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2 Sleep, my babe; thy food and ( 5 Be thou, dear child, in thy degree raiment,
(vide, Like Jesus in his infancy: House and home, thy friends pro- He soon did every grace display, All without thy care and payment; Tho' he was God, he learnt to obey. All thy wants are well supplied.
6 He hath, by all he did and said, 3 How much better thou 'rt attended For thee rich blessings merited;
Than the Son of God could be, 'Twas thine entailed misery When from heaven he descended, Made him become a child like thee. And became a child like thee.
7 If thou partakest of his grace, 4 Soft and easy is thy cradle, Coarse and hard thy Saviour lay, Which our incarnate God regain'd
Thou wilt enjoy that happiness, When his birth-place was a stable,
For all whom Adam's sin had stain'd. And his softest bed was hay. 5 Was there nothing but a mangerSoon in this world will finish'd be Wretched sinners could afford,
The task God may design for thee; To receive the heavenly stranger? Mayst thou, when this short life is
Did they thus affront their Lord? With Jesus live for evermore. (o'er, 6 See the joyful shepherds round 9 Sleep well, dear child, and take him,
thy rest; Telling wonders from the sky;
If thou with riper years art blest, Where they sought him, there they In wisdom and in grace increase, found him,
Till thou shalt hence depart in peace. With his virgin-mother by. 7 'Twas to save thee, child, from
D. BEFORE AND AFTER MEALS. dying, That thy blest Redeemer came; 1152.
T. 14. He by groans and bitter crying
Saved thee from burning flame. THEE we address in humble prayer, 8 Mayst thou live to know and fear Vouchsafe thy gifts to crown, him,
Father of all, thy children hear, Trust and love him all thy days; And send a blessing down, Then go dwell for ever near him,
2 May we enjoy thy saving grace, See his face, and sing his praise.
Thy goodness taste and see, 1151.*
Athirst for blood-bought righteous
And hungry after thee. [ness, SLEEP well, dear child, sleep safe and sound,
For all the gifts and graces 2 God fill thee with his heavenly He hath to us dispensed,
E'er since our lives commenced. light, To steer thy Christian course aright; 2 No blessing he denieth, Make thee a tree of blessed root, Us all with food supplieth, That ever bends with godly fruit. Grants us his preservation 3 Those children are to God most In every age and station. dear,
[fear; Who him with reverence love and
T. 90. And infants are by Jesus Christ
THOU sovereign Author of all good, Most kindly bless'd, & highly priz' d.
Whose providence for all doth care, 4 Are not the joys of God above Giver of life, of health, and food, Giy'n to the children of his love? Be present with thy children here, He who desires to see his face, And to our use o sanctify Must here become a child of grace. The gifts thy bounty doth supply.
2 Al creatures, Lord, on thee de- 2 We humbly thank thee, Lord our pend,
God, And by thy power & bounty live; For all thy gifts on us bestow'd; May we each blessing thou dost send And pray thee, graciously to grant
With truly grateful hearts receive, The food which day by day we want. In every gift thou dost dispense Admiring thy wise providence.
T. 22. 3 Shall we thy boundless mercies LORD, bless what thou provided share,
hast; And thee, the spring of life, forget? Give grace, that we at this repast For all thy goodness, love, and care, May have, in all we think or do, Our thanks we offer at thy feet:
The glory of our God in view. Lord, may we always taste thy grace, 2 Thy name be hallow'd evermore; Until we end our mortal race. O God, thy kingdom come with
power; 1155. T. 595.
Thy will be done; and every day SURE God is present here;
Give us our daily bread, we pray. His gifts demand our praise: 3 Lord, evermore to us be giv'n The present instance of his care
That living bread which came from Speaks him a God of grace.
heaven; 2 In him we live and move,
Water of life on us bestow, [flow'. In him our being have:
Which doth from thee, the fountain,
E. FOR TRAVELLERS.
T. 79. JESUS' mercies never fail,
A STRANGER and a pilgrim, I This we prove at every meal: With thy command, O Lord, conLord, we thank thee for thy grace, I go where thou dost send: [ply, Gladly join to sing thy praise. My high commission I obey, 2 Lord, the gifts thou dost bestow,
The toil and dangers of the way Can refresh and cheer us too;
Shall all in lasting comforts end. But no gift can to the heart
2 Attend me, Lord, in all my ways; Be, what thou, our Saviour, art. Open my lips to sing thy praise, 3 Praise our God, it is but just;
For blessings freely givin: He bath rais'd us from the dust,
In all my journeys here below Gave us being, gave us breath,
Let thy kind presence with me go;
And grant me once to rest in Saves us from eternal death.
