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2 When from the chambers of the east

His morning race begins,
He never tires, nor stops to rest,

But round the world he shines. 3 So, like the sun, may I fulfil

The business of the day;
Begin my work betimes, and still

March on my heavenly way.
4 Give me, O Lord, Thy early grace,

Nor let my soul complain,
That the young morning of my days
Has all been spent in vain.

8.7. 937 1 will both ioy me down in peace,

sleep.-Ps. 4, 8. 1 ESUS, tender Shepherd, hear me, Through the darkness be Thou near me,

Keep me safe till morning light. 2 Through this day Thy hand has led me,

And I thank Thee for Thy care; Thou hast warmed me, clothed and

fed me,
Listen to my evening prayer.
3 Let my sins be all forgiven,

Bless the friends I love so well;
Take me, when I die, to heaven,

Happy, there with Thee to dwell,

C.M. 938 very early in the morning, the

16 1 THIS is the

day when Christ arose Why should I keep my eyelids closed,

And waste my hours in bed? 2 This is the day when Jesus broke

The powers of death and hell; And shall I still wear Satan's yoke,

And love my sins so well; 3 To-day with pleasure Christians meet,

To pray and hear Thy word;
And I would go with cheerful feet,

To learn Thy will, O Lord,

4 I'll leave my sport to read and pray,

And so prepare for heaven;
O may I love

this blessed day
The best of all the seven,



The Lord's day.-Rev. 1, 10. 1 ,

On this Thy holy day;
We worship round Thy seat,

On this Thy holy day;
Thou tender, heavenly friend,
To Thee our prayers ascend,
O'er our young spirits bend,

On this Thy holy day. 2 We dare not trifle now,

On this Thy holy day;
In silent awe we bow,

On this Thy holy day;
Check every wandering thought,
And let us all be taught
To serve Thee as we ought,

On this Thy holy day. 3 We listen to Thy word,

On this Thy holy day ;
Bless all that we have heard,

On this Thy holy day;
Go with us when we part,
And to each youthful heart
Thy saving grace impart,
On this Thy holy day.


940 Holiness becometh Thine house, O


, THEN to the house of God we go,

To hear His word, and sing His love; We ought to worship Him below,

As saints and angels do above. 2 They stand before His presence now,

And praise Him better far than we,
Who only at His footstool bow,

And love Him whom we cannot see.
3 But God is present every where,
And watches all our thoughts and ways;
He marks who humbly join in prayer,
And who sincerely sing His praise.

4 The triflers too, His eye can see, Who only seem to take a part; They inove the lip, and bend the knee,

But do not seek Him with the heart. 5 O may we never trifle so,

Nor lose the days our God has given;
But learn, by Sabbaths here below,
To spend eternity in heaven.

L.M. 941 The same day at evening, being the

, 1 ORD, how delightful tis to see

; At once they sing, at once they pray;

They hear of heaven, and learn the way. 2 I have been there, and still would go,

Tis like a little heaven below:
Not all my pleasure, nor my play,

Shall tempt me to forget this day. 3 O write upon my memory, Lord,

The texts and doctrines of Thy word ;
That I may break Thy laws no more,

But love Thee better than before. 4 With thoughts of Christ, and things

divine, Fill up this foolish heart of mine; That hoping pardon through His blood, I may lie down, and wake with God.


942 Christ Jesus came into the world JESUS who lived above

the sky,

to save sinners.-1 Tim. 1, 15. 1

Came die And in the Bible we may see,

How very good He used to be.
2 He went about, He was so kind,

To cure poor people who were blind;
And many who were sick and lame,

He pitied them, and did the same. 3 And more than that, He told them too,

The things that God would havethenn do;
And was so gentle and so mild,
Ile would have listened to a child.

4 But such a cruel death He died !

He was hung up and crucified !
And those kind handsthat did such good,

They nailed them to a cross of wood. 5 And so He died !--and this is why

He came to be a man and die,
The Bible says He came from heaven.

That we might have our sins forgiven. 6 He knew how wicked man had been,

And knew that God must punish sin;
So, out of pity, Jesus said,
He'd bear the punishment instead.

C.M. 943 Then were there brought unto Ilim

little children.--Matt. 19, 13. 1 Ylis Glessingeto entreat;

OUNG children once to Jesus came, And I may humbły do the same

Before His mercy-seat. 2 Forwhen their feeble hands werespread,

And bent each infant knee; "Forbid them not," the Saviour said,

And so He says to me. 3 Well pleased these little ones to see,

The dear Redeemer smiled; 0, then, He will not frown on me,

A poor, unworthy child.
4 If babes so many years ago

His tender pity drew,
He will not surely let me go

Without a blessing too.
5 Then while, this favour to implore,

My youthful hands are spread, Do 'l'hou Thy sacred blessing pour, Dear Jesus, on my head.

P.M. 944 And He put his hands upon them,

and blessed them.-Mark 10, 10. 1 I THINK when I read that sweet story

of old, When Jesus was here among men, How He called little children as lambsto His fold,

(then : I should like to have been with them

I wish that His hands had been placed on my head,

me, That Hisarm had been thrown around And that I might have seen His kind

look when He said. "Let the little ones come unto Me." 2 If Jesus were here, and would smile on my song,

tried, When to love Him and praise Him I With sweetest hosannas I'd join in the throng,

(side. And would press myself close to His And if they should chide me, or send

me away, I would cling to His sheltering knee; And I'd tell them the words He Himseli

once did say, "Let the little ones come unto Me." 3 Yet still to His footstool in prayer I may

And ask for a share in His love ; [go, and if I thus earnestly seek Him below,

I shall see Him and hear Him above: In that beautiful place He has gone to

prepare For all who are washed and forgiven; And many dear children are gathering there,

(beaven. "For of such is the kingdom of But thousands and thousands who wan

der and fall, Never heard of that heavenly home: I should like them to know there is

room for them all, And that Jesus has bid them to come. I long for the joy of that glorious time,

The fairest, and brightest, and best, When the dear little children of every clime

(blest. Shall crowd to His arms and be


945 Save now, I beseech Thee, O Lord.

WHEN, His salvation bringing,

--Ps. 118, 25.


children all stood singing
osanna to His name.

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