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IN PROSE AND VERSE.
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As the heaven is high above tlc
earth, so great is IHi is morc toward
them that fear him. Psa. 10: : 1.
High as the heaven is raised
Above the ground we tread,
So far tho riches of his grace"
Our highest thoughts exceed.
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BLESSI isED the I llu that walketlh
lnot in thle counselsl( of the uunglodly,
11or "stalidCtlhl in tlec way of -ilneirs.
Psa. 1 : 1.
Blest is the child who seeks to know
The ways of God, and loves them well;
Who shuns the path that sinners go,
Destructive path that leads to hell.
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CHILDREN, ohey your parents in
the Lord; for this is right. Eph.
Let children that would fear the Lord,
Hear what their teachers say;
With reverence meet their parents' word,
And with delight obey.
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DELIGHT thyself also in the Lold;
and he shall give thee the desires
,of iy heart. Psa. 37:4.
0 Lord, I would delight in thee,
And on thy care depend:
To thee in every trouble flee,
My best, my only Friend.
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ENTER not into the path of the
wicked, and go not in the way of
evil men. Prov. 4:14.
From evil men I ll turn my eyes,
Nor with the wicked go;
I would be walking with the wise,
That wiser I might grow.
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FRoM a child thou hast known the
holy Scriptures, which are able to
make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ
Jesus. 2 Tim. 3: 15.
Thy word is everlasting truth,
How pure is every page;
That holy book shall guide our youth,
And well support our age.
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GOOD understand i ii Iavor:
butlt li wayv cf tranllrressors is lfard.
Prov. 1:: 15.
Lord, lest my feeble steps should slide,
Or wander from the way,
Be thou my Guardian and my Guide,
And I shall never stray.
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HONOR thy father and thy mother;
that thy days may be long upon
the land which the Lord thy God
giveth thee. Exod. 20:12.
All those that worship God, and give
Their parents honor due,
The blessings of this life receive,
And life hereafter too.
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I LOVE them that love me; and
those that seek me early shall find
me. Prov. 8:17.
The soul that longs to see my face,
Is sure my love to gain;
And those that early seek my grace,
Shall never seek in vain.
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JESUS called them unto him, and
said, Suffer little children to come
unto me, and forbid tliem, not; for
of I uch is the kingdom of God.
Young children once to Jesus came,
And bent their infant knee:
"Forbid them not," the Saviour said,
And so he says for me.
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K.EEP thy tongue from evil, uinl
thy lips from speaking guile. P. i.
My dark and erring mind illume
With truth's celestial rays;
Inspire my heart with sacred love,
And tune my lips to praise.
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LYING lips are abomination to the
Lord; but they that deal truly are
his delight. Prov. 12:22.
0 send thy Spirit down to write
Thy law upon my heart;
Nor let my tongue indulge deceit,
Nor act the liar's part.
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MY son, give me thy heart, and let
thine eyes observe my ways. Prov.
Children, and have you never known
The message from above?
Give me, says Christ, thy heart, my son;
Give me thy earliest love.
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Now is the :lropltEl l ii; '11(ioI.
1O V" i. 't1,ll day 4W '.IlvfLa iil. 2 (Co.
To Jesus may we fly
Swift as the morning light,
Lest life's young golden beams should die
In sudden endless night.
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0 TI.\T my ways were diroetod 1o
k,,,il thy sfit.1i11, Psa. 119 : 5.
0 that the Lord would guide my ways
To keep his statutes still;
0 that my God would grant me grace
To know and do his will.
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PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem:
they shall prosper that love thee.
Psa. 122: 6.
My soul shall pray for Zion still,
While life or breath remains;
There my best friends, my kindred dweLl,
There God my Saviour reigns.
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QTTICKEN me, O Lord, after thy lov-
ing-kin(dness; so shall I keep the
testimony of thy mouth. Psalm
Then shall I love thy gospel more,
And ne'er forget thy word,
When I have felt its quickening power
To draw me near the Lord.
