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S. M,
Household consecration.
THE power to bless my house,

Belongs to God alone;
Yet rend'ring him my constant vows,

He sends his blessings down. 2 Shall I not then engage

My house to serve the Lord,-
To search the soul-converting page,

And feed upon bis word :
8 To ask, with faith and hope,

The grace which he supplies, In prayer and praise to offer up

Their daily sacrifice? 4 Let cach his sin eschew,

Through thy restraining grace; Our father Abrah’m's steps pursue,

And walk in all thy ways. 8 Saviour of men, incline

The hearts which thou bast made, Which thou hast bought with blood divano,

To ask thy promised aid. 6 Me and my house receive,

Thy fam'ly to increase;. And let us in thy favour live,

And let us die in peace. 628

Commencing the labours of the day. TORTH in thy name, O Lord, I go,

My daily labours to pursue; Thee, only thee, resolved to know,

In all I think, or speak, or do. 9 Thee will I set at my right hand,

Whose eyes mine ininost substance see; And labour on at thy command,

And offer all my works to thee.

L. M.

3 Give me to bear thy pasy yoke,

And every moment watch and pray; And still to things eternal look,

And hasten to thy glorious day: 4 For thee delightfully employ

Whate'er thy bounteous grace has given; And run my course with even joy,

And closely walk with thee to heaven.

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1st P. M. 6 lines RL For a blessing on the children, YAPTAIN of our salvation, take

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And fit for thy great service make

These heirs of immortality : And let them in thine image rise, And then transplant

adise. 2 Unspotted from the world, and pure,

Preserve them for thy glorious cause,
Accustom'd daily to endure

The welcome burden of thy cross;
Inured to toil and patient pain,
Till all thy perfect mind they gain.

Our sons henceforth he wholly thine,

And serve and love thee all their days; Infuse the principle divine

In all who here expect thy grace,
Let each improve the grace bestow'd;
Rise every child a man of God.
4 Train up thy hardy soldiers, Lord,

In all their Captain's steps to tread;
Or send them to proclaim ihy word,

Thy gospel through the world to spread; Freely as they receive to give, And preach the death by which we livol

630

L. M.
No success without God's blessing.
EX
PXCEPT the Lord our labours bless,

In vain shall we desire success;
Except his guardian power restrain,
The watchman waketh but in vain,
2 'Tis useless toil our stores to keep,
Early to rise and late to sleep,
Unless the Lord, who reigns on high,
His providential care supply.
3 Grant, Lord, that we may ever, flee
For guidance and for help to thee;
Thy blessing ask, whate er we do,
And in thy strength our work pursue.
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C. M.
On returning from a journey.
THOW, Lord, hast blest my going out;
Compass my weakness round about,

And keep me safe from sin.
2-Still hide me in thy secret place

Thy tabernacle spread
Shelter me with preserving grace,

And screen my naked bead.
3 To thee for refuge may I run,

From sin's alluring snare:
Ready its first approach to shun,

And watching unto prayer.
40 that I never, never more

Might from thy ways depart:
Here let me give my wand'rings o'er,

By giving thee my heart.
8 Fix my new heart on things above,

And then from earth release ;
I ask not life, but let me love,

And lay me down in peace.

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34th P. M. 71, 75. Tave mercy on us. ORD of mercy and of might,

Of uankind the life and light,
Maker, Teacher, Infinite, -

Jesus ! hear and save.
2 Strong Creator, Savinur mild,
Humbled to a little child,
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled, -

Jesus! hear and save.
3 Borne aloft on angels' wings,
Throned above celestial things,
Lord of lords, and King of kings-

Jesus! hear and save.
4 Soon to come to earth again,
Judge of angels and of men,
Hear us now, and hear us then,-

Jesus! hear and save, 633

C. M. Acquiescence in the Divine Will. AUTHOR of good, we rest on thee : Alone our real wants can see,

Thy hand alone supply.
2 In thine all gracious prov denne

Our cheerful bopes contido ;
O let thy power be our dutenee,--

Thy love our footsteps guide.
3 And since, by passion's worce subdued,

Too oft, with stubborn will, We blindly shun the latent good,

And grasp the specious ill,-
4 Not what we wish, but what we wanh,

Let mercy still supply:
The good unask'd, 0 Father, grant;

The ill, though nekd, deny.

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634

C. M. In deep affliction. 0

GOD, who madest earth and sky,

The darkness and the day, Give ear to this thy family,

And help us when we prays
2 For wild the waves of bitterness

Around our vessel roar,
And heavy grows the pilot's heart,

To view the rocky shore.
3 The cross our Master bore for us,

For him we fain would bear; But mortal strength to weakness turns,

And courage to despair.
4 Have mercy on our failings, Lord;

Our sinking fnith renew
And when thy sorrows visit us,

O send thy patience too. 635

L. M.
Parting of friends.
T'Wipresence, everlasting God !

Wide o'er all nature sprends abroad :
Thy watchful eyes, which cannot sleep,
In every place ihy children keep.
2 While near each other we remain,
Thou dost our lives and gouls sustain;
When sepirate, happy if we share
Thy smiles and thy paternal care.
3 To thee we all our ways commit,
And seek our comforts near thy feet;
Still on our souls vouchssle to shine,
And guard and guide us still as thive.
4 Bring us again to pay our vows,
O Lord, in thy beloved house;
Or, if that joy no more be known,
O may we meet around thy throue.

TUHY

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