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How strong He treads, how stately does He go!
Pompous and solemn is his pace,
Who is this mighty Hero, who ?
I who the powers of death, hell, and the grave, Have foiled with this all-conquering hand;
I who most ready am and mighty too, to save.
The wine-press I alone have trod :
e'er command, That ponderous mass I plied alone, And with me to assist were none. A mighty task it was, worthy the Son of God; Angels stood trembling at the dreadful sight, Concerned with what success I should go
The work I undertook to do ; Enraged I put forth all my might, And down the engine pressed; the violent force Disturbed the universe, put nature out of course; The blood gushed out in streams, and checkered
o'er My garments with its deepest gore ; With ornamental drops bedecked I stood,
And writ my victory with my enemy's blood.
The day, the signal day is come
The day when death shall have its doom,
Shall for a signal victory,
And rescue mortals from the infernal fiend ; Break through his strongest forts, and all his
hosts subdue.” This said, she shut the adamantine volume close, And wished she might the crowding years
Amazed I was to see,
I took my fury for my sole support, And with my single arm the conquest won. Loud acclamations filled all heaven's court :
The hymning guards above,
Strained to an higher pitch of joy and love, The great Jehovah praised, and his victorious Son.
ISAIAH 63.-JOHN NORRIS.
What is that, Mother? W HAT is that, Mother ?—The lark, my
child !The morn has but just look'd out, and smiled, When he starts from his humble grassy nest, And is up and away, with the dew on his breast, And a hymn in his heart, to yon pure, bright
Ever, my child, be thy morn's first lays
What is that, Mother ?- The dove, my son!-
Ever, my son, be thou like the dove,
What is that, Mother ?—The eagle, boy ! -
Boy, may the eagle's flight ever be thine,
What is that, Mother ?—The swan, my love !
GEORGE W. DOANE.
ADDISON, Joseph ·,
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