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I BLESSÉD are the dead, who die in the | Lord from | henceforth; || Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do | follow them.

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2 Our days on earth are as a shadow, and there is | none a- | biding; || We are but of

yesterday; there is but a step between us and | death;

so he | flourisheth; || He appeareth | way. Lord doth | come; || Be ye Son of Man- | cometh.

also ready; for

5 It is the Lord; let him do what | seemeth

him | good; || The Lord gave, and the be the name of the Lord.

Lord hath taken away, and | blessed

6 Blessed are the dead, who die in the | Lord from | henceforth; || Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, | and their | works do | follow them.




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Matt. 6:9-13.

I OUR Father, who art in heaven, | hallowed | be thy | name; || thy kingdom come, thy will be done on | earth, as it is in | heaven;

2 Give us this day our | daily | bread; || and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive | them that trespass a- | gainst us.

3 And lead us not into temptation, but de- | liver | us from | evil; || for thine is the

kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for | ever.


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Psalm 51.

I HAVE mercy upon me, O God, according to thy | loving- | kindness: || According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies | blot out | my trans-gressions.

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2 Wash me thoroughly from | mine in- | iquity, || And | cleanse me | from my | sin. 3 For I acknowledge | my trans- | gressions: || And my | sin is | ever be- | fore me. 4 Hide thy face | from my sins, || And blot out | all— | mine in- | iquities. 5 Create in me a clean | heart, O | God; || And renew a right | spirit 6 Cast me not away | from thy | presence; || And take not thy | Holy 7 Restore unto me the joy of thy sal- | vation; || And uphold me

with- | in- | me. Spirit | from me. with thy | free

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8 Then I will teach trans- | gressors' thy | ways; || And sinners shall be con- | verted

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9 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my sal- | vation: || And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy | righteous- | ness.


10 O Lord, open | thou my | lips: || And my mouth shall | show forth | thy II For thou desirest not sacrifice; | else would I give it: || Thou delightest | not in |



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12 The sacrifices of God are a | broken | spirit: || A broken and a contrite heart, O God, | thou wilt not de- | spise.



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Psalm 67.

1 GOD be merciful unto us, and | bless us; || And show us the light of his countenance, and be merci- · · ful | unto | us.

2 That thy way may be known | up-・・ on | earth; || Thy saving | health a- | mong all |


3 Let the people praise thee, |O| God. || Yea, let all the people | praise- | thee.

4 Oh, let the nations rejoice | and be | glad; || For thou shall judge the people righteously, and govern the | na- tions upon earth.

God, || Yea, let all the people praise- |

6 Then shall the earth bring forth her | increase; || And God, even our own | God shall give us his blessing.

7 God shall bless- | us; || And all the ends of the world shall | fear— | him.

8 Glory be to the Father, and | to the | Son, || And | to the | Holy | Ghost;

9 As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever | shall be, || World | without | end.



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Psalm 23.

I THE Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not | want; || he maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the | still


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2 He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his | name's—| sake. || Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy | staff they comfort me.

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3 Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. || Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the | Lord for | ever. || A- | men.

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And write all these laws in our hearts, we

And write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

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'These Little Ones."

SAVIOUR! Who thy flock art feeding
With the shepherd's kindest care,
All the feeble gently leading,

While the lambs thy bosom share ;

2 Now, these little ones receiving,
Fold them in thy gracious arm;
There, we know, thy word believing,
Only there, secure from harm.

leading, While the lambs thy

2 Oh, what a pure delight Their happiness to see; Our warmest wishes all unite

To lead their souls to thee.

feeding With the shepherd's kind - est care,

1230 Our Children.
GREAT God, now condescend
To bless our rising race;

Soon may their willing spirits bend,
The subjects of thy grace.

3 Now bless, thou God of love,
The word of truth divine;
Send thy good Spirit from above,
And make these children thine.

John Fellows.


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3 Never from thy pasture roving,
Let them be the lion's prey;
Let thy tenderness, so loving,
Keep them all life's dangerous way.

4 Then, within thy fold eternal,
Let them find a resting-place,
Feed in pastures ever vernal,

Drink the rivers of thy grace.


Great God, now condescend To bless our rising race; Soon may their willing spirits bend, The subjects of thy grace.


som share;

William A. Muhlenberg.


THE Saviour kindly calls

Our children to his breast;
He folds them in his gracious arms,
Himself declares them blest.

Suffer Them to Come."

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O God of Beth-el, by whose hand Thy people still are fed; Who thro' this weary pilgrimage Hast all our fathers led!


1232 Genesis 28:19-22.

O GOD of Bethel, by whose hand
Thy people still are fed;

Who through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led!

3 Through each perplexing path of life Our wandering footsteps guide;

1233 Christ Beceiving Children.

2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present SEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stands,
Before thy throne of grace;
With all engaging charms!
Hark! how he calls the tender lambs,
And folds them in his arms!

God of our fathers! be the God

Of their succeeding race.

Give us, each day, our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.

4 Oh, spread thy covering wings around.
Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father's loved abode,

Our souls arrive in peace.


1234 a Christian Child.

By cool Siloam's shady rill
How fair the lily grows!
How sweet the breath beneath the hill
Of Sharon's dewy rose!

2 Lo! such the child whose early feet
The paths of peace have trod;
Whose secret heart, with influence sweet,
Is upward drawn to God.

3 By cool Siloam's shady rill The lily must decay;

Arr. by L. MASON.


5 Such blessings from thy gracious hand
Our humble prayers implore;
And thou shalt be our chosen God,
Our portion evermore.

Philip Doddridge.

The rose that blooms beneath the hill
Must shortly fade away.


2 "Permit them to approach," he cries,
"Nor scorn their humble name;
For 't was to bless such souls as these,
The Lord of angels came."

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4 And soon, too soon, the wintry hour
Of man's maturer age

May shake the soul with sorrow's power
And stormy passion's rage.

5 0 thou, whose infant feet were found
Within thy Father's shrine,
Whose years, with changeless virtue crowned.
Were all alike divine!

6 Dependent on thy bounteous breath,
We seek thy grace alone

In childhood, manhood, age and death,
To keep us still thine own.

Reginald Heber.

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