522. C. M. Needham. The Dead speaking to the Living.
1 Rise, O my soul! pursue the path
By ancient worthies trod;
Aspiring, view those holy men
Who lived and walked with God.
2 Though dead, they speak in reason's ear,
And in example live;
Their faith, and hope, and mighty deeds,
Still fresh instruction give.
3 Confiding in his heavenly strength,
They conquered every foe;
To his almighty power and grace
Their crowns of life they owe.
4 Lord, may I ever keep in view
The patterns thou hast given;
And never wander from the road
That led them safe to heaven.