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The call of the Christian.

not always as the whirlwind's rush
     On Horeb's mount of fear,
Not always as the burning bush
     To Midian's shepherd seer,
Nor as the awful voice which came
     To Israel's prophet bards,
Nor as the tongues of cloven flame,
     Nor gift of fearful words,—

Not always thus, with outward sign
     Of fire or voice from Heaven,
The message of a truth divine,
     The call of God is given!
Awaking in the human heart
     Love for the true and right,—
Zeal for the Christian's better part,
     Strength for the Christian's fight.

Nor unto manhood's heart alone
     The holy influence steals:
Warm with a rapture not its own,
     The heart of woman feels!
As she who by Samaria's wall
     The Saviour's errand sought,—
As those who with the fervent Paul
     And meek Aquila wrought:

Or those meek ones whose martyrdom
     Rome's gathered grandeur saw:

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