Temperance Hymn Book And Minstrels

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3  Marys and Marthas join,
As vessels of his grace, Counsel with love combine,
To save our sinking race ; To bid them of strong drinks beware, That they may shun the tempter's snare,
4  Come forth ye lovely train,
Your nobler powers display ; Nor shall you plead in vain ;
But win the well-fought day. Mothers and maidens then shall sing, And earth with hallelujahs ring,
5  Each house shall then become
A paradise below; And all enjoy a home, Where sweetest pleasures flow ; And thousands join with sweet accord To praise the Saviour, Christ, the Lord.
60                         L. M.
1   HOW bright the page whose every thought, Was kindled at the shrine of truth : How dark the works with poison fraught,
To taint the fountain of our youth.
2  How mounts the souls with rushing wing,
When wakes the poet's magic strain ; But if the " sparkling bowl," he sing, Those soaring pinions droop again.
3  How music cheers the weary heart,
To troubles wave, it whispers peace ; But when it acts the syren's part, In vain the captive seeks release.
4  How potent art, with wondrous skill,
Bids forms of beauty bless our eyes! But ah ! she often lures to ill, Till baleful passions, all arise
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