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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.
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Train up a child in the way he should go.
Prov. xxii. 6.
For whom was made whatever is;
A candidate for glorious bliss.
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,
Ja tes, pers far as hell from the
4 Themselves the slaves of sense and praise,
Their babes they pamper and admire;-
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Prov. xxii. 6.
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:
By principles of virtuous truth. 4 To At his soul for heavenly grace;
Discharge the Christian parent's part;
Hymn 252. C. M.
VATHER of lights, thy needful aid,
Nistrustful of ourselves, afraid
of our own treach'rous heart,
? O'erwhelm'd with justest fear, again
To thee for help we call,
By thee uusay'd, we fall.
In vain the spare we see;
of blind idolatry.
Uur helpless jpfants sell:
Who send their babes to bell. 5 Ah! what avails superior light,
Without superior love?
Aud wisdom's ways approve.
And down the torrent borne,
Too strong for us to turn.
In nature's slipp'ry ways;
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might live before thee: Gen. xvii. 18.
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 :
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tion of the Lord. Eph. vi. 4. 1 1APTAIN of our salvation, take
And fit for thy great service make
These heirs of immortality :
2 Unspotted from the world, and pure, >>
Preserve them for thy glorious cause;
The welcome burden of thy cross.
And serve and love thee all their days : Infuse the principle divine,
In all who here expect thy grace.
In all their Captain's steps to tread!
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house. Ezek. xliv. 30. 1
He sends his blessings dowo. * 2 Shall I not then engage
My house to serve the Lord?
And feed upon bis word?
The grace his Spirit supplier ?
Their daily sacrifice?
Through thy restraining grace ;
The power to bless