Treasure in an Earthen Vessel.

2 Cor. 4:7.

H. C. Anstey.

Christian Friend, vol. 13, 1886, p. 196.

Thy grace transforms the shapeless clay 1
To vessel 2 for Thy hand;
Then fills,3 till living waters flow 4
To cheer Thy pilgrim band.

Oh, grace! beyond expression great
To choose, and form, and fill
Thyself the Fountain, Lord, to be,
Unchanged by earthly ill.

In PEACE, surpassing human ken,
Thy Peace, O Lord, I stand 5
And wait, contented just to be
This "vessel" for Thy hand. H. C. Anstey.

1, Jer. 18:2-6; Rom. 12:2.
2, 2 Tim. 2:21.

3, John 4:14.
4, John 7:38
5, John 14:27; John 20:19, 20.