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LIBRARY

UNIVH6ITY Of

CALIFORNIA



ANGELS' SONGS FROM THE GOLDEN
CITY OF THE BLESSED



Angels' Songs from the

Golden City of the

Blessed



By
Edythe Morahan-de Lauzon



Additional copies of this book may be had on
application to

ALBERT URQUHART

413 ST. JAMES STREET, MONTREAL
Province of Quebec, Canada



Copyright. Canada. 1918
by Edythe Morahan-de Lauzon



PREFACE






The Verses and Writings in this Book have
been given to me by inspiration from the
Spiritual World, and come instantaneously in
different ways sometimes my hand is guided
rapidly in the writing sometimes a great light
seems to radiate around me and I hear strains of
music and Voices, as of Angel Choirs, singing
the words, which I then write down; and other
times the Visions appear before me, and I hear
the Voices.

I have now received the Message that the time
is ripe for the sending of these Writings forth
that more will be given to me that they are
given chiefly in the form of poetry and in plain
language, so that they may be easily understood
and that they will comfort the sad and lonely
of earth, and turn people's thoughts from this
fleeting World to the Great Life Beyond.

EDYTHE MORAHAN-DE LAUZON.

8te. Anne de Bellevue,

Province of Quebec, Canada.



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CONTENTS



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THE ANGEL GABRIEL'S MESSAGE . . . . 13

O THAT ALL MIGHT SEE THE VISION .... 19

THOU PRINCE OP LIFE ETERNAL ..... 20

THE GOLDEN HARP 22

To THE ETERNAL GOD 24

O BOCK DIVINE 27

GREAT KING OF LIFE ....... 28

THE BIBLE 30

THE GUEST 31

BEAUTIFUL WINGS OF PRAYER 33

THE STREAM OF LIFE ....... 34

BEYOND THE HILLS OF STARS 36

WHEN MY BOAT COMES HOME 38

THE LOOM 40

THE BIRCH TREE . . . . . .42

THE ANGEL GABRIEL MARVELS AT MANKIND'S INDIFFER-
ENCE 44

PERFECT LOVE . . . . . . .47

THE ARMIES OF LIFE f . 49

MY SAVIOUR How I NEED THEE . . . .52

REMEMBER ME 54

THE CROSS OF PEARLS 56



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FOR THE SINS OP THE WORLD 59

MARY MAGDALENE 61

THINE EYES, SEEING, BEHOLD NOT .... 63

To THE DEAR DEPARTED 65

THE DEPARTED SOUL TO THE LOVED ONE LEFT ON EARTH 67

THE OLD MAN 69

THE LAND o' MONY MANSIONS FAIR .... 71
THE ANGELS' SONG OP A EANSOMED SOUL ... 73

ETERNITY 75

THE BEAUTIFUL HILLS OP GOD . . . . .77

THE SOUL . 79

PURE WHITE LILIES OF GOD . . . . . 82

THE HOLY SPIRIT 83

THE WAYS OF GOD ARE OFTEN STRANGE . . .85

THE STAR OP BETHLEHEM 87

THE ANGELS' SONG OP ADORATION .... 93

TURN NOT THY FACE 94

THE WANDERER ........ 96

O SWEET AND SACRED HOUR OF PRAYER ... 98
I'LL NEVER, NEVER LEAVE THEE . . . . .99

THE GREAT JUDGE 101

THE OUTCAST WOMAN . . . . .103

MY TIME is SHORT 106

THE FINANCIER . 108

SOWING WILD OATS . . . . . . .112

FOLLOW ME . . 115

LAY DOWN THY BURDEN . . . . . .117

Go, SIN No MORE 119

O WHEN THE CLOUDS ARE BLACK WITH BAIN . 123



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THOU WHO BEIGNEST HIGH ABOVE .... 124
THE GOLDEN STEPS TO GOD ON HIGH .... 125

