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introduced, the names of such as are most approved, have been subjoined to these, and all the hymns. Reference has been made, in some cases, by proper initial letters, to the “Sunday School Singing Book,” recently published by W. CROSBY & Co., Washington Street, and to the Sabbath School Minstrel," published by the Sabbath School Union, 79 Cornhill, Boston, in both of which may be found many pleasing airs and good juvenile music. The other tunes referred to, may be found in those collections of Psalmody in use by most of our church choirs.

In many schools, it has been found, by experience, that forms of prayer and selections of Scripture are desirable for enlisting the attention of the young, in the devotional exercises of the school. To meet this want, à compilation of such exercises has been made, and added at the close of this book. The best mode of using them, is indicated by their arrangement. 1. Hymn. 2. Selections by response; the superintendent leading, in a slow and impressive manner, and the children, having the book open before them, following in a similar manner. 3. Prayer; the children closing the book, or, if thought best, having it open, and responding after the superintendent, as in the other exercise. If a general lesson is given at the opening of the school, it should follow the hymn, and if necessary, on account of time, the selections of Scripture omitted. The school should be closed with the reading and singing of a hymn together.

With these few explanations, this little work is commended anew, to the favor of Sunday Schools, and the blessing of Heaven,

L. G. P. :

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Gathered by the band of kindness,
Glory to our heavenly King,
God, who is just and kind,
God of love, we look to thee, .
God of mercy, God of love,
God, in the Gospel of his Son,
God might have made the earth bring forth,
God, thou art good ! each perfumed flower,
God moves in a mysterious way,
Go, when the morning shineth,
Great God, and wilt thou condescend,
Great God, accept our songs of praise,
Great God, our Father and our Friend,
Great Source of unexhausted good,
Great God, to thee my voice I raise,
Hail, reviving, joyous Spring,
Hail to the Lord's anointed,
Hark! the deep-toned bell is calling,
Hark! the Sabbath bells are ringing,
Hark, from that glorious world, what songs,
Hark! what mean those holy voices,
Hear ye not a voice from heaven,
Heavenly Father, mighty Lord,
Here we meet with joy together,
How beautiful the sight,
How beautiful the setting sun,
How blest the righteous when he dies,
How can those who daily share,
How happy is the child who hears,
How kind, my parents, O, how kind,
How long sometimes a day appears,
How sweet to be allowed to pray,
How sweet the infant song,
How sweetly flowed the Gospel's sound,
How shall the young secure their hearts,
How sweet is the day,
How sweet is the Sabbath, the morning of rest,
How sweet, how heavenly is the sight,
How wondrous is this frame, .
I feel within a want,
If human kindness meets return,
I love to join the joyful play,
In all my vast concerns with thee,
In a modest, humble mind,
In each breeze that wanders free,
In Israel's fane, by silent night,
In the soft season of thy youth,
In the cross of Christ, I glory,
I thank the goodness and the grace,
I want a principle within,
I would not live alway, I ask not lo stay,
Jerusalem, my happy home,
Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour,
Jesus, I love thy glorious name,
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun,

139
94
87
100
93
65
27
32
40
81
30
149

83
108

96
119
42
20
19
115
41
74
96
141
102

67
111
99
69
100
113
109
45
43
66
145

19
103
29
86
62
142

38
109
26
73
68
56
60
89
112
117
53
48
129

Jesus, when a little child,
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us,
Let the still air rejoice,
Let children come, so Jesus said,
Little children, come to me,
Lo! the bright, the rosy morning,
Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing,
Lord! from mortal cares retreating, ·
Lord, I would own thy tender care, ·
Lord, what offering shall we bring,
Lord, we come to seek thy blessing,
Maker of the Sabbath day,
My country, 't is of thee,
My Father! cheering name,
My helper God, I bless thy name,
My Maker and my King,
Now in my early days,
Now that my journey's just begun,
O for a closer walk with God,
O God, our strength, our hope,
O God! thy boundless love we praise,
Oh, our Father, what a treasure,
O, in the morn of life, when youth,
O Lord, another week is town,
Once more the light of day I see,
One sweet flower has drooped and faded,
O't is a folly and a crime,
Our Father, here again we raise,
Our Father in heaven,
Our Father, nature's God,
O when the hours of life are past,
Praise to God, oh, let us raise,
Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
Providence, profusely kind,
Quiet, Lord, my froward heart,
Remember thy Creator,
Sacred day, forever blest,
Safely through another week,
Saviour, who thy flock art feeding,
See, another year is gone,.
See from on high a light divine,
See Israel's Shepherd stand,
See the leaves around us falling,
See the kind Shepherd, Jesus, stands,
Shall those our teachers be forgot,
Sow in the morn thy seed,
Sun of my soul! thou Saviour dear,
Suppliant, lo, thy children bend,
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
Sweet is the place of play,
Sweet is the place of praise,
Teacher, at the feet of love,
The lilies of the field,
The Lord is risen indeed,
The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know,

85
130
61
76
119
155
14
33
104
136

22
129

29
123
107
84
98
88
84
34
63
71
12
17
126
92

9
78
140
117
93
79
118
87
70
152
10
59
125
44
58
122

47
135
151
58
16
114
146

80
150
112
57

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There is a book who runs may read,
There is an unseen power around,
There is a path that leads to God,
There is a stream whose gentle flow,
There's not a leaf within the bower,
There's not a tint that paints the rose,
The season's happy voices,
The seraphs bright are hovering,
The Sunday School, with joy so full,
The Sunday School is open to all,
Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love,
Thou art, O God, the life and light,
Thy gracious aid, great God, impart,
'Tis by the faith of joys to come,
'Tis summer, glorious summer,
To thee, my God, my days are known,
Turn, turn, the hasty foot aside,
We bless thee for this sacred day,
We come with joy and gladness,
We come in childhood's innocence,
Welcome, welcome, is the greeting,
Welcome, welcome, quiet morning,
We sing thy mercy, God of love,
We sin, whenever we pursue,
We've passed another Sabbath day,
When a foolish thought within,
When all thy mercies, O my God,
What are those soul-reviving strains,
What if a little drop should say,
When children give their hearts to God,
When daily I kneel down to pray,
When in my heart rise angry thoughts,
When, for some little insult given,
When his salvation bringing,
When Jesus left his heavenly throne,
When Jesus Christ was here below, .
When little Samuel woke,
When the morning bells are ringing,
Wher to tho house of God we go,
While Thee we seek, protecting Power,
While verdure clothes the fertile vale,
While with ceaseless course the sun,
Who gave the sun his noonday light,
Who is thy neighbor ? he whom thou,
With warm affection let us view,
Ye friends of youth who stand around,

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