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I'll send my thoughts to him that sits above,
To him that reigns with majesty on high;
He, with the cheering spirit of his love,
Shall lull each grief, and check each rising sigh.

E. S.

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"NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME."

2 Cor. vi. 2.

Now is the day of grace;

Now, to the Saviour come!
The Lord is calling, 'seek my face,'
And I will guide you home!

Home to that bright abode

Where Jesus reigns supreme,
Home to those joys prepared by God-
Home of your sweetest dream.

Home, where each sigh is stilled,
Where tears are never shed,
But love and joy have filled

With flowers the path we tread.

A Father bids you speed

Oh! wherefore then delay?
He calls in love, he sees your need,
He bids you come to-day.

To-day the prize is won,
The promise is to save:
Then, oh, be wise! to-morrow's sun
May shine upon your grave!

P. H. E.

DEPARTURE OF THE ISRAELITES FROM EGYPT.

THE dawn was grey in Egypt. Broken clouds, In long and wavering companies, o'erhung The realms of Pharoah and the land of Nile, Tinct with the crimson of the coming morn. Faint hues of struggling light enwrapt the piles, The pillar'd halls, and domes, and columns huge, That with ambitious effort seemed to pierce The chambers of the sky, and rest in air. Red rays were on the pyramids. Their tops, Companions of the clouds, did seem to wear The orient lustre from their borders flung, As in rich troops they caught some radiant smile, Won from the golden fountains of the sun.

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