Who rose again and went above,

That sinful ones, like me,
Might glory in redeeming love,

To all eternity.
For all thy blessings show'r'd around

My kindred and my race,
I bless thee, Lord, but most of all

For riches of thy grace.
For peace of mind, and health of frame,

And joys — a mighty store,
Accept my thanks, and to thy name
Be glory evermore!


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Turn, O turn a pitying eye-Hear our solemn litany ! By the sacred grief that wept O'er the grave where Lazarus slept !; By the boding tears that flow'd 2 Over Salem's loved abode; By the anguish'd words that told, Treachery lurk'd within thy fold 3 ; From thy seat above the sky, Hear our solemn litany! By thine hour of dire despair, By thine agony of prayer 4, By the cross, the nail, the thorn, Piercing spear, and torturing scorn; By the gloom that veil'd the skies 5, O'er that dreadful sacrifice, Listen to our humble cry, Hear our solemn litany! By the deep expiring groan 6, By the sad sepulchral stone, By the vault whose dark abode Held in vain the rising God?; O! from earth to heaven restored Mighty re-ascended Lord, Listen, listen to the cry Of our solemn litany!


I “ Jesus wept." -John, xi. 35. 5“ And there was darkness over

2 “ And when he was come near, all the earth until the ninth hour."he beheld the city, and wept over it.” Luke, xxiii. 44. Luke, xix. 41. "

6 “ And when Jesus had cried with 3“ And as they did eat, he said, a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy Verily, I say unto you, that one of hands I commend my spirit ; and you shall betray me.” — Matt. xxvi. having said thus, he gave up the 21. See also vers. 22, &c.

ghost."-Luke, xxiii. 46. 4 “And being in an agony, he 7 “ Whom God hath raised up, prayed more earnestly: and his sweat having loosed the pains of death: bewas as it were great drops of blood cause it was not possible that he falling down to the ground.” - Luke, should be holden of it."-Acts, ii. 24. xxii. 44.



val-iant, brave - - valeo. arms, weapons -
ex-cite', rouse up - - cito. sal-cred, holy
dire, dreadful

dirus. di-vide', separate tor'-rent, rolling like a

la-ment, mourn . rapid stream - - torreo. in'-crease, produce cymi-bal, a musical in

re-flect', throw back strument - - kumbalon. de-voured', consumed pæl-ans, songs of triumph pean. savl-age, cruel of'-fer-ings, sacrifices - ob, fero. wan, did win


sacer. - divido.


cresco. flecto. - voro. - silva. 1 - winnan.

Thy beauty, Israel, is filed,

Sunk to the dead;
How are the valiant fall’n! the slain

Thy mountains stain.
Oh! let it not in Gath be known,
Nor in the streets of Askelon !?
Lest that sad story should excite

Their dire delight!
Lest in the torrent of our woe,

• Their pleasure flow :
Lest their triumphant daughters ring
Their cymbals, and their Pæans sing.
Yon hills of Gilboa, never may

You offerings pay:
No morning dew, nor fruitful showers,

Clothe you with flowers;
Saul and his arms there made a spoil,
As if untouch'd with sacred oil.
The bow of noble Jonathan

Great battles wan:
His arrows on the mighty fed,

With slaughter red.
Saul never raised his arm in vain,
His sword still glutted with the slain.

| Sauvage (Fr.), wild ; unculti- principal cities of the Philistines. See vated.

Geography of Palestine, p. 81. 2 Gath and Askelon, two of the 3 Geography of Palestine, p. 6.

How lovely! O how pleasant! when

They lived with men !
Than eagles swifter: stronger far

Than lions are:
Whom love in life so strongly tied
The stroke of death could not divide.
Sad Israel's daughters, weep for Saul;

Lament his fall!
Who fed you with the earth's increase,

And crown'd with peace;
With robes of Tyrian purple deck'd,
And gems which sparkling light reflect.
How are thy worthies by the sword

Of war devour'd!
O Jonathan! the better part'

Of my torn heart!
The savage rocks have drunk thy blood !
My brother! O how kind! how good!
Thy love was great; O never more

To man, man bore !
No woman when most passionate,

Loved at that rate!
How are the mighty fallen in fight !
They, and their glory, set in night!



THE DESTROYING ANGEL. saci-ri-fice, a religious of

la-vailed', had power - valeo. fering - - - - sacer. pyr'-a-mid, a regular solid ob-livl-i-ous, forgetful - oblivio. figure terminating in a pesl-ti-lence, plague - pestis. I point - - - - purămis. eml-pire, kingdom - • imperium. bond'-age, slavery .. . bond. sal-trap, governor - - satrapes. shafts, arrows

sceaft. “ To your homes," said the leader of Israel's host,

And slaughter a sacrifice ;
Let the life-blood be sprinkled on each door-post,

Nor stir till the morn arisel;

" And ye shall take a bunch of in the bason, and strike the lintel and hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is the two side-posts with the blood that

And the Angel of Vengeance shall pass you by, He shall see the red stain, and shall not come nigh

Where the hope of your household lies."

The people hear, and they bow them low

Each to his house hath flown;
The lamb is slain, and with blood they go,

And sprinkle the lintel-stone;
And the doors they close when the sun hath set,
But few in oblivious sleep forget

The judgment to be done.
'Tis midnight-yet they hear no sound

Along the lone still street:
No blast of a pestilence sweeps the ground,

No tramp of unearthly feet,
Nor rush as of harpy-wing goes by,
But the calm moon floats in the cloudless sky,

'Mid her wan light clear and sweet.

Once only, shot like an arrowy ray,

A pale-blue flash was seen;
It pass'd so swift, the eye scarce could say

That such a thing had been :
Yet the beat of every heart was still,
And the flesh crawld fearfully and chill,

And back flow'd every vein.
The courage of Israel's bravest quaild

At the view of that awful light,
Though knowing the blood of their offering avail'd

To shield them from its might:
They felt 'twas the spirit of death had pass'd,
That the brightness they saw his cold glance had cast

On Egypt's land that night.
Wail, King of Pyramids! Death hath cast

His shafts through thine empire wide,
But o'er Israel in bondage his rage hath pass'd,

No first-born of hers hath died

is in the bason: and none of you shall the morning." - Ex. xii. 22. Read go out at the door of his house until the 12th chap.

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