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Page 116 - Ten thousand thousand precious gifts My daily thanks employ, Nor is the least a cheerful heart, That tastes those gifts with joy.
Page 115 - WHEN all Thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I'm lost In wonder, love, and praise. O, how shall words with equal warmth The gratitude declare, That glows within my ravish'd heart ! But Thou canst read it there.
Page 114 - The broadest mirth unfeeling Folly wears, Less pleasing far than Virtue's very tears...
Page 137 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Page 7 - Shine not in vain : nor think, though men were none That heaven would want spectators, God want praise'; Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep. All these with ceaseless praise His works behold, Both day and night.
Page 113 - O lost to virtue lost to manly thought Lost to the noble sallies of the soul Who think it solitude to be alone Communion sweet communion large and high Our reason guardian angel and our God Then nearest these when others most remote * And all ere long shall be remote but these Benevolence. God loves from whole to parts but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole...
Page 113 - If I am right, thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay ; If I am wrong, O teach my heart To find that better way.
Page 114 - Know then this truth (enough for man to know) " Virtue alone is happiness below.