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Gloria. (Music as before.)
Let us seek strength to depart from evil and do good.
Heavenly Father, whose Life is Love, whose Will is Right, not for ease we pray, nor for any gifts from thy hand; but for strength to cease to do evil, to learn to do well. Give us grace to keep clean in heart, and to watch and pray. Then thou wilt be always with us and our feet on holy ground. Amen.
5. Hymn-selected. 6. Five-minute sermon, or other customary or special exercise. 7. Hymn--selected. 8. Class Lessons.
9. Close of School.
Psalmody.--Stockwell, p. 15.
And the grave is not its goal:
Was not spoken of the Soul.
Is our destined end and way;
Find us further than to-day.
3. Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Learn to labor, and to wait. 10. Benediction :
Supt. It is our holy day: we nave taken sweet counsel together.
face to shine upon us.
Supt. The Lord lifteth the light of his countenance upon us and
giveth us peace.
1. Is virtue far off?
I wish to be virtuous, and lo! it is at hand.
[Book of Wisdom.] 2. The School will stand and sing.
O praise ye the Lord! O praise him, all. his hosts! Praise
him from the earth;
The earth is the Lord's, and the full-ness there-of; The
3. Responses. The School seated.
Let us call to mind Jesus of Nazareth,
And be glad in his goodness. He taught the law of Religion,
To love the Lord our God with all our hearts and minds and
strength. He taught the law of justice,
To love our neighbors as ourselves. He taught the law of love,
To love our enemies, to bless them that curse us, to do good to
them that hate us. That we may be children of the Father in Heaven, who maketh his
sun to rise on the evil and on the good,
And sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Jesus was a high and holy seer:
To us he is a teacher, a friend and a brother. His youth was unknown: then the world saw him but a little time,
While he preached in the synagogues and by the wayside, and
went about doing good.
Many heard him gladly and followed him with shouts and waving
But others hated him; the priests and governor condemned him. He was whipped, mocked, crowned with thorns,
And put to death upon the cross.
Bearing all things, hoping all things, rejoicing in the truth. Thanks be to God for his holy saints: thanks be to him who giveth
wisdom, Which in all ages entering into holy souls, maketh them friends
of God and prophets!
Jesus loved the beauty of the earth, saying,
Consider the lilies of the field how they grow.” He was merciful and prayed for his enemies, saying,
“Father, forgive them; they know not what they do.” He loved children and the child-like heart, saying,
“Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not;
for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” He loved the outcast and the wicked, saying,
“Neither do I condemn thee; go and sin no more." He loved the poor and humble,
And was a friend to the despised. He was gentle and patient,
But strong to resist evil. He taught that religion is not in words or forms, but in the thought
of the heart: Histrust was in Godand in the unseen things which are Eternal.