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30 let my soul on thee repose!
And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close; Sleep that shall me more vig rous make, To serve my God when I awake.
SOCIAL AND FAMILY WORSHIP. For I know him, that he will command his children, and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord. Gen. xviii. 19. A devout man and one that feared God with all his house-and prayed to God alway. Acts x. 2.
Hymn 250. L. M.
Train up a child in the way he should go.
Prov. xxii. 6.
FATHER of all, by whom we are,
For whom was made whatever is;
Who hath entrusted to our care
A candidate for glorious bliss.
2 Poor worms of earth, to thee we cry For grace to guide what grace has given; We ask for wisdom from ou high,
To train our infants up for heaven.
3 We tremble at the danger near,
And crowds of wretched parents see,
4 Themselves the slaves of sense and praise,
Hymn 251. L. M.
And when he is old he will not depart from it. Prov. xxii. 6.
OR if thou grant a longer date,
With res❜lute wisdom us endue,
To point him out his lost estate,
2 To time our every smile or frown,
As guardians of his giddy youth:
Discharge the Christian parent's part;
Hymn 252. C. M.
My grace is sufficient for thee. 2 Cor. xii. 9. FATHER of lights, thy needful aid,`
To us that ask impart ;
Mistrustful of ourselves, afraid
2 O'crwhelm'd with justest fear, again
Where many mightier have been slain,
3 Unless restrain'd by grace we are,
4 We plunge ourselves in endless woes,
5 Ah! what avails superior light,
We see the truth, we judge aright,
6 We soon shall do what we condemn,
With share confess our nature's stream,
Z Us from ourselves thou canst secure
Hymn 253. L. M..
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee. Gen. xvii. 18.
NOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The good desir'd and wanted most, Out of thy richest grace supply! 2 Answer on them the end of all
Our cares, and pains, and studies here; On them, recover'd from their fall, Stamp with the humble character.
3 Error and ignorance remove,
Their blindness both of heart and mind; Give them the wisdom from above, Spotless and peaceable and kind.
4 Learning's redundant part and vain,
6 Unite the parts so long disjoin'd,
And truth and love let all men see.
6 Father, accept them through thy Son,
Hymn 254. L. M.
But bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Eph. vi. 4.
CAT souls we here present to thee,
APTAIN of our salvation, take
And fit for thy great service make
2 Unspotted from the world, and pure, Preserve them for thy glorious cause; Accustom'd daily to endure
The welcome burden of thy cross.
3 Our sons henceforth be wholly thine, And serve and love thee all their days: Infuse the principle divine,
In all who here expect thy grace.
4 Train up thy hardy soldiers, Lord,
In all their Captain's steps to tread!
Hymn 255. S. M.
That he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house. Ezek. xliv. 30.
HE power to bless my house,
Yet rend'ring him my constant vows;
2 Shall I not then engage
My house to serve the Lord?
3. To ask with faith and hope
4 Let each his sins eschew,