TEMPLE LIFE. BY REV. JOHN GUMMING, D. D." Jerusalem, my happy home. Name ever clear to me ! When shall my labors have an end. In joy, and peace, and thee 1 " When shall mine eyes thy heaven-built walls And pearly gates behold ; Thy bulwarks with salvation strong. And streets of shining gold 1 " " Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts : we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple." — Psalm C5 : 4. Man pronounces benedictions that are only in words, which he cannot make the vehicles of real or efficient power. When God pronounces a blessing, it is not only in word, but in power. It strikes and lasts when heard. Man may bless those whom God has not blessed — this is our weakness ; and we curse those whom God has blessed — this is our sin. It is a light thing to be blessed or cursed of man ; but it is a precious privilege, a real result, a lasting force, to be blessed of God.