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But who shall see the glorious day

When, throned on Zion's brow,
The LORD shall rend that veil

Which hides the nations now ! *
When earth no more beneath the fear

Of his rebuke shall lie; t
When pain shall cease, and every tear

Be wiped from every eye!S


Then, Judah! thou no more shalt mourn

Beneath the heathen's chain;

* “ And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.—Isaiah xxv. 7.

+ “The rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth.”—Isaiah xxv. 8.

“ And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; neither shall there be any more pain."

—Rev. xxi. 4.

Thy days of splendour shall return,

And all be new again.*
The Fount of Life shall then be quaff'd

In peace, by all who come ! +
And every wind that blows shall waft

Some long-lost exile home!




Almighty God! when round thy shrine
The Palm-tree's heavenly branch we twine, S

* “ And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.”-Rev. xxi. 5.

+ And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”— Rev. xxii. 17.

g“ The Scriptures having declared that the Temple of Jerusalem was a type of the Messiah, it is natural to conclude that the Palms, which made so conspicuous a figure in that structure, represented that Life and Immortality which were brought to light hy the Gospel.”-Observations on the Palm, as a sacred Emblem, by W. Tighe.

(Emblem of Life's eternal ray,
And Love that “ fadeth not away,”)
We bless the flowers, expanded all,*
We bless the leaves that never fall,
And trembling say,-“ In Eden thus
• The Tree of Life may flower for us!”

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When round thy Cherubs, smiling calm
Without their flames, t we wreathe the Palm,
Oh God! we feel the emblem true,-
Thy Mercy is eternal too!
Those Cherubs, with their smiling eyes,
That crown of Palm which never dies,
Are but the types of Thee above-
Eternal Life and Peace and Love!


* 66 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims, and palm-trees, and open flowers." Kings vi. 29.

+ 6. When the passover of the tabernacles was revealed to the great law-giver in the mount, then the cherubic images which appeared in that structure were no longer surrounded by flames; for the tabernacle was a type of the dispensation of mercy, by which Jehovah confirmed his gracious covenant to redeem mankind.”-Observations on the Palm.





Oh fair! oh purest! be thou the dove
That flies alone to some sunny grove,
And lives unseen, and bathes her wing,
All vestal white, in the limpid spring.
There, if the hovering hawk be near,
That limpid spring in its mirror clear
Reflects him, ere he can reach his prey,
And warns the timorous bird

away. Oh! be like this dove; Oh fair! oh purest! be like this dove. * In St. Augustine's treatise upon the advantages of a solitary life, addressed to his sister, there is the following fanciful passage, from which, the reader will perceive, the thought of this song was taken :—“Te, soror, nunquam nolo esse securam, sed timere semperque tuam fragilitatem habere suspectam, ad instar pavidæ columbæ frequentare vivos aquarum et quasi in speculo accipitris cernere supervolantis effigiem et cavere. Rivi aquarum sententiæ sunt scripturarum, quæ de limpidissimo sapientiæ fonte profluentes," etc, etc.- De Vit. Eremit. ad Sororem.

The sacred pages of God's own book
Shall be the spring, the eternal brook,
In whose holy mirror, night and day,
Thou wilt study Heaven's reflected ray :--
And should the foes of virtue dare,
With gloomy wing, to seek thee there,
Thou wilt see how dark their shadows lie
Between Heaven and thee, and trembling fly!

Oh! be like the dove;
Oh fair! oh purest! be like the dove.

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