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1796.* T. 22.
2 I love his tears and suff'rings great, EMBRACE us in thy tender way,
I love his precious bloody sweat,
I love his blood, were that not spilt
I love his ev'ry grief and pain,
I love to meditate by faith
4 I love mount Calv'ry, where his love Thou bought'st us with thy blood Stronger than death itself did prove; divine,
I love to walk his dol'rous way,
I love with them to pray and praise ;
I love the Father, and the Son,
When I shall be with him at home,
And praise him in eternity:
Then shall my love completed be.
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I WILL a little pilgrim be,
Resolv'd alone to follow thee,
Thou Lamb of God, who now art gone
2 I will my heart to thee resign,
Thine only be, O be thou mine!
The world I leave and foolish play,
His mind, and him my Saviour know, 797.*
4 So long I'll pray below to live, Corrupt throughout, defild by sin,
I then, when Jesus calls, shall die,
Or rather live eternally.
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And for a blessing look;
May we, assisted by thy grace,
With pleasure learn our book,
3 A faithful memory bestow, 2 'Twas then the children join'd the With solid learning's store;
rest, And still, O Lord, as more we know,
And haild him with a song; · Let us obey thee more.
With one accord his name confess'd; 4 Let us things excellent discern,
Amidst the joyful throng; Hold fast what we approve;
O may we little children, now But more than all delight to learn
Attempt the same, and worship too The lessons of thy love.
The Lamb of God, who dy'd for us
Upon the shameful cross. 801. T. 14.
804. T. 243. STILL may we keep the aim in mind, THE holy child Jesus, For which we hither came,
Our God and our Saviour, In search of useful learning join'd,
Who died to release us, As follwers of the Lamb.
We'll worship for ever, 2 Daily to Jesus we'll look up, God's holy Lamb,—the Lord's his name, As soon as we awake,
2 In liveliest manner And for his constant blessing hope
O let us before him In all we undertake,
With joy sing hosanna, 3 His meritorious industry,
And praise and adore him;
Our childlike cries-he'll not despise.
3 Come then, let us follow
Our Master with praises ; 4 If he his grace on us confer, His name let us hallow, We then shall learn apace,
Whose blood us releases : Live to his glory, and declare O Christ, to thee--all glory be! Our heav'nly Father's praise.
4 Hosanna! Hosanna !
Thou Son of king David:
Hosanna! Hosanna !
The children's angels stand, For ever reign-thou Lamb once slain!
wast a child,
We thank thee for suffring and dying
in pain, HOW heart-affecting Christ to see,
For thy being bury'd and rising again. Some days before he bled,
2 We thank thee, that thou wilt the Go to Jerus'lem willingly
children permit To suffer in our stead!
To offer their praises and songs at thy
clined to hear, Crying
« Hosanna” to his praise, And always to help them and save With joy and thankfulness.
them art near.
3 Thou wilt be our Saviour, Redeem-12 The Father in heav'n us as children
er and Friend,
The spirit of truth will instruct us to
And he will direct us throughout our
daia WHEREIN is for children true bliss Excite you our Saviour to praise and
ly do prove to be found?
to love? When by Jesus Christ as his sheep A. Yes, we are desirous to value his
they are own'd, In him they find pasture while here to love and adore him, and live to his
grace, they remain,
praise. And joys everlasting in heaven obtain. 2 We sing and we hear, how our Ma- Nor suffer us ever to wander from
4 O merciful Saviour, so grant it to be, ker came down
thee; To earth, and for us left his heavenly We're poor little children, preserve us, throne,
T. 14 3 O myst'ry of godliness! wonder of
HAPPY the children who belimes May we without ceasing adore him
Have learn'd to know the Lord ! and praise;
Who, thro' his grace, escape the crimes. May all of us know what a Saviour Forbidden in his word; we have,
2 Who early, by a living faith, Yea love him sincerely, and in him
Have deep foundation laid believe.
In Jesus' meritorious death; 4 We now, with the angels, unite to Such need not be afraid, declare
3 Should they be early hence removid, The praises of him, who our sorrows He will their souls receive;
For they who Jesus here have lov'd
With him shall ever live.
