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Bearing each other's burdens.


Prov. xix, 17. Acts xx, 35. 2 Cor. ix, 6.
1 HELP us, O Lord! thy yoke to wear,
Delighting in thy perfect will,
Gladly each other's woes to bear,
And thus thy law of love fulfil.
2[He, that hath pity on the poor,
Lendeth his substance to the Lord;
And lo! his recompense is sure;
For more than all shall be restor❜d.]
3 Who sparingly his seed bestows,
He sparingly shall also reap;
But whoso plentifully sows,

The plenteous sheaves his hand shall heap. 4[Teach us with glad and grateful heart, As Thou hast bless'd our various store, From our abundance to impart

A liberal portion to the poor.]

5 To Thee our all devoted be,

In whom we breathe, and move, and live:
Freely we have received from Thee;
Freely may we rejoice to give.

6 And while we thus obey thy word,
And ev'ry call of want relieve,
Oh! may we find it, gracious Lord!
More bless'd to give, than to receive.

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The blessedness of giving.

Job xxix, 11-16.

Ps. xli, 1-3; cxli, 9.

C. M.

1 BLEST is the man, whose soft'ning heart

Feels all another's pain,

To whom the supplicating eye

Is never raised in vain:

2 Whose breast expands with gen'rous warmth A brother's woes to feel,

And bleeds with pity o'er the wound,
It wants the power to heal.

3 He spreads his kind supporting arms
To every child of grief;
His secret bounty largely flows,

And brings, unask'd, relief.

4 To him protection shall be shown;
And mercy from above

Descend on those, who thus fulfil
The perfect law of love.


Children's Hymns.


Youthful travellers to Zion.

Prov. ii, 10, 11.. 3 John 4.

1 GOD of mercy, throned on high! Listen from thy lofty seat; Hear, O hear, our feeble cry;

Guide, O guide, our wandering feet!

2 Young and erring travellers, we
All our dangers do not know;
Scarcely fear the stormy sea;
Hardly feel the tempest blow.

3 Jesus, Lover of the young!
Cleanse us with thy blood divine;
Ere the tide of sin grow strong,
Save us, keep us, make us thine.

4 Let us ever hear thy voice,

Ask thy counsel every day;
Saints and angels will rejoice
If we walk in wisdom's way.

5 Saviour give us faith, and pour
Hope and love on every soul-
Hope, till time shall be no more;
Love, while endless ages roll,

Children's Hymns.


The dew-drops of the Word.

L. M.

Deut. xxxii, 2. Isa. lv, 10, 11. Matt. xi, 25.

1 How gently in night's silent hours
The dew distils upon the flowers
How softly on the grass new-mown
The crystal drops of rain are strown!

2 But gentler, softer, falls thy word
On childhood's tender heart, O Lord!
Making the germs of grace appear
Like snowdrops in the op'ning year.

3 Its light, reveal'd to infant eyes,
Is darkness to the worldly wise;
We know, we feel the Bible true,
For it has made our hearts anew.

4 More precious than Peruvian ore, Dearer than all earth's fading loreTake what you will from helpless youth, But leave, oh! leave the word of truth!

5 The proud may scorn, the vain may sneer,
But neither shame, nor fraud, nor fear,
Nor threat of man, nor hell's device,
Shall rob us of this pearl of price.


Children's Hymns.


Christ's lambs blessed for ever.

Isa. xlv, 19. John x 28.

1 THEY are bless'd, and bless'd for ever,
Who, in childhood's early day,
Seek the care of Him, who never
Turns the seeking soul away:
Blessed Jesus!

We would love Him

Better e'en than angels do.

2 They, the world's temptations scorning,
Follow after Christ the Lord,
Who, in youth's delightful morning,
Yield themselves unto the Lord:
Blessed Jesus!

We would love Him
Better e'en than angels do.

3 He, their Shepherd and their Saviour
Will with eyes of love behold,
And regard with kindred favour
Every lamb within his fold:
Blessed Jesus!

We would love Him

Better e'en than angels do.

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