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2 I love his tears and suff'rings great, EMBRACE us in thy tender way,

I love his precious bloody sweat, Dear Lord, and bless us all, we pray. I could not have been freed from guilt.

I love his blood, were that not spilt As thou on earth didst formerly, When children once were bought to 3 I love to hear that he was slain, thee.

I love his ev'ry grief and pain, 2 We are baptiz'd into thy death,

I love to meditate by faith

Upon his meritorious death. And callid to praise thee with each breath;

4. I love mount Calv'ry, where his love Thou bought'st us with thy blood Stronger than death itself did prove; divine,

I love to walk his dol'rous way, O take and keep us ever thine! I love the grave where Jesus lay. 3 Thy youth unspotted, full of grace, 5 I love his people and their

ways, Teach us all virtue and all praise ;

I love with them to pray

and praise ; Thou art our pattern, grant that we

I love the Father, and the Son,
In all things may resemble thee. I love the Spirit he sent down,
4 From year to year, while we increase 6 I love to think the time will come
In stature, may we grow

in
grace ;

When I shall be with him at home,
In learning and obedience too, And praise himn in eternity :
May we thy blessed path pursue.

Then shall my love completed be. 5 By day and night our steps direct,

799. T. 22. And soul and body, Lord, protect

I WILL a little pilgrim be, From ev'ry thing that grieveth thee,

Resolv'd alone to follow thee, Or unto us might hurtful be.

Thou Lamb of God, who now art gone 6 Impart to us that needful good,

Up to thy everlasting throne. A heart besprinkled with thy blood,

2 I will my heart to thee resign, Wholly devoted unto thee,

Thine only be, O be thou mine! For thy soul's bitter agony.

The world I leave and foolish play, 7 That grace upon us all bestow, To happiness to find the way. Thee more and more by faith to know,3 My lips shall be employ'd to bless We then the glories of thy name The Lord, who is my Righteousness; In grateful accents shall proclaim. My pleasure only to pursue

His mind, and him my Saviour know. T. 22. HERE are we children poor and mean, Till I my pardon seald receive;

4 So long I'll pray below to live, Corrupt throughout, defil'd by sin,

I then, when Jesus calls, shall die,
But by Christ's purifying blood Or rather live eternally.
We're made acceptable to God.
2 May none of us, while we abide

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T. 14: On earth, be weaned from thy side; JESUS, to thee our souls we raise, But grant that we be found in thee,

And for a blessing look; And thou in us eternally.

May we, assisted by thy grace, 798. T. 22.

With pleasure learn our book. I LOVE the Lord, who dy'd for me, 2 Give us an humble, active mind, I love his grace divine and free; From sloth and folly free; I love the scriptures, there I read Give us a cheerful heart, inclin'd Christ loved me and for me bled. To useful industry,

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3 A faithful memory bestow, 2 'Twas then the children join'd the With solid learning's store;

rest, And still, O Lord, as more we know, And haild him with a song; Let us obey thee more.

With one accord his name confess'd, 4 Let us things excellent discern,

Amidst the joyful throng ; Hold fast what we approve;

O may we little children, now But more than all delight to learn

Attempt the same, and worship too The lessons of thy love.

The Lamb of God, who dy'd for us

Upon the shameful cross.
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T. 14.

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STILL may we keep the aim in mind, THE holy child Jesus,

For which we hither came,
In search of useful learning join'd,

Our God and our Saviour,

Who died to release us, As foll’wers of the Lamb.

We'll worship for ever, 2 Daily to Jesus we'll look up, God's holy Lamb,—the Lord's his name, As soon as we awake,

2 In liveliest manner And for his constant blessing hope

O let us before him In all we undertake.

With joy sing hosanna, 3 His meritorious industry,

And praise and adore him; His labor, toil and sweat,

Our childlike cries-he'll not despise. Shall our support and pattern be,

3 Come then, let us follow Him we will imitate.

Our Master with praises ; * If he his grace on us confer, His name let us hallow, We then shall learn apace,

Whose blood us releases : Live to his glory, and declare

O Christ, to thee-all glory be! Our heav'nly Father's praise.

