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What worldly hearts and hearts impure
Went with him through the rich man's door; That we might learn of him lost souls to love, And view his least and worst with hope to meet
These gracious lines shed gospel light
As on some city's cheerless night
The tide of sunrise swells,
Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proud
And to wise hearts this certain hope is given,
And oh! if even on Babel shine
Such gleams of Paradise,
Should not their peace be peace divine,
To look on clearer heavens, and scan
SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE'S DAY.
COLLECT. O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner stone; grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable unto thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
As at the first, by two and two
His herald saints the Saviour sent
So evermore he deems his name
He sees his servants duly paired.
He loves when age and youth are met,
He loves when some clear soaring mind
Or if perchance a saddened heart
Thy gracious care will send that way
And nurse it with all pitying thought;
Cheerful as soaring lark, and mild
As evening blackbird's full-toned lay, When the relenting sun has smiled
Bright through a whole December day.
These are the tones to brace and cheer
How timely then a comrade's song
Comes floating on the mountain air, And bids thee yet be bold and strongFancy may die, but Faith is there.
Father, gracious Father, hear
Build us in one body up,