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HAPPY the children who are gone
To Jesus Christ in peace!
Clad in his righteousness.
2 The Saviour whom they lov'd when O think what great favors on you are
Hath wip'd their tears away; A. For this may his name by us all be They never more can grieve or fear, rever'd.
Or sin, or go astray.
3 In ceaseless happiness they view
Ourselves we now resign, 4 Methinks I hear them joyful sing,
'Twill please us to look back, and see
We were in childhood thine. (Ten thousands do the same:) Salvation to th' inmortal King !
2 Let the sweet work of pray'rand praise To God and to the Lamb !
Employ our infant breath,
Thus we're prepard for length of days,
Or fit for early death.
B. For Boys.
BELOVED youths, if 'tis your aim
To be like Christ, your Saviour, gone before,
And to extol his saving náme 810. T. 587.
In word and in behavior,
With an obedient mind THE child sweetly rests,
Be to his will resign'd, Whom nothing molests,
He by his blood will wash you clean, Received in mercy among the Lamb's And free you from the pow'r of sin. guests,
2 O might it be 'our hearts' delight, 2 He ne'er shall weep more, Amidst his flock with pleasure His sighing is o’er,
Tobey him, walk as in his sight, His travel and dangers, he's got safe And serve him in our measure,
For ev'ry thing that's good 3 The body is dead,
And just flows from his blood; And in the grave laid,
Amind that's virtuous, chaste, unstain'd, Bat shall, again raised, to life be con- May be by faith in him obtain'd.
3 Yea, an obedient, simple mind; 4 The spirit is gone
Faithful in ev'ry station, In peace to God's throne,
To true humility inclin'd, To praise God our Saviour, where we And perfect resignation, shall be soon.
The blest effect will prove
Of that unfeigned love 5 He sings now above,
To Christ, which is produc'd by faith
In him, and his atoning death.
813.* T. 37 6 He rests now in peace,
WOULD our youth grow in grace, Beholds the Lord's face,
Wisdom, and favor; Hath happily finish'd thus early his As truly was the case
With Christ, our Saviour : 7 For that blessed day
Let them continually We earnestly pray,
View him in spirit, Lord Jesus, come quickly, and make To them he will apply no delay!
His precious merit.
When once the sin-sick soul 14 Oh if your hearts but upright are, For grace hath panted,
Not one among you need despair ;
But grace can conquer sip in you,
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ALL of us, we know, not one excepted,
Are by nature, vile and base; He who without delay
If we feel it not that we're corrupted To Jesus turneth,
And quite spoil'd, the worse our With confidence doth pray,
case; And humbly mourneth,
But doth sin, in thought or deed comDoth certainly receive
mitted, (O boundless favor!)
Make us mourn and
to be acquitForgiveness of his sins
ted, From Christ our Saviour.
We, because the Lamb was slain, 4. If we, with uprightness,
Pardon in his blood may gain. 'Fore him discover Our wants; then our distress
MIGHT we unto our Saviour
Lift up our hearts with fervor,
Each day, and pray for grace With thanks and praises.
T' obtain a true sensation
Of Jesus' great salvation,
And of our fall and sinfulness!
818.* T. 166. For mankind in ev'ry station : Ev'ry youth who loves our Saviour O MIGHT we all Christ's name con Imitates his chaste behavior.
fess 2 If we, when by guilt oppressed,
In our whole conversation, Look to Christ, our Pattern blessed,
And each one through our Saviour's He will graciously direct us,
Be faithful in his station ; And from ev'ry sin protect us.
Might in our very looks be seen 815. T. 22.
That we, thro Jesus' merit, DEAR youths, Othat ye all but knew
Are humble, steady, chaste and clean,
And guided by his Spirit!
819 T. 58. 2 His ears are open night and day, WHAT glorious pattern for the heart He hears whene'er to him you pray: and mind, He watcheth closely all you do,
o Jesus, doth each true believer find Yea, all your thoughts and reas’nings too. In thy words and actions, and whole 3 Whene'er a youth bemoans bis case, behavior! And weeps to him for saving grace, We pray thee, grant unto our youth He's wash'd in Jesus' precious blood, the favor
To follow thee. And made a happy child of God.