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5 O may thy grace his heart enlarge,
To teach thy precepts given,
He shall be called to heaven.
HYMN 488. L. M. [#]
Pastoral Care. 1 GREAT God, before thy throne we bow;
To thee we raise the fervent prayer ; Do thou on us thy grace bestow,
And make us all thy tender care. 2 Him thou dost place as pastor here,
Wilt thou, O Saviour, deign to bless : With firmness and with godly fear
May he declare thy truth and grace. 3 May no vain pride his heart possess,
To wrest thy word, thy truth conceal; Be thou his Strength and Righteousness,
And with thy love his bosom fill. 4 And on this people, gracious Lord,
Pour down thy blessings from above, Cause every heart to love thy word,
And in thy paths their footsteps move. 5 We pray, O God, and we believe ;
We've seen thy kindness all our days; And long as we existence have,
We'll celebrate thy wondrous praise.
HYMN 489. L. M. [#]
Ordination or Installation. 1 O Thou, who art above all height,
Our God, our Father and our Friend, Beneath thy throne of love and light,
Let thine adoring children bend. 2 We kneel in praise, that here is set
A vine that by thy culture grew; We kneel in prayer, that thou wouldst wet
Its opening leaves with heavenly dew. 3 Since this thy servant now hath given
Himself, his powers, his hopes, his youth, To the great cause of truth and heaven,
Be thou his Guide, O God of truth. 4 Here may his doctrine drop like rain,
His speech like Hermon's dew distil, Till green fields smile, and golden grain,
Ripe for the harvest, waits thy will. 5 And when he sinks in death, by care,
Or pain, or toil, or years oppressed, O God, remember then our prayer,
And take his spirit to thy rest.
BAPTISM, AND EARLY INSTRUCTION.
HYMN 490. C. M. [b or #]
Dedication of Children.
With all-engaging charms ;
And folds them in his arms!
name ; It was to bless such souls as these The Lord of
And yield thern up to thee;
Thine let our offspring be.
Ye children, seek his face;
The blessings of his grace.
Thy guardian care we trust;
If weeping o'er their dust.
HYMN 491. C. M. [#
To Abram and his seed !
Supplying all their need.
From age to age endure ;
And seals, the blessing sure.
To our great fathers given ;
And calls them heirs of heaven.
His love endures the same;
Blots out the children's name.
HYMN 492. S. M. [#]
Our Offspring the Care of God.
Our eyes delighted trace;
To Zion's chosen race.
And mark them out for thine :
For goodness so divine,
-3 Thee let the fathers own,
And thee the sons adore ;
To be forgot no more.
How plenteous is thy grace,
Includes our rising race !
HYMN 493. C. M. [#]
Infants blessed of Christ.
With transport all divine ;
Thy love in every line.
Spread o'er thy lovely face,
Receive the smiling grace.
And lay them on my breast ;
In me be ever blest. 4 Death may the bands of life unloose, But can't dissolve
The family above.
And shout, with joys divine,
Shall be forever thine.