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3. At length I own it can not be,
That I should fit myself for Thee,
Thine is the work, and only Thine.
Lord, I am sin, but Thou art love;
O God of grace and purity!
And let Thy love its life prolong. 2. O may Thy Spirit gently draw
Its willing soul to keep Thy law;
Dawn even with its dawning youth. 3. We, too, before Thy gracious sight,
Once shared the blest baptismal rite,
With love, and thanks, and praises, now. 4. Grant that, with true and faithful heart,
We still may act the Christian's part,
WEST BOSTON COLL.
From Thy secure inclosure's bound,
Among the thoughtless crowd be found; 2. Remember still that they are Thine,
That Thy dear sacred name they bear;
3. In all their erring, sinful years,
O let them ne'er forgotten be;
Which made them consecrate to Thee. 4. And when these lips no more can pray.
These eyes can weep for them no more,
The wand'rers to Thy fold restore.
How fair the lily grows!
Of Sharon’s dewy rose!
The paths of peace have trod,
Is upward drawn to God. 3. By cool Siloam's shady rill
The lily must decay ;
Must shortly fade away.
Of man's maturer age
And stormy, passion's rage.
We seek Thy grace alone,
To keep us still Thinc own.
To childish ears are vain;
And can not reach the strain.
2. Was not our Lord, a little child,
Taught by degrees to pray,
Instructed day by day?
What are all prayers beneath
Half the deep thought they breathe ?
But angels, as we speak,
Than we o’er children wcak. KEBLE
With all-engaging charms;
And folds them in His arms!
“Nor scorn their humble name;
The Lord of angels came." .
And yield them up to Thee;
Thine let our offspring be! DODDRIDGR.
By everlasting bands;
Entirely to Thy hands.
With ever-growing zeal;
0, let them ne'er prevail.
3. Thy Spirit shall unite
Our souls to Thee, our Head;
And teach Thy paths to tread.
From these abodes of clay :
Through all the gloomy way.
Why should we doubt or fear ?
He'll fix His members there. DODDRIDGE,
1. Jesus, my strength, my hope,
On Thee I cast my care,
And know Thou hear'st my prayer.
Till I can all things do,
Almighty to renew.
A self-renouncing will,
The baits of pleasing ill;
To hardship, grief, and loss,
The consecrated cross;
A quick-discerning eye,
And sees the tempter fly;
6. A spirit still prepared,
And armed with jealous care,
And watching unto prayer.
1. My Father bids me come,
O, why do I delay?
And yet from Him I stay!
Which I have failed to see;
What keeps me far from Thee.
Thy trying powers display;
Take every vail away.
The fatal bar remove,
Thy full redeeming love.
A Baptismal Service. 1. And Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid
them not to come unto | me; For of such is the kingdom of heaven. 2. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd : He shall gather the lambs with His arm and I
carry them | in His | bosom. 3. I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and my bless
ing up-on thine | offspring; And they shall spring up as among the grass, as |
willows by the water | courses.