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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 swift Thy heavenly succour flies,
THE SAVIOUR'S BRIDE.
“Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved ?"-Canticles viii. 5.
As longs the wandering bird to gain her nest,
Alone I sit, and mourn Thy long delay,
Cease sorrowing mourner, hear the loving voice That calms thy fears, and bids thy heart re
joice. Its gentle strains shall soothe thy yearning
breast, And hush thy troubled spirit into rest.
“Weep not, my purchased one, a little while
grace. While still thou wanderest through the desert
wild, Lean upon me, my pure, my undefiled, Rest in that sheltering cleft, that home of love, My wounded side, thou weak and trembling
Dwell near my riven heart, which, rent for thee, Poured forth its living streams to set thee free