thanksging Night,
The raise to the
om gratiful Corco;
For what than doest, Lad, is righ
And thus beliving
Que review.
Ly Hallum

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Then why, O blessed Jesus Christ,

Should I not love thee well ? Not for the hope of winning heaven,

Nor of escaping hell !
Not with the hope of gaining aught,

Not seeking a reward ;
But as thyself hast lovéd me,

O everlasting Lord !

THE NEW JERUSALEM.

E'en so I love thee, and will lore,

And in thy praise will sing, Solely because thou art my God, And my eternal King. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER (Latin). Translation

of EDWARD CASWELL.

O MOTHER dear, Jerusalem,

When shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end, -

Thy joys when shall I see?
O happy harbor of God's saints !

O sweet and pleasant soil !
In thee no sorrow can be found,

Nor grief, nor care, nor toil.
No dimly cloud o'ershadows thee,

Nor gloom, nor darksome night;
But every soul shines as the sun,

For God himself gives light. Thy walls are made of precious stone,

Thy bulwarks diamond-square,
Thy gates are all of orient pearl, –

O God ! if I were there !
O my sweet home, Jerusalem !

Thy joys when shall I see ?-
The King sitting upon thy throne,

And thy felicity ?

EMPLOYMENT.

IF as a flowre doth spread and die,

Thou wouldst extend me to some good, Before I were by frost's extremitie

Nipt in the bud, The sweetnesse and the praise were thine ;

Put the extension and the room Which in thy garland I should fill were mine

At thy great doom.

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