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“O THAT I HAD WINGS LIKE A DOVE, AND

THEN WOULD I FLEE AWAY AND BE

AT REST."

Oh, had I, my Saviour, the wings of a dove, How soon would I soar to thy presence above ! How soon would I fee where the weary have rest, And hide all my cares in thy sheltering breast.

I flutter, I struggle, and long to be free ;
I feel me a captive while banished from Thee.
A pilgrim and stranger the desert I roam ;
And look on to Heaven, and fain would be home.

Ah, there the wild tempest for ever shall cease;
No billow shall ruffle that haven of peace.
Temptation and trouble alike shall depart,
All tears from the eye, and all sin from the heart.

Soon, soon may this Eden of promise be mine! Rise, bright sun of glory, no more to decline ! Thy light, yet unrisen, the wilderness cheers, Oh, what will it be, when the fulness appears ?

BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

Lately published. TALES IN VERSE, illustrative of the several Petitions

of the Lord's Prayer. Second Edition. Price 5s. 6d. "Have you seen a little volume entitled “Tales in Verse, by the Rev H. F. Lyte,' which seems to have reached a second edition ? Now, that is the right kind of religious poetry. Mr. Lyte shews how the sins and sorrows of man flow from irreligion, in simple but strong domestic narratives, told in a style and spirit reminding one sometimes of Goldsmith, and sometimes of Crabbe, A volume so humble in its appearance and pretensions runs the risk of being jostled off the highway into bye-paths -and, indeed, no harm if it should; for in such retired places it will be pleasant reading-pensive in the shade and cheerful in the sunshine. Mr. Lyte has reaped

• The harvest of a quiet eye,

"That broods and sleeps on its own heart;' and his Christian Tales will be read with interest and instruction by many a fireside. • The brothers' is eminently beautiful. HE OUGHT TO GIVB US ANOTHER VOLUME.” Blackwood's Magazine (Noctes Ambros). No. 165, p. 686.

THE SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS; or, The Psalms of

David adapted to Christian Worship. Fifth Edition. Price ls. 6d.

The object of this work is to condense the spirit of each of the Psalms into four or five verses, with an especial view to congregational singing. The best portions of the new authorized version are added.

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