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One quiv'ring gasp, one parting pang-
The soul has burst her bonds of clay,
To view the living splendour of a day
A CHRISTIAN WOMAN.
"WHILE they behold your chaste conversation, coupled with fear.
"Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel:
"But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."-1 Peter iii. 2, 3, 4.
Meck is her lowly mien-the loving grace
Quiet and chaste her speech, with modest
She treads her onward path of service here.
Of eager listeners, greedy still for more.
In ready willingness to deeds of love;
But willingly she takes of her own store,
Nor would she wear the costly garb of pride, But the white robe wrought for a heavenly bride;
Her only ornament, the spirit meek,
And quiet mind her Father's child should seek.
So dwells she here-no pride of outward show,
And call His children to their heavenly home.
THE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER.
"Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."-Eph. vi. 11.
GIRD thine armour around thee,
Thou saint of the Lord,
On thine arm bear the buckler,
No harm shall betide.
Though Satan may meet thee
In dreadful array,
The sword of the Spirit
Shall chase him away.
The darts of the wicked,
May fly all around;
But quenched by thy shield, They shall fall to the ground.
Then Christian, march forward, "Be strong in the Lord,"
Thy glory is certain,
And sure thy reward.
Thy Saviour has triumphed,
And conquered thy foes,
And with Jesus for ever,
Thy soul shall repose.