JUDGMENT 126

THE GEMS OF THE MORNING 129

GREAT EVERLASTING ARMS ...... 130

To BE WITH GOD AT BEST 132

SPIRIT OF GOD DESCEND ON ME . . . . .134

THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA 135

THESE Is ONE ABOVE WHO KNOWS . . . .139

STAR OF MY SOUL . 140

GOD'S SYMBOLS 141

How BLEST ARE THEY WHO LIVE BY FAITH . . .143

1 HAVE HEARD THE VOICE OF THE ANGELS . . . 144
THE GIFT OF GOD Is LIFE ETERNAL . . . .146

EVERY DAY BRINGS ME NEARER 147

GOD Is GOOD 148

LIFE 150

THE SONG OF THE AGES . . . . . .152

THE BEAUTIFUL ISLES OF BEST 153

DEATH 155

HOME WITH GOD 158

WHATEVER Is, Is BEST 159

COME WITH ME AND BEST AWHILE . . . .161

THE WIDOW OF NAIN 162

COME 166

PAST, PAST ARE EARTHLY SORROWS . . ... . 168

HIGH ABOVE THE BEALMS OF AIR 170

ON CALVARY'S HILL CHRIST DIED FOR ME . . .172
HEAVEN ... 173



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WHEN THE SILVER CORD Is BROKEN .... 176

I TOUCH THE HEM OF THY GARMENT 177

MARY AND MARTHA 179

THE SOUL'S DESIRE 183

I CLING TO THEE 184

THE SONG OF TRUST * 186

PEACE .187

THE SOUL'S YEARNING 189

O GOD ABOVE 192

LIFE'S GOLDEN AND SILVER SEAS 194

SHOW ME THY WONDROUS GRACE .... 196

THE SOUL'S PRAYER 198

GOD THE FATHER 201

O VOICE OF AGES 203

THE PURE MIND is THE RICHEST PEARL . . .206

YOUTH 208

THE CHILDREN 210

SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME . . . . . 212

THE ANGEL'S CALL 213

VOICES FROM HEAVEN ARE CALLING ME . . . 215

THE SOUL'S TRIUMPH 216

THE LAST VOYAGE 218

THE SHEPHERD . . . . . . . 220

PALMS CHRIST'S ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM . . .221

THROUGHOUT THE BLARE OF SOUNDING TRUMPETS . . 223

THE CALL 225

THE BATTLE OF THE FLOWERS 227

BRITAIN FOREVER AND GOD OVER ALL .... 230

FRANCE 232



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GREAT HEART AMERICA 234

COLUMBIA'S SONG 235

THE LAND OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS .... 237

CANADA 239

CANADIAN ANTHEM 242

FAR ON THE FIELDS WHERE THE LILIES GROW . 244

BRITAIN'S NAVY 245

ERIN . . . 247

SCOTLAND 249

I'M NEAR THE LAND o' PERFECT DAY . . .251

THE ANGELS OF MONS 253

THE DRINK DEMON ' 265

'Tis A LONG ROAD THAT HAS No TURNING . . . 267

ZEPPELIN RAIDS 268

THE FRENCH AND BELGIAN SLAVES . . . .272
THE BELGIAN MOTHER . . . . . .274

THE SOLDIERS' JUDGMENT 277

FROM THE DAYS OF CAIN AND ABEL . . . .279

THE SOLDIER'S GRAVE 287

PRAYER FOR THOSE ON THE SEA ..... 291

THE IRISH SENTRY 293

FORGET-ME-NOT 295

JERUSALEM . 297

GERMANY . . . . . . . .299

THE VISION 301

THE COMING OF CHRIST . 308



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ANGELS' SONGS FROM THE GOLDEN
CITY OF THE BLESSED



THE ANGEL GABRIEL'S MESSAGE.

Gabriel, who walketh the Earth with the Holy
Ghost, the friend and companion of (>od, but
withal the most humble servant of the Lord
Eternal, Jesus Christ, sendeth greetings, for the
cries of the many sad hearts have ascended unto
the Throne of God.

Rejoice! rejoice! O Children of Earth, for
Jehovah this same Jesus who was crucified
amongst you, hath bid me give you Messages of
peace and joy which shall endure through time
and eternity, and now, by inspiration given to
one of His little ones, the Spiritual World is
permitted to communicate with the Children of
Earth, to heal the broken-hearted, to comfort the
weary, until the Day when each Soul shall be
given the Summons to appear before the Great
Judge.

For behold the Lord hath purposed and it shall
be done. Hath He not said : " It shall come to



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pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit
upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams,
your young men shall see visions ; and also upon
the servants and upon the handmaids in those
days will I pour out My Spirit, before the Great
Day of the Lord." Not to the mighty wise of
Earth come the great eternal Messages, but to
one of His little ones ; and all who read the words
herein shall be blessed, for they shall be as Ever-
lasting Wells of Consolation to those on Earth
who yearn for the true, the beautiful, and the
holy.