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EMEMIWR X liow Ill; Crf.i-tor ill thle
l;bys of thy Vyotl,. wNlile( thli evi
lIays collie inot. Ijor tihe( ycairs- dr1\\
nigh, Iwhen( tlhou -halt sany, I have
11 pleaCsuir. in them. Eccl. 12: 1.
Now, in the heat of youthful blood,
Remember your Creator God;
Behold the months come hastening on,
When you shall say, My joys are gone.
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SEAIWH t11 Scrilpinres; for ill tliell
ye think ye have eternal life: and
they are they which testify of me.
Johl4n 5: 39.
God's kindest thoughts are here expressed,
Able to make us wise and blessed;
The doctrines are divinely true,
Fit for reproof and comfort too.
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THE fear of the Lord is the b1egin-
ning of wisdom; a good understand-
ing have all they that do his com-
mandments: his praise endureth for
ever. Psa. 111:10.
They that would grow divinely wise,
Must with his fear begin;
Our fairest proof of knowledge lies
In hating every sin.
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UNTO thee, 0 Lord, wil I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear .in the
morning, O Lord; in the morning
will I direct my prayer unto thee,
and will look up. Psa. 5:2, 3.
To thee, each morning when I rise,
My early vows I'11 pay;
And ere the night has closed my eyes,
I '11 thank thee for the day.
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TERILY, verily, 1 iay unto you, He
that elievoell on me hath everlast-
inr lift. John ():-I7.
Our faith adores thy bleeding love,
And trusts for life in One that died;
We hope for heavenly crowns above,
From a Redeemer crucified.
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WHEREWITHAI shall a young man
cleanse his way? by taking heed
thereto according to thy word. Psa.
How shall the young secure their hearts,
And guard their lives from sin?
Thy word the choicest rules imparts,
To keep their conscience clean.
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EXCEPT ye be converted, and be-
come as little children, ye shall not
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Convert me by thy grace,
And let me know thy love,
That I may lope to see thy face,
In those bright realms above.
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YE children, hearken unto me: I
will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Psa. 34: 11.
0 'tis a lovely thing for youth
To walk betimes in wisdom's way,
To fear a lie, to speak the truth,
That we may trust to all they say.
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ZION said,... My Lord hath forgot-
ten me. Can a woman forget her
sucking child? .. Yea, they may
forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Isa. 49: 14, 15.
Can a woman's tender care
Cease towards the child she bare ?
Yes, she may forgetful be,
Yet I will remember thee.
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I want to be like Jesus,
So lowly and so meek;
For no one marked an angry word,
That ever heard him speak.
I want to be like Jesus,
So frequently in l5rayer:
Alone upon the mountain-top,
He met his Father there.
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I want to be.like Jesus:
I never, never find
That he,'though persecuted, was
To any one unkind.
I want tob be like Jesus *
Engaged in doing good;
So that of me it may be said,
"She hath done what she could."
Alas, I'm not like Jesus'
As any one may see:
0 gentle Saviour, send thy grace
And make me like to thee.
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CHILDREN IN HEAVEN.
Around the thrown of God In heaven,
Thousands of clIlire stand-
4Children whose 'sins are all forgiven, ~
:A holy, happy band, ..
Singing, Glory, glory.
?-In flowing robes of spotless white,
See everyone arrayed,
Dwelling in everlasting light,
And joys that never fade.
Siaging, Glory, glory.
Once they were little things like you
And lived on earth below,
And could not praise, as ribw they do,
The Lord who loved them so,
Singing, Glory, glory.
What brought them to that world above,
That heaven so, bright and fair,
Where all is peace, and joy, and ove?
How came those children there, *
Singing, Glory, glory? :'
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-. Because the Saviour shed his blood
To wash away-their sin:
1athed in that pure a iprecio1 -blood i
Behol them, Qhite,-lnd clean,
Singing Glory, glory
S/On earth they ought the Sa\viur's grace
On earth they loved his name;
SSo now they see his blessed face,
S And stand before the Lani.
:Singing, Glory, glory. .
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