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BUT WHO SHALL SEE.
When, throned on Zion's brow,
Of his rebuke shall lie; t
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.*
In peace, by all who come ! +
Some long-lost exile home!
CHORUS OF PRIESTS.
* “ 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,
When round thy Cherubs, smiling calm
* 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!
SAINT AUGUSTINE TO HIS SISTER.*
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.
Oh! be like the dove;