Yea, these words shall endure for all time.
Who art thou, O Child of Earth, to dispute them?
Thou art but as the flower of the field, which
to-day is, and to-morrow is faded and withered
away. Be not stiff-necked. When thou goest
forth in the morning, thou knowest not if thou
wilt return, or whether thou shalt be summoned
to the Call of Eternity! Be not haughty, for
thou art but dust; thy rank and possessions
count for nought for nought didst thou bring
into the World, and it is certain that thou shalt
take nought with thee into the next World, save
thy character which, at this moment, thou hast
power to make or mar.

Be not as those who are crafty, vile, unholy,

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proud for they pass from the Earth even as the
leaves of the trees, which are so young and green
in the Spring; in the Summer, beautiful; in the
Autumn, rich and glorious; in the Winter, the
tomb never more to be seen again on Earth.
The armies of souls march every day before
Jehovah the proud, the contemptible, the trick-
ster, the unclean, the unbeliever, the scoffer
and are judged. In the cemeteries, in the seas,
on the mountain tops, on the mother earth, lie
the remains of millions yea, millions of these.
What profited it them, even if they won the
World? All their lying, all their cheating, all
their haughtiness, all their robbery of the widow
and the fatherless, all their betraying of
unfortunate souls, what availed it? The foot of
the living generation doth pass over them and
know them not. The foot of the humblest beggar
may pass over the dust of the proudest king, and
know him not ! But God doth know, and remem-
ber, and punish their iniquities for though their
bodies lie in dust, yet their souls live on !

But those on Earth who remain loyal to God
and His Holy Word, who have a humble, con-
trite heart, who believe on Jesus these, these
shall never pass away, for they are truly the
bright gems in the Crown of God! They have
been tried in the Furnace of Earthly Afflictions,



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and when all is over, they will sing the song of
Jesus, the song of happiness which shall never
grow old, the song of Eternity, the song of peace,
the song of the wonderful love of God, for
Jehovah Jehovah will come with outstretched
arms for the Soul which trusteth on Him.
No wealth no achievement no position doth
Jehovah ask, but only a simple, trusting heart.
And then He will give to that Soul a beautiful,
perfect love; a beautiful, perfect body; and a
beautiful, perfect home and that Soul shall sing
forever and ever of the wonderful love of God!

O Children of Earth be ye kind to one another.
Help the toiler, lift up the downtrodden, lest
they stand and accuse you before the Throne of
God. Though evil fight against thee, yet gird
thy Sword on in the name of the Lord, and thou
shalt overcome evil. With the Sword of the Spirit
sweep away all impurities, all drunkenness, all
pride, all hypocrisy, all covetousness. Give fair
wages to the toiler, and be kind to the one who
worketh for thee. Of what avail to hoard up
treasures, which thou canst not take with thee
into Eternity, but the kind acts done during thv
lifetime shall plead for thee when thou art called
to Judgment. Raise up the fallen, help the poor
and needy, and by thine example teach them the
love of God. Then shall the mountains rejoice



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and the rivers sing for joy, then shall the lion lie
down with the lamb, and a little child shall lead
them, and the great and wonderful Day of the
Lord shall come.

Read and ponder over the words of these Writ-
ings, and the Writings to be given hereafter to
the Messenger for they are made plain, so that
a wayfaring man, though a fool, should not err.
Herein is wisdom. Praise ye the Lord. The
grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you, now
and forever more. Amen.

The Angel Host sendeth greetings, and thy
Beloved, who departed from the Earth with faith
in God, send greetings. Amen and yet Amen.



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OH, THAT ALL MIGHT SEE THE VISION.

OH, that all might see the vision
Which before my spirit lies

That all might pause and gaze awhile
Beyond the glowing skies!

By each earthly care we learn

The meaning of the Cross
And by the Cross we learn to know

That earthly ways are dross.

There is a land of perfect peace,

Beyond life's flowing stream,
Where earthly trials shall appear

The mirage of a dream.

A land of pure and holy joy,
Where nought by sin is torn

The gift of Christ when He arose
That resurrection morn!

Then cast the clouds of doubt away,
And see life's bright sunrise

With God and angels 'tis ours to dwell
Beyond the glowing skies!



