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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.
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.
Is faithful 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:
We are to use everything as his gift:
We are to do everything in the same manner.
all times and in all places,
[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.
Hnedi l'ather, ad. }
3 을 He is One God , mighty (mer- Give praise and S ciful ) to him song and ho-ly psalm.
Let us be truthful:
[P8. xv.] Let us be courageous for the right:
He that feeds men serveth few;
He serves all who dares be true.
[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.
O praise the Lord all | ye his people;
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
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.
8 동 The Lord is a Sun and shield: No good thing
will he with them that walk uprightly. hold from
9. Close of School.
1. Heav'nly Fa-ther, God of Love! Send thy blessing from above:
Light and life
all im-part, Shine in ev - ’ry earn-est heart.
2. Plant in us a humble mind,
Patient pitiful and kind;
Seeking goodness, seeking thee. 3. Let us in our spirits prove
All the depths of lowly love;
All the hights of faithfulness.
Supt. It is our holy day: we have taken sweet counsel together.
face to shine upon us. All singing.
Suot. The Lord lifteth the light of his countenance upon us and
giveth us peace.