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High as Thou art, Thou still art near

When suppliants succour crave; And as Thine ear is swift to hear,

Thy arm is strong to save.

THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered."

Psalm xxxii.

Blest is the broken, bleeding heart,

For sin constrained to ache !
Soon Heavenly Hands shall bind it up,

No more to bleed or break.

Blest are the eyes, whose burning tears

O'er past transgressions fall!
The Sun of Righteousness shall rise,

To dry, or light them all.

That broken heart, that tearful eye,

That pensive pilgrim guise,
Are Heaven's own gifts, and more than all

That worldlings seek or prize.

Who has them, claims and titles has

Which none beside can own;

hath seen,

Pledges of more than eye

Or heart conceived or known.

Through clouds and sunshine, storm and calm,

He on to glory goes,
With hope to light him o'er his way,

And bliss to crown its close.

The wise may slight, the proud may shun;

His God is with him still, And adds a zest to all his joys,

And lightens every ill.

Through Him he daily triumphs gains

O’er Satan, self, and sin;
Through Him new blessings smile without,
New joy and peace

within.

A coal from heaven has touched his lips,

And filled his mouth with song ;
And Faith and Love spring forth to waft

His fainting steps along.

He
goes,
he goes,

his fadeless crown From Christ's own hand to win! The angels throng round heaven's high gate,

To hail the stranger in!

The silver cord is loosed at last,

The fettered soul takes wing ; Assumes its station fast by God,

His ceaseless praise to sing.

THE PILGRIM'S SONG.

“There remaineth a rest for the people of God." Heb. iv,

My rest is in heaven; my rest is not here ;
Then why should I murmur when trials are near?
Be hushed, my dark spirit! the worst that can come
But shortens thy journey, and hastens thee home.

It is not for me to be seeking my bliss
And building my hopes in a region like this :
I look for a city which hands have not piled ;
I pant for a country by sin undefiled.

The thorn and the thistle around me may grow :
I would not lie down upon roses below:
I ask not my portion, I seek not a rest,
Till I find them, O Lord, in Thy sheltering breast.

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