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TRUST IN GOD.
A dew-drop, falling on the wild sea wave,
" AND THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT
THERE.” — [Rev. xxii: 5.
No night in that bright land! Darkness shall fade
Even with the beams of earth's faint sun away. No twilight dim shall ever steal, to shade
The glory of the everlasting day.
No night in that glad land! The gushing tear
Shall gwell no more beneath the grief-worn lid, The cares, the fears, that bow the spirit here,
Shall never breathe those courts of bliss amid.
No night in that free land! The fettered soul
Is bound no more as on the cruel earth; It knows no master's wearisome control,
Serves only Him who gave it freedom's birth.
No night in Life's own land! The angel Death
Has gladly laid his mask of Terror down; Mortality hath passed with mortal breath,
Unfading are the gems of Jesus's crown.
No night in that pure land! The monster Sim
No access to that holy realm skall gain, No power to cloud those skies can ever win,
To whisper discord mid those songs again.
No night is there! but here our day is night;
Our brightest visions gleam amid the shade: We know no rapture that is purely bright,
And scarce a hope that doubt cannot invade.
Father of lights ! to Thee our longings turn;
Thou art the Sun of the eternal day; By thee alone the stars immortal burn
They but reflect Thy never-faltering ray.
Oh! in the depths of every human heart
Kindle the glow of Thine all-holy home, And when from earth thou call us to depart,
Take us to that day where no night shall come.