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Our servants there, and rising race,
Be taught thy precepts, and thy'grace. 4 O may each future age proclaim . ;
The honours of thy glorious' name!
To join the family above.: DR. DODDRIDGE. 336 (1st P.) S. M. Eagle Street New 55!
'Simon's 250. Prayer for Infants ; or Children Day by Day given to God. i GREAT God! now. condescend
U To bless our rising race ; )
To thy victorious grace!!
To lead their souls to thee.
That makes them thine indeed.
Confess the Saviour's name, !
Thro’ the baptismal stream.
Surround thy sacred board,
And sing their dying LORD... 336 (20 P.) L. M. Addison's 1. Eaton 291.
Prayer for Children.
Now let thy kindest bowels move;
With soft compassion in thine eye.
Our tender offspring, lo! we bring :
Where should we bring them but to thee,
Thou Fount of all felicity ?
And all that mortals can receive ; .
Grace to enjoy and walk with God.
May ours be thine, or rich'or poor, - For ever thine--we ask no more, 336 (3 P.) C. M. Sprague 166. Great
D's,!: Milton 212.:
The affectionate Mother for her Child.
The God whom Angels love,
Akin to theirs above. 20! when thy lisping tongue shall read .
Of truths divinely swect,
Sit down at Jesus' feet. 3 I'll move thine car, I'll point thine eye;.
But, ah ! the inward part-o'.
That trembles through my heart.
O’er all the mental wild'; . :
And sanctify my.child." 337. C. M. Condescension 116. New York 33, Cinist's condescending Regard to little Children,
Mark x. 14.
With all-engaging charms;
And folds them in his arms !
For 'twas to bless such souls as these, 5
The Lord of Angels came, :, .. - 3 We bring them, LORD! by fervent prayer,
And yield them up to thee; in
Thine let our offspring be!
Ye children, seek his face ; ;siPiA
The blessings of his grace.] '
Thy guardian care we trust;
PUBLIC WORSHIP. 338* (1st P.) 148th. Clapham 18. Dart
mouth 46. Greenwich New 62.
On Opening a Place of Worship. . 1 TN sweet exalted strains .
The King of Glory praise;
Thro' everlasting days: .
Sustains or sinks the distant poles.
His throne of grace divine; ...
And wide his glories shine :
Is with his smiles and presence blest,
And, with thy favour crown,
This people as thy own : * Sung on opening the Meeting-House at Horsley, Gloucestershire, September 18, 1774; and also at the opening Beneath this roof, O deign to show
of the New Meeting House at Downend, near Bristol, ' October, 4, 1780,
How God can dwell with men below. .
Our interceding cries,
All fragrant to the skies :
And spread celestial joys around!
Imbibe thy truth and love,
Of seraphim above; us
With sacred joy and sweet accord! .
And daughters sound thy praise,
Thro’ long succeeding days ;.
B. FRANCIS. 338* (20 P.) C. M. Charmouth 28. James's 163.
Re-building, or re-opening a Place of Worship,
The heay'nly armies bend,
And to our suit attend.
We meet to praise thee too,
We now their work renew.
Are raised, Lord, for thee, • Sung July 22, 1810, at Uffculm, Devon, at the Arst administration of the Lord's Supper by Dr. R., after the Meeting-House bad been rebuilt.
+ Or, new beautify'd,
In all the plenitude of grace,
Let countless proofs be giv'n,
: The very gate of heav'n.'ii " 5 Here may the dead be made alive,
Backsliding souls return; : :");
And saints like seraphs burn. ;.'
Nór let it e'er decline; };', ...
The KINGDOMS, LORD, ARE THINÉ.
Show'r mercy, grace, and love";
For the bless'd Church above. , . 339 (1st P.) L. M. Chard 176, Wareham 117.
On Opening a Place of Worship. 1 GREAT God! thy watchful care we bless,
Which guards our synagogues in peace; Nor dare tumultuous foes invader
To fill our worshippers with dread.,
Long may they echo to thy praise!..
. While power divine his word attends
To conquer foes, and cheer his friends. ! 4 And in the great decisive day.
When God the nations shall survey, . "
.:: DR. DOPDRIDGE.