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TRIAL, A BLESSING. 155
But the summer's noon-tide fervour
Sears the soul within ; Thought lies like a turgid river—
Not a wave is seen.
TRIAL, A BLESSING.
Blessed is the man that endnreth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.—James i, 12.
Blessed indeed are they,
Who in the evil day Stand firm against temptation's wily power;
Who on that God rely
That rules the world on high, And can support them in the trying hour.
Blest with the Saviour's, love, j.
Who " hides their life above," And fill'd. with peace that earth can ne'er bestow;
With Jesus for their guest,
How joyfully they rest, Though storms of sorrow o'er their pathway blow.
And blest, when life shall close, With triumph o'er their foes,
They shall arise, released from worldly strife— Released from earthly chains, From cares, and griefs, and pains,
Which throng them now along the way of life.