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LAST WORDS OF THERON.
So aspiring, that earth's fetters Could not long its pinions chain;
So unearthly, that the casket Could not long its gem contain !
What delightful hopes I'd cherish'd— Hopes, but destined to depart!
Shall I here disclose the secret, That was hidden in my heart ?
'Twas to see this faithful witness Of the Saviour's cleansing blood,
Stand upon the walls of Zion As a watchman for his God;
Hear him blow the gospel trumpet, Spread the news of heavenly grace ;
Publish to a world in darkness, Tidings of the Prince of peace.
And this hope was not ungrounded, 'Twas a sister's fondest prayer—
How it burn'd within my bosom, Bousing holy feelings there!
Happy they, who fill that station, Nearest the eternal throne,
Holding a divine commission From the High and Lofty One!