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THE DWELLING-PLACE OF GOD.
August 17, 1813.
GOD dwells in heaven: he rules above,
In everlasting might,
Beyond where stars their courses move,
God dwells in hell: his vengeance there
God dwells on earth; and all around
When man erects a house of prayer,
And pardon every sin.
But most of all the Lord resides
Within an humble mind;
The worth that modest merit hides
His grace is sure to find.
By pious men he may be found,
And every where adored; Where'er they tread is holy ground, A temple to the Lord.
O, let me find thee every where —
Be every day a day of prayer,
ON REVELATION IV. 2, 3; XV. 3.
AROUND the throne of God
Their golden crowns they fling
And thine shall be.
"O holy, holy Lord,
Creation's sovereign King!
Thy majesty adored
Let all creation sing;
Who wast, and art,
Nor time shall see
"Great are thy works of praise,
And all below,
"Who shall not fear thee, Lord,
And magnify thy name? Thy judgments, sent abroad,
Thy holiness proclaim.
Nations shall throng
And all adore
In one loud song."
While thus the powers on high
Their swelling chorus raise,
Let earth and man reply,
And echo back the praise;
His glory own,
First, last, and best,
God ever blest,
And God alone.
CLASS MEETING, AUGUST 25, 1813.
Tune, SANDY AND JENNY.
COME, classmates and friends, as ye mingle once more,
Return from your wanderings on life's weary main,
The world we have seen is cold, wayward, and strange;
Then gladly we cast all its troubles away,
Smooth down the rough wrinkles of care on your brow;
Has your lot, since we parted, been sad and distressed?
And pillow your bosom on friendship to-day.
But if Fortune has clothed in her brightness your head, And sunshine and flowers decked the path that you tread,