Temperance Hymn Book And Minstrels

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TEMPERANCE REFORM.                                  43
3  Pillows, wet with tears of anguish,
Couches pressed in sleepless wo, Where the sons of Belial languish, Father may we never know !
4  For, the maddening cup shall never
To our thirsting lip be pressed, But, our draught shall be, for ever, The cold water thou hast blessed.
5  This shall give us strength to labor,
This, make all our stores increase, This, with thee and with our neighbor, Bind us in the bonds of peace.
6  For the lake, the well, the river,
Water-brook and crystal spring, Do we now, to thee, the giver, Thanks, our daily tribute, bring.
55                         L. M.
1   THIS day, O God, thy blessed hand,
Hath thrown wide open all thy stores, And fill'd with bounty ev'ry land, The sea, and all its sounding shores.
2  Beast, bird, fish, insect hast thou fed,
With fish or flesh, with grass or grain ; For man, a table hast thou spread,
From field, flood, air, or roaring main.
3  But, for all things o'er earth that move,
In air or ocean, soar or sink, One thing hath thine unbounded love, And only one, prepared for drink.
4  'Tis water ! In the living spring,
It gusheth up to meet our lip ; In brooks we hear it murmuring, From mossy rocks we see it drip.
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