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4 Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving,
2 O perfect Life, be Thou their full assurance
3 Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;
A - MEN.
Dorothy F. Blomfield, 1883. Doxology (Rev. John Ellerton, 1875) added
676 CROFTON 188.8.131.52.
happy home, where Thou art loved the dear
Edward, Lord Crofton, 1893
And where a mong the guests there
est, Thou lov-ing
2 O happy home, where two in heart united
And cannot end the union here begun!
eth One who can hold such high and honored place! A-MEN.
30 happy home, whose little ones are given
4 O happy home, where each one serves Thee, lowly,
Till every common task seems great and holy,
6 Until at last, when earth's day's-work is ended,
Carl J. P. Spitta, 1833. Transln. arr. and alt. from Mrs. Sarah L. Findlater, 1858
677 HOLLEY L. M.
1 Thou gra-cious Power, whose mer-cy lends The light of home, the smile of friends,
George Hews, 1835
2 He bids us make His glories known,
As in the peaceful days of
3 Our lips shall tell them to our sons, And they again to theirs;
The stars that gild our darkening
The twilight ray from holier spheres;
The Scottish Psalter, 1615
That generations yet unborn
4 Thus shall they learn in God alone
Psalm clxxviii. Rev. Isaac Watts, 1719
679 CHALVEY S. M. D.
1 Now rest, ye pilgrim host, Look back up
The moun-tains climbed, the torrents crossed, Through many a
Rev. Leighton G. Hayne, 1868
117 O God, our Help in ages past. 425 We come unto our fathers' God. 533 O God of Bethel, by whose hand.
The following Hymns are also suitable :
all the bygone years.
Arise, arise, and tread
4 When we have reached the home We seek with weary feet,
Our children's children still shall come
To keep these ranks complete; And He, whose host is one Throughout the countless spheres, Will guide His marching servants on Through everlasting years.
Rossiter W. Raymond, 1879 (Text of 1893)
648 At Thy feet, our God and Father.
Our Guard, when on the
3 The calm, the breeze, the gale, the storm,
That pass from land to land,
All, all are Thine, are held within
silent deck The midnight watch we keep. A-MEN.
2 We need not fear, though all around * 5 Be Thou the Mainguard of our host, 'Mid rising winds we hear The multitude of waters surge; For Thou, O God, art near.
Till war and dangers cease; Defend the right, put up the sword, And through the world make
6 Across this troubled tide of life
* These verses are for use in the Navy
* 4 If duty calls from threatened strife
The booming cannon's roar,
when we sail Up - on
The Scottish Psalter, 1615
the lonely deep,
the pi lot's vis ion dreary, Far, far
7 To Thee the Father, Thee the Son,
Rev. Edward A. Dayman, 1865
of peace to wanderers weary, Bright the beams that smile on me;