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Midst our soft airs and opening flowers
IIath given thee a gravel

s His will be done, Who seeth not as man, whose wa Is not as ours —"Tis well with thee! Nor anxious doubt nor dark dismay Disquieted thy closing day, But, evermore, thy soul could say, “My Father careth still for me !” Called from thy hearth and home—from her, The last bud on thy household tree, The last dear one to minister In duty and in love to thee, From all which nature holdeth dear, Feeble with years and worn with pain, To seek our distant land again, Bound in the spirit, yet unknowin The things which should befall thee here, Whether for labor or for death, In child-like trust serenely going To that last trial of thy faith?

Oh, far away, Where never shines our Northern star On that dark waste which Balboa saw From Darien's mountains stretching far, So strange, heaven-broad, and lone, that there With forehead to its damp wind bare He bent his mailed knee in awe; In many an isle whose coral feet The surges of that ocean beat, In thy palm shadows, Oahu, And Honolulu's silver bay, Amidst Owyhee's hills of blue, And taro-plains of Tooboonai, Are gentle hearts, which long shall be Sad as our own at thought ; thee,_ Worn sowers of Truth's holy seed,

Whose souls in weariness and need
Were strengthened and refreshed by thine,
For, blessed by our Father's hand,
Was thy deep love and tender care,
Thy ministry and fervent prayer—
Grateful as Eschol's clustered vine
To Israel in a weary land

And they who drew By thousands round thee, in the hour Of prayerful waiting, hushed and deep, That He who bade the islands keep Silence before him, might renew Their strength with his unslumbering power, They too shall mourn that thou art gone, That never more thy aged lip Shall soothe the weak, the erring warn, Of those who first, rejoicing, heard Through thee the Gospel's glorious word— Seals of thy true apostleship. And, if the brightest diadem, Whose gems of glory purely burn Around the ransomed ones in bliss, Be evermore reserved for them Who here, through toil and sorrow, turn Many to righteousness, May we not think of thee, as wearing That star-like crown of light, and bearing, Amidst Heaven's white and blissful band, The fadeless palm-branch in thy hand; And joining with a seraph's tongue In that new song the elders sung, Ascribing to its blessed Giver Thanksgiving, love, and praise forever 1

Farewell !
And though the ways of Zion mourn
When her strong ones are called away,
Who like to. calmly borne

The heat and burden of the day,
Yet He who slumbereth not nor sleepeth
His ancient watch around us keepeth;
Still sent from his creating hand,
New witnesses for Truth shall stand—
New instruments to sound abroad
The Gospel of a risen Lord;
To gather to the fold once more,
The desolate and gone astray,
The scattered of a cloudy day,
And Zion's broken walls restore .
And, through the travail and the toil
Of true obedience, minister
Beauty for ashes, and the oil
Of joy for mourning, unto her!
So shall her holy bounds increase
With walls of praise and gates of peace:
So shall the Wine, which martyr tears
And blood sustained in other years,
With fresher life be clothed upon;
And to the world in beauty show
Like the rose-plant of Jericho,
And glorious as Lebanon

DANIEL NEALL.

I

Frrend of the Slave, and yet the friend of all;
Lover of peace, yet ever foremost, when
The need of battling Freedom called for men
To plant the banner on the outer wall;
Gentle and kindly, ever at distress
Melted to more than woman's tenderness,
Yet firm and steadfast, at his duty's post
Fronting the violence of a maddened host,

Like some gray rock from which the waves are
tossed l - -
Knowing his deeds of love, men questioned not
The faith of one whose walk and word were
right—
Who tranquilly in Life's great task-field wrought,
And, side by side with evil, scarcely caught
A stain upon his pilgrim garb of white :
Prompt to redress another's wrong, his own
Leaving to Time and Truth and Penitence alone

II.

Such was our friend. Formed on the good old plan,
A true and brave and downright honest man!—
He blew no trumpet in the market-place, -
Nor in the church with hypocritic face
Supplied with cant the lack of Christian grace;
Loathing pretence, he did with cheerful will
What others talked of while their hands were still:
And, while “Lord, Lord!” the pious tyrants cried,
Who, in the poor, their Master crucified,
His daily prayer, far better understood
In acts than words, was simply DOING GOOD.
So calm, so constant was his rectitude,
That, by his loss alone we know its worth,
And feel how true a man has walked with us on
earth.

Sixth month 6th, 1846.

TO MY FRIEND ON THE DEATH OF HIS SISTER.6

THINE is a grief, the depth of which another
ay never know;
Yet, o'er the waters, O, my stricken brotherl
To thee I go.

I lean my heart unto thee, sadly folding
Thy hand in mine;

With even the weakness of my soul upholding
The strength of thine.

I never knew, like thee, the dear departed;
I stood not by

When, in calm trust, the pure and tranquil-hearted
Lay down to die.

And on thy ears my words of weak condoling
Must vainly fall:

The funeral bell which in thy heart is tolling,
Sounds over all !

I will not mock thee with the poor world's common
And heartless phrase,

Nor wrong the memory of a sainted woman
With idle praise.

With silence only as their benediction,
God's angels come

Where, in the shadow of a great affliction,
The soul sits dumb l

Yet, would I say what thy own heart approveth;
Our Father's will,

Calling to Him the dear one whom He loveth,
Is mercy still.

Not upon thee or thine the solemn angel
Hath evil wrought:

Her funeral anthem is a glad evangel—
The good die not

God calls our loved ones, but we lose not wholly What He hath given;

They live on earth, in thought and deed, as truly As in his heaven.

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