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“SOON, SOON!”

Yet a little while of sorrow;

Soon shall end the toil and strife :
Yet a little pain and trial ;

Soon sweet Death shall bring new Life.
Yet a little time of longing ;-

To the Goal thou soon shalt come :
Hold out for a little longer ;-

Soon thy heart shall reach its Home.
Yet a little; yet a little !

Soon shall come the blessed Day,
When The King of Peace will bear thee

To His realms of Peace for aye !

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“ ABOVE THE CLOUDS BLOWS NO WIND.”

How blessed is the soul that in retirement can abide,

And riseth unto God, above all happiness and pain ! It standeth fast and still, through all Earth's changes that

betide; And presses on, through death, the true and perfect

Life to gain.

EVER READY.

PERCHANCE this present hour may be the last for me:
Therefore, my soul all ready in my hands must be ;
That I, when Jesus comes, in peaceful trust may say,
“There, Jesus, in Thy Hand my spirit now I lay.”

WHAT IS MELTED, FLOWS EASILY

TOGETHER.

The soul, in sorrow's crucible, is softened and brought

low;

And, like the yielding ore, becometh molten in the heat : Till God at length flows through it, and the soul in God

can flow : Then doth His Grace the bitter anguish of the Cross

'make sweet.

FOOD ON THE JOURNEY.

The food is self-denial; and the daily bread is prayer: When one or other faileth us, true hunger we must bear.

EVER CALM AND CLEAR.

KEEP thy spirit still and pure,

Like the waters clear and bright;
That the Glorious Sun of Love

Through thee shine with bliss and light.

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Renounce the world and sin; and from thyself divorced

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The end will not deceive thee. If thou lovest Him in

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Then be thy heart full well assured that God, too, loveth

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SECLUSION.

He that desireth much, will find much trouble :

He that would nothing have, rests calm and still.
In joy and comfort, and in fear and sorrow,

Lie hidden in the peace of God's own Will.

“PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.”

TIME was, my heart would choose itself an hour and

place, Where, all alone, it might communion hold with Thee, Now, in the silence of the soul, I crave Thy Grace; , ' And find true solitude, wherever I may be.

COURAGE.

He that would follow God must be courageous ;

Not evermore in fear and anguish live.
Give thyself up to Him : care not for trouble :

Faith shall bring light; and Love all strength shall give.

EVERYTHING IN ITS OWN ORDER.

A GENTLE, yielding will, that as a child would guided be: A head, full of all loving thoughts; from vain devices free: A heart that, loose from all things, loveth God alone full

well : Reason and senses blind and dead :—thrice blessed, thus

to dwell!

WITH THE HOLY, ONE BECOMES HOLY.

With God's own friends to cherish friendship

Brings untold blessing, strength, and grace.
The soul that holds with God communion

Draws other souls to seek His Face.

AFTER SHORT SORROW COMES ETERNAL

JOY.

IF God sends trials, bear them willingly :

He that loves Jesus must His Cross not shun. These days of sorrow, now so hard to bear,

Shall bring thee blessed joy, when life is done.

THROUGH STRAITNESS INTO GREATNESS.”

FAINT not, O soul, in paths of trial and of sorrow!
When gold is in the Furnace, the Refiner is at hand.
The dearest of His sons The Lord most deeply

chastens : Through Golgotha must lie the road that leads to Hea

ven's fair Land.

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