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3 Watchman, tell us of the night,

For the morning seems to dawn. Trav'ler, darkness takes its flight;

Doubt and terror are withdrawn. Watchman, let thy wand'ring cease;

Hie thee to thy quiet home. Tray'ler, lo! the Prince of Peace,

Lo! the Son of God is come.

HAL

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7th P. M. 8 lines 7s.

The song of jubilee.
ARK! the song of jubilee;

Loud as mighty thunders roar,
Or the fulness of the sea,

When it breaks upon the shore : Hallelujah! for the Lord

God omnipotent shall reign; Hallclujah! let the word

Echo round the earth and main.

2 Hallelujah !-hark! the sound,

From the centre to the skies, Wakes above, beneath, around,

All creation's harmonies : See Jehovah's banners furl'd;

Sheath'd his sword : he speaks—'tis done And the kingdoms of this world

Are the kingdoms of his Son.

3 He shall reign from pole to pole

With illimitable sway;
He shall reign, when, like a scroll,

Yonder heavens have pass'd away:
Then the end ;-beneath his rod,

Man's last enemy shall fall; Hallelujah! Christ in God,

God in Christ, is all in all.

L. M.

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The song of triumph COON may the last glad song arise,

That song of triumph which records
That all the earth is now the Lord's.
2 Let thrones, and powers, and kingdoms, be
Obedient, mighty God, to thee;
And over land, and stream, and main,
Now wave the sceptre of thy reign.
3 O let that glorious anthem swell;
Let host to host the triumph tell,
Till not one rebel heart remains,
But over all the Saviour reigns.

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16th P. M. 11 12, 11 12.
Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
JOIN ye the anthems of triumph, that rise
From the throng of the blest, from the hosts

of the skies : Alleluia, they sing, in rapturous strains ; Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigns. 2 He gave to the light its beneficent wings; He controlleth the counsels of senates and kings: From his throne in the clouds the lightnings are

hurld, And he ruleth the factions that rage through the

world. 3 Rejoice, ye that love him; his power cannot

fail;

His omnipotent goodness shall surely prevail;
The triumph of evil will shortly be past,
And omnipotent mercy shall conquer at last.
4 Though Satan now maketh the nations his prey,
The dominion of darkness shall soon pass away :
Exulting, we join heaven's rapturous strains,
Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigns.

SUNDAY-SCHOOLS.

DELIGHT

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C. M. Blessedness of instructing the young. ELIGHTFUL work ! young souls to win,

And turn the rising race From the deceitful paths of sin,

To seek redeeming grace.
2 Children our kind protection claim ;

And God will well approve
When infants learn to lisp his name,

And their Redeemer love.
3 Be ours the bliss, in wisdom's way

To guide untutor’d youth,
And show the mind which went astray

The Way, the Life, the Truth.
4 Almighty God, thine influence shed,

To aid this blest design:
The honours of thy Name be spread,

And all the glory thine.

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5th P. M. 4 lines 78. A blessing invoked on teachers.

M"Wisdom had her glorious seat,

When the orbs that people space

Sprang to birth beneath thy feet; 2 Source of truth, whose rays alone

Light the mighty world of mind; God of love, who from thy throne

Kindly watchest all mankind; 3 Shed on those, who in thy Name

Teach the way of truth and right, Shed that love's undying flame,

Shed that wisdom's guiding light.

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C. M.
For a blessing on the childi en.
WISDOM! whose unfading power

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

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

An infant form to wear, —
I'o bless thy mother with a smile,

And lisp thy falter'd 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 fost'ring grace the timid flame

Of early holiness.

C. M.

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The Christian child. Y cool Siloam's shady rill

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IIow sweet the breath, beneath the hill,

Of Sharon's dewy rose ! 2 Lo! such the child whose early feet

The paths of peace have trodWhose secret heart, with influence sweet,

Is upwas 1 drawn to God.
3 By cool Siloam's shady rill

The lily must decay ;
The rose that blooms beneath the hill

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

Of man's maturer age Will shake the soul with sorrow's power,

And stormy passion's rage.

COM

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5 0 Thou who givest life and breath,

We seek thy grace alone,
In childhood, manhood, age, and death,

To keep us still thine own. 1011

1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. Sanctified knowledge. NOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

To whom we for our children cry,
The good desired, and wanted most,

Out of thy richest grace supply;
The sacred discipline be given,
To train and bring them up for heaven.
2 Error and ignorance remove;

Their blindness, both of heart and mind : Give them the wisdom from above,

Spotless, and peaceable, and kind :
In knowledge pure their minds renew,
And store with thoughts divinely true.
3 Learning's redundant part and vain

Be here cut off and cast aside :
But let them, Lord, the substance gain;

In every solid truth abide ;
Swiftly acquire, and ne'er forego
The knowledge fit for man to know.
4 Unite the pair so long disjoin'd,

Knowledge and vital piety :
Learning and holiness combined,

And truth and love, let all men seo In those whom up to thee we give, Thine, wholly thine, to die and live. 1012

C. M. Anniversary; the children's jubilee. OSANNA, be the children's song,

To Christ, the children's King ; His praise, to whom our souls belong,

Let all the children sing

HOS

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