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PRINTED BY WALTON AND MITCHELL, WARDOUR STREET. Second Series.

WEEK I.

FIRST DAY.

“ THUS SPAKE JESUS AGAIN UNTO THEM, SAYING, I AM The Light of the world.”—John viii. 12.

Light of the world! by whom alone
“ The way, the truth, the life,” are known ;
Help me to search my heart, and see
If that Great Light hath shined in me.

Far from the mark they wander wide,
Puffed up with scientific pride;
Who think philosophy can tell
Where God, the unknown God, doth dwell.

They know Thee not, who fail to trace
In Thee, the Father's power and grace;
They know Thee not, who bow the knee
To any other God, but Thee.

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They know Thee not, whose earthly mind
Doth in this world its portion find;
Who, while they name thy sacred Name,
Can “ glory” only " in their shame.”

They know Thee not, whate’er they say
In word, who turn in heart away;
Or place an idol on the throne,
With homage due to Thee alone.

They know Thee not, who think to bring
Their feigned obedience; call thee King;
And yet a selfish end pursue
In all they say—in all they do.

They know Thee not, who dare draw nigh,
Before thy searching, piercing eye,
In robes of human merit drest,
Defiled, defective, at the best.

They know Thee not, most Holy Lord,
Who hear, but do not keep, thy word ;
Who, though they make their boast in Thee, :
Depart not from iniquity.

They know Thee not, who will not wear
Thine easy yoke, thy burden bear;
Content their daily cross to take,
And all at thy command forsake.

They know Thee not, great Lamb of God!
Who in the sprinkling of thy blood,
Seek pot, for every day and hour,
Its cleansing, sanctifying power.

O! my blest Saviour! if so few
Can prove their hearts to Thee are true;
Who shall have confidence to claim
The knowledge of thy Holy Name?

All those whose faith on Thee relies ;
Whose hope is fixed above the skies ;
Who in thy Spirit walk and live,
And to thy grace, the glory give.

Thus, Lord, in me, thy light reveal;
Place on my heart thy Spirit's seal ;
And while my life is hid in Thee,
Let Thine be manifest in me.

SECOND DAY.

"I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, BUT SHALL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE.”John viii. 12.

How shall this passage be reconciled with another in Isa. I. 10; where we read of a person, who, fearing God, and walking in obedience to the voice of his servant, is still said to walk in darkness, having no light?

It may be replied, the terms light and darkness, which are often used emblematically in the Scriptures, are not always so used in relation to the same subjects.

They are said to be in darkness, on whom the light of the gospel has never shined. They also walk in darkness, who wilfully close their eyes against the truth.-See John iii. 19. They do the same, who, while they make a profession of godliness, are living in a course of sin.--1 John i. 6. Affliction also is called darkness. Ps. cxliii. 3.

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