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Why stoops the lady? What meets her eye
be, Though a Hebrew child,-I will rescue thee !" The lady turns, for a maid draws nigh, With a trembling tear in her anxious eye. “What would'st thou, girl, with thy brow so
meek, Thy faltering tongue, and thy pallid cheek?" “Pardon, great princess, I crave thy grace,Wilt thou a nurse of the Hebrew race?” “Go, seek me one,” and the maid has flown To the spot where a woman weeps alone. A moment more, and the babe is prest, With anxious love to his mother's breast.
Behold the babe into manhood grown,
Speed, speed on thy journey, and lingernot near,
A guerdon awaits thee, a heavenly crown,
with a frown, But Christ shall bestow on the faithful and true.
Then haste on thy journey, and look not be
hind thee, But cast the first thought of temptation away; That Christ when He cometh in glory, may
find thee Still watchful, still faithful, and call thee away.
THE CROSS AND THE CROWN.
“THEN said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”—Matt. xvi. 24.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith : henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing ”—2 Timothy iv. 7, 8.
YES, Lord, there is a cross below,
But age may whiten that clustering hair,
“And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river, and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent hep maid to fetch it.
“And when she had opened it, she saw the child : ard, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrew's children.
“Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall