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2. All nature faints beneafh the mighty name,
Which nature's works through all their parts proclaim.
Impetuous passion stops her headlóng tide. 3. At thy felt presence all emotions cease,
And my hushed spirit finds a sudden peace;
And one vast object fills my aching sight. 4. But soon, alas! this holy calm is broke;
My soul submits to wear her wonted' yoke ;
And fans the smoking flax into a flame.
descends to meet the lifted eye ;
And point my path to everlasting peace.
By living waters, and through flowery meads,
* Sub sīde', settle down; cease to 8 Wonted, (wůnt'ed), accustomed; rage; fall into a state of quiet. usual.
. E mõ' tion, a moving of the soul 4 Ter rěs' tri al, belonging to the or mind; the excited action of some earth ; earthly. award feeling
* Path, (påth).
ADDRESS TO THE DEITY.
When all is smiling, tranquil, and serene,-
And, doubtful, with a trembling heart rejoice.
Where briers wound, and thorns perplex my way,
While God is seen in all, and all in God.
With golden letters, on the illumined sky;
I hear the voice of God among the trees.
With thee in busy, crowded cities talk;
And feel myself omnipotent in thee. | Ver'nal, belonging to the spring; who sailed by forgot their country, appearing in spring ; hence, belong. and died from excess of delight; ing to youth, the spring of life. hence, an enticing woman; some
E lūde', to evade or escape from. thing which is alluring or deceptive. * Si' ren, one of three damsels,— 4 Emblazoned, (em bláznd), deck. or according to some writers, of two, ed or painted in bright colors. -said to dwell near the island of Mỹs' tic, far from human unCaprea, in the Mediterranean, and to derstanding; obscure. sing with such sweetness that they • Om nịp' o tent, all-powerful.
10. Then, when the last, the closing hour draws nigh,
And earth recedes' before my swimming eye ;
102. THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER.
FATH every clime adored,
ATHER of all! in every age,
Jehovah, Jove, or Lord!
Who all my sense confined
And that myself am blind;
To see the good from ill;
Left free the human will.
4. What conscience dictates to be done,
Or warns me not to do,
That,' more than heaven pursue.
Let me not cast away ;
To enjoy is to obey.
2 Re cēdes', departs; goes back.
of, and that, the former. In this * Trăn' si to ry, passing away stanza, this means
“ What 'conboon; fleeting; hasty.
science warns me not to do;" that, * When this or that are thus used, what “Conscience dictates to be this means the latter thing spoken done."
THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER.
6. Yět not to earth's contracted span
Thy goodness let me bound;
When thousand worlds are round. 7. Let not this weak, unknowing hand
Presume thy bolts to throw,
On each I judge thy foe.
Still in the right to stay ;
To find that better way.
Or îm'pious discontent
Or aught thy goodness lent. 10. Teach me to feel another's woe;
To hide the fault I see ;
I to others show,
Since quickened' by thy breath ;
Through this day's life or death. 12. This day be bread and peace my lot;
All else beneath the sun
And let thy will be done.
Whose altar, earth, sea, skies!
All nature's incense rise! ALEXANDER POPKO
Quick' ened, made alive.
VIS sweet to remember! I would not forego
The charm which the past o'er the present can throw,
When thoughts of the morrow fall cold on the soul. 2. 'Tis sweet to remember! when storms are abroad,
To see in the rainbow the promise of God;
Which love scattered round us in happier hours.
When their coldness and carelessness shadow the mind :
Binds up, when the banquet of hope is refused.
The balm-breathing comfort, the glory, the joy, Illusion, (il lu' zun), a deceptive 3 Rem'inís' cence, memory; reappearance; a false show.
membrance. 2 Vermilion, (ver mil'yun), a beau- * De lect' a ble, delightful; very tiful bright red.