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4 Jerusalem, Jerusalem,

Would God I were with thee!
O that my sorrows had an end :

Thy joys that I might see !
5 Thy walls are made of precious stone,

Thy bulwarks diamond square ;
Thy gates are made of orient pearl ;

O God, if I were there!
6 O my sweet home, Jerusalem !

Thy joys when shall I see?
The King that sitteth on the throne,

And thy felicity ?
7 Thy gardens and thy goodly walks

Continually are green,
Where grow such sweet and lovely flowers

As nowhere else are seen.
Jerusalem! Jerusalem !

Thy joys fain would I see;
Come quickly, Lord, and end my griefs,

And take me home to Thee.
9 0, in my forehead plant Thy name,

And take me hence away;
That I may dwell with Thee in bliss,

And sing Thy praise for aye. 10 0, mother dear, Jerusalem!

When shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end?

Thy joys when shall I see?

VIII. TEACHERS' MEETINGS. 278.

Working God's Will. S.M. 1 TEACH me, my God and King,

In all things Thee to see :
And what I do in anything,

To do it as for Thee !
2 To scorn the senses' sway,

While still to Thee I tend :
In all I do, be Thou the way,

In all, be Thou the end, 3 All may of Thee partake :

Nothing so small can be,
But draws, when acted for Thy sake,

Greatness and worth from Thee. 4 If done beneath Thy laws,

E'en servile labours shine ;
Hallowed is toil, if this the cause ;

The meanest work, divine. 279.

The Active Christian. S.M. 1 servants of the Lord,

Each in his office wait,
Observant of His heavenly word,

And watchful at His gate. 2 Let all your lamps be bright,

And trim the golden flame;.
Gird up your loins as in His sight,

For awful is His name.

YE

3 Watch, 'tis your Lord's command;

Ard' while we speak He's near;
Mark the first signal of His hand,

And ready all appear.
4 O happy servant he,

In such a posture found !
He shall his Lord with rapture see,

And be with honour crowned.
5 Christ shall the banquet spread,

With His own royal hand,
And raise that favourite servant's head,

Amidst the angelic band.
280.
Prayer for Scholars.

S.M. 1 GREAT God, with heart and tongue,

For all our youth we pray; 0, may they learn, while they are young,

To walk in wisdom's way.
2 Now in their early days

Teach them Thy will to know;
Thy Spirit's sanctifying grace,

Betimes on them bestow.
3 Their hearts, to folly prone,

Renew, by power divine;
Unite them to Thyself alone,

And make them wholly Thine.
4 Make their defenceless youth

The object of Thy care ;
Help them to chose the way of truth,

And fiee from every snare.

50 let Thy word of grace

Their warmest thoughts employ;
Be this, through all their future days,

Their treasure and their joy.
281.
Prayer for Youth.

L.M. 1 THOU God of love and mercy hear,

Our grateful vows, our fervent prayer; And with Thy choicest favours bless;

And own as Thine the rising race !
2 Incline their hearts to learn Thy will,

Their opening minds with knowledge fill;
Impress Thine image on their breast,

And guide them to eternal rest. 282.

Sowing and Reaping. 8.M.

in the morn thy seed,
At eve hold not thy hand;
To doubt and fear give thou no heed,

Broadcast it o'er the land. 2 Beside all waters sow,

The highway furrows stock,
Drop it where thorns and thistles grow,

Scatter it on the rock.
3 The good the fruitful ground,

Expect not here, nor there :
O'er hill and dale, by plots, 'tis found;

Go forth, then, everywhere.

SOW

4 Thou know'st not which may thrive,

The late or early sown ;
Grace keeps the precious germs alive

When and wherever strown.
6 And duly shall appear,

In verdure, beauty, strength,
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear,

And the full corn at length.
6 Thou canst not toil in vain ;

Cold, heat, and moist and dry,
Shall foster and mature the grain

For garners in the sky.
7 Thence, when the glorious end,

The day of God is come,
The angel-reapers shall descend,

And heaven cry, “Harvest-home !"? 283,

Children commended to Christ. L.M. 1 GREAT Saviour ! who didst condescend

Young children in Thine arms to take,
Still prove thyself the children's Friend,

And save them for Thy mercy's sake.
2 As seed that's sown in fruitful ground,

Let the instruction they receive,
To Thine immortal praise abound,

And make them to Thy glory live.
3 Whilst in the slippery paths of youth,

Be Thou their guardian and their guide,
That they directed by the truth,
May never from Thy precepts slide.

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