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The trivial round, the common task,
Seek we no more; content with these,
As heaven shall bid them, come and go :—
Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love
"Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent."-Luke xxiv, 29.
IS gone, that bright and orbèd blaze,
In darkness and in weariness
The traveller on his way must press,
Sun of my soul! Thou Saviour dear,
When round Thy wondrous works below
Or by the light Thy words disclose
When with dear friends sweet talk I hold,
Let not my heart within me burn,
When the soft dews of kindly sleep
Abide with me from morn till eve,
Thou framer of the light and dark,
Steer through the tempest Thine own ark :
We are in port if we have Thee.
Oh! by Thine own sad burthen, borne
Teach Thou Thy priests their daily cross
If some poor wandering child of Thine
Watch by the sick: enrich the poor
Come near and bless us when we wake,
We lose ourselves in heaven above.
J. FLETCHER, PRINTER, NORWICH.
All night the lonely suppliant prayed
Alway imploring palms we raise toward heaven
And He drew near and talked with them
As the harp strings only render
As those that watch for the day
Beyond the dark and stormy bound
Blinded and helpless, from thy roadside station
Calm on the bosom of thy God
Child, amidst the flowers at play
Christ, whose glory fills the skies
Give as the morning that flows out of heaven!
Glorious was that primeval light
Go when the morning shineth
God be with thee my beloved, God be with thee!
God moves in a mysterious way
Hast thou not seen at break of day
I am old and blind
I have a wondrous house to build ..
I heard the voice of Jesus say
I hoped that with the brave and strong
I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
In silence mighty things are wrought
In the mid silence of the voiceless night
J. shine in the light of God
It came upon the midnight clear
It is a place where poets crowned may feel the heart's decaying 148
Kind hearts are here, yet would the tenderest one
Light of light, enlighten me
Lord, and what shall this man do?
Lord I am come alone with Thee
Lord! we sit and cry to Thee