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Then the school will be seated. 5. Hymn-selected.
6. Here will be opportunity for any customary or special exercise; Or for a five minute sermon or address.
1. Thou Lord of Life ! whose tender care Hath led us on till now,
We in the qui - et hour of prayer, Before thy presence bow.
2. Thon, blessed God, hast been our Guide, 3. To Thee our grateful praise we bring,
Through life our Guard and Friend; For mercies day by day; [sing, O still on life's uncertain tide,
Lord, teach our hearts thy praise to Preserve us to the end!
0, teach us how to pray. 10. Benediction: Supt.: The Lord be with you. [Ruth ii.] School: The Lord bless thee. (Ruth ii.] Supt.: Ye shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace. (Isa. 1v..
The Lord bless us and keep us:
shine upon us: Ś his countenance upon us, And give us peace. Amen.
(Num. vi.] Supt.: Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart.
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2. Praise ye the Lord, who with majesty ruleth in all things:
Who thee preserves and upbears as on pinions of eagles: Who thee upholds when by thyself thou wouldst fall. Verily, hast thou not known it?
3. Praise ye the Lord, who prepareth thy way in his wisdom;
When thy strength faileth, he keepeth thy feet for his love's sake.
Spread his wings over his children? 4. Praise ye the Lord, and behold with thine eyes all his mercies:
Out of the heavens his love raineth like unto rivers.
Who daily meets thee with blessings.
3. Then will be read and sung these responses. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!
Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver. Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the lowly
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
If it be found in the way of righteousness.
And he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. [Prov. xvi.] Honor thy father and mother both in word and deed,
That a blessing may come upon thee from them.
And grieve him not as long as he liveth:
And despise him not when thou art in thy full strength.
But mysteries are revealed unto the meek.
[Ecclesiasticus iii.] Gloria.
Let no man think lightly of evil,
Saying in his heart, It will not come near me.
Saying in his heart, It will not benefit me.
A life of one day is better if a man be wise and reflecting:
If any live a hundred years not seeing the highest iaw,
[Buddha.] Will any one for one day apply his strength to virtue:
I have not seen the case in which his strength is insufficient.
(Confucius.] The day is short,
The task is great;
[The Rabbins.] Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle?
He that walketh uprightly and worketh righteousness, And speaketh the truth in his heart.
He that doeth these things shall never be moved. [Ps. xv.
Gloria. (Music as before.)
Worlds / without | end. A- | men. 4. Prayer.
From whence cometh my help? My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth. [Ps. cxxi.]
Then the school will stand.
Heavenly Father, let thy blessing rest upon us, and give us strength. Help us to follow the voice of conscience, and to obey thy laws, not with eye-service, but heartily. Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, may we think of these things.
Then all will read in unison,
Holy Father, may we love the truth and speak the truth. May we be kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, holding no anger or malice. Help us, we pray thee, to overcome our faults and the sin which easily besets us. And when we are tempted to do wrong, may the thought of thee keep us from the evil. Amen.
Blessed are they whose