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THE

SUNDAY SCHOOL

HYMN-BOOK.

1 Morning Hymn. L. M. Luton.

Hebron. 1 Our Father, here again we raise

To thee our morning hymn of praise,
For all the joys thy smiles afford,
This sacred day, thy holy word.

2 We thank thee, Father, that to thee

Again we bend the lowly knee,
That here in peace and prayer we stand,
Upheld by an almighty hand.

3 Whate'er we do, where'er we be,

Keep us from sin and error free;
Thy Sabbaths may we so improve,
As best to win our Father's love.

4 So shall we then, when life shall end

A nobler, holier Sabbath spend ;
Where thy good children all shall be,
Joined in one family with thee.

T. GRAY, JR.

Commencing Hymn. C. M. Clarendon.

Hummel. 1 We come in childhood's innocence,

We come, as children, free!
We offer up, o God! our hearts

In trusting love to thee.

2 Well may we bend, in solemn joy,

At thy bright courts above ;-
Well may the grateful child rejoice,

In such a Father's love.

3 In joy we wake, in peace we sleep,

Šafe from all midnight harms,
Not folded in an angel's wings,

But in a Father's arms.

4 We come not as the mighty come ;

Not as the proud we bow;
But as the pure in heart should bend,

Seek we thine altars now.

5 “ Forbid them not,” the Saviour said ;

In speechless rapture dumb,
We hear the call-we seek thy facem
Father! we come-we come!

T. GRAY, JR.

3 Commencing Hymn. 7's M. 61. In the Cottage.

Sabbath. 1 SAFELY through another week,

God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek,

Waiting in his courts to-day.
Day of all the week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest!

2 Mercies, multiplied each hour,

Through our lives, our praise demand ;
Guarded by thy mighty power,
Fed and guided by thy hand.
Yet ungrateful we have been,

Paying back these gifts with sin.
8 Lord, we pray for pardoning grace,

In our dear Redeemer's name :
Sin remove, and in its place
Give us virtue's purest flame;
Thus, from all our sins set free,
May we rest at last with thee.

J. NEWTON.

Commencing Hymn. 7 & 6's M. Atterbury.

Missionary Hymn. 1 ASSEMBLED in the morning,

At this our Sunday school,
We would, our faith adorning,

Observe this sacred rule-
That, as our God's a Spirit,

Our spirits should adore ;
That we may thus inherit

The blessings we implore.
2 And first, our sins confessing,

With penitential tear,
We'd supplicate a blessing

On this our meeting here :
And then for those who teach us,

Pure light from Thee above,

That they with power may reach us,

The power of holy love.

3 Preserve us from temptation ;

From idle words and play ;
And let thine approbation

Attend us every day.
0, may we give our parents

Obedience from the heart;
Be kind to our companions,

And love to all impart.

4 0, grant thy special favor,

That we may know thy truth,
And imitate the SAVIOUR,

In age as well as youth ;
So when we reach the valley

That leads us down to death,
In thee our trust reposing,
Yield up in hope our breath.

L. G. PRAY.

Commencing Hymn. C. M. Peterboro'.

Clarendon. 1 0 LORD, another week is flown,

And we, a youthful band,
Are met once more before thy throne,

To bless thy fostering hand.

2 And wilt thou lend a listening ear

To praises low as ours?
Thou wilt! for thou dost love to hear

The song which meekness pours.
3 And, Jesus, thou thy smiles wilt deign,

As in thy name we pray ;

For thou didst bless the infant train,

And we are weak as they.

4 O let thy grace perform its part,

And bid our passions cease ;
And shed abroad in every heart

Thine everlasting peace.

5 Thus chasten'd, cleans'd, entirely thine,

A flock by Jesus led;
The Sun of Holiness shall shine

In glory on our head.

H. KIRKE WHITE.

6 Commencing Hymn. 6& 4's M. America.

Italian Hymn.
1 COME, thou Almighty King !
Help us thy name to sing !

Help us to praise!
Father, all-glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,

Ancient of days!

2 Come, thou all-gracious Lord !
By heaven and earth adored,

Our prayer attend !
Come, and thy children bless;
Give thy good word success;
Make thine own holiness

On us descend.

3 Never from us depart;
Rule thou in every heart,

Hence, evermore !
Thy sovereign majesty

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