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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,
Who, blindly fond, their children rear,
In ten pers far as hell from the.

4 Themselves the slaves of sense and praise,
Their babes they pamper and admire;
And make their helpless infants pass
To murd'rer Moloch through the fire.

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,
His dire apostacy to shew.

2 To time our every smile or frown,
To mark the bounds of good and ill;
And beat the pride of nature down,
Or bend or break his rising will.
3 Him let us tend severely kind,

As guardians of his giddy youth:
As set to form his tender mind,
By principles of virtuous truth.
4 To fit his soul for heavenly grace;

Discharge the Christian parent's part;
And keep him till thy love takes place,
And Jesus rises in his heart.

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
Of our own treach'rous heart. -

2 O'crwhelm'd with justest fear, again
To thee for help we call,

Where many mightier have been slain,
By thee unsav'd, we fall.

3 Unless restrain'd by grace we are,
In vain the snare we see;
We see, and rush into the snare
Of blind idolatry.

4 We plunge ourselves in endless woes,
Uur helpless infants sell:
Resist the light, and side with those
Who send their babes to hell.

5 Ah! what avails superior light,
Without superior love?

We see the truth, we judge aright,
And wisdom's ways approve.

6 We soon shall do what we condemn,
And down the torrent borne,

With share confess our nature's stream,
Too strong for us to turn.

Z Us from ourselves thou canst secure
In nature's slipp'ry ways;
And make our feeble footsteps sure,
By thy sufficient grace.

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,
To whom we for our children cry;

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,
Be here cut off, and cast aside;
But let them, Lord, the substance gain,
In every solid truth abide.

6 Unite the parts so long disjoin'd,
Knowledge and vital piety;
Learning and holiness combin'd,

And truth and love let all men see.

6 Father, accept them through thy Son,
And ever by thy Spirit guide:
Thy wisdom in their lives be shown,
Thy name confess'd and glorified.

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
These heirs of immortality. ⠀

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!
Or send them to proclaim thy word,
Thy gospel through the world to spread.

Hymn 255. S. M.

That he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house. Ezek. xliv. 30.



HE power to bless my house,
Belongs to God alone;

Yet rend'ring him my constant vows;
He sends his blessings down.

2 Shall I not then engage

My house to serve the Lord?
To search the soul-converting page,
And feed upon his word?

3. To ask with faith and hope
The grace his Spirit supplies?
In prayer and praise to offer up
Their daily sacrifice?

4 Let each his sins eschew,
Through thy restraining gracé ;

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