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Bless him, Thou God of love and truth,

Up to a parent's wish.

V.

The beauteous, seraph Sister-band,

With earnest tears I pray,
Thou know'st the snares on ev'ry hand,

Guide Thou their steps alway.

VI.

When foon or late they reach that coast,

O’er life's rough ocean driy’n, May they rejoice, no wand'rer loft,

A family in Heav'n!

VOL. II.

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PSA L M.

THE man, in life where ever plac’d,

Hath happiness in store,
Who walks not in the wicked's way,

Nor learns their guilty lore !

Nor from the seat of Scornful Pride

Cafts forth his eyes abroad, But with humility and awe

Still walks before his God.

That

That man shall flourish like the trees

Which by the streamlets grow ; The fruitful top is spread on high,

And firm the root below.

But he whose blossom buds in guilt

Shall to the ground be cast, And like the rootless stubble tost,

Before the sweeping blast.

For why ? that God the good adore

Hath giv’n them peace and rest, But hath decreed that wicked men

Shall ne'er be truly bleft.

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PRAYER,

Under the Presure of Violent Anguish.

O Thou great Being! what Thou art

Surpasses me to know :
Yet sure I am, that known to Thee

Are all Thy works below.

Thy

Thy creature here before Thee stands,

All wretched and diftreft ;
Yet sure those ills that wring my soul

Obey Thy high beheft.

Sure Thou, Almighty, canft not act

From cruelty or wrath ! 0, free my weary eyes from tears,

, Or close them fast in death !

But if I must afflicted be,

To suit some wise design;
Then, man my soul with firm resolves

To bear and not repine !

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