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HELP. And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an help meet for him.--Genesis, ii. 18.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.-Psalm xlvi. 1.
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.--Psalm lx. 11.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. --Psalm cxxiv. 8.
Why am I loth to leave this earthly scene?
Have I so found it full of pleasing charms? Some drops of joy with draughts of ill between :
Some gleams of sunshine 'mid renewing storms. Is it departing pangs my soul alarms?
Or death's unlovely, dreary, dark abode?
I tremble to approach an angry God,
Fain promise never more to disobey;
Again I might desert from virtue's way: Again in folly's path might go astray;
Again exalt the brute and sink the man; Then how should I for Heav'nly mercy pray,
Who act so counter Heav'nly mercy's plan? Who sin so oft have mourn'd: yet to temptation ran. O thou great governor of all below!
If I may dare a lifted eye to Thee,
Or still the tumult of the raging sea;
Those headlong furious passions to confine, For all unfit I feel my powers to be,
To rule their torrent in th' allowed line; 0, aid me with Thy help, Omnipotence Divine!
My help for ever near,
The chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills.--Deuteronomy, xxxiii. 15.
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.-Psalm xcvii. 5.
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.--Isaiah liv. 10.
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, cover us.--Luke, xxiii. 30.
Oh! my heart panteth to be far away,
R. F. Housman.
Oh! ye time-honoured hills,
To feel none of earth's ills?
And thronging thoughts are given!
For the strength of the hills we bless thee,
Our God, our fathers' God!
By the touch of the mountain sod.
Where the spoilers foot ne'er trod;
Our God, our fathers' God.
Whose lights must never die;
'Midst the silence of the sky;
Struck forth as by thy rod;
Where thy still small voice is heard,
That by thy breath are stirr’d;
Thy spirit walks abroad;
Our God, our fathers' God.
On his quarry from the heights,
Seeks there his wild delights;
Have sought the mountain sod;
Our God, our fathers' God! Mrs. Hemans.
Look up, my soul, toward the eternal hills;
Those heavens are fairer than they seem, There pleasures all sincere glide in its crystal rills,
There not a dreg of guilt defiles,
Nor guilt disturbs the stream: There is no cursed soil, no tainted spring, No roses grow on thorns, nor honey wears a sting.
Watts. HOLINESS. Thou art holy, O thợu that inhabitest the praises of Israel.--Psalm xxii. 3.
Holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.--Psalm xciii. 5.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.--Hebrews, xii. 14.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.--Revelations, iv. 8.
Tarice holy fount, thrice holy fire,
Thus chastened, cleansed, entirely thine,
Lord, be it mine, like Thine elect, to choose
The means Thy love hath given;
To life and bliss in heaven. Bishop Mant.
Not all the pomp and pageantry of worlds
Man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets. --Ecclesiastes, xii. 5.
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.--Luke, ix. 61.
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent rom the Lord.--II. Corinthians, v. 6.
DEATH is, no doubt, in every place the same;
'T was early day, and sunlight streamed
Soft through a quiet room,
Still, but with nought of gloom.
Whose hope is from above,
Of heaven-recorded love.
On his gray holy hair,
As if its shrine were there,
With something lovelier far;
Caught not from sun or star.
His calm benignant eye,
Of quenchless faith survives;
That my Redeemer lives."