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THOUGHTS ON THE LIFE HEREAFTER.

THOUGHTS

ON THE

LIFE HEREAFTER.

“'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter,

And intimates eternity to man."-ADDISON.

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LONDON:
WILLIAM HUNT AND COMPANY,

23, HOLLES STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE.

1870.

14. k. 361.

“RECEIVE me, Zion, city blest,

City of David's tranquil rest;
Thy glorious light shines ever clear, -
Thy gates, the cross to us so dear,
Thy ramparts, are of living stone
Round our rejoicing Monarch’s throne.

“Thy light shall never pass away,

Nor thy spring fade, thy peace decay ;
Sweet odours all thy heavens shall fill,
Thy feasts no care shall ever chill;
No grief thy holy joy can taint,
No sorrowing want, no sad complaint;
There none are mean, none are deformed,
All to Christ's likeness are conformed.

O heavenly city, home thrice blest,
Upon the Rock thou art at rest;
Thy gates thrown open wide to all,
To thee from far I longing call,
To thee my eager wishes turn,
For thee my loving heart doth burn !

Our home, where will the grateful throng,
For ever bursting into song,
Where Moses and Elias meet,
Glad hallelujahs we repeat !”

Imitated from Hildebert, Bishop of Mens.

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