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3 Never, from thy pasture roving,

Let them be the lion's prey;
Let thy tenderness, so loving,

Keep them all life's dangerous way: 4 Then, within thy fold eternal,

Let them find a resting place;
Feed in pastures ever vernal,

Drink the rivers of thy grace. 318

S. M.
pro To Him who children blest,

1 And suffered them to come;'
To him who took them to his breast,

We bring these children home. 2 To thee, O God, whose face

Their angels still behold, We bring them, praying that thy grace

May keep, thine arms enfold. 3 And as this water falls

On each unconscious brow,
Thy Holy Spirit grant, O Lord,

To make them pure as thou!

319 L. M.

THIS child we dedicate to thee,
I O God of grace and purity!
Shield it from sin, and pain, and wrong,

And let thy love its life prolong. 2 O may thy Spirit gently draw

Its willing soul to keep thy law;
May virtue, piety, and truth,
Dawn even with its dawning youth.

3 We, too, before thy gracious sight,

Once shared the blest baptismal rite,

With love, and thanks, and praises now 4 Grant that with true and faithful hear We still may act the Christian's part, Cheered by each promise thou hast given, And labouring for the prize in heaven.

320 8s, 7s & 4s.
GRACIOUS Lord, as thou hast bidden,
U At thy feet we humbly bend;
May our prayers arise to heaven,
May thy blessing now descend;

For thy blessing,

Lo! we all unite to pray.
2. Pour thy Spirit on these infants,

Sanctify them from the womb;
Let thy gracious arm surround them
In their journey to the tomb;

Then victorious

Raise them to thy heavenly throne. 3 Make their parents wise, to train them

In the nurture of the Lord;
And beyond these mortal regions
Let them share thy blessed reward:

May their households *** Find in heaven a lasting home! 321 . L. M. DEAR Saviour, if these lambs should

From thy secure inclosure's bound,


And, lured by worldly joys away, I

Among the thoughtless crowd be found; 2 Remember still that they are thine, IS

That thy dear sacred name they bear; Think that the seal of love divine,to I

The sign of covenant grace they wear. 3. In all their erring, sinful years, feel & boo let them ne'er forgotten be; Remember all the prayers and tears

Which made them consecrate to thee. 4 And when these lips no more can pray,

These eyes can weep for them no more, Turn thou their feet from folly's way;

The wanderers to thy fold restore.

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| ORD, assist us by thy grace a
U To instruct our infant race; )
Grant us wisdom from above,

Fill us with a Saviour's love.
2 May we teach them day by day.

In the house, and by the way,
When they rise, and when they rest,

Till thy truth shall make them blest.
3 Gracious Saviour, hear our prayer,

We commit them to thy care;
Be their shepherd and their guide,
Bring them to thy bleeding side.

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323 GOD of mercy, hear our prayer U For the children thou hast given;

Let them all thy blessings share; ! Grace on earth, and bliss in heaven. 2 In the morning of their days : May their hearts be drawn to thee; Let them learn to lisp thy praise

In their earliest infancy. 3 Cleanse their souls from every stain,

Through the Saviour's precious blood; Let them all be born again,

And be reconciled to God. 4 For this mercy, Lord, we cry; • Bend thine ever-gracious ear; While on thee our souls rely, Hear our prayer, in mercy, hear.


THE LORDS OU 324 8s & 7s. On the night of that last supper,

Seated with his chosen band, Christ, as food to all his brethren,

Gives himself with his own hand. 2 He, as man with man conversing,

Staid, the seeds of truth to sow;
Then he closed, in solemn order,

Wondrously, his life of woe.
3 Lo! o'er ancient forms departing,

Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying,

Where the feeble senses fail. 4 To the everlasting Father,

Through the Son who reigns on high, Be salvation, honour, blessing,

Might, and endless majesty.


C. M.


TF human kindness meets return,
| And owns the grateful tie;
If tender thoughts within us burn,

To feel a friend is nigh;
2 0, shall not warmer accents tell

The gratitude we owe
To him who died, our fears to quell,

And save from death and woe ? ; 3 While yet in anguish he surveyed i

Those pangs he would not flee, What love his latest words displayed,

“Meet and remember me!” 4 Remember thee! thy death, thy shame,

Our sinful hearts to share!
O memory, leave no other name

But his recorded there!

326 C. M.

ACCORDING to thy gracious word,
A In meek humility,
This will we do, thou dying Lord, if

We will remember thee.
2 Thy body, broken for our sake,

Our bread from heaven shall be:
Thy testamental cup we take,

And thus remember thee. 3 Gethsemane can we forget?

Or there thy copflict see,
Thine agony and bloody sweat,

And not remember thee?

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