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2 But time rolls on, and year by year

We change, grow up, or pass away;
Not twice the same assembly here

Have hailed the children's festal day. 3 Death, ere another spring, may strike

Some in our union, marked to fall;
Be young and old prepared alike

The warning is to each, to all.
4 This sole occasion, then, is ours;

This day we ne'er again shall see;
Lord God, awaken all our powers
To spend it for eternity.

HYMN 561. C. M. [250]
O WISDOM, whose unfailing power

Beside th' Eternal stood,
To frame, in nature's earliest hour,

The land, the sky, the flood;
2 Yet didst not Thou disdain awhile

An infant form to wear;
To bless thy mother with a sinile,

And lisp thy faltered prayer.
3 But in thy Father's own abode,

With Israel's elders round,
Conversing high with Israel's God,

Thy chiefest joy was found.
4 So may our youth adore thy name;

And, Saviour deign to bless,
With fostering grace, the timid flame
Of early holiness.

HYMN 562. C. M. [251]
BY cool Siloam's shady rill,

How fair the lily grows!
How sweet the breath beneath the hill

Of Sharon's dewy rose.

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2 Lo! such the child whose early feet

The paths of peace have trod;
Wome secret heart, with influence sweet,

Is upward drawn to God.
3 Brcool Siloam's shady rill

Tae ily must decas;
The rise that blooms beneath the hill

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Must shortly fade away.
4. And soon, too soon, the wintry hour

Oi man's maturer age,
Wm shake the soul with sorrow's power,
And stormy passion's rage.

HYMN 563. is. [128]
GOD of mercy hear our prayer

For the children thou hast given;
Let them all thị blessings share-

Grace on earth and bliss in heaven.
2 In the morning of their days

ar their hearts be drawn to thee; Let them learn to lisp thy praise

In their earliest infancy. 3 When we see their passions rise,

Sinful habits unsubdued, Then to thee we lift our eyes,

That their hearts may be renewed. 4 Cleanse their souls from erery stain,

Thro' the Saviour's precious blood; Let them all be born again,

And be reconciled to God. 5 For this mercy, Lord, we cry;

Bend thine ever gracious ear; While on thee our souls rely,

Hear our prarer-in mercy hear.

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HYMN 664. L. M.
WE are but young-yet we may sing
The praises of our heavenly King ;
He made the earth, the sea, the sky,
And all the starry worlds on high.
2 We are but young—yet we have heard
The gospel news, the heavenly word:
If we despise the only way,
Dreadful will be the judgment day,
3 We are but young—yet we must die,
Perhaps our latter end is nigh;
Lord, may we early seek thy grace,
And find in Christ a hiding-place.
1 We are but young-we need a guide;
Jesus, in thee we would confide;
O lead us in the path of truth,
Protect and bless our helpless youth.
5 We are but young—yet God has shed
Unnumbered blessings on our head;
Then let our youth and riper days
Be all devoted to his praise.

HYMN 565. 78.
SOON will set the Sabbath sun,
Soon the sacred day be gone;
But a sweeter rest remains,
Where the glorious Saviour reigns.
2 Pleasant is the Sabbath bell,
Seeming much of joy to tell ;
Kind our teachers are to-day,
In the school we love to stay.
3 But a music sweeter far,
Breathes, where angel-spirits are ;
Iligher far than earthly strains,
Where the rest of God remains.

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4 Shall we ever rise to dwell
Where immortal praises swell ?
And can children ever go
Where eternal Sabbaths glow?
5 Yes that rest our own may be
All the good shall Jesus see;
For the good a rest remains,
Where the glorious Saviour reigns.

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HYMN 566. 7s.

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HOLY Bible! book divine;
Precious treasure ! thou art mine!
Mine, to tell me whence I came;
Mine, to teach me what I am.
2 Mine, to chide me when I rove;
Mine, to show a Saviour's love;
Mine art thou to guide my feet,
Mine, to judge, condemn, acquit.
3 Mine, to comfort in distress,
If the holy spirit bless;
Mine, to show by living faith
Man can triumph over death.
4 Mine, to tell of joys to come,
And the rebel sinner's doom!
O thou precious book divine !
Precious treasure ! thou art mine!

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HYMN 567. L. M.

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THE clock has struck, I cannot stay,
0. let me rise and haste away ;
I'll quit my bed, and leave my home,
The hour of school at length is come.
2 I would be there when prayer begins,
To seek the pardon of my sins;

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SABBATH SCHOOLS.

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357 I'd ask the favour of the Lord, And pray to understand his word. 3 0 shall my teachers wait in vain, While my neglect must give them pain? No, let me rather strive to be First of their little family. 4 These Sabbath days will soon bè o'er, And I shall go to school no more; I would not then endure the pain Of having spent my time in vain.

HYMN 568. 78 & 6s. TO thee, ( blessed Saviour,

Our grateful songs we raise; O tune our hearts and voices,

Thy holy name to praise ; 'Tis by thy sovereign mercy

We're here allow'd to meet;
To join with friends and teachers,

Thy blessing to entreat.
2 Lord, guide and bless our teachers,

Who labor for our good;
And may the holy scriptures

By us be understood
O may our hearts be given

To thee our glorious King;
That we may meet in heaven,

Thy praises there to sing. 3 And may the precious gospel

Be published all abroad, Till the benighted heathen,

Shall know and serve the Lord : Till o'er the wide creation

The rays of truth shall shine, And nations now in darkness,

Arise to light divine.

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