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THOU PRINCE OF LIFE ETERNAL.

THOU Prince of Life Eternal,
How blest are they who see

Thy beauty and Thy holiness,
And Thy simplicity!

Trinity of Power and Love
Thou King of Heaven's Host

Thou great Eternal Father,
And Son and Holy Ghost!

In Thee, in Thee I glory,

Thou art the World's Great Light,
Thou art my soul's true Refuge,

And in Thee I delight!

1 hold Thy Cross of Love on high,
Thy Bible in my hand,

And I will sing Thy praises
Through every thirsting land !



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matchless Christ! my Saviour!
Thy glory I can, see,

And Thou wilt guide my footsteps
For all Eternity.

And I will fear no earthly ill,
Nor all the Hosts of Wrong

For Thou art always with me,
And in Thy strength Fm strong.

1 know that I stand not alone ;
For ever at my side

Are Thy bright Hosts of Angels
And Thou art my blest Guide.

Light of the World! my Saviour,
Thou glorious King divine,

Shed Thy pure love o'er all mankind,
And make Life's Pathway shine!

O teach the World Thy glory,
Thy great, true holy grace,

That all may follow in Thy steps,
And see at last Thy face!



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THE GOLDEN HARP.

I HEARD Life's Golden Harp,

With its liquid notes so rare,
Which shed forth sweetest music

Into this world of care.

It told of peace and glory,

It sang Love's old sweet song,
And of earth's glorious dawning,

When God will banish wrong.

And I said, " O Harp that singest,
Thou art played by an Angel's hand,

For thou tellest of glad tidings
From God's blest happy Land !"

Even as I mused there entered

Those who had lost all hope,
Who believed not Christ's great ransom

Then the chords of the sweet Harp broke !



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But one quivering chord remained,

And it played its music rare,
And said, " Though my life is broken,

Yet I'll sing to God in prayer !"

And God then heard the broken Harp,
From out this world of wrong,

And sent His Angels to the earth,
To sing Love's Great New Song.

And the world listened gladly
To God's song of joy and peace,

And the weary hearts praised Him and sang,
" Let Thy love to us ne'er cease I"

Then Love and Faith with gentle touch,
Knit the chords of the Harp so rare,

And the world was filled with singing,
" Our God does answer prayer !"



TO THE ETERNAL GOD.

How great Thou art, my Father,
Thy Kingdom hath no end;

The earth is but Thy footstool
The heavens to Thee do bend!

Thou knowest times and seasons,
Each planet, star, and world,

All bow before Thy wisdom
Thy word is Truth unfurled.

Thou wert before the heavens

E'er dreamed or had their birth;

Thou mad'st the mighty angels,
And those of lesser worth.

To Thee ten thousand years

Are as a day or hour;
For through eternal ages

Thou'st ever shown Thy power.



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The wind and seas obey Thee,
And at Thy voice be still ;

The fiery-tongued volcanoes,
And mountains do Thy will.

The fish and monsters of the deep,
And the savage beasts of prey,

The rocks, and birds, and flowers,
At Thy great voice obey.

For all Thou hast created

On sea or on the land,
Know Thou art God Eternal,

And bow at Thy command.

Yet I, an earthly being,

A poor faulty child,
May look into Thy glorious face

For on me Thou hast smiled!

And Thou so pure and holy,
Knowest I am sinful bad;

But yet Thou whisperest softly,
" Salvation may be had !"

Thou dost speak to me and reason,
Though I'm but earthly clay

" Oh, come to Thy Redeemer,
I'll cast thy sins away!"



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And so I coine with faltering step
With head bowed low in shame,

And say, " Lord Jesus, Thou art just
On me doth rest the blame !

"And in this marvellous Universe,
I stand the smallest mite

Yet I lift up mine eyes to Thee,
Thou art my God! my Light!

" I know that Thou'lt forgive my sins,
Though I've wandered many a day

And so I humbly cry to Thee,

* Lord, be my Guide ! my Stay !' "



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O ROCK DIVINE.

O ROCK divine ! that casts Thy shade

O'er my frail, wayward soul ;
That guards me from Life's scorching rays,

Until I reach my goal.

O great, blest Rock that shields me from

The errors of Life's ways,
Thou art a Fortress, strong and firm

Thou art the God of days !

