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2 May wisdom, zeal, and love, inspire
Our bosoms with their purest fire ;
Thy love diffused through every heart. 320 “Stand up, and bless the Lord." NEH. ix. 5.
S.M. 1 STAND
up, and bless the Lord,
Ye people of His choice ;
With heart, and soul, and voice!
Above all blessing high,
And laud, and magnify ?
From His own altar brought,
And wing to heaven our thought!
And His salvation ours;
With all our ransomed powers, 5 Stand up, and bless the Lord,
The Lord your God adore :
Henceforth, for evermore!
L.M. 1 COMMAND
Thy blessing from above,
While we look up with filial fear.
May we Thy true disciples be ;
Say to the weakest—" Follow me."
Spirit of truth! and fill the place
4 0 Thou, our Maker, Saviour, Guide,
One true, eternal God confessed !
None dare to curse whom Thou hast blessed, 5 With Thee and these for ever found,
May all the souls who here unite,
"Master, where dwellest Thou."
SAVIOUR,“Where dwellest Thou?
Let us Thy servanty be ;
We would know more of Thee.
Amid earth's care and noise,
To peace and heavenly joys.
We know that Thou hast died
O call them to Thy side!
The half we have not told
Thy goodness to unfold.
Has earth no place for Thee ?
Thy dwelling ever be.
In this accepted hour,
Descend in all Thy power.
In our appointed place,
The Spirit of all grace.
Upon the wave beneath,
The young, the old inspire
With wisdom from above;
To pray, and praise, and love. 3 Spirit of light, explore
And chase our gloom away,
Unto the perfect day.
In life and death, our Guide;
"Children of the living God."
L.M. 1 THOD
God of love and mercy, hear
And own as Thine, the rising race.
Their opening minds with knowledge fill,
"I entreated for the children's sake ..
&T. 1 ARACIOUS Lord, the children ser:
U Are not all Thy servants fro.
“Let the children also go.'
Drawing forth his dreadful sword,
Plead the blood of Christ for these!
How the fierce malicious foe,
Spread Thy pinions, King of kings !
"They found Him in the temple." 326
LUKE ii. 46.
Before the Eternal stood ;
The land, the sky, the flood.
An infant form to wear,
And lisp Thy faltering prayer.
With Israel's elders round,
Thy chiefest joy was found.
And, Saviour, deign to bless,
"They shall be all taught of God." 327
JOHN vi. 45.
O'er her children's destiny.
Who, descending from above,
Ever prompt to save and heal :
Heavenly Teacher, Light divine,
"Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants."
L.M. 1 GREAT God, while we surround Thy throne,
And joint petitions heavenward rise,
Perfumed by Jesus' sacrifice.
Sprinkle on every guilty heart;
And light, and life, and bliss impart. 3 Spirit Divine, Thy holy fire
Diffuse through every waiting breast;
And bo our labours largely blest.
To teach the young to live and die,
And ours the song beyond the sky.
Enraptured may we join our lays;
"Establish Thou the work of our hands."
To guide untutored youth,
To virtue and to truth.
And God must well approve
And their Creator love.
And turn the rising race
To seek redeeming grace.
To aid this good design;,