Temperance Hymn Book And Minstrels

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ODES AND SONGS.                                      77
3                           SONG.
Air.Gentle Zetella.
T EMPRANCE, mild blessing ! goddess serene, Virtue's fair daughter, water's bright queen, Nurse of soft slumbers,
Guardian of youth, Friend to sweet numbers, Teacher of truth, List while we sing softly into thine ear; Oh ! keep us united; oh ! make us sincere.
Lend, gentle goddess, oh! lend us thine aid; It is of ourselves, of ourselves we'er afraid ;
Make us love water,
Thou saver of gains; Make us love water, Thou cooler of brains. The wish for perfection our bosom inspires; Oh ! make us whatever thy service requires.
4                            SONG.
F RIENDS of man and foes to madness, Let your voices loudly sound, Speak ! behold a nations sadness : See you not the foe around ?
Lift on high the temp'rance banner, Freemen ! freemen ! to your post;
Hear the victims how they stammer! Hasten—save them, or they're lost ?
Father, rouse thee ! see yon treasure ;
Yonder thoughtless, yielding one, Seeks the goblet for his pleasure,
Madly quaffs, and is undone. .
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