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Prone to wander, LORD, I feel it;
Prone to leave the God I love !
Seal it from Thy courts above.
THE LORD of earth and sky,
The God of ages praise,
Ancient of endless days;
And spares us yet another year. 2 Barren and wither'd trees,
We cumber'd long the ground;
On our dead souls were found;
Another, and another year.
To cut the fig-tree down,
Cried, · Let it still alone:'
From God obtain'd the grace,
On us a longer space;
5 Then dig about our root,
Break up our fallow ground,
To Thy great praise abound.
Hymn suited to Youth.
WITH humble heart and tongue,
Great GOD, to Thee we pray:
To walk in wisdom's way.
Now in our early days
Teach us Thy will to know;
Betimes on us bestow.
Our hearts to folly prone,
Renew by pow'r divine;
And make them wholly Thine.
4 O let Thy word of grace
Our warmest thoughts employ;
Our treasure and our joy.
By these to cleanse their way;
That leads to endless day.
Hymn suited to Youth. 1 BESTOW, dear Lord, upon our youth
The gift of saving grace;
Fall in a fruitful place.
Of pure and heav'nly root;
And yields the sweetest fruit. 3 Ye careless ones, O hear betimes
The voice of sov'reign love!
But mercy reigns above.
O join the public pray'r!
the secret tear is shed,
The SPIRIT's pow'r to teach:
That Jesus whom we preach.
Hymn suited to Youth.
And while he aims to lisp Thy truth,
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!
To bless this place when we are gone;
To dwell for ever near Thy throne !
On these Thy gracious SPIRIT pour,
When we can speak for Thee no more !
Family Religion. 1
THE pow'r to bless my house
Belongs to God alone;
I bring His blessing down: 2 When two or three are met
In Jesu's Name to pray,
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,
Our daily sacrifice ?
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 die in peace.
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
In the celestial road, tisd wub bu