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14 SONGS FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE.
ANGEL OF HIS PRESENCE.
la all their affliction he was afflicted, and the Angel of his presence sared them.—Isaiah lxiii, 0.
Christian, in the hour of sickness,
When the fever'd pulse was high, Did the Angel of his presence
Pass before thy languid eye 1 Were his arms then laid beneath thee,
Yielding pure and tranquil rest ? Was thine aching head then pillow'd
On the dear Redeemer's breast ?
When around thy rugged pathway
Clouds were gath'ring thick and fast; When the world seem'd cold and hollow,
And thou couldst not bear its blast; Didst thou then, amid the darkness,
See a bright, angelic form ? "Iwas the Angel of his presence,
To protect and shield from harm!
When in gloomy hours of anguish
Thou didst kneel beside the tomb, And, with gushing tears of sorrow,
Strive to penetrate the gloom; 0! the Angel of his presence
Then was near, divinely near, And thou heard'st Ms counsels stealing,
Soft as whispers, to thine ear!