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The enemy hath nought in me-In Jesus I have rest : Deep sunk in mine own nothingness, He makes my spirit

blest. I thank Thee, O my Father, Who Thine Open Heart

didst shew, And taught my feeble soul Thy Spirit's Presence here to

know.

My Saviour, in Thy Faithful Hands my spirit now I lay : The pledge entrusted to Thy Care Thou wilt not cast

away. Let my last breath on Earth be nought but pure and holy

love ; And let my soul, departing hence, enter Thy Rest

Above !

O Sweet Rest of Eternity! I shall Thy Face behold, And be with Thee for ever, Lord, in blessedness un

told :There, with the glorious Angel Hosts, in adoration bow. My Father, take me Home to Thee ! mine All in All art

Thou.

THE BENEDICTION UPON GOD'S PEOPLE.

(DER SEGEN UBER GOTTES VOLK.)

“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee ; the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”—Numbers vi. 24, 25, 26.

FOUNTAIN of all salvation, we adore Thee,

And open fainting, weary lips to Thee: O may Thy Benediction come upon us,

From the High Place of Thy Divinity!

The Lord, The Great Creator, with us tarry,

And bless our souls and bodies, through His Might; Shielding us ever with His Strong Protection ;

Guarding us from all evil, day and night!

The Lord our Light, The Saviour, shine upon us,

And let our souls be lightened by His Face;
That we behold Him, and believe in freedom ;

And that He grant us His abiding Grace !

The Lord, The Comforter, above us hover ;

And, lifting up His Countenance of Love, Stamp His Own Image on our souls for ever ;

And give us Peace, which death nor life can move !

Jehovah, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

Fountain of Blessedness that ever flows ;Flow through our hearts and thoughts, and daily actions ;

And let us in Thy Blessing find repose !

“Who is among you that feareth The Lord, that obeyeth the voice of His servant ; that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the Name of The Lord, and stay upon his God.”— Isaiah 1. 10.

O thou who fain God's loving Voice would'st follow

night and day ;Though dark thy path, yet think not that thy Lord is far

away! · Though shineth not the sun to thee, yet still the sun is

there. After the darkness cometh light: faint not in sad despair. Seek God alone—so is He near;--trust ever in His Name: Know that Jehovah's Word is true, and ever rests the

same. Lean upon God, and hold Him fast; then shalt thou

walk aright; And go far more securely so, than in thine own heart's

light

“For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid My Face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy upon thee.”—Isaiah liv. 7, 8.

Only a little while, a little moment, God will leave us ; And then with greater mercy shall His loving Arms

receive us. And yet, this little moment—this short time--so long

appeareth, Because my faith is feeble; and my heart the darkness

feareth. Yea, Lord, when Thou forsakest me, I stray far in the

wild ; O let Thy Mercy gather me, and save Thy helpless child ! Show Thy dear Face, which now so oft is hidden from

my path: Eternal Grace, have mercy ! ah, so bitter is Thy wrath ;

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