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jubilee for them and for us, when we can again see and embrace them! Well, then, let us look unto Christ. He is the Author of Salvation, and Prince of light; the Source of joy.

The Martyr's Requiem.

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ROTHER, thou art gone before us, and thy

saintly soul is flown Where tears are wiped from every eye, and

sorrow is unknown; From the burden of the flesh, and from

care and fear releas’d, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the

weary are at rest. The toilsome way thou'st travelld o'er, and borne

the heavy load, But Christ hath taught thy languid feet to reach

His blest abode, Thou’rt sleeping now, like Lazarus upon his

Father's breast, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the

weary are at rest. Sin can never taint thee now, nor doubt thy faith

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Nor thy meek trust in Jesus Christ, and the Holy

Spirit, fail,

And now thou’rt sure to meet the good, whom on

earth thou lovest best, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the

weary are at rest.

“ Earth to earth,” and “dust to dust," the solemn

priest hath said, So we lay the turf above thee now, and seal thy

narrow bed; But thy spirit, brother, soars away among the faith

ful blest, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the

weary are at rest.

And when the Lord shall summon us, whom thou

hast left behind, May we, untainted by the world, as sure a welcome

find : May each, like thee, depart in peace, to be a glori

ous guest, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest!

Rev. Dr. MILMAN.

Preparation for Death. .

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HEN you lie down at night, compose your spirits as if you were not to awake till the heavens be no more.

And when you awake in the morning, consider that new

day as your last, and live accordingly. Surely that night cometh of which you will never see the morning, or that morning of which you will never see the night; but which of your mornings or nights will be such, you know not. Let the mantle of worldly enjoyment hang loose about you, that it may be easily dropped when death comes to carry you into another world. When the corn is forsaking the ground, it is ready for the sickle: when the fruit is ripe it falls off the tree easily. So when a Christian's heart is truly weaned from the world, he is prepared for death, and it will be the more easy for him. A heart disengaged from the world is a heavenly one, and then we are ready for heaven, when our heart is there before us.

BURTON.

Sa r d o n y x.

Philip.

Love.

“Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us."

HE SARDONYX is the precious stone of

the fifth foundation of the Paradise of God, 693

where it bears the name of Philip. The onyx, a gem translucent, derived its appel

lation from the finger-nail, which it resembles, being of a pale red with white zones. The prefix, sard, may denote either an admixture of the sardius, or its native country, Sardis, a city of Asia. In ascribing to this gem the interpretation

. Love, I have been guided by the perfect character of Joseph, whose name it bore on the Breast-Plate, the most generous and affectionate mortal who ever rendered immortal the title of brother. That the onyx, which is sometimes also called the banded agate, was very highly valued, is obvious from the sacred purposes to which it was dedicated. Besides occupying the eleventh place upon the Breast-Plate, of this gem were also made the two

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