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IT IS I: BE NOT AFRAID."

Loud was the wind, and wild the tide ;

The ship her course delayed : The Lord came to their help, and cried,

- 'Tis 1 : be not afraid."

Who walks the waves in wondrous guise,

By Nature's laws unstaid ? “'Tis I,” a well known voice replies ;

« 'Tis I : be not afraid.”

He mounts the deck: down lulls the sea ;

The tempest is allayed ;
The prostrate crew adore ; and He

Exclaims, “ Be not afraid.”

Thus, when the storm of life is high,

Come, Saviour, to my aid !
Come, when no other help is nigh,
And
say,

“ Be not afraid.”

Speak, and my griefs no more are heard ;

Speak, and my fears are laid ;
Speak, and my soul shall bless the word,

“ 'Tis I: be not afraid."

When on the bed of death I lie,

And stretch my hands for aid, Stand Thou before my glazing eye,

And say, “ Be not afraid.”

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Before Thy judgment-seat above

When nature sinks dismayed,
Oh, cheer me with a word of love-

“ 'Tis I: be not afraid.”

Worlds may around to wreck be driven,

If then I hear it said, By Him who rules through earth and heaven,

« 'Tis 1 : be not afraid.”

INSCRIPTION ON A MONUMENT

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S-P-S

What shall we write on this memorial stone ?

Thy merits? Thou didst rest on Christ's alone.
Our sorrows? Thou wouldst chide the selfish tear,
Our love ? Alas, it needs no record here.
Praise to thy God and ours ? His truth and love
Are

sung in nobler strains by thee above. What wouldst thou have us write ?-A voice is

heard, “ Write, for each reader write, a warning word. - Bid him look well before him, and within ; - Talk to his heedless heart of death and sin; “ And if at these he tremble, bid him fee 66 To Christ, and find Him all in all, like me."

THE PRAYER-ANSWERING GOD.

I stand in a world where there's nothing my own,

Where the lightest event is beyond my control; But to Him that is Ruler

supreme

and alone I gladly resign, for I know Him, the whole. How pleasant,'mid changes and chances unthought,

On His wisdom and love to disburthen our care; And to know, that the God who disposes our lot

Is a God that will hear and will answer our prayer!

There are those that I love, far away from me now,

And roaming through danger by shore and by sea; And what were my feelings, my Father, if Thou

Wert less than Almighty for them and for me?

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