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LET NO MAN TAKE THY CROWN.

EMPLOYED for God,—'tis all I want

For life and bliss forever!
Give but the grace for this sweet work,

And strength for the endeavor !

Give but the heart all filled with Love,

The Love of Christ impelling,
And I of blessedness am sure,

Wherever be my dwelling.
If I have learned to make Thy work,

O God ! my daily treasure,
'Tis better than ten thousand realms

Of boundless power and pleasure. And when I find Thy holy will

Supreme through all my nature, I know it is the gracious work

Of my Divine Creator.

O happy soul whom Christ's own grace

In God's dear love is keeping !
O happy whom the years' increase

To His abode is sweeping!
May all mankind possess th' estate

And take the crown of winners;

Let me but hear the welcome word,

Here comes the chief of sinners.

I'd rather at the eleventh hour

Teach one of Christ's Hosannas, Than keep the array, or hold the power

Of armed hosts with banners.

Give but commission from my Lord

To call one soul to glory,
I'd gladly run a million years

To tell Redemption's Story.
If but the longing Thou implant,

And zeal for such endeavor,
Lord, this shall be my cup of bliss,

Forever and forever!
Through worlds below and realms above

I'll tell, forgotten never,
The story of my Saviour's love

Forever and forever!

THE JOY OF REAPERS, AT THE

HARVEST HOME.

DEAR Lord, I cry for mercy;

Oh let my prayer be heard ;
Make me a faithful messenger

Of Thy most Blessed Word !
Might I but bring one sinner

To learn Salvation's Way,
And thus become the Guide of some,

Long gone from Thee astray,-
Then at the primal Harvest Home

My joy would be so great
That it would take Eternity

The wonder to relate.
Oh thus to be employed for God,

His mercy to proclaim,
And tell to all the lost on earth

The glory of Thy name !
A brighter crown no soul could wear,

The gift of Thy dear Love,
Than such Redeeming grace to share

With all thy Saints above.
Oh Heaven will be God's universe,

Such glorious hosts to see,
And countless seraphim disclosed,

Of those that worshipped Thee !

CONSECRATION TO CHRIST.

MERCY, mercy, Lord, for me!

Oh let mine Thy service be, Now and through Eternity, By constraining love a free Consecration unto Thee. Mercy, Lord, is all my hope, Thy wondrous love to take me up, Redeemed from guilt and hell's despair, Resting on my Saviour's prayer. Thy dear mercy unto me, Though I the chief of sinners be, Infinitude of Love profound ! Boundless and amazing grace! Kept for the vision of Thy Face, In my Redeemer's righteousness! At Thy feet, O Lord, I fall, For Thou art my all in all ; And in me this Life Divine Shall show the world that I am Thine, While I hear Thy mercy say, Strength shall be equal to thy day, Faith given thee so to praise and pray; His glory thy divine array ; His Word the Holy Spirit's guide, Within thy heart and by thy side,

To keep thee on thy Pilgrim Way;
The Shepherd's Crook and Staff divining,
And His grace thy soul refining,
That thou mayst His love obey;
And His blessed Words discerning,
Starry orbs forever burning,
With thee, for thee, day and night,
Never more to walk in darkness,
But with Jesus in the light,
Heaven before thy raptured sight!

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