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66                        WARNINGS AND ADMONITIONS.
86
THE DRUNKARD'S DIRGE.
1  COME, behold the drunkard dying, Hear ye him rave.
'Tis no contrite spirit, crying,                           
Lord Jesus save! No kind wings of mercy hover That dark scene of ruin over ; Oh bewail him, whom ye cover
Deep in the grave.
2  Lo ! the resurrection morning
Breaks on the gloom ; Summoned by the trumpet's warning,
Souls press for room. Woful case ! the drunkard, bending 'Neath the weight of wrath impending, Wakes to anguish never ending.
Mourn ye his doom !
B. L. Swan
87                      l1s.
1   "DAUGHTER of Zion! awake from thy sadness,
Awake for the foe shall oppress thee no more; Bright o'er thy hills dawns the day-star of gladness; Arise for the night of thy sorrow is o'er."
2  No more shall the bowl—of friendship the token,
The bliss of a moment, be fill'd to ensnare; Though rich be its glow, yet the charm has been bro ken, That led on its victims to want and despair.
3  Hence all ye sorrows—the cup that distill'd them—
Pure friendship has banish'd and dash'd from the
board; Homes—where the poison with wretchedness fijl'd
them, To peace and to virtue again are restor'd.
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