Слике страница
PDF
ePub

IN TIME OF WAR.

TO-DAY IF YE WILL HEAR HIS VOICE!

O

;

UR God! our God! Thou shinest here;

Thine own this latter day; To us thy radiant steps appear ;

Here leads thy glorious way!

We shine not only with the light

Thou didst shed down of yore ;
On us thou streamest strong and bright;

Thy comings are not o'er.

The fathers had not all of thee;

New births are in thy grace; All open to our souls shall be

Thy glory's hiding-place.

We gaze on thy outgoings bright,

Down cometh thy full power ; We, the glad bearers of thy light ;

This, this thy saving hour!

On us thy spirit hast thou poured ;

To us thy word has come ;
We feel, we bless, thy quickening, Lord !

Thou shalt not find us dumb.

Thou comest near ; thou standest by;

Our work begins to shine ;
Thou dwelleft with us mightily, -
On come the
years divine !

T. H. Gill.

OLD AND NEW.

O

SOMETIMES gleams upon our fight,

Through present wrong, the Eternal Right! And step by step, since time began, We see the steady gain of man;

That all of good the past hath had
Remains to make our own time glad,
Our common daily life divine,
And every land a Palestine.

We lack but open eye and ear
To find the Orient's marvels ere,
The still small voice in autumn's hush,
Yon maple wood the burning bush.

For still the new transcends the old,
In signs and tokens manifold :
Slaves rise up men; the olive waves
With roots deep set in battle graves.

Through the harsh noises of our day
A low, sweet prelude finds its way;
Through clouds of doubt and creeds of fear
A light is breaking, calm and clear.

Henceforth my heart shall figh no more
For olden time and holier shore;
God's love and blessing, then and there,
Are now, and here, and everywhere.

7. G. Whittier.

THE DAY OF THE LORD!

THE

'HE day of the Lord is at hand, at hand,

The storms roll up the sky;
A nation sleeps starving on heaps of gold,

All dreamers toss and figh.
When the pain is soreft, the child is born,
And the day is darkest before the morn

Of the day of the Lord at hand.

« ПретходнаНастави »