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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
“THOU ART CAPTIVE.”
Love binds us fast. Man, doth thy heart in longing go
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.
Like to a leaf, light floating, would my spirit move,
“ WHERE IS GOD?”
REASON saith, “Where is God ?”—and gazeth at the stars;
A TROUBLED SOUL.
O soul, give up lamenting ;
Tell Jesus all thy grief !
He gladly sends relief.
Give Him thy heart and will:
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.”
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 :
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.
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
EVERYTHING HAS ITS TIME.
- To strive, believe, endure in patience,
Our work on earth must ever be;
Will follow, in Eternity.