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DETACHED “FLOWERS.”

GOOD COURAGE.

O soul, be of good courage! What avails thy troubled

mood ? To love, to love, to love, is all God asketh of the heart. Thou say'st “I am so evil !”—but I tell thee, God is

Good ! O cast thyself on Him, and He shall bid thy fears depart!

GOLD IS TRIED IN THE FIRE.

Man thinks he loveth God full well; but hath not yet

been tried : He tasteth this and that—and thinks his love will fast

abide. But he who neither comfort, gifts, nor God's own Hand

i can see; And still can love Him well ;-his love must true and

faithful be.

“THOU ART CAPTIVE.”

Love binds us fast. Man, doth thy heart in longing go
Forth to the World and creatures ? Thou art captive so.
Take all my heart of love, O Jesus, unto Thee;
That I for evermore Thy prisoner may be !

ALL IN THE NAME OF GOD.

WHEN thou would'st undertake a work, first lay thy heart Open to God's clear Light, all passive, bare, and still. Thine own heart's impulse curb ;—'twill bring but pain

and smart. Do thou thy work in God:—then need'st thou fear no ill.

ENTIRE RESIGNATION.

Like to a leaf, light floating, would my spirit move,
Will-less and passive wholly, through the air of God :
No other will be mine for aye, but His alone !
His gentlest warning-breath shall blow my will abroad.
To do, or leave undone; in pain, or rest to be ;-
Lord, so Thy Will be done, 'tis all alike to me.

“ WHERE IS GOD?”

REASON saith, “Where is God ?”—and gazeth at the stars;
“ Where is the Sun ?” enquireth one that is born blind.
Ah, be thou but a child; then God is never far!
Turn inwards ;—there thy spirit shall His Presence find.

A TROUBLED SOUL.

O soul, give up lamenting ;

Tell Jesus all thy grief !
Thy Helper is not distant;

He gladly sends relief.
Yield only to His Guidance;

Give Him thy heart and will:
His Hand shall break thy bondage,

And keep thee calm and still.

“ STAY AT HOME.”

Thy heart so often calls for God, and yet it loves to roam; Thus, when He comes to visit thee, He finds thee not "LET THYSELF BE LED.”

at home.

He that is clever, strong, and great, refuseth to be led ; The Faithful Shepherd's guiding Voice his spirit hath not

known. I am a weak and silly lamb, whom Jesus must direct: I keep Him in my sight, and listen for His Voice alone.

ACCORDING TO THE FOOD, SO IS THE LIFE.

For earthly things alone Earth's children ever pine; Thus are their souls with nought but gloom and anguish

filled. Crave thou God only! then shalt thou become divine, Joyous, and full of light:--so shall thy thirst be stilled.

“MY SECRET IS MY OWN.”

All thy joys and all thy sorrows

Other eyes need never see :
Only be content in either,

When The Master looks on thee.

ONE THING IS NEEDFUL.

MeN seek so many things—and never find enough:

I am content whilst I one object, only, seek.
They have so much to do :-1, but one work alone:-

To listen silently to what my Lord shall speak.

“IT IS BEST TO GO HOME.”

AH, Pilgrim, be not weary :-yet a little while endure : Keep weaned from all things round thee that must vanish

like the wind. The time grows ever shorter ; and thou soon shalt be at

Home : There, all thy soul desireth, with The Father thou shalt

find.

EVERYTHING HAS ITS TIME.

- To strive, believe, endure in patience,

Our work on earth must ever be;
Full sight, enjoyment, rest in gladness,

Will follow, in Eternity.

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