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4 Themselves the slaves of sense and praise,

Their babes they pamper and admire;
And make their helpless iufants 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.

I R if thou grånt a longer date,

With res'lute wisdoin us endue,
To point himn out his lost estate,

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:
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,
And Jesus rises in his heart.

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,
Where many mightier have been slain,

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

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

Of blind idolatry.
4 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 arigut,

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

And down the torrent borne, With sharue 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. 1 YOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, To whom we for our children cry;.

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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;
But let them, Lord, the substance gain,

In every solid truth abide.
☆ 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 adironi

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 ;
Accustom'd daily to endure

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

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!
Or send them to proclaim thy word,
Thy gospel through the world to spread.

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

house. Ezek. xliv. 30.
2 THE power to bless my bouse,

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

He sends bis 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? 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;


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 in thy favour live,

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!
Say to me now, awake, awake,

And Christ shall make thee whole." 2 Lay to thy mighty band,

Alarm me in this bour:
And make me fully understand

The thunder of thy power!

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