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11.8. GOOD David whose psalms have so often
And who was so noble and grand; Was only a shepherd boy when he was young,
Though afterwards king of the land. 2 He tended his flocks on the pastures by day,
And kept them in safety by night, And though a poor shepherd' he did not delay,
To do what was holy and right. 3 For while he sat watching his sheep in the fold,
To guard them from danger abroad ; It then was his greatest delight we are told,
To think on the works of the Lord. 4 Thus seeking so early for knowledge and truth,
His childhood in wisdom began; And therefore the Lord was the guide of his
And made him so mighty a man. 5 So he soon was made king, for the prophet
foretold That God meant to honour him thus; And if we will serve Him like David of old,
The Lord will be mindful of us. 85. Samuel.
L.M. 1 ONCE in the silence of the night,
The lamp of God was clear and bright;
And there by holy angels kept,
Samuel the child securely slept.
“ Samuel!” it called, and thrice it spoke.
word ? '
The paths of righteousness he trod;
And Israel, taught by him, was blest.
Incline our hearts to love Thy ways;
Speak, Lord, and let Thy servants hear. 86.
Christ Stills the Storm, C.M.
was within the tossing bark,
And the tall mast was bowed.
And baffled in their skill;
To the wild sea-"Be still!"
Passed through the gloomy sky;
And fell beneath His eye.
4 And slumber settled on the deep,
And silence on the blast;
When sultry day is past.
Didst rule the tempest's mood,
Soft on our souls to brood!
Thy mandate to fulfil !
Speak, and say—“Peace, be still!” 87.
To Zion Jesus came;
Hosanna to His name.
But as He rode along,
And smiled to hear their song.
His love for children still-
Zion's heavenly hill-
Who sits upon the throne,
And sing aloud, Hosanna !
To David's royal Son.
Our great Redeemer's praise,
Would their Hosannas raise.
The tribute of our words ?
Let them, too, be the Lord's!
L.M. 1 DREAMS
are departing from my soul, And light is bursting on my eyes ; Great waves of sorrow o'er me roll;
Visions of guilt before me rise.
My Father all their wants supplies ;
His rebel son in hunger dies !
To see once more my Father's face;
To seek that Father's fond embrace. 4 Perhaps in His house there may be room,
And daily toil for one poor slave;
5 I am resolved—I cannot stay
To perish in the desert wild;
Receive thy guilty sorrowing child!
VII. LIFE-ITS DUTIES, ETC. 89.
Strength in Weakness. C.M. 1 ALMIGHTY Father! I am weak,
But Thou wilt strengthen me,
For help and strength from Thee. 2 When I am tempted to do wrong,
Then, Father, pity me,
Help me to think of Thee !
That courage give to me,
And puts its trust in Thee. 90. Repentance.
Jesus Christ was sent
We should at once begin.
“We're sorry, and repent,"