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226. The Eye of God at Church. (L. M.)
It is the holy house of prayer,
God's flock have met to worship there;
The cloud of angels, as of old,
Look down, and what do they behold ?
You who have been to Jesus given,
Mark'd with his cross, baptized for heaven,
Forget your God in wicked play,
With idle thoughts and eyes astray !
There is a silent One unseen,
Whose piercing eye, so calm and keen,
Ranges through every aisle and pew,
Fixing his sorrowing look on you!
'Tis your Redeemer ever near;
He waits your simple prayer to hear ;
But 0, you mock at all his grace,
Yet you must one day see his face !
227. All things to be done decently.
I WOULD have you know,
That the Head of every man is Christ ;
And the head of the woman is the man;
And the head of Christ is God.
Every man praying or prophesying, having
his head covered, Dishonoureth his Head. But every woman that prayeth or prophe
sieth with her head uncovered,
Dishonoureth her head.
Let women keep silence in the churches,
For it is not permitted them to speak ;
For it is a shame for women to speak in the
church. 1 Cor. xi. 3 ; xiv. 34, 35.
228. Honour the Churchyard.
Let us all tread gently here,
For this dust to God is dear;
And we walk o'er many a head
Lowly in its narrow bed.
In the churchyard's holy ground,
Christian dust is all around;
Every lump of earth we see,
Once had life as well as we.
Here we will not jump nor play,
Let all noise keep far away ;
When the trumpet shakes the skies,
All this dust shall live and rise.
Here some loving father sleeps,
While at home his orphan weeps !
Here some babe is turned to clay,
From its mother snatched away.
Here are brothers, sisters dear,
Who their happy homes did cheer!
Let us always, as we tread,
Think of the tears that have been shed.
229. The Resurrection of the dry bones.
AND he said unto me:
Son of Man | can. these | boʻnes | live ?
And I answered, O Lord | God, thou |
knowest: Again he said unto me, Prophe | sy upon ·
these bones. And as I prophesied, there was a noise,
and be holda | shaking : And the bones came together | bone •to
hi's bone. And when I be held : Lo, the sinews and the flesh • came up •
on them. And the skin covered them.a | bove : But there was no • breath | i'n | them. Then said he un .to me : Prophesy unto the wiind prophesy. So I prophesied as he com | manded me : And the breath came into them and ·
they lived, And stood up on their feet : An exceeding I great | army.
Ezek. xxxvii. 3—10.
230. The Place is Holy Ground. (7’s.)
SERVANTS of the Lord most high,
Reverence the house of God,
And respect the dead that lie
Underneath the church-yard sod.
In his house, though none may see,
Always let your head be bare;
Quiet, thoughtful, serious be,
For God's honour dwelleth there.
'Tis a grief to see a child
O'er the dead regardless play,
Trampling those, in folly wild,
Who shall rise at judgment day.
There's an eye in every place,
Watches all that's done or said ;
There's a day when you must face
All that dust that now lies dead!
SPREADING THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST.
231. Bp. Heber's Missionary Hymn. (7.6.)
From Greenland's icy mountains,
From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand ;
From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver
Their land from error's chain ! -
What though the spicy breezes
Blow soft o'er Java's isle,
Though every prospect pleases,
And only man is vile :
In vain with lavish kindness
The gifts of God are strewn,
The heathen, in bis blindness,
Bows down to wood and stone !
Can we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high,
Can we, to man benighted,
The lamp of life deny ?
Salvation ! Oh, salvation !
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation
Has learned Messiah's name !
232. The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The earth shall be full of the knowledge of
the Lord, As the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of
Jesse, Which shall stand for an ensign of the
people; To it shall the Gentiles seek : And his rest shall be glorious.—Isa. xi. 9.
The harvest truly is plenteous, but the la
bourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, That He will send forth labourers into his harvest.