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Vide "Sacred Harp."
1 HAPPY the meek, whose gentle breast,
2 His heart no broken friendships sting,
3 Spirit of grace, all meek, all mild,
An Emblem of Life.
TUNE-" Silver Lake."
Vide Nason's "Vocal Class Book," p. 78.
1 SEE how, beneath the moonbeam's smile,
2 Thus man, the sport of bliss and care,
And having swelled a moment there,
TUNE-" Missionary Chant."*
1 YE Christian heralds, go proclaim
2 He'll shield you with a wall of fire-
3 And when our labors all are o'er,
TUNE-" Pleyel's Hymn."
1 So fades the lovely, blooming flower,
2 Is there no kind, no lenient art,
The Music, by C. Zeuner, is one of
* Vide the "Psaltery," p. 91. the noblest "Chorals" ever composed.
3 Bid gentle patience smile on pain,
MRS. ANNE STEELE,
How Blest the Sacred Tie.
1 How blest the sacred tie that binds,
How swift the heavenly course they run,
2 To each, the soul of each how dear!
3 Their streaming eyes together flow,
4 Together shall they seek the place
5 Nor shall the glowing flame expire,
MRS. L. BARBAULD.
1 SLEEP forsake us! may the soul
2 God of life! be Thou the ray
Of our dim and wandering course,
On to truth's eternal source.
[6s & 4s.]
Our Native Land.
See also the "Vocalist," p. 130.
1 God bless our native land,
Through storm and night!
2 For her our prayer shall rise,
Thou who hast heard each sigh,
God save the State.
1 SOON may the last glad song arise,
2 Let thrones, and powers, and kingdoms be
And over land, and stream, and main,
3 0, let that glorious anthem swell;
[6s & 5s.]
The Convent Bell.
AIR-" Far, far o'er hill and dell.”
1 FAR, far o'er hill and dell,
On the winds stealing,
List to the convent bell,