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for. Then follow exercises for opening and closing Morning and Evening School, with a few prayers for the use of teachers, also the Church Catechism, to which is added many of the Psalms in metre, taken from the church version. And a collection of Hymns, gathered from all quarters, some original: in the selection great care has been had to choose those only which can be understood, and sung by the scholars. A number of Missionary Hymns, perhaps the largest in any Sunday School book now in use, is also added; so that in this little volume, nearly all that a Sunday School need,
may be found
C. W. B.
Baltimore, August 1853.
A SELECTION OF HYMNS,
ORDER OF SERVICE
FOR THE OPENING OF
MORNING SUNDAY SCHOOL.
At the opening of the School, let a Hymn be sung, after which
let one of the following selections of Scripture be read, responsively, by the Superintendent and Children.
Leader. COME ye children, hearken unto me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Children. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Leader. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
Children. By taking heed thereto, according to thy word.
Leader. Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me.
Children.. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Leader. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise;. be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Children. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubim, shine forth.
Leader. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Children. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.
Leader. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me, saith the Lord ? I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts, and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or he-goats.
Children. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Leader. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Children. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and seek him with their whole heart.
Leader. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.
Children. As for the transgressors, they shall perish together, and the end of the ungodly is, they shall be rooted out at the last.
Leader. O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me.
Children. Thou knowest my down-sitting and