1161. T. 79. WHAT praise to thee, my Saviour, THE Lord be with me everywhere, Is due for every favour,
And screen me with paternal care Ev'n for my daily food:
By his almighty arm : Each crumb thou dost allow me, No traveller needs to faint or fear, With gratitude shall bow me, If he believe the Lord is near, Accounting all for me too good. Who can protect him from all
harm. 1158. T. 22.
2 By sea and land, by night & day, BE present at our table, Lord; O Lord, in safety me convey, Be here and everywhere ador'd: Tho' winds and thunders roar : From thy all-bounteous hand our Bring me, when every peril's past, food
Safe to the destin'd place at last, May we receive with gratitude. There to extol thy help and power
3 Hallow'd to thee be every heart
Instructed in thy righteous will, JESUS, thou art my salvation; Where'er they go, whate'er they do, Bow thine ear, --hear my prayer, In all, thy great designs fulfil.
Grant my supplication: Lo, thou seest me here a stranger; 4 O God of Bethel, hear our prayer, Unto me-gracious be;
And keep thy servants to the end; Lord, avert all danger.
Then let us meet around thy throne,
A blest eternity to spend. 2 In distress be thou my Saviour; Hear my prayers,-see my tears, 1166.
T. 583. Show thy servant favour: Thro' life's journey safely lead me; PRESERVE this ship & company, Guide my way, -lest I stray
[afford; From the hand that made me. And thy protecting aid to them
Be their support when waves and 1163. T. 14.
tempests roar, FATHER of mercies, condescend And bring them safely to their desTo hear our fervent prayer,
tin'd shore. While this our brother we commend To thy paternal care.
1167.* T. 97. 2 Before him set an open door ;
WHEN Jesus calls we ready His various efforts bless;
stand, On him thy Holy Spirit pour,
Our future life is in his hand : And crown him with success. Tho' separated for a time, 3 Endow him with a heavenly mind; And therefore, while we part, need
We yet continue one in him; Supply his every need ; Make him in spirit meek, resign'd, as if we never were to meet again.
not complain, But bold in word and deed. 4 In every tempting, trying hour, 1168.
T. 14. Uphold him by thy grace: And guard him bythy mighty power, BLEST be that sacred covenantTill he shall end his race.
Uniting tho' we part; [love,
Our bodies may far off remove, 5 Then, follow'd by a numerous We still are one in heart.
train, Gather'd from heathen lands,
2 Join'd in one spirit to our Head, A crown of life may he obtain
Where he appoints we go, From his Redeemer's hands.
And while we in his footsteps tread,
Show forth his praise below.
3 O may we ever walk with him, LORD, let thy presence with us go, And nothing know beside,
Throughout our journey us direct, Nought else desire, nought else Thy angels guard us and protect,
esteem, Yea, prosper thou whate'er we do.
But Jesus crucified. 1165.
4 Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor THIS ship we now commend to thee,
place, Thou God of providence & grace;
Nor life, nor death can part Here may thy presence ever dwell,
Those who, enjoying Jesus' grace, To sanctify and bless the place.
In him are one in heart. 2 Lord, speed the vessel in its course:
5 Soon will he wipe off every tear, Let winds & waves propitious be; where all who friends in Jesus are,
On Canaan's blissful shore,
Shall meet to part no more.
F. FOR THE SICK,
2 To thee, O Lord, in faith I turn, 1169.
Who all my sicknesses hast borne; T. 166.
Sin thou hadst none, and yet didst
For guilty sinners, such as I. [die WHEN pining sickness wastes the frame,
3 Sin's rankling sores my soul corAcute disease or weakening pain; rode,
(blood; When life fast spends its feeble o heal them with thy precious flame,
(vain; And if thou wilt my health restore, And all the help of man proves Lord, let me ne'er offend thee more. Joyless and flat all things appear, 1172.
cheer, OH, how I long to go and see Food can't support, nor sleep re- The Lamb of God, who died for me ; fresh;
How do I languishi night and day,
To hear him bid me come away. 2 Then, then to have recourse to God, To pray to him in time of need,
2 His love to me, and mine to him And feel the balm of Jesus' blood; Constrain me, that I dross esteem
This is to find a friend indeed: All things but Jesus, whom I prize And this, O Christian, is thy lot, Above my life, or earth, or skies.
