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4 Here, may our unborn sons

And daughters sound Thy praise,
And shine like polished stones,

Through long succeeding days;
Here, Lord, display Thy saving power,
While temples stand and men adore.

BENJAMIN FRANCIS. 1774.

breast;

DOMESTIC WORSHIP.

C.M.
Shew piety at home. - 1 Tim. 5. 4.
1 APPY the home when God is there,

And love fills every
Where one their wish and one their prayer,

And one their heavenly rest.
2 Happy the home where Jesus' name

Is sweet to every ear ;
Where children early lisp His fame,

And parents hold Him dear.
3 Happy the home where prayer is heard,

And praise is wont to rise,
Where parents love the sacred word,

And live but for the skies.
4 Lord ! let us in our homes agree

This blessed peace to gain ;
Unite our hearts in love to Thee,

And love to all will reign.

MARRIAGE.

7.6.

1251 And God blessed them.-Gen. 1. 28.

1 MHE voice that breathed o'er Eden
THE

That earliest wedding-day,

The primal marriage blessing,

It hath not passed away. 2 Still in the pure espousal

Of Christian man and maid, The Holy Three are with us,

The threefold grace is said ; 3 For dower of blessed children,

For love and faith's sweet sake, For high mysterious union

Which naught on earth may break. 4 Be present, awful Father,

To give away this bride,
As Eve Thou gay'st to Adam

Out of his own pierced side. 5 Be present, gracious Saviour,

To join their loving hands, As Thou didst bind two natures

In Thine eternal bands. 6 Be present, Holiest Spirit,

To bless them as they kneel,
As Thou for Christ the Bridegroom

The heavenly Spouse dost seal.
7 O spread Thy pure wings o'er them,
Let no ill power

find place, When onward to Thy footstool

Their daily path they trace,
8 To cast their crowns before Thee,

In perfect sacrifice;
Till to the home of gladness
With Christ's own Bride they rise.

J. KEBLE. 1857.

1252 He that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God.

1 John 4. 16. 10 O

LOVE Divine and golden,

Mysterious depth and height!
To Thee the world beholden

Looks up for life and light;
O Love Divine and gentle,

The blesser and the blest!
Beneath Thy care parental

The world lies down in rest.
2 O Love Divine and tender,

That through our homes doth move,
Veiled in the softened splendour

Of holy household love.
A throne without Thy blessing

Were labour without rest,
And cottages possessing

Thy blessedness are blest.
3 God bless these hands united !

God bless these hearts made one!
Unsevered and unblighted

May they through life go on;
Here in earth's home preparing

For the bright home above,
And there for ever sharing
Its joy where “ God is Love."

J. S. B. MONSELL. 1875.

1253

A

MORNING AND EVENING.

S.M.
I will rise to give thanks to Thee.

Ps. 119. 62.
NOTHER day begun!

Lord, grant us grace that we,

1

ath is near,

Before the setting of the sun,

Redeem the time for Thee.
2 Another day of toil!

To Thee we yield our powers ;
And let not sin our conscience soil

Through all the passing hours.
3 Another day of fear !

For watchful is our foe;
And sin is strong, and

And short our time below.
4 Another day of hope !

For Thou art with us still ;
And Thine Almighty strength can cope

With all who seek our ill.
5 Another day of grace

To help us on our way!
One step towards the resting-place-
The eternal Sabbath-day.

J. ELLERTON. 1870.

1254 The things which are not seen are eternal.

.

2 Cor. 4. 18.
1 THE roseate hues of early dawn,

of

The crimson of the sunset sky,

How fast they fade away ;
O for the pearly gates of heaven,

O for the golden floor;
O for the Sun of Righteousness,

That setteth nevermore!
2 The highest hopes we cherish here,

How fast they tire and faint !
How many a spot defiles the robe

That wraps an earthly saint !

O for a heart that never sins,

O for a soul washed white !
O for a voice to praise our King,

Nor weary, day or night!
3 Here faith is ours, and heavenly hope

And grace to lead us higher;
But there are perfectness and peace

Beyond our best desire.
O by Thy love and anguish, Lord;

O by Thy life laid down;
O that we fall not from Thy grace,
Nor cast away our crown!

MRS. C. F. ALEXANDER. 1853.

1255 ble that keepeth thee, will not slumber.

Ps. 121. 3.

1 MHE radiant morn hath passed away,

;

The shadows of departing day

Creep on once more.
2 Our life is but a fading dawn;

Its glorious noon how quickly past!
Lead us, O Christ! when all is gone,

Safe home at last.
3 O by Thy soul-inspiring grace,

Uplift our hearts to realms on high,
Help us to look to that bright place

Beyond the sky;
4 Where light and life and joy and peace

In undivided empire reign,
And thronging angels never cease

Their deathless strain.

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