MARGARET, sweetest--that means, Pearl--
You are, now, a Christian girl;
In the pure, baptismal wave,
Sin and death have found a grave;
Through the blood of Him, who died:
Christ, for sinners, crucified.
Sweetest Margaret, darling girl,
Be, henceforth, the Saviour's pearl
This is all the Angels' day;
Excellent, in strength are they;
Made, in Christ, salvation's heir,
You are, now, the Angels' pare.
Margaret, darling, sweetest girl,
Seek, in Christ, the priceless pearl.
Be a pearl, in holiness;
Be a pearl, in preciousness;
Then, forevermore be set,
In the Saviour's coronet.
RIVERSIDE, September 29, 1838.