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FOR THE

SCHOOL ROOM;

A SELECTION OF SACRED AND SECULAR SONGS FOR

THE USE OF SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES, AND

THE SOCIAL CIRCLE.

BY ELIAS NASON, M. A.

“O say not, dream not heavenly notes

To childish ears are vain ;
That the young mind at random floats,

And cannot reach the strain.
Dim, or unheard, the words may fall,

And yet the heaven-taught mind
May learn the sacred air, and all

The harmony unwind."

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SACRED

SONGS.

1 Father! Thy Paternal Care.

TUNE-See Kingsley's S. Choir, vol. 1, p. 84.
1 FATHER! Thy paternal care

Has my guardian been and guide ;
Every hallowed wish and prayer

Has Thy hand of love supplied ;
Thine is every thought of bliss,

Left by hours and days gone by ;
Every hope thine offpring is,

Beaming from tuturity.
2 Every sun of splendid ray;

Every moon that shines serene;
Every morn that welcomes day;

Every evening's twilight scene ;
Every hour which wisdom brings ;

Every incense of Thy shrine;
These — and all life's holiest things,

And its fairest -all are Thine.

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3 And for all,

my hymn shall rise
Daily to Thy gracious throne;
Thither let my asking eyes

Turn unwearied — Righteous One!
Through life's strange vicissitude,

There reposing all my care,
Trusting still, through ill and good,
Fixed, and cheered, and counselled there.

DR. JOHN BOWRING.

4 Oh may each day my heart improve,

Increase my faith, my hope, my love;
And thus its shades around me close,
More wise and holy than I rose.

PROF. FRISBIE.*

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Song of Praise.
[H. M.]

TUNE_" Lenox."
1 YE tribes of Adam join,

With heaven and earth and seas,
And offer notes divine,
To your Creator's praise.

Ye holy throng
Of angels bright,
In worlds of light,

Begin the song.
2 The shining worlds above,

In glorious order stand;
Or in swift courses move,
By His supreme command.

He spake the word,
And all their frame
From nothing came,

To praise the Lord.

3 Virgins and youths, engage,

To sound His praise divine,
While infancy and age,

Their feebler voices join.

* This accomplished scholar was born at Ipswich, Mass. in 1784.-
He was appointed to the chair of Moral Philosophy at Cambridge, in
1817, and died in 1821.

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