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But they will sink to endless woe

Who are not born again.

175 Against Untruthfulness.
1 O 'Tis a lovely thing for youth

To walk betimes in wisdom's way ;
To fear a lie, to speak the truth,

That we may trust to all they say ! 2 But liars we can never trust, Though they should speak the thing that's

true; And he that does one fault at first,

And lies to hide it, makes it two. 3 Have we not known, nor heard, nor read,

How God abhors deceit and wrong ?
How Ananias was struck dead,

Caught with a lie upon his tongue ? 4 So did his wife Sapphira die,

When she came in, and was so bold
As to confirm that wicked lie

Which just before her husband told.
5 The Lord delights in them that speak

The words of truth ; but every liar
Must have his portion in the lake

That burns with brimstone and with fire. 176

The Golden Rule. 1 BLESSED Redeemer, how divine,

How righteous is this rule of Thine,

L. M.

'Never to deal to others worse

Than we would have them deal with us !' 2 This golden lesson, short and plain,

Gives not the mind nor memory pain ;
And every conscience must approve

This universal law of love.
3 'Tis written in each mortal breast,

Where all our tenderest wishes rest;
We draw it from our inmost veins,

Where love to self resides and reigns. 4 Is reason ever at a loss ?

Call in self-love to judge the cause :
Let our own fondest passions show

How we should treat our neighbour too. 5 How bless'd would every nation prove,

Thus ruled by equity and love !
All would be friends without a foe,

And form a Paradise below. 177 Obedience.

C.M. 1 LET children that would fear the Lord

Hear what their teachers say ;
With reverence meet their parents' word,

And with delight obey. 2 Have you not heard what dreadful plagues

Are threatened by the Lord
To him that breaks his father's law,

Or mocks his mother's word ?
3 But they who fear the Lord, and give

Their parents honour due,

Here on this earth they long shall live,

And live hereafter too. 178 Love between Brothers and Sisters. C.M. 1 WHATEVER brawls disturb the street,

There should be peace at home ;
Where sisteis dwell, and brothers meet,

Quarrels should never come.
2 Birds in their little nests agree ;

And 'tis a shameful sight
When children of one family

Fall out, and chide, and fight. 3 Hard names at first, and threatening words,

That are but noisy breath,
May grow to clubs, and naked swords,

To murder, and to death.
4 The wise will let their anger cool,

At least, before 'tis night; But in the bosom of a fool

It burns till morning light.
179 Against Vanity in Dress.
1 Why should our garments, made to hide

Our parents' shame, provoke our pride ?
The art of dress did ne'er begin

Till Eve, our mother, learnt to sin. 2 When first she put the covering on,

Her robe of innocence was gone ;
And yet her children vainly boast
In the sad marks of glory lost.


3 How vain we are, how fond to show

Our clothes, and call them rich and new! When the poor sheep and silkworm wore

This very clothing long before ! 4 The tulip and the butterfly

Appear in gayer coats than I ;
Let me be dressed fine as I will,

Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still. 5 Lord, teach my foolish heart to find

Inward adornings of the mind ;
Knowledge and virtue, truth and grace,

These are the robes of richest dress.

8.7. 1 ANGRY words are lightly spoken,

In a rash and thoughtless hour,
Brightest links of life are broken

By their deep, insidious power;
Hearts inspired by warmest feeling,

Ne'er before by anger stirred,
Oft are rent past human healing

By a single angry word.
2 Poison-drops of care and sorrow,

Bitter poison-drops are they,
Making for the coming morrow

Saddest memories of to-day.
Angry words! O let them never

From the tongue unbridled slip; I
May the heart's

best impulse ever Check them ere they soil the lip!


3 Love is much too pure and holy,

Friendship is too sacred far,
For a moment's reckless folly

Thus to desolate and mar.
Angry words are lightly spoken,-

Bitterest thoughts are rashly stirred;
Brightest links of life are broken

By a single angry word. 181 A Plain Rule.

C.M. 1 To do to others as I would

That they should do to me,
Will make me honest, kind, and good,

As children ought to be.
2 I know I should not steal, or use
The smallest thing I see,

Which I should never like to lose

If it belonged to me.
3 And this plain rule forbids me quite

To strike an angry blow;
Because I should not think it right

If others served me so. 4 At home, or with my friends at school,

Or in my walks abroad,
O let me ne'er forget this rule

Of Jesus Christ the Lord ! 182 Filial Obedience.

L.M. 1 CHILDREN, your parents' will obey ;

The Lord commands it to be done ;

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