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In our young hearts Thy truth instil,
That we may know and do Thy will. 3 May fervent prayer to Thee ascend
For parent, teacher, foe, and friend ;
Help us to worship in Thy fear. 4 When we on earth shall meet no more,
May we above to glory soar;
Where one eternal Sabbath reigns.
To sing the Saviour's praise ;
Lord, bless the Sabbath days.
To make the Scriptures plain ;
“Ye must be born again.'
When truth shall set us free;
Behold, these bow the knee !
Lord, crown their work of love ;
May meet in heaven above.
Of sinners saved by grace,
Prepared for that bright place.
350 The First Day.
C.M. 1 'Twas on this day that God came down,
And said, 'Let there be light !'
And drove away the night.
Triumphant from the grave ;
And now He lives to save.
Upon the church was poured,
The promise of their Lord.
O may a heav'nly ray,
Show us the Living Way! 351 Christ's Eye is on us. 1 IF Jesus should come to our meeting to-day,
To call out the Christians by name,
How solemn the moments would seem ! 2 He'd know who they were, for He searches
the heart; We could not the Saviour deceive ; O who are the ones that He'd call out apart ?
And who are the ones He would leave ? 3 Yet Jesus is here, though His form is unseen ;
His eye is on each of us now ;
And longs like the Saviour to grow.
4 His angels are coming like reapers some day,
To sever the tares from the wheat, And carry God's children in safety away,
Their loving Redeemer to meet.
CLOSING SCHOOL. 352 Grateful Petitions. 1 HEAR, Lord, the song of praise and prayer,
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place,
The words of truth and grace. 2 Thanks for Thy Word and for Thy day;
And grant us, we implore,
Thy holy Sabbaths more.
To each desires sincere,
And learn as well as hear !
Under Thy gracious sway,
And babes as wise as they. 353 Closing School. 148th. 1 On what has now been sown,
Thy blessing, Lord, bestow ;*
To make it spring and grow.;
8.7. 1 LORD, dismiss us with Thy blessing ;
Awe us by Thy holy fear;
Save us from each sinful snare.
L.M. 1 OUR Sunday school we close once more ;
Our teachers' toils again are o'er ;
And thus our song bids them farewell. 2 May we remember every day
What we have heard our teachers say ;
And now we sing a kind farewell. 3 And may we, morning, noon, and night,
Feel standing in Jehovah's sight;
And see us now we sing farewell.
To save us in a dying hour !
SPECIAL OCCASIONS. 356 Opening a New School.
GREAT God, Thy watchful care we bless,
Promote Thy glory in this place!
Long may they echo to Thy praise !
And Thou, descending, fill the place
With choicest tokens of Thy grace. 3 Here let the great Redeemer reign
With all the graces of His train ;
To conquer foes, and cheer His friends. 4 And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
That crowds were born for glory here! 357 The New Year.
7's. 1 WHILE with ceaseless course the sun
Hasted through the former year,
Never more to meet us here. 2 Fixed in an eternal state,
They have done with all below;
But how little, none can know. 3 As the winged arrow flies,
Speedily the mark to find ;
Darts and leaves no trace behind : 4 Swiftly thus our fleeting days
Bear us down life's rapid stream;
All below is but a dream. 358
The New Year. 1 YE lovely tribes, in youthful bloom,
A sweet and smiling joy assume ;