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3 Help us to build each other up,
Our little stock improve;

Increase our faith, confirm our hope,
And perfect us in love.

4. Up into thee, our living Head,
Let us in all things grow,

Till thou hast made us free indeed,
And spotless here below !

5 Then, when the mighty work is wrought,
Receive thy ready bride;
Give us in heaven a happy lot
With all the sanctified.

short. 255. WESLEY.

O LET us still proceed
In Jesus' work below;
And following our triumphant Head,
To further conquests go.

2 O let our heart and mind
Continually ascend,

That haven of repose to find,
Where all our labours end

3 O happy, happy place,
Where saints and angels meet :
There we shall see each other's face,
And all our brethren greet,

4 The church of the first-born,
We shall with them be blest,

And crown'd with endless joy, return
To our eternal rest.

MAPE apt by Thy sufficient grace
To teach as taught by thee,

Help us to train in all thy ways

Our rising progeny.
2 For this we ask, in faith sincere,

The wisdom from above ;
To touch their hearts with filial fear,

And pure ingenuous love.

3 To watch their will, to sense inclined,
Withhold the hurtful food;

And gently bend their tender mind,
And draw their souls to God.

LoNg. 257. WESLEY.

AUTHQR of faith, we seek thy face,
For all who feel thy work begun;
Confirm and strengthen them in grace,
And bring thy feeblest children on

2 Thou seest their wants, thou know'st their names, Be mindful of thy youngest care; Be tender of thy new-born lambs, And gently in thy bosom bear !

3 In safety lead thy little flock,
From hell, the world, and sin secure,

And set their feet upon the rock,
And make in thee their goings sure.


MAY the grace of Christ our Saviour,
And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favour,
Rest upon us from above.

2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord;

And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.


ORD, dismiss us with thy blessing, Fill our hearts with joy and peace; Let us each, thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace.

2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For the gospel's joyful sound;

May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and hives abound !


SEVENs. 260. Montgomery.

GLQRY to the Father give,
God, in whom we move and live;

Children's prayers he deigns to hear,

Children's songs delight his ear.

2 Glory to the Son we bring,
Christ, our prophet, priest, and king;
Children, raise your sweetest strain
To the Lamb, for he was slain.

3 Glory to the Holy Ghost;
Be this day a pentecost
Children's minds may he inspire,
Touch their tongues with holy fire.

4 Glory in the highest be
To the blessed Trinity,
For the gospel from above,
For the word that “God is love.”


GOP our Father, great Creator
At thy feet we humbly bow;
Gratitude for boundless favour
Should in praise for ever flow !
Great Jehovah!
Praise to thee is ever due.

2 Gracious Jesus, mighty Saviour ! Hear our lispings to thy praise; Thou didst bless such little children, And invite them near thy face. Son of David : Loud hosannas to thy name. 3 Holy Spirit take thy dwelling . In these sinful hearts of ours; Purify us by thy graces, Sanctify our inmost powers. Source of comfort : Lighten our benighted minds. 4 Show us all thy great salvation, Lead us in the way of truth; Keep us safe from all temptation, Be the Guardian of our youth. O protect us Through this wilderness of wo:

LoNG. 262. WATTs. To 'God the Father, God the Son, And God the Spirit, three in one; Be honour, praise, and glory given, By all on earth, and all in heaven.

CoMMON. 263.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Who sweetly all agree
To save a world of sinners lost,
Eternal glory be.

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