O wondrous Rock whose healing streams

Flow out to me and mine,
And freely give Thy Holy Grace

Redemption's love divine!

O blessed Rock ! I rest in Thee,
Nor flood, nor storm can harm;

The waves of sin on Thee, great Rock,
Dissolve in mist, alarm.

O Holy Rock ! I cling to Thee

From out Life's rushing tide;
And in the shelter of Thy love,

My soul will e'er abide!

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GEEAT KING OF LIFE.

This may be sung to the tune of M Lead, Kindly Light."

GREAT King of Life, amid earth's changing
scenes,

Be with me still,
With trust and love my spirit on Thee leans,

And seeks Thy will.

All my transgressions 'gainst Thee blot away,
That I may see Thy holy, perfect day.

Though I have wandered down life's stormy road,

Far Lord from Thee,
Yet on the Cross Thy precious blood overflowed,

For such as me.

No mighty works, O Saviour, do I bring,
But take my heart as my poor offering.

In sorrow's hour, when troubles round me form,

Hide not Thy face,
And in the midst of each wild, raging storm,

Show me Thy grace.

Oh, let Thy tender love to me ne'er cease,
And I shall walk through paths of shining peace.



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Lord, when I leave this world's short, fleeting
breath,

Be with me still,
Then I will walk through the dark vale of death ,

And fear no ill.

Secure in Thy love I will haste away,
Into the light of everlasting day.



THE BIBLE.

THERE is a Book a Holy Book,

On which each saddened soul should look

It gives bright life to you and me,

And a ransomed soul for Eternity.

O gracious gift from our blest Lord,
The precious Bible His Holy Word!
As pure and fresh as the deep blue sea
Sweet pearls of price for you and me.

The outcast wanderer need not despair,
For a loving Father forgives him there!
As wide and free as the starry sky
Then why, poor sinners, need ye die?

O precious Book! O gift divine!

Our Lord's great mercies o'er thee shine;

And the ransomed souls who learned from thee,

Sing " God is love !" through Eternity !



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THE GUEST.

AMID the whirl of hurrying feet,
My Lord came down the busy street;
" O come !" I cried, " and sup with me
I've spread a new white cloth for Thee!"

With joy the door flew open wide,
And my dear Lord stood at my side;
" I've come," He said, " into thy home,
I've come *to bless thee from My throne !

" Thy home is poor, the meal is plain,
But love within thy heart doth reign
I care not for rich banquet halls,
But for the faithful heart which calls!"

My Lord sat down to my plain fare,
While I knelt at His feet in prayer;
Then smiled my Lord and brake the bread,
And blessed the living and the dead.



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Said my Lord, " Rise, break bread with Me,
And hear some of the things to be!"
I listened to my Lord's sweet voice-
What He told made my heart rejoice.

My Lord enjoyed my simple fare,
And as He left my well-worn stair,
He said, " Some day, thou'lt sup with Me,
My gnest for all eternity!"

Amid the whirl of hurrying feet,
My Lord went up the busy street
So many of the crowds passed by,
And knew not that their Lord was nigh!



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BEAUTIFUL WINGS OF PRAYER.

BEAUTIFUL wings of prayer,

Speeding up to the King!
Bringing my hopes and fears

To God as an offering!

Beautiful wings! Beautiful wings!

Beautiful wings of prayer!
My very thoughts are borne to God

On the beautiful wings of prayer!

Oh ! when I speak to God, .

And my soul to Him lay bare,
My words mount straight up to His throne,

On the beautiful wings of prayer!

None on earth are more richly blest,

For I have a jewel rare
I know that I enter into God's home

On the beautiful wings of prayer !

And when I stand at Death's great gulf,

I will fear no storms there-
For my soul will peacefully mount to God

On the beautiful wings of prayer !

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THE STKEAM OF LIFE.

FAB down Life's sultry Highway
Flows a pure, limpid stream

Of healing love and mercy rich,
Which makes Life's ways serene.

A cool, refreshing stream which flows
For each sad, thirsting soul

O ceme and drink from this blest Fount,
And ifc will thee console.

A sparkling stream which gushes forth
Through all Life's sin-trod ways

Then drink, and thou wilt surely have
Christ's blessing all thy days.

This holy stream shall ever wait
or those who will partake
given to thee without price,
And it thy thirst will slake.



