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MANCHESTER : ALCOCK & HUMBY, PRINTERS,

CROSS STREET.

SONG OF THE ANGELS.

American. We have come from the heaven of heavens, to see A deep and wonderful mystery :

A human soul !
That will live while endless ages roll.

A ray divine,

Whose beam will shine
For ever in that region bright,
Where sits enthroned the God of Light.
And before this being now
In love and reverence we bow;

For in its mind

An image of our God we find. Here we wait-and would behold This beauteous bud of heaven unfold.

There sweetly on its mother's breast
The infant cherub sinks to rest,

While above

She watches with o’erflowing love.
Mortal mother, guard him well,
Boundless powers within him dwell;
The blessed task to you is given,
To rear him for the courts of heaven,
Where he

may

stand Clothed with light at God's right hand.

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SONG OF THE ANGELS.

While thro' life he journeying goes,
He will meet with countless foes :
Mammon will before him hold
Tempting hoards of glittering gold ;
Ambition prompt its wild desires,
Earthly, vain, ignoble fires ;-
While demons, clad like saints of light,
Will lure bim towards the realms of night :

Until with rust
His crown may crumble into dust ;
And all those noble

powers

within Be blighted by the breath of sin.

Mortal mother! guard him well,
Eternal hopes within him dwell;

In thy love,

Point above,
And before his Father there
Teach him to pour forth his prayer :

And bid him know
He thus may conquer every

foe :
For all the powers of earth combined
Cannot harm a prayerful mind.

Let thy heart

This truth impart;
Then fearless, in the eye of God,
Bid him walk on his heavenward road.

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