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The Old Man in the Stylish Church.
JY JOHN H. YATES.
Well, wife, I've been to church to-day
-been to a stylish one -
And seein' you can't go from home,
I'll tell you what was done
You would have been surprised to see
what I saw there to-day;
The sisters were fixed up so fine they
hardly bowed to pray.
I had on these coarse clothes of mine
not much the worse for weat
But then they knew I wasn't one they
call a millionaire;
So they led the old man to a seat away
back by the door;
'Twas bookless and uncushioned-a re
served seat for i he poor!
Pretty soon in comes a stranger, with
gold ring and clothing tine:
They led him to a cushion-seat far in
advance of mine;
1 thought that wasn't exactly right to
seat him lip so near,
When he was young, and I was old, and
very hard to bear.
But then there's no accountin' for what
some people do;
The finest clothing now-a-days oft gets
the finest pew;
Bnt when we reach the blessed home,
and undefiled by sin.
We'll see wealth beggingt at the gate,
while poverty goes in.
I couldn't hear the sermon, I sat.so far
So through the hours of service I could
only "watch and pray,"
Watch the doin's of the Christians sit
ting near me, 'round about.;
Pray that God would make them pure
within as they were without.
While I sat there, lookin' all around
uipon the rich and great,
I kept thinkin' of the rich man an( the
beggar at the gate;
Ilow, by all but dogs forsaken, the poor
beggar's form grew cold,
And the angels bore his spirit to the
mansions built of gold.
How, at last, the rich man perished,
and his spirit took its flight
From the purple and fine lineni to the
home of endless night;
There he learned, as he stood gazin' at
the beggar in the sky,
"It is not all of life to live, r or all of
death to die.'
I doubt not there were wealthy sires
In that religious fold
Who went up from their dwellings like
the Pharisees of ol(;
Then returned home from their wor
ship with a head uplifted high.
To) spurn the hungry from their
with naught to satisfy.
Out, out with such professions ! tn r'
are doiin' more to-day
To stop tihe weary sinner from the gos
pel's shinin' way
Thank all tihe books of infidels, thani all
that has been~r triedl
Since Christ was born in Bethlehem
since Christ was crucified.
llow simple are the works of Godl, andl
yet how very grand!
Tlhe shells in ocean caverns, the flow
ers on the land!
le gilds the clouds of evenin' with
gold-light from his throne,
Not for the rich man only-not for the
T1hen why should man look down on
man, because of lack of gold?
Why seat himi ini the pooresCt pewV be
cause his clothes ar od
A heart with noble motives, a heart
that God has blest,
3May be beatin' heaven 's music 'neath
that faded coat and vest.
I'm old-i may be childish-but I Jove
i love to see it shinin' in a Christian's
Jesus toIl us in his sermon, in Judea's
lie that wants togo to heaven must be
like a litle cl1,1d
Our heads are growing gray, dear wife
-our 1 yts are beating slow;
In a little 0 the Master will call for
Whet. r the pearly gateway,
a 00 o with joyful eyes,
We'll se0 fiolot lish worship In the tem
ple of tfe sies.
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