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“Oh! on that day, that dreadful day,
When man to judgment wakes from clay,
Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay,
Though Heaven and earth shall pass

away."

What and if the day is breaking,

Day so long by seers foretold,
When, from slumbers deep awaking
Saints their Saviour shall behold.

Are you ready? are you ready?
Or is still your bosom cold?

Is it cold to Him who sought thee

In this wilderness forlorn ?
Cold to Him, the Friend who bought thee
Nor complained of nail or thorn ?

Are you ready? are you ready?
Or do you His yearning scorn ?

Are you clothed in bridal raiment,

Woven by anointed hands :
Given thee without thy payment,
Pledge of Love's attracting bands?

Are you ready? are you ready?
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“ I DELIGHT to do Thy will, O my God.”— Psalm xl. 8.

Teach me to do Thy Will, for Thou art my God.”—Psalm cxliii. 10.

“Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith He unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tarry ye here, and watch with Me. And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt. And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit Can you say,

Are you washed in holy water,

You so long by sin defiled ? Should He say, “My son,” “My daughter,”

“ Behold Thy child !”
Are you ready? are you ready?

Thus by Jesus to be styled ?
Are you ready for the meeting

With the Saviour in the air ?
Longing for that holy greeting
With the ransomed myriads there!

If not ready, if not ready,
Oh! for that great Day prepare !

Anon.

My Redeemer and my Lord, I beseech Thee, I entreat Thee, Guide me in each act and word, That hereafter I may meet Thee, Watching, waiting, hoping, yearning, With my lamp well trimmed and burning!

Longfellow.

IV.

“THY WILL BE DONE.”

“I DELIGHT to do Thy will, O my God.”— Psalm xl. 8.

“Teach me to do Thy Will, for Thou art my God.”—Psalm cxliii. 10.

. “Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I

go
and

pray yonder. And He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith He unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tarry ye here, and watch with Me. And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt. And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit

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