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“ They Offered Willingly.” L. M.
(1 Chron. xxix. 6.)
To pour our off'rings at Thy feet;
O may we lay it humbly there!
Our hands, our hearts, we would employ :
That blest may be our work of love.
Which freely once Thou didst impart;
And gladly all their off'rings brought.
Our stubborn hearts in mercy bow;
And bless us with the fruits of peace. 481. “Of Thine own have we given Thee.” C.M.
(1 Chron. xxix. 14.)
Before Thy gracious throne,
And give Thee of Thine own.
The heavens with all their host;
Or in abundance boast ?
Alike proceed from Thee;
Only by Thy decree.
And though we come behind,
Give us the willing mind.
For their appointed end ;
“ It is more Blessed to Give than to Receive."
Delighting in Thy perfect will;
And thus Thy law of love fulfil.
recompence is sure :
“He sparingly shall also reap ;
“ The plenteous sheaves his hands shall reap." 4 Teach us, with glad, ungrudging heart,
As Thou hast bless'd our various store,
A liberal portion to the poor.
In whom we breathe, and move, and live;
Freely may we rejoice to give.
call of want relieve,
More bless'd to give than to receive.
(Psalm c. 3.)
What thanks to Thee I owe!
Whence all my blessings flow.
On Thee alone I live;
More praise than tongue can give.
My grateful breast incline :
“ Those that seek Me early shall find Me."
(Prov. viii. 17.) C. M.
The gift of saving grace ;
Fall in a fruitful place.
Of pure and heav'nly root;
And yields the sweetest fruit.
The voice of sov'reign love !
But mercy reigns above.
Within the youngest breast;
Would rob you of your rest.
OŃ 1 join the public pray'r!
O shed yourselves a tear!
that you may early prove
That Jesus whom we preach. 485. Friendly Societies. (Hosea xiv. 3.) L. M.
1 GOD of our hope ! to Thee we bow,
Thou art our refuge in distress :-
The father of the fatherless.
Lighten each other's burdens here,
And walk in all Thy faith and fear.
May last for ever firm and free :-
486. Children sang Hosannas to the Saviour. C.M.
(Matt. xxi. 15, 16.)
At melting pity's call:
Like heavenly manna fall.
And God will well approve,
And their Creator love.
To guide untutor'd youth,
To virtue and to truth.
To aid this good design;
And all the glory Thine. 487.“ “ Hear Thou in Heaven, Thy dwelling place."
(1 Kings viii. 30.) C. M.
In heaven, Thy dwelling place,
And taught to seek Thy face.
And grant us, we implore,
Thy holy sabbaths more.
To each desires sincere,
And learn as well as hear.
Beneath Thy gracious sway,
“ Train up a Child, gc." 8th P. M.
(Prov. xxii. 6.)
The best of all the seven ;
To hear of God and heaven.
And through the day be near us,
With Thee to help and hear us.
Correct our whole behaviour :
And lead us to our Saviour. 489. “ Lying lips are abomination to the Lord.”
(Prov. xii. 22.) L. M.
To walk betimes in wisdom's way;
That we may trust to all they say.
Tho' they should speak the thing that's true;
And lies to hide it, makes it two.
How God abhors deceit and wrong?
Caught with a lie upon his tongue ?
When she came in, and was so bold
Which just before, her husband told.
The words of truth; but every liar,
That burns with brimstone, and with fire.
Lest I be struck to death and hell;