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Prone to wander, LORD, I feel it;

Prone to leave the God I love !
Here's my heart, LORD, take and seal it,

Seal it from Thy courts above.

Hymn.

New Year.

1

THE LORD of earth and sky,

The God of ages praise,
Who reigns enthron'd on high,

Ancient of endless days;
Who lengthens out our trial here,

And spares us yet another year. 2 Barren and wither'd trees,

We cumber'd long the ground;
No fruit of holiness

On our dead souls were found;
Yet doth He us in mercy spare,

Another, and another year.
3 When Justice bar'd the sword,

To cut the fig-tree down,
The pity of our LORD

Cried, · Let it still alone:'
The FATHER mild inclines His ear,
And spåres us yet another year. .
JESUS, Thy speaking blood

From God obtain'd the grace,
Who therefore hath bestow'd

On us a longer space;
Thou didst in our behalf appear,
And, lo! we see another year.

5 Then dig about our root,

Break up our fallow ground,
And let our gracious fruit

To Thy great praise abound.
O let us all Thy praise declare,
And fruit unto perfection bear!

Hymn.

Hymn suited to Youth.

1

WITH humble heart and tongue,

Great GOD, to Thee we pray:
O may we learn, while we are young,

To walk in wisdom's way.

2

Now in our early days

Teach us Thy will to know;
Great God, Thy sanctifying grace

Betimes on us bestow.

3

Our hearts to folly prone,

Renew by pow'r divine;
Unite them to Thyself alone,

And make them wholly Thine.

4 O let Thy word of grace

Our warmest thoughts employ;
Be this, through all our following days,

Our treasure and our joy.
May Thy young servants learn

By these to cleanse their way;
And may we here the path discern

That leads to endless day.

5

Hymn.

Hymn suited to Youth. 1 BESTOW, dear Lord, upon our youth

The gift of saving grace;
And let the seed of sacred truth

Fall in a fruitful place.
2 Grace is a plant, where'er it grows,

Of pure and heav'nly root;
But fairest in the youngest shows,

And yields the sweetest fruit. 3 Ye careless ones, O hear betimes

The voice of sov'reign love!
Your youth is stain'd with many crimes,

But mercy reigns above.
4 For you the public pray'r is made,

O join the public pray'r!
For
you

the secret tear is shed,
O shed yourselves a tear!
5 We pray that you may early prove

The SPIRIT's pow'r to teach:
You cannot be too young to love

That Jesus whom we preach.

Hymn.

Hymn suited to Youth.
| Assist Thy messenger to speak;

And while he aims to lisp Thy truth,
The bonds of sin and satan break,
And pour Thy blessing on our youth.

2 For them we now approach Thy throne,

Teach them to know and love Thy Name; Then shall Thy thankful people own

Elijah's God is still the same. 3 Show them how vile they are by sin,

And wash them in Thy cleansing blood; O, make them willing to be Thine,

And be to them a cov'nant GOD!
4 Long may Thy light and truth remain,

To bless this place when we are gone;
And numbers here be born again,

To dwell for ever near Thy throne !
5 LORD, hear our pray'r, indulge our hope,

On these Thy gracious SPIRIT pour,
That they may take our story up,

When we can speak for Thee no more !

Dymin.

Family Religion. 1

THE pow'r to bless my house

Belongs to God alone;
Yet rend'ring Him my constant vows,

I bring His blessing down: 2 When two or three are met

In Jesu's Name to pray,
He doth our cancell'd sins forget,

And turns His wrath away. 3 Shall I'not then engage

My house to serve the LORD, To search the soul-converting page,

And feed upon His Word;

To ask with faith and hope

The grace His SPIRIT supplies,
In pray’r and praise to offer up

Our daily sacrifice ?
5 SAVIOUR of men, incline

The hearts which Thou hast made, Which Thou hast bought with blood divine,

To ask Thy promis'd aid : 6 Me and my house receive,

Thy family t increase;
And let us in Thy favour live,

And let us die in peace.

Nyinn.

Hymn for Masters. 1 I AND my house will serve the LORD: But first, obedient to His Word, mban

May I myself appear: bothia By actions, words, and tempers show, That I my heav'nly Master know,

And serve with heart sincere. Illows W 2 May I the fair example set: From those that on my pleasure wait

The stumbling-block remove:992 Their duty by my life explain, And still in all my works maintain eids to The dignity of love.

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A follwer of my GOD:WOT A saint indeed I long to be, it bom And lead my faithful family sd Idege had

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