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4 Themselves the slaves of sense and praise,
Their babes they pamper and admire;
Hymn 251. L. M.
Prov. xxii. 6.
With res'lute wisdoin us endue,
Ilis 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. My grace is sufficient for thee. 2 Cor. xii. 9. 1
VATHER of lights, thy needful aid,
To us that ask impart; Mistrustful of ourselves, afraid
of our own treach'rous heart,
2 O'erwhelm'd with justest fear, again
To thee for help we call,
By thee unsay'd, we fall.
In vain the snare 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, With sharue confess our nature's streamy
Too strong for us to turn.
In nature's slipp'ry ways;
Hymn 253. L. M.
might live before thee: Gen. xvii. 18. 1 YOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, To whom we for our children 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 fah,
Stamp with the humble character. 3 Error and ignorance remove;
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;
In every solid truth abide.
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:
Hymn 254. L. M.
tion of the Lord. Eph. vi. 4. 1 CAPT APTAIN of our salvation, take
The souls we here present to thee; 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.
Aod 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!
Hymn 255. S. M.
house. Ezek. xliv. 30.
Belongs to God alone;
He sends bis blessings dowo. 2 Shall I not then engage
My house to serve the Lord?
And feed upon bis word? 3. To ask with faith and hope
The grace his Spirit supplier ?
Their daily sacrifice?
Through thy restraining grace;
Our Father Abrah'm's steps pursue,
And walk in all thy ways. 5 Saviour of men, incline
The hearts which thou hast made, Which thou hast bought with love divine,
To ask thy promis'd aid. 6 Me and my house receive,
Thy family t' increase,
And let us die in peace.
PRAYER AND WATCHFULNESS. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same
with thanksgiving. Col. iv. 2. Watch and pray, Lest yc enter into temptation.
Mark xi. 24. Hymn 256. S. M. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into tomp
tation. Matt. xxvi. 41.
This slumber from my soul!
And Christ shall make thee whole." 2 Lay to thy mighty band,
Alarm me in this bour:
The thunder of thy power!