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ali LORD, when beside the grave we mourn, 3 Thy saving might, Eternal Son, PY And sorrows round us gather, (turn, The grave's dark fears hath banished; cres. For hope, for strength, to Thee we cres. Through Thy dear Cross, Thy victory won, mf The living God, our Father ! f The sting from death hath vanished.

2 Thy children blest, in Christ that die, 40 Jesu, by those tears of Thine

What power from Thee can sever? For human sorrow flowing,
All peaceful in Thine arms they lie; Uphold us with Thine arm divine,
To Thee they live for ever.

Thy comfort still bestowing.

5 Lift up, O Lord, each mourner's heart,

Our feeble faith sustaining ; cres. For Tho'ı our risen Saviour art,

f In heaven for ever reigning.

MF 6 For all who fall asleep in Thee

Our thankful praise we render;
In death, O Lord, our refuge be,

Our Life, and our Defender! Amen.

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242 The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall

no torment touch them."-Wisd. iii. 1.
I P Now the labourer's task is o'er ; 4 There the sinful souls that turn
Now the battle day is past ;

To the Cross their dying eyes,
Now upon the farther shore

All the love of Christ shall learn
Lands the voyager at last.

At His feet in Paradise.
Father, in 'Thy gracious keeping

Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

There the tears of earth are dried ; 5 There no more the powers of hell
There its hidden things are clear ; Can prevail to mar their peace ;
There the work of life is tried

Christ the Lord shall guard them well,
By a juster Judge than here.

He who died for their release.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping

Father, in Thy gracious keeping Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 3

There the Angels bear on high 6 "Earth to earth, and dust to dust ;"
Many a strayed and wounded lamb, Calmly now the words we say;
Peacefully at last to lie

Left behind, we wait in trust,
In the breast of Abraham.

cres. For the Resurrection day.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping Father, in Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. Amen.

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(BURIAL OF A CHILD.) 248 "I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”—2 Sam. xii. 23. 1 LET no tears to-day be shed,

5 But the pity of the Lord Holy is this narrow bed.

Gives His child a full reward ;
Alleluia !

Alleluia ! 2 Death eternal life bestows,

6 Grants the prize without the course, Open heaven's portal throws.

Crowns, without the battle's force.
Alleluia!

Alleluia | 3 And no peril waits at last

7 God, who loveth innocence, Him who now away hath past.

Hastes to take His darling hence.
Alleluia !

Alleluia ! 4 Not salvation hardly won,

8 Christ, when this sad life is done, Not the meed for race well run :

Join us to Thy little one;
Alleluia!

Alleluia ! 9 And in Thine own tender love,

Bring us to the ranks above. Alleluia ! Amen.

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(BURIAL OF A CHILD.) 249 He hath blessed thy children within thee.”—Ps. cxlvii. 13. PI TENDER Shepherd, Thou hast stilled Thou dost now with joy receive it ;

Now Thy little lamb's brief weeping: Clothed in robes of spotless white,

Ah, how peaceful, pale, and mild, Now it dwells with Thee in light. In its narrow bed 'tis sleeping !

3 Ah, Lord Jesu, grant that we
And no sigh of anguish sore

Where it lives may soon be living,
Heaves that little bosom more.

And the lovely pastures see
2 In this world of care and pain, That its heavenly food are giving ;
Lord, Thou wouldst no longer leave it ; Then the gain of death we prove,
To the sunny heavenly plain

Though Thou take what most we love.

Amen. Also the following :A few more years shall roll (328).

Oh. let him whose sorrow (121). Brief life is here our portion (3

Oh, Paradise ! oh, Paradise! (473). Day of wrath! Oh, Day of mour

On the Resurrection morning (479) God hath two families of love (371

Safe home, safe home in port (492). Jesus lives ! thy terrors now (405).

The saints on earth, and those above (515). My God and Father, while I stray (432).

When our heads are bowed with woe (548)

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250 The things which thou hast heard of me, the same commit

thou to faithful men."-2 Tim. ii. 2. I GUIDE Thou, O God, theguardian hands 4 We pray Thee, Jesu, that their lips Which rule Thy ransomed sheep,

May still be clothed with power, And may they faithful shepherds choose, Their hearts with love and strength Their Master's flock to keep.

Sufficient for the hour. [upheld, 2 We pray Thee, Jesu, who didst first 5 O Holy Ghost, Anointer, come ; The chosen Twelve ordain,

Both priest and people fill ; In order due and holy life

Till all the nations of the earth The Church they ruled sustain.

Shall do their Father's will : 3 We pray Thee, Jesu, with Thy gifts F6 Then to the Father and the Son, Our pastors still to bless,

And Thee, her songs of praise, With doctrine uncorrupt and pure,

One living undivided Church With zeal and righteousness.

Through endless years shall raise.

Amen. LUCERNE.

L.M.

J. H. SCHEIN, 1627.

A. men.

251 Brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free

course, and be glorified.—2 Thess. iii. 1. I Bow down Thine ear, Almighty Lord, 2 In mercy, Father, now give heed,

And hear Thy Church's suppliant cry And pour Thy quickening Spirit's breath For all who preach Thy saving word, On those whom Thou hast called to feed And wait upon Thy ministry.

Thy flock redeemed by Jesu's death.

3 O Saviour, from Thy pierced Hand
Shed o'er them all Thy gifts Divine ;
That those who in Thy presence stand
May do Thy will with love like Thine.
4 Blest Spirit, in their hearts abide,

And give them grace to watch and pray;
That as they seek Thy flock to guide,

Themselves may keep the narrow way.
5 O God, Thy strength and mercy send

To shield them in their strife with sin ;
Grant them, enduring to the end,
The crown of life at last to win. Amen.

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252

Thy blessing is upon Thy people.”—Ps. iii. 8. I O THOU who makest souls to shine 4 Give those that learn the willing ear,

With light from brighter worlds above, The spirit meek, the guileless mind; And droppest glistening dew divine

Such gifts will make the lowliest here On all who seek a Saviour's love.

Far better than a kingdom find. 2 Do Thou Thy benediction give

5 Oh! bless the shepherd; bless the On all who teach, on all who learn,

sheep; That all Thy Church may holier live, That guide and guided both be one;

And every lamp more brightly burn. One in the faithful watch they keep 3 Give those that teach pure heartsand wise,

Until this hurrying life be done. Faith, hope, and love, all warmed by 6 If thus, good Lord, Thy grace be given, prayer;

Our glory meets us ere we die ; Themselves first training for the skies, cres. Before we upward pass to heaven They best will raise their people there. f We taste our immortality. Amen.

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