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“I tell you the truth ; it is expedient for you that I go away ; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you : but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.”—John xvi. 7.

A CLOUD, the Spring of Life receiving, bears it far

above : How richly shall the clouds now rain from Heaven, in

blessing love ; Bringing to fainting hearts all gifts of comfort, grace, and

power :Lord, o'er my heart let flow the streams of that life-giving

Shower!

“If ye, then, be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above; not on things on the earth.” —Colossians iii. 1, 2.

Thus, nought remaineth here on earth to claim my

spirit's love; My Heavenly Magnet toucheth me, and draweth me

above. He to Himself alone my heart's desires and thoughts

hath bound; And, where my Treasure is, there, also, must my heart

be found.

, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous."- I John ii. 1.

Fain would I be a little child, the Father-Heart not

grieving: Fain would I be a little child, in loving and believing. Though even in the mire I fall, I still shall be His child, Whilst with The Father resteth still my Brother Unde

filed.

“Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” – Matt. xxviii. 20.

I LOOK on this and that, but One sole object crave to

see ;Jesus, The Friend, abiding close—when far He seems

to be. Grant that, with child-like spirit, though I may not see

Thee near, Believing in Thy Presence, I may know that Thou art

here!

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“I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye_may be also.”—John xiv. 2, 3.

HERE is there no repose for me; here, never rest from

care : When shall I reach the place, O Lord, Thou dost for me

prepare ;Where, into Thee I shall be led, far out of Time and : Space ? In Heaven itself, Thou only art my Soul's Abiding-Place.

“I come to Thee. Holy Father, keep through Thine Own Name those whom Thou hast given Me; that they may be one, as We are.”—John xvii. 11.

LORD, we are given to Thee; and by Thine own last

Supplication Thou wouldest keep us Thine. O may our love grow

never cold ! Let us be ever one ; still clinging fast to Thee in spirit: Let us be ever one; imprisoned close in Love's firm

hold!

“Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith; Who, for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame : and is set down at the right hand of the Throne of God.”—Hebrews xii. 2.

RENOUNCE with calm contentment all the poor delights

of earth-life : Despise contempt and shame; and bear thy daily

burden on : Soon will it all be ended ;-only fix thy gaze for ever On Jesus' present Glory, and the work He here hath

done.

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.”—Ephesians ii. 6.

TRANSPLANTED must I be. Through gifts and messages

appealing, With coming and with going hence, Love may not thrive

full well. Ah, Jesus, take me Home! Thou, Thou alone canst

give me healing : Planted in Heavenly soil, with Thee for ever let me

dwell !

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