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4 We praise thy name that we are brought

To this thy holy place;
That we are watch'd, and warn'd, and


The children of thy grace.
5 O may our friends, thy servants here,

Meet all our souls above;
And they and we in heaven appear

The children of thy love.


For Sunday School children.

c. M.

1 O Lord our God, thy light and truth

To us thy children send,
That we may serye Thee in our youth;

And love Thee to the end.
2 By nature sinful, weak, and blind,

The downward path we trod, Our wandering heart and wayward mind

Were enemies to God. 3 But friends and guardians now, through

Our heedless steps restrain,
They teach us, Lord, to seek thy face,

Which none shall seek in vain.
4 Hence to the hills we lift our eyes,

From which salvation springs; O Sun of Righteousness, arise,

With healing in thy wings.

5 Arise,--and o'er this vale of tears

Shine into perfect day;
Still heavenward, thro' progressive years,

Pointing the Christian's way.

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1 0 Thou that from the mouth of babes,

And infant tongues, didst perfect praise, Almighty Father, hear the song

Which we, Thy humble servants, raise.

2 How blest are they, who, early taught

To know and love the word of truth, Far from the haunts of sinners spend

The holy morning of their youth.

3 And blest are they, whose care forbids

The youthful Christian's feet to stray, Unfolds the Book of Truth, and there

To life eternal points the way.

4 Hear, Lord, Thy people's prayer; and still

Let the full tide of bounty flow; That thousands yet unborn may learn Thy will,—and all Thy mercies know.


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For the success of Christian missionaries. L. M.

1 MARK'D as the purpose of the skies,

This promise meets our anxious eyes;
That heathen lands the Lord shall know,
And warm with faith each bosom glow.

2 E'en now the hallow'd scenes appear !

E'en now unfolds the promis d year!
Lo! distant shores thy heralds trace,
And swell the tidings of thy grace..

3 'Mid burning climes, and frozen plains,

Where Pagan darkness brooding reigns,
O mark their steps, their fears subdue,
And nerve their arm, and clear their view.

4 When, worn by toil, their spirits fail,

Bid them the glorious future hail;
Bid them the crown of life survey,
And onward urge their conquering way.

5 So, o'er the Indian's gloomy night

Truth shall diffuse her radiant light,
And mild religion's power control
The stormy passions of his soul.


Bishop Heber's Missionary Hymn. (4.7.&4. 6.

1 From Greenland's icy mountains,

From India's coral strand, Where Afric's sunny fountains

Roll down their golden sand;
From many an ancient river,

From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver

Their land from error's chain.

2 What, though the spicy breezes

Blow soft o’er Ceylon's isle,
Though every prospect pleases,

And only man is vile;
In vain, with lavish kindness,

The gifts of God are strewn;
The heathen in their blindness,

Bow down to wood and stone.

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

By wisdom from on high, Shall we to man benighted

The lamp of life deny ? Salvation ! O Salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim, Till each remotest nation

Has learnt Messiah's name.

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, His story,

And you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,

It spreads from pole to pole;
Till o'er our ransom'd nature

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,

In bliss returns to reign.


For the Diffusion of the Gospel. L. M.

10 SPIRIT of the living God!

In all Thy plenitude of grace, Where'er the foot of man hath trod

Descend upon our fallen race !

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love

To preach the reconciling word; Give power andinfluence from above

Where'er the joyful sound is heard.

3 O SPIRIT of the Lord ! prepare

All the round earth her God to meet; Breathe Thou abroad, like morning air,

Till hearts of stone begin to beat. 4 Baptize the nations :-Far and nigh

The triumphs of the cross record;
The name of JESUS glorify,

Till every kindred call Him LORD.

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