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NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
Oh blest were the accents of early creation,
And wake their cold atoms to life and to love!
And mighty the tones which the firmament
rended, When on wheels of the thunder, and wings of
And sweet was the voice of the First-born of
heaven, (Though poor his apparel, though earthly his
Who said to the mourner, “ Thy sins are for
given!” “ Be whole !” to the sick,--and - Be still !" to
Oh, Judge of the world! when, array'd in thy
glory, Thy summons again shall be heard from on
high, While nature stands trembling and naked before
When the heav'n shall fly fast from the sound of
thy thunder, And the sun, in thy lightnings, grow languid
and pale, And the sea yield her dead, and the tomb cleave
asunder, In the hour of thy terrors, let mercy prevail!
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
The sound of war! In earth and air
The volleying thunders roll :
Against the Christian's soul.
The scorner's serpent tone,
Amidst his foes alone.
Gods of the world! ye warrior host
Of darkness and of air,
In vain the tempter's snare!
Though fast and far your arrows fly,
Though mortal nerve and bone
Undaunted, though alone.
”Tis past ! 'tis o’er! in foul defeat
The demon host are fled! Before the Saviour's mercy-seat, (His live-long work of faith complete,) Their conqueror
bends his head. “ The spoils thyself hast gained, Lord !
I lay before thy throne : Thou wert my rock, my shield, my sword ; My trust was in thy name and word : 'Twas in thy strength my heart was strong ; Thy spirit went with mine along ;
How was I then alone ?”
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
Ou God ! my sins are manifold, against my life
they cry, And all my guilty deeds foregone, up to thy temple
fly; Wilt thou release my trembling soul, that to des
pair is driven ? " Forgive !" a blessed voice replied, " and thou
shalt be forgiven!"
My foemen, Lord ! are fierce and fell, they spurn
me in their pride, They render evil for my good, my patience they
deride ; Arise, oh King ! and be the proud to righteous
ruin driven! Forgive !" an awful answer came,
would'st be forgiven !"