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4 Lord ! teach them to remember Thee
Their Great Creator, from their youth,
5 Now in the strength of power divine,
O may they all, with glad accord,
6 Thy sons and daughters may they be,
Confirm'd and strengthen’d by thy grace ; And, safe through life preserv'd by Thee, In heaven behold Thee face to face.
82. For any charitable occasion. L. M. 1 Help us, O Lord! thy yoke to wear,
Delighting in thy perfect will;
2 “He that hath pity on the poor,
“Lendeth his substance to the Lord :
3 “Who sparingly his seed bestows,
“ He sparingly shall also reap; “But whoso plentifully sows, “ The plenteous sheaves his hands shall
4 Teach us, with glad, ungrydging heart,
As thou hast bless'd our various store,
A liberal portion to the poor. 5 To Thee our all devoted be,
In whom we breathe, and move, and live;
Freely may we rejoice to give.
And every call of want relieve,
83. The merciful shall obtain mercy. C. m. 1 Blest is the man, whose softening heart
Feels for another's pain;
Is never rais'd in vain : 2 Whose breast expands with generous
A brother's woe to feel ;
It wants the power to heal.
3 He spreads his kind supporting arms,
To every child of grief;
And brings unask'd relief.
And mercy from above
The perfect law of love. 84. The love of Christ a motive to compassion. c. M. 1 FATHER of mercies ! send thy grace
All-powerful from above,
The image of thy love.
That generous pleasure know,
And weep for others' woe.
In low distress are laid,
And swift our hands to aid. 4 So Jesus look'd on dying men,
Enthron'd above the skies;
Felt His compassion rise.
On wings of mercy flew,
Should love each other too.
1 Blest is the man, whose heart expands
At melting Pity's call:
Like heavenly manna fall.
And God will well approve,
And their Creator love.
To guide untutor’d youth,
To virtue and to truth.
To aid this good design :
And all the glory thine.
86. For Charity School children. c. M. 1 HEAR, Lord, the song of praise and prayer,
In heaven thy dwelling place,
And taught to seek thy face.
And grant us, we implore,
Thy holy sabbaths more.
3 Thanks that we hear; but oh! impart
To each desires sincere,
And learn as well as hear.
Beneath thy gracious sway, Who canst the wisest wiser make,
And babes as wise as they. 5 Wisdom and bliss thy word bestows,
A sun that ne'er declines :
Who place us where it shines.
1 Thy throne, O God! in righteousness
For ever shall endure;
The children of the poor.
Yet we thy goodness share;
The children of thy care. 3 Thou art our Shepherd, glorious God!
Thy little flock behold;
The children of thy fold.