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3 His grace through all the desert flows,
An unexhausted stream:
Shall be my endless theme.
4 Mingled with all the shining band,
My soul shall there adore;
Which goeth out no more.
WISDOM, whose unfading power
O "Beside the 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;
And lisp Thy faltered prayer.
3 But in Thy Father's own abode,
With Israel's elders round,
Thy chiefest joy was found.
may our youth adore Thy name!
And, Saviour, deign to bless
Of early holiness!
HO shall ascend to the holy place,
And stand on the holy hill?
2 The servants of the Lord are they,
The pure in heart and hand,
3 Not to the noble, not to the strong,
To the wealthy, or the wise,
4 But those who in humble and holy fear,
With childlike faith and love, Have served the Lord as their Master here, Shall praise their Lord above.
Hallelujah ! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth !
5 And chiefly those who in youth to Him
Their morn of life have given, With Cherubim and Seraphim, And all the host of heaven
And to the Lamb shall raise
Nor worldly fame, we pray ;
And quickly fade away.
But to Thy holy eyes
O make us meekly wise.
By scattering gets increase ;
And all her paths are peace.
True glory she bestows :
From her pure well-spring flows.
Y cool Siloam's shady rill
How sweet the lily grows ! How sweet the breath beneath the hill
Of Sharon's dewy rose !
2 Lo! such the child whose early feet
The paths of peace have trod;
Is upward drawn to God!
3 By cool Siloam's shady rill
The lily must decay;
Must shortly fade away.
4 And soon, too soon, the wintry hour
Of man's maturer age
And stormy passion's rage !
5 O Thou, whose infant feet were found
Within Thy Father's shrine ! Whose years, with changeless virtue crowned,
Were all alike divine ;
6 Dependent on Thy bounteous breath,
We seek Thy grace alone,
To keep us still Thine own!
SK, and ye surely shall receive;"
We lift our voice, and we believe
That we are surely heard.
2 We ask not anything that earth
Can give or take away :
Wilt guard us day by day.
We ask for light, and love, and strength
All selfish snares to shun:
" Thy will, not ours, be done!”
4 We ask that to each separate heart
Of all our brethren here
The wisdom of Thy fear.
5 May young and old conspire to prize,
And labour to secure,
Noble, and just, and pure.
The Life, the Truth, the Way,
Lord, teach us how to pray!