HE who by Paul was said to be

"Approved in Christ," the Lord;

He who by night did once repair

To hear the Saviour's word;

He who from childhood's early days

The sacred Scriptures knew;

He who the throne of God beheld,

And seraphim did view;

He who the apostle's want relieved

When in a prison bound;

He who, when Peter came to him,

Believed, and comfort found;

He who the helpless infants slew

With cruel, bloody hands,

Thus spreading grief thro' Bethlehem's coast,

And mourning through the land;

The initials take; they will proclaim

The city once so fair,

Where first the Lord's disciples did

The name of " Christian " bear.

—S. S. Visitor.