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XII. FAITHFUL IN ALL THINGS.

1. Come, let us sing together! There is nothing that so clears a way for prayer, that so disperses dullness of heart, that so purifies the soul from poor and little passions, that so opens heaven or carries the heart so near it, as these songs of praise. They kindle a holy flame, they turn the heart into an altar, prayer into worship.

[William Law.]

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Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth them that are bowed down;

Sing praise un-to the Lord...... with thanks-giv-ing.

The School seated.

3. Responses.
Let us strive earnestly to be faithful in all things.
He that is faithful in that which is least

Is faithful also in much,
And he that is unjust in the least
Is unjust also in much.

[Jesus, Lc. XVI. If we are to live unto God at any time or in any place,

We are to live unto him at all times and in all places:
If we are to use anything as the gift of God,

We are to use everything as his gift:
If we are to do anything by strict rules of reason and piety,

We are to do everything in the same manner.
Because reason and wisdom and piety are as much the best things at

all times and in all places,
As they are the best things at any time or in any place.

[William Law.] Therefore, what matter if no one heed us or praise us,

Let us work faithfully with hand and heart, Because we know the future ages need us,

And we must help our time to take its stand. However things may seem, no evil thing is success

And no good thing is failure: For God stands in all shadows

And keeps watch above his own.

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Let us be truthful:
He that speaketh the truth from his heart shall never be moved.

[P8. xv.] Let us be courageous for the right:

He that feeds men serveth few;

He serves all who dares be true.
Let us be just:
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

[Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Confucus, Zoroaster, Talmud, etc.) Let us return good for evil:

Blessed is he who loveth God, and his friend in God, and his enemies for God.

[Augustine.) Let us rule our own spirit, putting away anger and every unclean thing: Be stern to ourselves and gentle to others.

(Confucius.] Let us be generous and unselfish:

Large rivers and rich persons are not created for themselves but to be of service to others.

[Hindu.) Let us be industrious, not slothful: My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

[Jesus.] Let us be simple, childlike, contented; By contenting ourselves with obedience, we become divine.

[Emerson.] If we strive sincerely for these virtues, we are not left alone:

All things work together for good to them that love God.

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4. Prayer.

Ask, and it shall be given unto us: seek, and we shall ind. In the Lord, the Eternal, is everlasting strength. The School will stand and read together.

Merciful Father and Almighty Friend, we can give nothing to thee who hast all things, nor dost thou ask any offering. The greatest temple cannot be worthy of thee; but thou dost dwell in the

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and simple heart and dost love the hallowed mind. Help us to keep every evil purpose from our hearts, that we may lift up pure hands to thee, and wish nothing by which another may be harmed. Amen.

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5. Hymn-selected.
6. Five minute Sermon-or other customary or special exercises.
7. Hymn-selected.
8. Class Lessons.

9. Close of School.

Psalmody-Noyes.

1. Heav'nly Fa-ther, God of Love! Send thy blessing from above:

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all im-part, Shine in ev - ’ry earn-est heart.

2. Plant in us a humble mind,

Patient pitiful and kind;
Meek and lowly let us be,

Seeking goodness, seeking thee. 3. Let us in our spirits prove

All the depths of lowly love;
Let us in our lives express

All the hights of faithfulness.

10. Benediction,

Supt. It is our holy day: we have taken sweet counsel together.
School. Heart and voice give thanks unto the Lord.
Supt. Peace to young and old that enter here:
School. Peace to every soul herein.
Supt. The Lord doth bless us and keep us; the Lord maketh his

face to shine upon us. All singing.

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Suot. The Lord lifteth the light of his countenance upon us and

giveth us peace.

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