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383 Honoured Work.
C.M. 1 BE ours the bliss in wisdom's way
To guide untutored youth ;
The Way, the Life, the Truth.
To bless this good design ;
And be the glory Thine.
Which God performed of old ;
And which our fathers told.
His works of power and grace;
385.s teachers of the casting race,
O Lord, we supplicate Thy grace ;
Unless we heavenly influence gain, 2 But if Thy blessing Thou impart,
The shades of error will depart,
Before the glorious orb of day. 386 Sowing and Increase.
L.M. 1 GREAT God, our feeble efforts own,
And crown our labours with success!
Grant that the seed in weakness sown
May soon be raised in righteousness. 2 On babes and children mercy show,
And let their souls before Thee live ;
But Thou alone canst increase give. 3 Seal our instructions on each heart,
And teach them to observe Thy ways;
And serve Thee in their youthful days. 4 Then we and they, when time shall end,
Shall joyful meet Thee in the sky;
And praise Thee to eternity. 387 Holy Spirits Power. 1 GREAT God, while we surround Thy throne,
And joint petitions heavenward rise,
Perfumed by Jesus' sacrifice. 2 Spirit Divine, Thy holy fire
Diffuse through every waiting breast;
And be our labours largely blest. 388
Acts x. 38. 1 DEAR Jesus, whose servants we are,
Look down on our labour of love; Drive pride and presumption afar,
And make us what Thou wilt approve ; Give hearts full of pity divine,
With eyes that look only to Thee ;
Give feet which shall always incline
To walk where Thy footsteps we see. 2 Give hands that shall gladly unite
In all Thou hast called us to do ;
The track of our Master pursue :
And we are removed to our rest,
And so be eternally blest. 389 Prayerful Expectation. L.M. 1 Now, gracious Lord, we lift our eyes
To where our expectation lies ;
And humbly wait to witness Thine. 2 'Tis Thine alone to truly bless,
To crown our efforts with success,
To guide through life, and lead to heaven. 3 Teach us to take our proper seat,
Disciples at the Saviour's feet;
What we to others may dispense. 390 Promised Blessing. 7's. 1 God of union, God of love !
With Thy sanctifying power,
Bless us in this solemn hour.
What shall most to Thee incline ;
O reclaim each wandering heart,
Seal them, seal them, ever Thine ! 3 Make us faithful to the end,
Whilst our labours we fulfil ;
Like the dew on Hermon's hill.
Thy promise rises high,
Shall surely reap in joy. 2 That promise, Lord, we now would plead
Before Thy gracious throne ;
Must come from Thee alone.
And darkness clouds the mind ;
Shall in due season find ? 4 May the
dear children, drawn by grace, Hear Thy majestic voice ; Then will our grief to joy gite place,
And we in Thee rejoice. 392 Prayer-Meeting.
8.7.4. 1 THANKS to Him who now permits us
In His gracious Name to meet ;
In His service
2 Thankful for Thy kind permission
To appear before Thy throne,
All we ask for
Is the fruit of grace alone. 393 Parents' or Teachers' Prayer. 1 DEAR Lord, bow down Thy gracious ear,
Regard our poor imperfect prayer;
And crown their souls with saving grace. 2 Before our eyes are closed in death,
Or we to God resign our breath,
By grace inclined to follow Thee ! 394 For Continued Success, L.M. 1 0 David's Son, and David's Lord,
From age to age Thou art the same ;
And teach our youth to know Thy Name. 2 Ere long we hope to be where care,
And sin, and sorrow, never come ;
That these may praise Thee in our room ! 3 Show them how vile they are by sin,
And wash them in Thy cleansing blood ;
And be to them a cov'nant God !
To bless this place when we are gone ;