4 Hosanna! Hosanna !

Thou Son of king David :
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T. 590.

Hosanna! Hosanna!
O THOU, before whose Father's face For thou hast us saved :

The children's angels stand, For ever reign—thou Lamb once slain!
Grant me, a helpless child, the grace
That thy angelic band

805.

T. 39. May watch my ways, and guard my bed, LORD Jesus, we bless thee that thou And minister to me,

wast a child, Till I in death shall bow my head, And hast us thereby unto God reconAnd go to live with thee.

cild:

We thank thee for sufl'ring and dying 803. T, 159.

in pain, How heart-affecting Christ to see,

For thy being bury'd and rising again. Some days before he bled,

2 We thank thee, that thou wilt the Go to Jerus'lem willingly

children permit To suffer in our stead!

To offer their praises and songs at thy When he approach'd, the multitude

feet; Their garments spread and branches That thou, Lord, their pray'rs art instrew'd

clined to hear, Crying “Hosanna"to his praise, And always to help them and save With joy and thankfulness.

them art near.

will own,

3 Thou wilt be our Saviour, Redeem- 2 The Father in heav'n us as children

er and Friend, Grant we may abide in thy love to the And we are beloved by Jesus, his Son, end :

The spirit of truth will instruct us to O render us truly obedient to thee, pray, That we thy dear children for ever

And he will direct us throughout our

may be.

whole way.

we pray,

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3 Ah! should not the mercies

you

daiWHEREIN is for children true bliss

ly do prove

Excite to be found ?

you our Saviour to praise and

to love? When by Jesus Christ as his sheep 4. Yes, we are desirous to value his

they are own'd, In him they find pasture while here to love and adore him, and live to his

grace, they remain,

praise. And joys everlasting in heaven obtain. 2 We sing and we hear, how our Ma- Nor suffer us ever to wander from

4 O merciful Saviour, so grant it to be, ker came down

thee; To earth, and for us left his heavenly We're poor little children, preserve us,

throne, Assuming our nature became a poor And may we our love by obedience

child, And us by his suff'rings to God recon

display. concil'd.

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T. 14 3 O myst’ry of godliness! wonder of grace!

HAPPY the children who betimes May we without ceasing adore him

Have learn’d to know the Lord ! and praise;

Who, thro' his grace, escape the crime May all of us know what a Saviour Forbidden in his word; we have,

2 Who early, by a living faith, Yea love him sincerely, and in him

Have deep foundation laid believe.

In Jesus' meritorious death; 4 We now,

with the angels, unite to Such need not be afraid. declare

3 Should they be early hence remova, The praises of him, who our sorrows He will their souls receive;

For they who Jesus here have lov'd With hearts and with voices exalting With him shall ever live.

the Lamb, Who dy'd on the cross our poor souls to redeem.

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HAPPY the children who are gone

To Jesus Christ in peace! DEAR children, assembled to hear of the Lord,

Who stand around his glorious thron ?, You're here to be taught by his Spirit

Clad in his righteousness. and word ;

2 The Saviour whom they lov'd wl in O think what great favors on you are

here, conferr'd!

Hath wip'd their tears away; A. For this may his name by us all be They never more can grieve or feat, rever'd.

Or sin, or go astray.

did bear,

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For Boys.

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3 In ceaseless happiness they view

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T. 14.
Our Saviour's smiling face;
That face once bruis’d, in which below To thee, almighty God, to thee
Men saw no comeliness.

Ourselves we now resign,

'Twill please us to look back, and see 4 Methinks I hear them joyful sing, We were in childhood thine.

(Ten thousands do the same:) Salvation to th’immortai King ! 2 Let thesweet work of pray’rand praise To God and to the Lamb!

Employ our infant breath,

Thus we're prepar'd for length of days, 5 ( that I may so favor'd be, With them above to join :

Or fit for early death.
O that, like them, I Christ may see,
And he be ever mine.

B.
6 Grant me but this, thou great High-
Priest;

T. 164. And when I'm here no more, BELOVED youths, if 'tis your aim Convey me safe to endless rest, Where thou art gone before.

