Let thine heart keep My commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.@Proverbs 3:1-2
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Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, second series, 1861.

St. Crispin George J. Elvey, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George J. Elvey (1816-1893)
© National Portrait Gallery

He liveth long who liveth well;
All other life is short and vain;
He liveth longest who can tell
Of living most for heavenly gain.

He liveth long who liveth well;
All else is being flung away;
He liveth longest who can tell
Of true things truly done each day.

Be what thou seemest; live thy creed;
Hold up to earth the torch divine:
Be what thou prayest to be made;
Let the great Master’s steps be thine.

Fill up each hour with what will last;
Buy up the moments as they go;
The life above, when this is past,
Is the ripe fruit of life below.

Sow love, and taste its fruitage pure;
Sow peace, and reap its harvest bright;
Sow sunbeams on the rock and moor,
And find a harvest-home of light.