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Response. (Music as before.)
Hear these rules for this joyful day:
Let it be a glad day; keep the mind, the behavior and the face cheerful.
Let it be a day of love, conversation and companionship at Home. Think how we are living and resolve how to live better.
Look at the beauty and grandeur of Nature, the glorious works of God.
Gó, with simple heart, to the Church to join in praise and prayer.
Thus the Sunday, our Home-Day and our Church-Day, will be quiet, restful, merciful, joyful, prayerful and hallowed.
Who can tell where the stream doth flow
By which we shall rest one day? Who can tell where the sheep now feed,
In whose wool we shall dress one day? Who can tell where the corn-seed grows
That shall yield us bread one day? Who can tell where a kindly board
For us shall be spread one day? Who can tell where the road is made
Whereon we shall walk one day?
To bear us home one day?
They are open to him each day.
He knoweth well what is best for all;
We are all in his hand each day.
The Lord will provide alway.
O God, who givest us not only the day for labor and the night for rest, but also the peace of this blessed day, grant, we beseech thee, that this season of holy quiet may be profitable to us in heavenly things, and refresh and strengthen us to return to the work which thou hast given us to do.
Then all will read in unison.
Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace, good-will to men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O God, the Father Almighty! Merciful Father, who takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer! Thou rulest with the kind hand of a Father; thou hast mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord. Amen.
多 8 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Give us this day
dai - ly bread. And lead us not into temptation, but de-liv - er from evil:
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass a-gainst us. ,
For thine is the kingdom and the power and }ev
6. Here will be opportunity for any customary or special exercise; Or for a five minute sermon or address.
1. How sweet to be al-lowed to pray To God the Ho- ly One,
With fil - ial love and trust to say, "O God, thy will be done."
2. We in these sacred words can find
A cure for every ill;
And bid all care be still.
3. O let that will which gave me breath,
And an immortal soul,
My every wish control. 10. Benediction.
Supt.: The Lord will give strength unto his people. The Lord will bless his people with peace.
[Ps. xxix. 1, 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 coming in, from this time forth, and even forevermore.
[Ps. cxxi.] All: Amen.
Freedom in Religion is to think and speak about religion freely and reverently, unfettered by any power, or by any person, or by our own passions or prejudices : and to claim the same liberty for all men.
1. Let the counsel of thine own heart stand;
Because God, who inhabits eternity, is the same from everlasting to
Response. (Music as before.)
Sing praise to God, Amen! Amen! Listen to the holy seers who speak of God, but acquaint thine ownself with him if thou would'st know his works. Thou shalt perceive that thou wast blind before. Thine eye shall be instructed and thy heart made pure. Then we are free! Then liberty, like day, breaks on the soul, and by a flash from heaven fires all the faculties with glorious joy.
Sing praise to God, Amen! Amen!
We believe in the perfect order and living power of God
Which make for truth and righteousness in the world. It is he that leadeth us and speaketh in the still places of the heart:
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. [Paul.]