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superstitious dread of unseen evil—it is comfort¬
ing to sing such a song as flowed from the pen
and the lips of Wesley, saying:
" All praise to Him who dwells in bliss,
Who made both day and night;
Whose throne is darkness in the abyss
Of uncreated light
Each thought and deed his piercing eyes
With strictest search surveys;
The deepest shades no more disguise
Than the full blaze of day.
Whom thou dost guard, 0, King of kings,
No evil shall molest,
Under the shadow of thy wings
Shall they securely rest.
Thy angels shall, around their beds,
Their constant stations keep;
Thy faith and truth shall shield their heads,
For thou dost never sleep.
May we with calm and sweet repose,
And heavenly thoughts refreshed,
Our eyelids with the morn unclose,
And bless thee, ever blessed."
To awaken in the bosom of a whole family
hungerings and thirstings after righteousness, how
well adapted is one such song as this:
" 0, Jesns, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want thee forever to live in my soul;
Break down every idol, cast out every foe;
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow,
Whiter than snow; yes, whiter than snow;
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."