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LOD the Father, throned on high ; 5 What Thou willest may we will,
Nor our own desires fulfil,
For we know not good from ill.
Lord, in merey hear us. 2 We would hope in Thee alone;
6 Turn our eyes from what is vain, May our hopes be all Thine own,
Guide our tongues with careful rein
That we speak no word profane.
Lord, in mercy hear us. 3 Lord, we love Thee, we deplore
7 May our lips our faith confess,
Teach us, when reviled, to bless,
Conquering by gentleness.
Lord, in mercy hear us. 4 At Thy feet our thoughts we lay,
8 Make us wise to do the right,
Calm in trouble, brave in fight,
Humble, when our path is bright.
Lord, in mercy hear us.
We the angels' call may hear,
T. B. Pollock.
Life's hard struggle, death's fierce throe All whose cares to Thee are known,
Thou hast felt, and Thou dost know; Hear us, we beseech Thee.
Hear us, we beseech Thee. 2 Life and help from day to day,
6 When the sick before Thee lay, At whose will on earth we stay,
None were sent unhelped away,
Sin and death released their prey ;
Hear us, we beseech Thee. 3 Chastening those whom Thou dost choose, 7 At thy feet in faith we bow, Healing by the stripes that bruise,
Good Physician, sure that Thou
Art as kind as ever now;
Hear us, we beseech Thec. 4 Christ, we trust Thy tender care,
8 May the sorrows we endure Thou didst all our sorrows share,
Be the medicine for our cure,
Be the fire to make us pure;
Hear us, we beseech Thee.
May our dying set us free,
7. B. Pollock.
PART I. (ESU, from Thy throne on high,
5 Little lives may be divine,
Little deeds of love may shino,
Little ones be wholly Thine.
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 2 Little children need not fear,
6 Jesu, once an infant small,
Cradled in the oxen's stall,
Though the God and Lord of all.
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 3 Little lambs may come to Thee,
7 Once a Child so good and fair,
Feeling want, and toil, and care-
All that we may have to bear.
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 4 Little hearts may love Thee well,
8 Jesu, Thou dost love us still,
And it is Thy holy will
That we should be safe from ill.
Hear us, Holy Jesu.
T. B. Pollock
PART II. · BE Th our
work and in our play,
6 May we ever try to be
From our sinful tempers free,
Pure and gentle, Lord, like Thee.
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 2 When we lie asleep at night,
7 May our thoughts be undefiled,
May our words be true and mild,
Make us each a holy child.
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 3 Make us brave without a fear,
8 Jesu, Son of God most high,
Who didst in a manger lie,
Who upon the cross didst die.
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 4 May we prize our Christian name,
9 Jesu, from Thy heavenly throne,
Watching o'er each little one,
Till our life on earth is done.
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 6 May we grow from day to day,
10 Jesu, whom we hope to see,
Calling us in heaven to be
Happy evermore with Thee.
Hear us, Holy Jesu.
1. B. Pollock