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Of one alone, 'mid this high revelry,


Of one alone we read, who "walk'd with God;
And while sin travell'd o'er the world abroad,
Who chose the separate path of piety,
And so "God took him," for he did not die !1
O! incident of wondrous beauty, trod
On though it may be, like the unprized clod
By man's coarse foot, yet to the kindling eye
Of childhood most delightful. Never yet,
Amid the musings of that tender age,
Was there before the simple fancy set
One who could so their marvelling faith engage,
As that same Saint, of whom the whole they get
Is that he went to God, pure deathless sage!


Down rush the torrents from above; the deep 2
Opens in all its fountains, ceaseless, still


-the muddy waters eddying fill
The valleys. High on every mound and steep,
In crowds, men, women, children, cattle, sheep,
Stand shivering with dismay, the horrible
Confusion eyeing; and, from hill to hill,
They shout in agony, or shriek, or weep
In vain! the waters gain upon them3,-lo!
The ark careering past, their hands they stretch
For help, and now you see some drowning wretch
Pursue the sacred vessel: but on wo

No pity must they have: so on they go.
Now all is one wide sea without a beach.

"And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him." -Gen. v. 24.

2 "The same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken


up, and the windows of heaven were opened."—Gen. vii. 11.

3" And all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered." —Gen. vii. 19.

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He comes! He comes! the awful trump I hear!
The flaming sword's intolerable blaze

I see: He comes! the archangel from above.
Arise, ye tenants of the silent grave,

Awake, ye incorruptible- arise:

From east to west, from the antarctic pole
To regions hyperborean, all ye sons,
Ye sons of Adam, and ye heirs of heaven,
Arise, ye tenants of the silent grave 3,
Awake, ye incorruptible―arise.

1 "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."-Eph. iv. 8.; see Ps. lxviii. 18.

2 "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" 1 Cor. xv. 55.

9"The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth," &c. John, v. 28. "For this corruptible must put on incorruption."— 1 Cor. xv. 53.

'Tis then, nor sooner, that the restless mind
Shall find itself a home; and, like the ark
Fix'd on the mountain's top, shall look aloft
O'er the vague passage of precarious life.



That day of wrath! that dreadful day!
When heaven and earth shall pass away1,
What power shall be the sinner's stay,
How shall he meet the dreadful day?
When shrivelling, like a parched scroll,
The flaming heavens together roll 2;
When louder yet, and yet more dread,
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead.

Oh! on that day, that wrathful day,
When man to judgment wakes from clay,
Be THOU the trembling sinner's stay,
Though heaven and earth shall pass away.

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The trumpet sounds! the graves restore
The dead which they contained before!
Prepare, my soul, to meet him.


The dead in Christ shall first arise
At the last trumpet's sounding,
Caught up to meet him in the skies,
With joy their Lord surrounding.
No gloomy fears their souls dismay;
His presence sheds eternal day,

On those prepared to meet him.

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat; the earth also, and the works that are therein, shall be burned up."2 Pet. iii. 10.


Luther's Hymn.

2 "The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll." - Isa. xxxiv, 4.

3"Behold he cometh with clouds, and every eye shall see him," &c. Rev. i. 7. See Matt. xxiv. 30.

4"And the dead in Christ shall rise first."-1 Thes. iv. 16. Read vers. 15, 16, 17.

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Prime, the dawn; cir'-cle, surround;

ex-ha-la'-tions, vapours

me-lo-di-ous, musical

as-cend', go up

dis-perse', to scatter

dis-pel', to drive away
foun'-tains, springs

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per-pet/-u-al, continual; aught, any

thing; glide, move gently; state'-ly, majestically; skirts, the borders.

These are thy glorious works, Parent of good',
Almighty! Thine this universal frame,

Thus wondrous fair; Thyself how wondrous then!
Unspeakable, who sit'st above these heavens
To us invisible, or dimly seen

In these thy lowest works; yet these declare
Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Speak, ye who best can tell, ye sons of light,
Angels; for ye behold him, and with songs
And choral symphonies, day without night,
Circle his throne rejoicing; ye in Heaven,
On Earth3, join, all ye creatures, to extol
Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.
Fairest of stars, last in the train of night 4,
If better thou belong not to the dawn,

Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn
With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere,
While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.

"This hymn is an imitation, or rather paraphrase of the 148th Psalm, and (of what is a paraphrase upon that) the canticle placed after the Te Deum in the Liturgy, 'O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord,""&c.— Newton.

2 "Speak ye who," &c. "He is unspeakable, no creature can speak worthily of Him as He is; but speak ye, who are best able, ye angels, ye in

heaven; on earth join, all ye creatures," &c. - Newton.

3 Earth. By earth is here meant this lower world, in opposition to heaven.

4 "The planet Venus, when she rises before the sun, is called Phosphorus, Lucifer, and Morning Star; when she sets after the sun, is called Hesperus, Vesper, and the Evening Star."- Newton.

Thou Sun, of this great world both eye and soul,
Acknowledge him thy greater; sound his praise
In thy eternal course1, both when thou climb'st,
And when high noon hast gain'd, and when thou fall'st.2
Moon 3, that now meet'st the orient Sun, now fly'st,
With the fix'd stars, fix'd in their orb that flies:
And ye five other wandering fires that move
In mystic 5 dance not without song, resound
His praise, who out of darkness call'd up light.
Air, and ye elements, the eldest birth

Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run 6
Perpetual circle, multiform; and mix

And nourish all things; let your ceaseless change
Vary to our great Maker still new praise.
Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise
From hill or steaming lake, dusky, or gray,
Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold,
In honour to the world's great Author rise;
Whether to deck with clouds the uncolour'd sky
Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers,
Rising or falling still advance his praise.

His praise, ye winds, that from four quarters blow,
Breathe soft or loud; and wave your tops, ye pines,
With every plant, in sign of worship wave.
Fountains, and ye that warble 7, as ye flow,
Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
Join voices, all ye living souls 8: ye birds,
That singing up to heaven-gate ascend,

Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise.

In thy eternal course. In thy gularity, and harmony of their moconiinual course.

2 Fall'st, settest.

3 Moon, &c. The construction is, "Thou moon that now meetest and now fliest the orient sun, together with the fixed stars, and ye five other wandering fires," &c.

4 Five others, &c., i. e., Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus. Wandering fires, in opposition to fired stars.

5 Mystic dance, in allusion to the music of the Spheres, which is understood to mean the proportion, re


6 In quaternion run, that is, "That in a four-fold mixture and combination run a perpetual circle, one element continually changing into another."

7 Warble, applied to any melodious sound; as

"the flowery brooks beneath, That wash thy hallow'd feet, and warbling flow."

8 Souls, other creatures besides


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