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And when, in bitter anguish,

You close some tender eyes,
Doubt not they are beholding

The King of Paradise.-C. M. Noel. From “ The Name of Jesus and other Poems.




SEE, I have set before thee this day, life and good, and death and evil.”Deut. xxx. 15.

“The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him, and the Lord shall cover him all the day long.Deut. xxxiii. 12.

“ As thy days, so shall thy strength be.”— Deut. xxxiii. 25.

On Thee do I wait all the day.”Psalm XXV. 5.

“My tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness and Thy praise, all the day long.”— Psalm xxxv. 28.

“Hide not Thy face from me in the day of my trouble.”—Psalm cii. 2.

“ In the day when I cried Thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.”—Psalm cxxxviii. 3.

“Thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”—Proverbs xxvii. 1.

“Thou drawest near in the day that I

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called upon Thee, Thou saidst, Fear not.” Lam. iii. 57

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knoweth them that trust in Him."--Nahum i. 7.

“ The days of thy mourning shall be ended.”—Is. lx, 20.

“Go work to-day in my vineyard." --St. Matt. xxi. 28.

“That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.”—St. Luke i. 74, 75.

“Give us day by day our daily bread.” St. Luke xi. 3.

“Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day." --2 Cor. iv. 16.

“Behold, now is the day of salvation.”— 2 Cor. vi. 2.

"Take short views of life, and be cheerful,” was the advice once given by a wise man, to one who asked for counsel. These words have a deep meaning, and the more


we study them, the more useful we shall find them.

People often make themselves miserable by looking into the future, and wondering what it will bring. Their present surroundings are sad enough, and they think that the future will only bring them greater cares and

But we should not do this. God has not taught us to pray for the future, as far as this life is concerned, or to be anxious about to-morrow.

He would have us “take short views of life,” asking day by day for our daily bread, that is for all we need, whether for our souls or bodies.

He loves us, He cares for us, He has promised to supply all our needs, and when we find He watches over us to-day, can we not trust Him also to watch over and provide for us to-morrow?

I once knew a person in great trouble, who told me her greatest help during the dark hours of trial, had been to find out, and repeat to herself all the texts and verses which teach us to live from day to day trusting in God's strength, and not looking into the future.

“Day by day, we magnify Thee.”

· Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.”

“Give us this day our daily bread.” “As thy days, so shall thy strength be.”

“One by one thy duties wait thee
Let thy whole strength go to each,
Let no future dreams elate thee,
Learn thou first what these can teach.

One by one thy griefs shall meet thee,
Do not fear an armed band :
One will fade as others greet thee;
Shadows passing through the land.
Do not look at life's long sorrow;
See how short each moment's pain,
God will help thee for to-morrow,
So each day begin again.”-A. Proctor.

We cannot tell what a day may bring forth. We may fear and dreadwhat is coming, but suddenly something may happen which will turn our heaviness into joy. What we have feared so much may perhaps never come to pass, or if it does, God will come with it, and strengthen

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