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The Light, the way, and the Truth.
Lord, who art the Light, the Way, the
Truth, the Life; in whom there is no darkBe os ness, error, vanity, nor death ; .the Light,
without which is darkness; the Way, with
out which there is wandering; the Truth, without which there is error; the Life, without which there is death; say, Lord, let there be light, and I shall see light, and eschew darkness; I shall see the way, and avoid wandering; I shall see truth, and shun error; I shall see life, and escape death; illuminate, Oh, illuminate my blind soul, which sitteth in darkness and the shadow of death; and direct my feet in the way of peace.
Royal Dominion of Christ.
E, the Father infinite,
Turning, addressed Messiah, where he sat
Eternal Son! Thy right for service done
To be insulted, buffeted, and slain;
And all His saints, and all His angel bands,
Out of the ivory palaces, above
Pollock's “ Course of Time."
“Because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.”
HE EMERALD or smaragdus is the pre
cious stone of the fourth foundation of the 690
Celestial City, where it is sealed with the name of John.
Among all the precious minerals there is none other so grateful to the sight as the emerald, for its intense and admirable greenness, entirely free from the admixture of either yellow or blue, and likewise for its pellucid clearness. To the wearied eye there is no color so refreshing or salutary as pure grass-green. When satiated with the gaudy beauties of the gay parterre, gladly do we turn for relief to the cool verdure of the lawn. The einerald, by its delightful color and brightness, seems to suggest its own interpretation–REFRESHING LIGHT. In value it ranks nearly as high as the diamond, and it was considered as one of the choicest exports of ancient Tyre. It used to be worn as an amulet and prized as a remedy for epilepsy. Not an inapt symbol is