Who cleavest to the Lord by faith; 3 With pining sickness I decay, He'll never leave thee, doubt it not, Diseases wear my flesh away;
In pain, in sickness, or in death. But I shall soon his leave obtain 3 When flesh decays, when vigour To be releas'd from all my pain. fails,
[be; 4 Quickly, O Lord, thy angels He will thy strength and portion charge Support thy weakness, bear thy ails, To set my longing soul at large;
And softly whisper, Trust in me: Quickly thy blessed hosts command Himself will be thy helping friend, To carry me to thy right hand.
Thy good physician, nay,thynurse, To make thy bed will condescend, 5 My loving friends, farewell, farcAnd from affliction take the curse. well,
I go with Jesus Christ to dwell; 1170. T. 22.
He calls me to my heavenly home,
And says, “Come in, thou blessed, THO' I'm in body full of pain,
TO God let all the human race
He makes his love and wisdom 3 Then I shall be supremely bless'd, known Nor ask, tho' sick, to be releas'd; By angels who surround his throne. I'll wait thy time, thy love I feel, I know thou rulest all things well.
2 The angels whom his breath in
spires, 1171. T. 22.
His ministers, are flaming fires;
With joy they in his service move, MY body's weak, my heart unclean, To bear his vengeance or his love. I pine with sickness and with sin;' | 3 With gladness they obey his will, My strength decays, my spirits And all his purposes fulfil; droop,
[up. All those who Jesus' children are, Bow'd down with guilt I can't look | Are special objects of their care.
4 Our God defends us day by day, 1175,* T. 70.
Fall down before him, 5 O Lord, we'll bless thee all our
Their God, with holy fear, days, Our souls shall glory in thy grace;. Pay him the deepest adoration.
And with profound humiliation Thy praise shall dwell upon our tongues,
2 Heirs of salvation, All saints and angels join our songs.
Redeemed with Christ's blood,
Their ministration 6 We pray thee, let the heavenly Demands our gratitude;
host Be guardians of our land and coast; They'll guard us till we shall as
semble, Bid them watch o'er thy flock of Where our glad voices shall fill the grace,
temple. That we may lead a life of peace. 1174.
1176.* T. 249. NOW let us join our hearts and
THE seraphim of God
Exalt :Il: their voices loud; tongues, And emulate the angels' songs;
With joy 'fore him they shout: For sinners may address their King Sing constantly with cover'd face,
Their holy choirs in heavenly blaze In songs that angels cannot sing.
Holy, holy is God, 2 They praise the Lamb who once Holy is God, was slàin,
The Lord of Sabaoth. But we can add a higher strain;
2 Thereto the church of Christ, Not only say, He suffer'd thus: But, that He suffer'd all for us.
His flesh :ll: and bone confess'd,
Sings, Amen, God be prais'd : 3 When angels by transgression fell, Above & here one voice doth sound, Justice consign'd them all to hell; Praise him who hath for us aton'd: But mercy form'd a wondrous plan To God in highest strain, To save and honour fallen man.
To the Lamb slain, 4 Jesus, who pass'd the angels by,
All glory be: Amen. Assum'd our flesh to bleed and die; 3 When Christ, once crucified, He who redeem'd us with his blood, Returns : 11: with his pierc'd side As man still fills the throne of God. In glory, to his bride, 5 Immanuel, our Brother now,
And all the world shall quake with Is he 'fore whom the angels bow,
Then will with joy 'fore him appear They join with us to praise his name,
The countless ransom'd race, But we the nearest interest claim.
And sing his praise 6 But ah, how faint our praises In never-ceasing lays.
rise; Sure, 'tis the wonder of the skies, 1177. T. 14. That we, who share his richest love, So cold and unconcern'd should YE angels, who excel in power, prove.
Praise ye and bless the Lord; 70 glorious hour, it comes with Ye who delight to do his win,
Laud him with one accord. speed,
(freed, When we, from sin and darkness 2 Yea, all his works, in every place, Shall see our God, who died for man, Extol his holy name: And praise him more than angels My thankful heart, my mind and can,
Unite to praise the same, (soul,