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Thou tyrant merciless! theu Gormand fell!

215 Thou king of terror! meager hound of hell! Thy dart be broken, harmless be thy sting! And all thy vassals vanish with their king! Then the elect sha'l enter that abode, Prepar'd for virtue by a bounteous God, The captain of salvation at their head, Under whose banner they have fought or bled. Where its bright guerdon shall receive its worth; Where as the sun the righteous shall shine forth; To whom in bliss eternal shall be given, 225 All the magnificent superb of Heav'n; Where the calm breast shall never heave a sigh, Nor ever tear shall trickle from the

eye; Where the sun's heat no more they shall deplore, Where thirst and hunger shall disturb no more; 2 30

Line 230. &c. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them nor any heat. For the l.au b which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters; and God

shall

But they shall be by their Redeemer fed,
By him to living founts of water led;
Supremely blest in everlasting joy,
That never palls, and never knows annoy;
Greater than aught luxuriant fancy feigns, 235
When in wild pleasure unconfin'd she reigns;
When they shall drink of rivers of delight,
In the glad confines of celestial light;
And brilliant on their foreheads bear display'd
A crown of glory that shall never fade;

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When laughing scenes to charm the sight appear;
And heav'nly harmony delights the ear,
In all tl'ethercal host's triumphant strain,
That thou Lord God Omnipotent dost reign.

shall.wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Revvii. 16 and 17.

Line 235. “ It is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” i Cor. ii. 9. Line 243 and 244.

" And I heard as it were, the voice of a great multitude and as the voice of

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And now, no more like mariner forlorn,
At random by the winds and billows borne,
Perplex'd, I wander, in a sea of doubt
Without a compass, and a star without,
By whose unchanging lustre I may guide,
My vessel o'er the vast and trackless tide :
For bright on high the sacred star appears,
And ev'ry danger of the passage chears,
Directs me where my steady course to keep,
And gilds the sullen horrors of the deep.

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many waters, and as the voice of nighty thunderings, saying, Hallelujah; for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth ; let us he glad and rejoice, and give honour to him." Rev. xix. 6.

END OF THE FIRST VOLUME,

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