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Devotion to the Cause of Christ.

LXXIII.

*

M. W. CHAPMAN.

THE memory of the faithful dead

Be on their children's hearts this day!
Your father's God, their host that led,
Will shield you through the stormy way.
Your Saviour bids you seek and save

The trampled and the oppressed of earth,
At his command the storm to brave,
Faithful and true! come boldly forth!

Their suffering though your souls must shareThough pride oppress and hate condemn, Stand up and breathe your fearless prayer For those in bonds as bound with them.

Unheeded fall the fierce command

That bids the struggling soul be dumb! Shout with a voice to rouse a land!

Bid the free martyr spirit come!

* The present times will be but imperfectly understood by those who shall come after us; none but those now living, and possessing an opportunity of seeing the play of the machinery set in motion by the controllers of the clergy, can appreciate the strength of soul it now requires to pray publicly' for master and slave.

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Circumspection.

Searcher of hearts, to thee we bow-
Uphold us with thy staff and rod.
Our fervent hearts are ready now—
We come to do thy will, oh God!

Circumspection.

LXXIV.

WESLEY.

WATCHED by the world's malignant eye,
Who load us with reproach and shame,
As servants of the Lord most high,
As zealous for his glorious name,
We ought in all his paths to move,
With holy fear and humble love.

That Wisdom, Lord, on us bestow,
From every evil to depart;
To stop the mouth of every foe,

While upright both in life and heart,
The proofs of godly fear we give,

And show them how the Christians live.

Fifteenth Psalm of David.

LXXV.

WATTS.

WHO shall inhabit in thy hill,

Oh God of holiness?

Whom will the Lord admit to dwell So near his throne of grace?

To George Thompson.

L. M. CHILD.

I've heard thee when thy powerful words
Were like the cataract's roar-
Or like the ocean's mighty waves
Resounding on the shore.

But even in reproof of sin,

Love brooded over all

As the mild rainbow's heavenly arch
Rests on the waterfall.

I've heard thee in the hour of prayer,
When dangers were around:

Thy voice was like the royal harp,
That breathed a charmed sound.

The evil spirit felt its power,

And howling turned away;

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And some, perchance, who came to scoff,

Remained with thee to pray.'

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Fifteenth Psalm of David.

The man that walks in pious ways,
And works with righteous hands,
That trusts his Maker's promises,
And follows his commands.

He speaks the meaning of his heart,
Nor slanders with his tongue;
Will scarce believe an ill report,
Nor do his neighbor wrong.

The wealthy sinner he contemns,
Loves all that fear the Lord;
And though, to his own hurt he swears,
Still he performs his word.

His hands disdain a golden bribe,
And never gripe the poor;

This man shall dwell with God on earth,
And find his heaven secure.

I've seen thee, too, in playful mood,
When words of magic spell
Dropped from thy lips like fairy gems,
That sparkled as they fell.

Still great and good in every change!
Magnificent and mild!

As if a seraph's godlike power

Dwelt in a little child!

Ye are the Salt of the Earth.*

LXXVI.

ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD.

SALT of the earth! ye virtuous few,

Who season human kind;

Lights of the world! whose cheering ray
Illumes the realms of mind;

To Benjamin Lundy.

WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON.

Self taught, unaided, poor, reviled, contemned-
Beset with enemies, by friends betrayed;

As madman and fanatic oft condemned,

Yet in thy noble cause still undismayed;

**In every age of the world, there have been some,-salt of the earth,who have been true alike to God and man: and there is such a sprinkling in every community; men who in the equal love of their Father and their brethren, learn how to purpose and act; and purpose and act according to their convictions. Society would have been dissolved ages ago in every civilized country, but for the rectitude of the few who have thought for themselves, and acted to God, instead of yielding to, or augmenting the force, by which the mass would otherwise have been whirled away from the eternal principles on which its security depends. These few have constituted the centripetal force by which the centrifugal has been checked. Theirs has been a glorious lot on earth, and they must hold some of the highest places in heaven. Though their human affections must have been often lacerated here, there must have been an incessant healing, by an effusion from their divine sympathies; and, if they now look down upon the abodes of mortals, they cannot but gloriously remember that their own blood and tears are the bond by which men are united in families and citizenship.'-Harriet Martineau.

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