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We're taught to read, to sing, and pray.
3 To God let highest praise be giv'n ;
4 Lord, thou hast said, in sacred page, That children are thy heritage: Accept them, bless them with thy grace,
Till they above behold thy face.
5 Let blessings in abundance flow On all around us here below ; May we our benefactors meet,
Around Jehovah's blissful seat.
Hymn 145. C. M.
To him that rules the skies.
2 What numbers vainly spend these hours, That are to Jesus due ; Children and parents, how they live! And how they perish too ! Boys. 3 But we, a happier few, are taught The ways of heav'nly truth;
We hail once more the plan of love
4 Our foolish hearts are prone to err;
Boys. 5 Teach us the way, oie here, we, learn To read th holy word; - - Bless all the i. d instructions giv'n, And make us this: O Lord. *~ Both. * 6 Praise to our God, and thanks to those Who thus the poor befriend; "| While the rich benefit, we reap, ar
. On them the blessing send.
Hymn 146. S.M. - - Sunday School.
- Boys. ! Lond, in the days of youth, luay we in grace improve ; And learn the word of sacred truth, The Saviour's dying love! Girls. 2 Our moments haste away, With ev'ry heaving breath; And swiftly hastension the day, When we must sink in death. Boys. 3 While some are never taught The way of God with care; We bless the Lord that we are brought To this thine house of pray’r. Girls. 4 Lord, give us ears to hear, And hearts to understand;
In trouble may we find thee near—
Girls. 6 . Blest be our God who lives, And reigns with boundless sway; Richly our benefactor gives : We’ll praise him all the day. Both. 7 Beyond the azure sky, We'll praise thee more and more ; And through a long eternity, A God in Christ adore. Hal. Amen.
1 BEhold the sons and heirs of God,
2 Can laughter feed th’ immortal mind?
3 Doth vain discourse or empty mirth
4 What if we wear the richest vest? -
5 Lord, raise our hearts and passions high, -
6 We’ll look on all the toys below,
1 ALL-seeing God, 'tis thine to know
2 Who among men, high Lord of all,
3 Who with another's eye, can read 2
4 If wrong, forgive ; accept, if right,
5 When shall our happy eyes behold
Hymn 149. L. M.
1 YE diff'rent sects, who all declare,
Your stronger proofs divinely give,
2 Your claim, alas ! ye cannot prove;
3 Scatter'd o'er all the earth they lie,
4 For this the pleading Spirit groans,
5 Join ev'ry soul that looks to thee,
1 BLEss'd be the tie that binds Our hearts in christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds ls like to that above. 2 Before our fathers throne We pour our ardent prayers; Our fears, our hopes, our arms, are one, Our comforts and our cares. *3 We share our mutual woes, Our mutual burdens hear; And often for each other flows The sympathizing tear. 4. When we asunder part, It gives us inward pain;