To be like Christ, your Saviour, And to extol his saving name

In word and in behavior, 810. T. 587

With an obedient mind THE child sweetly rests,

Be to his will resign'd, Whom nothing molests,

He by his blood will wash you clean, Received in mercy among the Lamb's And free you from the pow'r of sin. guests.

2 O might it be our hearts' delight, 2 He ne'er shall weep more,

Amidst his flock with pleasure His sighing is o’er,

Tobey him, walk as in his sight, His travel and dangers, he's got safe And serve him in our measure,

For ev'ry thing that's good 3 The body is dead,

And just flows from his blood;
And in the

grave
laid,

A mind that's virtuous, chaste, unstain'd, But shall, again raised, to life be con- May be by faith in him obtain'd. vey'd.

3 Yea, an obedient, simple mind, 4 The spirit is gone

Faithful in ev'ry station, In peace to God's throne,

To true humility inclin’d, To praise God our Saviour, where we And perfect resignation, shall be soon.

The blest effect will prove

Of that unfeigned love 5 He sings now above,

To Christ, which is produc'd by faith Made perfect in love,

In him, and his atoning death. And never, O never, he thence shall

813. T. 37. 6 He rests now in peace,

WOULD our youth grow

in

grace, Beholds the Lord's face,

Wisdom, and favor; Hath happily finish'd thus early his As truly was the case

With Christ, our Saviour ; 7 For that blessed day

Let them continually We earnestly pray;

View him in spirit, Lord Jesus, come quickly, and make To them he will apply no delay !

His precious merit.

on shore.

remove.

race.

sin in you.

2 When once the sin-sick soul 4 Oh if your hearts but upright are, For grace hath panted,

Not one among you need despair ; By Christ we're render'd whole, Your sinfulness is great 'tis true, To us is granted,

But

grace can conquer That we a heav'nly life May here be leading ;

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T. 185.
In union with our Lord
Each step proceeding.

ALL of us, we know, not one excepted,

Are by nature, vile and base; 3 He who without delay

If we feel it not that we're corrupted To Jesus turneth,

And quite spoil'd, the worse our With confidence doth pray,

case ; And humbly mourneth,

But doth sin, in thought or deed comDoth certainly receive

mitted, (O boundless favor!)

Make us, mourn and

pray

to be acquitForgiveness of his sins

ted, From Christ our Saviour.

We, because the Lamb was slain, 4 If we, with uprightness,

Pardon in his blood may gain. 'Fore him discover Our wants; then our distress

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Will soon be over;
He'll cure most graciously

MIGHT we unto our Saviour
Our worst diseases,

List up our hearts with fervor, And fill us constantly

Each day, and pray

for

grace With thanks and praises.

T' obtain a true sensation

Of Jesus' great salvation,
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And of our fall and sinfulness !
T. 23.
JESUS hath procur'd salvation
For mankind in ev'ry station :
Ev'ry youth who loves our Saviour

O MIGHT we all Christ's name con. Imitates his chaste behavior.

fess 2 If we, when by guilt oppressed,

In our whole conversation, Look to Christ, our Pattern blessed, And each one through our Saviour's He will graciously direct us,

grace, And from ev'ry sin protect us.

Be faithful in his station ;

Might in our very looks be seen
T. 22.
That we, thro Jesus' merit,

, DEAR youths, that ye all but knew Are humble, steady, chaste and clean,

And guided by his Spirit !
How Jesus burns in love to you,
Is deeply mov'd by your distress,
And pities your great sinfulness!

819.

T. 58. 2 His ears are open night and day, WHAT glorious pattern for the heart He hears whene'er to him you pray: and mind, He watcheth closely all you do,

O Jesus, doth each true believer find Yea, all your thoughts and reas’ningstoo. In thy words and actions, and whole 3 Whene'er a youth bemoans his case,

behavior ! And weeps to him for saving grace, We pray thee, grant unto our youth He's wash'd in Jesus' precious blood, the favor

To follow thee. And made a happy child of God.

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