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Whose hearts and hopes are one, Whose kind designs to serve and please Through all their actions run.
Where zeal and friendship meet;
Descends to every soul,
The saints are blest above,
And they are fools who roam :
And peace begins at home.
Nor aim beyond our power;
And pleased with favours given: This is the wise, the virtuous part; This is that incense of the heart Whose fragrance reaches heaven.
4. Thus crown'd with peace thro' life we'll go, Its chequer'd paths of joy and woe
With cautious steps we'll tread;
5. While conscience, like a faithful friend, Shall through the gloomy vale attend,
And cheer our dying breath; Shall, when all other comforts cease, Like a kind angel whisper peace,
And smooth the bed of death.
1. Mark, when tempestuous winds arise, The wild confusion and uproar, All ocean mixing with the skies, And wrecks are dash'd
5. Spirit of grace, all meek and mild, With thy whole self our souls possess ; Passion and pride be hence exiled, Then shall our frame thine own express.
298. L. M.
« Thou must,” Against the tyrant's marking frown, Or the fond crowd impetuous grown.
4. Him would the storm-vext ocean's weight, Or lightning barb'd with instant fate, Or the last earthquake's awful shock, Unfearing smite :God is his rock.
299. L. M.
SIR H. WOTTON.
1. ALL-SEEING God! 'tis thine to know The springs whence wrong opinions flow; To judge, by principles within, When frailty errs, and when we sin.