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3 O let my soul on thee repose!

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close ; Sleep that shall me more vig‘rous make, To serve my God when I awake.

SOCIAL AND FAMILY WORSHIP. For I know him, that he will command his chil

dren, and his household after him, and they

shall keep the way of the Lorıl. Gen. xviji, 19. A devout man and one that feared God with

all his house--and prayed to God alway. Acts x. 2.

Hyinn 250. L. M.

Train up a child in the way he should go.

Prov. xxii. 6.


ATHER of all, by whom we are,

For whom was made whatever is;
Who hath entrusted to our care

A candidate for glorious bliss.
2 Poor worms of earth, to thee we cry

For grace to guide what grace has given ; We ask for wisdom frooi ou high,

To train our infants up for beaven. 3 We tremble at the danger near,

And crowds of wretched parents see,
Who, blindly fund, their cbiidren-rear,

Ja tes, pers far as hell from the

4 Themselves the slaves of sense and praise,

Their babes they pamper and admire;-
And make their helpless infants pass
To murd'rer Moloch through the fire.

Hymn 251. L. M.
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Prov. xxii. 6.

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To point him out his lost estate,

His dire apostacy to shew. 2 To time our every smile or frown,

To mark the bounds of good and ill; And beat the pride of nature down,

Or bend or break his rising will. 3 Him let us tend severely kind,

As guardians of his giddy youth:
As set to form his tender mind,

By principles of virtuous truth. 4 To At his soul for heavenly grace;

Discharge the Christian parent's part;
Avd keep him till thy love takes place,
Aud Jesus rises in his heart.

Hymn 252. C. M.
My grace is sufficient for thee. 2 Cor. xii. 9.

VATHER of lights, thy needful aid,


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Nistrustful of ourselves, afraid

of our own treach'rous heart,

? O'erwhelm'd with justest fear, again

To thee for help we call,
Where many mightier have been slain,

By thee uusay'd, we fall.
3 Unless restrain' by grace we are,

In vain the spare we see;
We see, and rush into the snare

of blind idolatry.
We plunge ourselves is endless woes,

Uur helpless jpfants sell:
Resist the light, and side with those

Who send their babes to bell. 5 Ah! what avails superior light,

Without superior love?
We see the truth, we judge aright,

Aud wisdom's ways approve.
6 We soon shall do what we condemn, ...?

And down the torrent borne,
With share confess our nature's streamy

Too strong for us to turn.
7 Us from ourselves thou canst secure

In nature's slipp'ry ways;
And make our feeble footsteps sure,
By thy sufficient grace.

Hymn 253. L. M.
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael

might live before thee: Gen. xvii. 18.

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To whom we for our cbildren cry;

The good desir'd and wanted most,

Out of thy richest grace supply! 2 Answer on them the end of all

Our cares, and pains, and studies here; On them, recover'd from their fall,

Stamp with the humble character. 3 Error and ignorance temove;

Their blindness both of heart and mind; Give them the wisdom from above,

Spotless and peaceable and kind. 4 Learning's redundant part and vain,

Be here cut off, and cast aside ; But let them, Lord, the substance gaing

In every solid truth abide. 3. Unite the parts so long disjoin'd,

Knowledge and vital piety; Learning and holiness combin'd,

And truth and love let all men see. 6 Father, accept them through thy Song

And ever by thy Spirit guide :
Thy wisdom in their lives be shown,
Thy name confess'd and glorified.

Hymn 254. L. M.
But bring their up in the nurture and adironis

tion of the Lord. Eph. vi. 4. 1 1APTAIN of our salvation, take

Che ;

And fit for thy great service make

These heirs of immortality :

2 Unspotted from the world, and pure, >>

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

The welcome burden of thy cross.
3 Our sons henceforth be wholly thine,

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

In all who here expect thy grace.
4 Train up thy hardy soldiers, Lord,

In all their Captain's steps to tread!
Or send them to proclaim thy word,
Tby gospel through the world to spread.

Hymn 255. S. M.
That he may cause the blessing to rest in thine

house. Ezek. xliv. 30. 1


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

He sends his blessings dowo. * 2 Shall I not then engage

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

And feed upon bis word?
J 3. To ask with faith and hope

The grace his Spirit supplier ?
In prayer and praise to offer up

Their daily sacrifice?
4 Let each bis sins eschew,

Through thy restraining grace ;

The power to bless

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