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Part II of Unity Services and Songs is now offered to our Sunday Schools—including Services from VII to XIII and Songs from No. 21 to No. 42.
THE DESIGN. Two years of experience have confirmed, we think, the value of our principle, viz: to have a few forms of worship noble and high enough to last and to grow dear in growing familiar. To claim large success in such a work would be wrong; for such great fruits grow slowly. But our experience leaves our DESIGN just the same, though like a star it shine afar off.
THE METHOD. The method and form remain also precisely the same, except that the anthems, chorals and responsive music of the new services (VII to XIII) are not repeated so much from one service to another as in the previous services (I-VI); this is because the use of Part I has removed the need of such repetition, and accordingly more music is supplied.
But we earnestly advise all schools, in beginning the use of this book, to confine themselves to services I to VI until they have become very familiar with both words and music, and know the simple forms thoroughly.
We admit that these services require time and patience for their attainment; we can only say that this is involved in our Design, and that, when once really learned, we believe they have contributed to the stability and steadiness of the Sunday School.
We have not tried or wished to bring these services down to childishness. We believe children are too often underrated in this respect: besides, the struggle to rise and to understand is worth much; so is the habit of awe and the sense of mystery. But we urge on Superintendents und teachers to make the intellectual side of these services valuable: continually explain passages to the children and enforce the thoughts.
The Music. The difference between the service-music and the Hymns or Songs is maintained, as before. Pains have been taken to provide for each service at least two songs specially adapted to it. Each service has some psalmody at its end, so as to accustom the children to the music of the church.
FOR THE FUTURE. After a year or two, according to our plan, Part III will be issued containing services of a special character: and after another interval' Part IV, to consist mainly or wholly of songs. Suggestions from any source which may aid in these future parts, will be received gratefully. Quincy, 711., April, 1881.
J. V. BLAKE.
XI. Saints, Sages and Seers.
XII. Faithful in All Things.
XIII. Thanksgiving and Praise.
Page. All glory be to God must high, 33, 38, 42, 47, O, sing and praise the Lord,
39, 48 53, 60. 66. Praise ye the Lord, who is King, 3, 8, 12 Evermore blessed be tne high holy Lord, 29 Sing praise unto the Lord...
.56 Give praise, O give praise, .34 The Lord Almighty reigneth,
63 0, praise ye the Lord,...
..17, 20, 25 CHANTS IN SERVICES, Be thou exalted, O God,
45, 50 The Law'of the Lord is perfect, Blessed are they whose ways are pure,
The Lord bless us and keep us,..
7,11, 16 Glory be to God on high .46, 52 The Lord is a sun and sbield,
59 Glory be to the Father, Almighty Lord, ...40 The Lord is good to all,..
10 Glory be to the Father who is in heaven,5,9,13 Then can I praise ther,
.41 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust,
There is one God and Father of all, 36 Our Father who art in heaven, 18, 23, 27 Thine is the Kingdom, O Lord,
6 O praise the Lord all ye his people,
HYMNS IN SERVICES.
All ye nations, praise the Lord,
.(Tune,) Nuremburg, .65 Blessed be thy name forever,
.23 Come, brothers, let us go,
.37 Commit thou all thy griets,.,
.19 Father, whate'er of earthly bliss,
6 Heavenly Father, God or Love,
.59 How sweet to be allowed to pray.
28 Life is real, life is earnest, .
.41 Life of Ages, richly poured,
.53 One thought I have my ample creed..
32 Take my heart, u Father, niould it,..
15 The voice of old, by Jordan's flood,..
47 Thou Lord of Life, whose tender care,....
SUBJECTS OF SONG,
Number Character - Consecration, 13, 19, 35 Lord's Prayer,
7 Faithfulness, Morning,
.14, 30 Hallowed service, 41 Music and Praise,
37, 40, 42 Love, .26, 31, 39 Nature,
8, 25, 35 Sowing and Reaping, 20, 36 Saints and Sages,
21, 22 Truthfulness, 15 Spring,
.28 Evening, .2, 4, 34 Summer,
29, 38 Freedom, .27, 32 Sunday,
.3, 11, 18, 29 Hope and Joy, 10, 17 Thankfulness,
5, 16 Jesus, 23, 24 Trust....
.6, 9, 12 FIRST LINES OF SONGS, An off'ring at the shrine of power, .27 O, sing with loud and joyous song,... Are we sowing seeds of kindness ?.
20 Our Father in heaven, Be firm and be iaithful,..
33 o welcome dear and lovely Spring. 28 Be the matter what it may,.
15 Owben the sun awakes the morning, 35 Bright things can never die, 10 Ring the bells, the golden hours,
3 Come all ye happy children, 5 Sign of a glorious life afar,.
24 Day is breaking, earth is waking,
our might & uplift ourgl'd voices 21 Everywhere in nature, 32 The day is done,
34 Father, our prayer we offer,
13 The deep-toned bell is calling us,. ..18 For our life so young and pleasing,
14 The light pours down from heaven, .. Gentle ray of sunlight gleaming,
.39 There's good in every thing we view, 31 Hail, hail to thee, Melody, .37 There's music in the midnight breeze,
..40 Hark! the lilies whisper,.. 8 The Sunday is here,..
29 How we love to see thee,
4 Though faint yet pursuing we go on our way 6 It is said that truth is gold, .36 'Tis Summer, glorious Sumner.
38 Jesus, by thy simple beauty,
Truth is dawning, see the morning,
1 Lead us, heavenly Father, 19 We lift our tuneful voices now,.
.42 Lo! the great sun in his glory, .11 When morning with a golden light,
16 Lovely silver flower,.. 25 Who showed the tiny ant the way..
12 Meek and lowly. pure and holy, .26 Yea, fear not, fear not, little ones, ..
9 O see! how fair, how sweet, how clear, . 2 You cannot pay with money,
41 REPETITIONS OF MUSIC. In Services I, II, III, All the music is thesame. In Services IX, XI, The Chorals are the same
X, XI, The Chants are the same VII, VIII,
46 XII, XIII,
their own not repeated in other services.
I, II, III, IV, V, VI.
Services I to VIII inclusive.
I to IX
I to XI
2. Praise ye the Lord, who with inajesty ruleth in all things :
Who thee preserves and upbears as on pinions of eagles :
3. Praise ye the Lord, who prepareth thy way in his wisdom :
When thy strength faileth, he keepeth thy feet for his love's saka,
4. Praise ye the Lord, and behold with thine eyes all his mercies :
Out of the heavens his love raineth like unto rivers.
The school will be seated again.
3. Then will be read and sung these responses. Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all his benefits !
Who healeth all thy diseases;
Who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies;
So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. The Lord executeth righteousness
And judgment for all that are oppressed. As the heaven is high above the earth,
So great is his mercy toward them that fear him; As far as the east is from the west,
So far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children,
So the Lord pitieth them that fear him. Bless the Lord, all his works,
In all the places of his dominion! Bless the Lord, O my soul!
As many as are led by the Spirit of God,
They are the sons of God.
[Rom. viii.] Ask and it shall be given you;
Seek and ye shall find;
For every one that asketh, receiveth;
And to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
Will he give him a stone ?
Will he, for a fish, give him a serpent ? Or if he shall ask an egg,
Will he offer him a scorpion ? If ye then, being transgressors, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, How much more shall our heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him.
[Luke x1.] God is Spirit; and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Gloria. (Music as before.)
Worlds | without | end. A- | men. 4. Prayer.
To us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we in him. [1 Cor. viii.]