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4. Ye wheels of nature, speed your course;

Ye mortal powers, decay;
Fast as ye bring the night of death,

Ye bring eternal day.


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1. All nature dies, and lives again;

The flowers that paint the field,
The trees that crown the mountain's brow,

And boughs and blossoms yield-
2. Resign the honors of their form

At winter's stormy blast;
And leave the naked leafless plain,

A desolated waste.
3. Yet, soon, reviving plants and flowers

Anew shall deck the plain;
The woods shall hear the voice of spring,

And flourish green again.
4. So, in the dreary grave consigned,

Man sleeps in death's dark gloom,
Until th' eternal morning wake

The slumbers of the tomb.
5. O, may the grave become to us

The bed of peaceful rest;
Whence we shall gladly rise at length,

And mingle with the blest.


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1. BENEATH our feet and o'er our head

Is equal warning given;
Beneath us lie the countless dead,

Above us is the heaven!
2. Death rides on every passing breeze,

And lurks in every flower;
Each season has its own disease,

Its peril every hour!

3. Our


have seen the rosy light Of youth's soft cheek decay; And fate descend in sudden night

On manhood's middle day. 4. Our


have seen the steps of age
Halt feebly to the tomb;
And yet shall earth our hearts engage,

And dreams of days to come ?
5. Then, mortal, turn! thy danger know;

Where'er thy foot can tread,
The earth rings hollow from below,

And warns thee of her dead!
6. Turn, mortal, turn! thy soul apply

To truths divinely given:
The' dead, who underneath thee lie,

Shall live for hell or heaven!


Doxology. C. M.
PRAISE to the Father and the Son;

Praise to the Spirit be;
Praise to the blessed Three in One,

Through all eternity.


C. M.
1. The broken ties of happier days,

How often do they seem
To come before the mental gaze,

Like a remembered dream;
And earthly hand can ne'er again,

Unite these broken ties.
Around us each dissevered chain

In sparkling ruin lies.
2. O, who, in such a world as this,

Could bear their lot of pain,
Did not one radiant hope of bliss

Unclouded yet remain ?

That hope the sovereign Lord has given,

Who reigns above the skies;-
Hope, that unites our souls to heaven,

By faith's endearing ties.
3. Each care, cach ill of mortal birth,

Is sent in pitying love
To lift the lingering heart from earth,

And speed its flight above.
And every pang that wrings the breast,

And every joy that dies,
Tells us to seek a purer rest,

And trust to holicr ties.



C. M.
1. I TRAVEL all the irksomo night,

By ways to me unknown;
I travel like a bird in flight,

Onward, and all alone.
2. Just such a pilgrimage is life;

Hurried from stage to stage,
Our wishes with our lot at strife,

Through childhood to old age.
3. The world is seldom what it seems

To man, who dimly secs-
Realities appear as dreams,

And dreams, realities.
4. The Christian's years, though slow their flight,

When he is called away,
Are but the watches of a night,

And death the dawn of day.



C. M.
1. Few, few, and evil are thy days,

Man, of a woman born!
Peril and trouble haunt thy ways.
Forth, like a flower at morn,

The tender infant springs to light,

Youth blossoms to the breeze,
Age, withering age, is cropt ere night;

Man, like a shadow, flees.
2. And dost thou look on such a one?

Will God to judgment call
A worm, for what a worm hath done

Against the Lord of all ?-
As fall the waters from the deep,

As summer-brooks run dry,
Man lieth down in dreamless sleep;

His life is vanity.
3. Man lieth down, no more to wake,

Till yonder arching sphere
Shall with a roll of thunder break,

And nature disappear.
O hide me till Thy wrath be past,

Thou, who canst slay or save!
Hide me where hopes may anchor fast

In my Redeemer's grave.



8s & 4s.
1. Alas! how poor and little worth
Are all those glittering toys of earth

That lure us here!
Dreams of a sleep that death must break:
Alas! before it bids us wake,

They disappear.
2. Where is the strength that spurned decay,
The step that rolled so light and gay,

The heart's blithe tone?
The strength is gone, the step is slow,
And joy grows weariness and woe

age comes on.
3. Our birth is but a starting-place;
Life is the running of the race,

And death the goal:
There all those glittering toys are brought;
That path alone, of all unsought,

Is found of all.

4. O, let the soul its slumbers break,
Arouse its senses, and awake

To see how soon
Life, like its glories, glides away,
And the stern footsteps of decay

Come stealing on.



L. C. M.
1. O! SWEET as vernal dews that fill
The closing buds on Zion's hill,

When evening clouds draw thither--
So sweet, so heavenly 't is, to see
The members of one family

Live peacefully together!
2. The children, like the lily flowers,
On which descend the sun and showers,

Their hues of beauty blending;
The parents, like the willow boughs,
On which the lovely foliage grows,

Their friendly shade extending.
3. But leaves the greenest will decay,
And flowers the brightest fade away,

When autumn winds are sweeping;
And be the household e'er so fair,
The hand of death will soon be there,

And turn the scene to weeping!
4. Yet leaves again will clothe the trees,
And lilies wave beneath the breeze,

When spring comes smiling hither :
And friends, who parted at the tomb,
May yet renew their loveliest bloom,

Ånd meet in heaven together!


L. C. M.
1. The songs of Zion oft impart,
To each poor, lab’ring careworn heart,

The balm of heavenly peace;
They chase away each boding fear,
And turn to joy each sorrowing tear,

And bid the tumult cease.

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