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For God the Father sends the stream

Freely that all may know
That it will wash each scarlet sin,

And make thee white as snow.

O haste and drink from God's great stream

Which ripples on its way,
'Twill cleanse thee that thou mayest stand

In shining robes one day.

And hear the pleading Christ who calls,
" Of My pure Stream partake,

Make haste, each weary, sinful soul
Ere it will be too late!"

Thus the great stream flows gently on

From Heaven's courts above,
And sparklingly it glides from all

The fountains of God's love.

And brightens every weary path
On Life's great Highway broad,

And healingly it guides each soul
To be at last with God.

Flow on, sweet stream, and e'er dispense

The wonders of God's grace,
Until the day when we shall see

Our Saviour face to face!



BEYOND THE HILLS OF STARS.

METHOUGHT I saw an angel fair,

Who, in a gentle voice,
Said, " Come with me, O trusting heart,

And thou shalt e'er rejoice!

" O climb the hills of stars with me,
Haste from earth's cares away

Beyond the stars lies Beulah land,
The sunrise of life's day!"

The angel then played on a harp,

Of love that cannot die,
And wafted to me was the song,

Down through the peaceful sky.

" Stars are shining, God is calling,
Bidding thee no more roam,

Why should thy soul be earthly bound,
When God is calling thee home?"



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So together we climbed the hills
Of beautiful shining stars,

And I left behind the weariness
Of my spirit's earthly bars.

Angels made haste to greet us,
While this song filled the air,

As we entered into Beulah land,
The home of love and prayer.

" Stars are shining, God is calling,
Bidding thee no more roam,

The arms of God are open wide
Waiting to welcome thee home!"



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WHEN MY BOAT COMES HOME.

I STAND on Life's shore and look out

Over the great sunlit sea,
And wait for my Boat of Happiness

To come sailing home to me.

Though it may be slow in coming,
It will surely arrive one day,

For the Angels of God are guiding it,
That it will not go astray,

Somewhere on the Ocean of Life,
My Boat is sailing towards me,

And nought can stop it from coming
On the Waves of Destiny.

No one can take my Boat from me
None on the earth so broad;

For it was sent out from Heaven
Launched by the hand of God!



When at last my Boat comes sailing

O'er the Ocean tide to me,
I shall enter into it and steer

On the Waves of Destiny.

Should the waves prove too rough JOT tne,
And dangers around me form,*

I will fear not for this J> know,
There's a Port for every storm.



There's a golden Port of love from
I can steer my Boat into;

And rest until the storms are o'er,
For the Anchor of Faith is true.



So I'm waiting on the sunlit shgre,
Till my Boat comes sailing to me

For it has been launched by the hand of God
On the Waves of Destiny!



THE LOOM.

A MYSTICAL scarlet thread is life,
In the great loom of earthly strife
Some threads are tangled, knotted, frayed;
Others are straight and firmly laid.

We are the weavers, the world the loom,
We weave from birth unto the tomb
Each one must weave throughout joy or woe,
Each one must reap, each one must sow.

The Master Weaver has made with care
A web where all must have a share;
The great design may seem broken, strange
But He will every part arrange.

Some of the threads are dull with despair,
Others glint with the song of prayer;
But sad are the threads of evil hearts
For the Master in sorrow from them departs.



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Weavers are all the children of earth,
The sinners and the saints of worth
Kings weave with beggars, each has a place
Rank counts not with the Lord of Grace.

The shuttle moves on through time and strife,
Up and down the pattern of life;
When all is finished, the loom's course run,
Shall the Master Weaver say, " Well done !"



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THE BIRCH TREE.

A BIRCH tree grew in a forest vast,
Where the pines and the poplars be;

And it proudly said as it looked around,
" There are none to compare with me !

" I stand upright and firm,

My white robe of bark shall ne'er decay,
I will remain, while all the flowers

Shall fade and droop away!"

Close by the birch tree there grew

A small, timid Violet fair,
And with it a fern, whose fronded leaves

Were traced with a witchery rare.

A storm arose from the mountain,
And swept o'er the forest vast;

And the lightning smote the birch tree,
Till it lay a thing of the past.



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Shorn of its pure white garment it fell,

A giaiit laid low iii the dust ;
And the violet and fern sadly said,

" In its strength the birch put its trust !"

The sun came out and glistened

On each tree and flower in the forest vast;
And an Angel came through the woods,


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