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Such as we shall have in heaven,
When we are for ever blest.
In the six appointed days,
Food and raiment we must earn ;
We may have our healthful play,
And our needful wisdom learn.
Sunday we must never use
For the things which will not last;
'Tis for us to-day to choose

What will stand when life is past. 246. The First Sabbath. Thus the heavens and the earth were

finished, And all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which He had made; And He rested on the seventh day From all his work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and

sanctified it; Because that in it He had rested From all his work which God created and

made.-Gen. ii. 1. 247. The Preparation. (S.M.)

The Sunday is at hand,

The hours of work are done ;
To-morrow is God's holy rest,

And soon 'twill be begun.

'Tis time for me to close

The business of the week ;
To cease from earthly thoughts and play,

And heavenly blessings seek.
I'll finish ere I sleep,

All that I have to do;
So when I wake my mind may have

Only God's rest in view.
When death shall be at hand,
And days and weeks are o'er,
May I be ready to begin

Å Sabbath evermore.


248. Children, Obey your Parents. (7’s.)

CHILDREN, would you know the way,
Happy through your lives to be;
Always honour and obey,
Both your parents readily.
Think not ’tis enough to love,
Honour meaneth something more ;
Their commands are far above
What you may have wished before.
What they bid you, always do;
Leave undone what they forbid ;
Them revere, to them be true,
Nothing should from them be hid.

Even when youth has passed away,
Give them honour, watch their will ;
Be their comfort, help, and stay,

For they are your parents still. 249. God's Words to Children. CHILDREN, obey your parents in the Lord :

for this is right. Honour thy father and thy mother; Which is the first commandment with pro

mise ; That it may be well with thee, And thou mayest live long on the earth. Children, obey your parents in all things. Cursed be he that setteth light by his father

or his mother! And all the people shall say, Amen! The eye that mocketh at his father, And despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, And the young eagles shall eat it! - Eph. vi. 1; Col. iii. 20; Deut. xxvii. 16;

Prov. xxx. 17.


THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT. 250. Brotherly Kindness. O BLESSED Jesus, make me kind,

And dwell within my heart; That bitterness and hastiness

In me may have no part.

Whene'er in angry rage I lift

My hand to strike another,
I'm doing in a less degree

Cain's deed towards his brother !
The beasts, whose spirits die, will fight

For safety, food, or life ;
The savages, who know not God,

Delight in blood and strife.
The quarrelsome and passionate,

How can they dwell above, Where none are found but those whose hearts

God fills,—and God is love! 251. How to treat our Enemies. LOVE your enemies, Bless them that curse you, Do good to them that hate you, And pray for them which despitefully use

you, And persecute you ; That ye may be the children of your Father Which is in heaven : For he maketh his sun to rise on the evil

and on the good, And sendeth rain on the just and on the

For if ye love them which love you,
What reward have ye?
Do not even the publicans the same ?

Matt. v. 44.


252. Be ye kind one to another.

SAVIOUR, teach me how to live,
Ever ready to forgive :
Teach me, teach me how to pray,
For offenders day by day!
Lord, thy grace to me impart,
Soften my revengeful heart :
Let me not be pleased to see
Grief on those who've injured me.
If my faults were strictly tried,
By thy wrath I must have died ;
Since thy mercy bears me long,
I'll forgive who do me wrong.
If unkindness on me fall,
Let me freely pardon all ;
Kindle in me mercy's fire,
Let my patience never tire !


253. Remove thy Foot from Evil. (L.M.)
O That the young would watch their heart,
And guard from sinful looks their eyes;
From words impure would alway start,
And check all wanton thoughts that rise.
'Tis not enough from vice to flee,
The thought of wickedness is sin
Each secret wish the Lord can see,
And whether you resist within.

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