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Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you? Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matt. vi.]

Response. (Music as before.)
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
Fear before him, all the earth.

[Ps. xcvi.]

Learn, O child, the true wisdom! See yon bush aflame with roses, like the burning bush of Moses. Listen, and thou shalt hear, if thy soul be not deaf, how from out it, soft and clear, speaks to thee the Lord Almighty.

[Persian.] Response. (Music as before.) Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; Fear before him, all the earth.

[Ps. xcvi.]

Then the school will be seated.

3. Then will be read these responses.

For the wealth of pathless forests

Whereon no ax may fall;
For the winds that haunt the branches,

The young bird's timid call;
For the red leaves dropped like rubies

Upon the dark green sod;
For the waving of the forests,

We thank thee. O our God!
For the lifting up of mountains

In brightness and in dread;
For the peaks where snow and sunshine

Alone have dared to tread;

For the dark of silent gorges

Whence mighty cedars nod; For the majesty of mountains,

We thank thee, O our God! For the hidden scroll o'erwritten

With one dear name adored; For the heavenly in the human;

The Spirit in the word;
For the tokens of thy presence

Within, above, abroad;
For thine own great gift of Being,

We thank thee, O our God!


Who is the great Name, that our lips may praise him?

The great Name is God.
It is he that maketh all things:

But he himself is more excellent than all which he hath made
They are beautiful,

But he is Beauty:
They are strong,

But he is Strength:
They are perfect,
But he is Perfection.


4. Prayer.

Let us search and try our ways, and turn unto the Lord. [Lam. iii.]

Then the school will stand.

Heavenly Father, we live in thee. It is thy providence which rules over the summer and the winter, the spring and the autumn, beautifying the various and fourfold year. The darkness and the light are both alike to thee. We work by thy strength, we sleep in thy care; and when we are awake we are still with thee. We praise thce, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory.

Then all will read in unison.

Blessed be thou, Father of all Mercy, who continuest to pour thy benefits upon us.

Thou hast given us the blessings of this life, and of immortal being. O Lord, thy blessings hang in clusters, they come trooping upon us! They break forth like mighty waters on every side. O make thy goodness health and strength unto us, that we may be thankful, dutiful and holy. Amen.


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
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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.

7. Hymn--selected.
8. The Class Lessone.
9. Close of school:


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2. God of stillness and of motion

Of the rainbow and the ocean,
Of the mountain, rock and river,
Blessed be thy name forever.

3. God of evening's peaceful ray,

God of every dawning day,
Rising from the distant sea,
Breathing of eternity!

4. Thine the flaming sphere of light,

Thine the darkness of the night:
God of life that fade shall never,
Glory to thy name forever.

10. Benediction.

Supt.: The Lord will give strength unto his people. The Lord will bless his people with peace.

[P8. xxix.] School: He is our strong habitation, whereunto we may continually resort. He is our rock and our fortress.

[Ps. lxxi.] Supt.: The Lord preserve thy going out and thy comingin, from this time forth, and even forevermore.

[Ps. cxxi.] All: Amen.



1. This is the day of Light!
This is the day of Rest!
This is the day of Peace!
This is the day of Prager!
Let there be light to-day;
Let rest renew failing strength;
Let peace be on this house;
Let earth draw near to heaven.


2. Then the school will stand and sing in response to the reading of the minister or superintendent:

The work of righteousnees shall be peace,
And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever:
And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation,
And in sure dwellings and in quiet resting-places. [Is. xxxii.]

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To this holy day, thrice welcome;
Let all vain follies be put away.
This day the lifted eye suits;
The heart communing with the sky;
A calm spirit, a step sedate,
A sober mind and simple garb,
Together, hand in hand,
We stand within the aisle,
To the solemn sound listening.
There attends Charity,
Changing an enemy to a friend:
Hope is there, looking up,
And Faith that dares to die.
I ask these joys of this day of jubilee,
Delight of heaven and eart):
Best day of all the seven.


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