Divine and Moral Songs for Children

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Hurd and Houghton, 1866 - Chemigraph - 115 pages
Divine songs. -- Almighty God, thy piercing eye -- And now another day is gone -- Angels, that high in glory dwell -- Be you to others kind and true -- Bless'd be the wisdom and the power -- Give to the Father praise -- Great God, to thee my voice I raise -- Great God, with wonder and with praise -- Happy the child whose youngest years -- Hosanna to king David's son -- Hosanna to the prince of grace -- Hosanna to the son -- How doth the little busy bee -- How glorious is our heavenly king -- I sing th' almighty power of God -- Let children that would fear the Lord -- Let dogs delight to bark and bite -- Lord, how beautiful 'tis to see -- Lord, I ascribe it to thy grace -- Love God with all your soul and strength -- My God, who makes the sun to know -- Now let the father, and the son -- O 'tis a lovely thing for youth -- Our tongues were made to bless the Lord -- The praises of my tongue -- There is a God that reigns above -- There is beyond the sky -- This is the day when Christ arose -- Thou shalt have no more gods but me -- To God the father, God the son -- What blest examples do I find -- Whatever brawl disturbes the street -- Whene'er I take my walks abroad -- Why should I join with those in play -- Why should I love my sports so well -- Why should I say "'Tis yet too soon" -- Why should our garments, made to hide -- With all thy soul love God above. Moral songs. -- Abroad in the meadows, to see the young lambs -- How fair is the rose! what a beautiful flower -- How fine has the day been! how bright was the sun -- Hush, my dear! lie still, and slumber -- These Emmets, how little they are in our eyes -- Though I'm now in younger days -- 'Tis the voice of the sluggard : I heard him complain -- Why should I deprive my neighbour.

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Page 59 - WHATEVER brawls disturb the street, There should be peace at home ; Where sisters dwell and brothers meet, Quarrels should never come. Birds in their little nests agree : And 'tis a shameful sight, When children of one family Fall out, and chide, and fight.
Page 109 - Though he rose in a mist when his race he begun, And there followed some droppings of rain! But now the fair traveller's come to the west, H.is rays are all gold, and his beauties are best; He paints the sky gay as he sinks to his rest, And foretells a bright rising again.
Page 112 - HUSH ! my dear, lie still and slumber, Holy angels guard thy bed ! Heavenly blessings without number Gently falling on thy head. Sleep, my babe, thy food and raiment, House and home, thy friends provide ; All without thy care or payment, All thy wants are well supplied. How much better thou'rt attended Than the Son of God could be ; When from heaven he descended, And became a child like thee ! 68 A CKADLE HYMN.
Page 25 - There's not a plant or flower below, But makes Thy glories known ; And clouds arise, and tempests blow, By order from Thy throne. 6 All creatures, numerous as they be, Are subject to Thy care ; There's not a place where we can flee, But God is present there.
Page 66 - In works of labour or of skill I would be busy too : For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
Page 31 - WHENE'ER I take my walks abroad, How many poor I see : What shall I render to my God, For all his gifts to me ? Not more than others I deserve, Yet God hath given me more ; For I have food while others starve, Or beg from door to door.
Page 58 - DOGS DELIGHT to bark and bite, For God hath made them so; Let bears and lions growl and fight. For 'tis their nature too. But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise; Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes.
Page 74 - With reverence meet their parents' word, And with delight obey. Have you not heard what dreadful plagues Are threaten' d by the Lord, To him that breaks his father's law, Or mocks his mother's word ? What heavy guilt upon him lies ! How cursed is his name ! The ravens shall pick out his eyes, And eagles eat the same.
Page 100 - How fair is the rose ! what a beautiful flower ! The glory of April and May ! But the leaves are beginning to fade in an hour, And they wither and die. in a day. Yet the rose has one powerful virtue to boast, • Above all the flowers of the field : When its leaves are all dead, and...
Page 71 - Then will I set my heart to find Inward adornings of the mind; Knowledge and virtue, truth and grace! These are the robes of richest dress.

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