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104 SONGS FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE.
" Early I gave my wayward heart to God, And breath'd my solemn vow;
In weakness since, this narrow path I've trod— This thought sustains me now.
'' And calmly now I gaze o'er Jordan's wave
Without a single fear: There is no terror in an early grave—
I would not tarry here.
" The one, whose footsteps I have followed here,
Will not desert me now— That Saviour, 0 methinks he lingers near
To soothe my aching brow!
" Sister, I thank thee for the tender care,
. So long on me bestowed: 0! shall my name no more be in thy prayer, When it ascends to God ?
" Nay, nay, these cares for thy sick brother dear
Soon, soon shall all be o'er, And yet I would not be forgotten here,
Though I shall wake no more.
" 0 might my memory lure the hearts I love
To my Redeemer's breast, And thoughts of Tkeron point the soul above
To my eternal rest." * * *•* ****