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BY-AND-BY.

. We may catph "the golden sunbeams 'As they fall, around our way,- '' |" ■ We may pluck the fairest bloMocii Ere their fragrant sweeti decay; 1~- We may reap the choicest harvest, If we sow the/seed with care; ■• ir. Gistingout the thorns andthistlea. From the fruitful ,vineyard fair— Casting outjthe thorns and thistles t : . ; Where tlje #iys,pf sunshine iaU," Binding sheaves that! are the ripest. \, • For.flic id Ving Master's'calL' '"''

If "we lose the precious sunshine " ."* ■* In these hours of life so lone, We ghall miss the fading blossom „' Wheii the, summer have flown, . And the 1 birds that singW sweetly - .We shall prize, alas ! f too }ase, 'TheV. liav'e'igohe like frajgranfc beauty, - 'While iii idle dreams' Ye wait.

1 We must keep life's gsirdenijlti&fiiiig, •With no ihdM to 1 Mar its worth, While we hear the low, soft music - Of ourdeadjones heretm-earth— I , Till we.glean infields of pleasure ; ; Where the soil doth fertile He;;,,* As we scatter seeds of kindness For the long sweet by-and-by.

Thefe is toil in every Btation

We are called on earth to fill; . .Would we reap" a fruitful horvest, We must work with mind and will 1 And in all these hours 'of wftiting *< 1 ' ' Itiwlll bei our wißesfplami/of;,;; To be found among the gleaners, ; ; ;Doing all.the. gcSd we caif., ■ -i--f\ All our deeds will live for e\it t i;.; *; 'Should our, hearts ;be falee:orjtjue They will make or mar our pleasure At the last great life^review, , While the pasing hours remind, ub • ' ' That the harvest time ia nigh,' We should sow the seed .of gopdoes^— t , , .Toil;for the sweet by-and-by. .-^ (^M.{' i| the' \ .

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BY-AND-BY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2437, 29 May 1890

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BY-AND-BY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2437, 29 May 1890

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