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JESUS SMILES.
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Death cannot break the blissful tie, That's form'd in "heaven;
A union, seal'd by the Most High, Cannot be riven.
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JESUS SMILES.
Jesus smiles, and earth is bright With the purest, holiest light:
What though clouds our sky overspread! What though storms around us lower! Beauty will be o'er us shed, ■ Sweetness every passing hour.
Talk of nature's fairest charm,. When the summer's breath .is"calmó; Ah! without the Saviour's smile,
Earth would be most sad and drear I It would seem a barren wild, With no sunny ray to cheer.
Jesus smiles, and o'er the soul Streams of heavenly sweetness roll; Earthly care must fly away,
When such peace the soul pervades; Earthly sorrow cannot stay, But disperseth like the shades.
Jesus smiles, and death appears But the end of all our fears:
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