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SOCIAL GATHERINGS, PICNICS, AND THE HOME CIRCLE.

BY

L. 0. EMERSON,
AUTHOR OF THE "GOLDEN WREATH," & Co *

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY OLIVER DITSON & CO.,

277 WASHINGTON STREET.

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Dismissal of a Good Scholar.
We offer, Lord, an humble prayer,

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And thank thee for thy grace bestow'd, Asleep in Jesus ! O how sweet

In leading one beneath our care To be for such a slumber meet!
As if we knew it were our last. Thus far in wisdom's pleasant road. With holy confidence to sing,

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That death has lost his venomed sting! Whatever to his lot may fall,

3 What toilsome duties to fulfil, Asleep in Jesus! peaceful rest, We do not know; but in them all Whose waking is supremely blest: Be thou his strength and comfort still. No fear, no woe, shall dim the hour 3

That manifests the Saviour's power. 2 May Jesus be his constant friend

4 Smile, Lord, on those whose toil and care

The Bible his support and stay, Asleep in Jesus! O for me Are spent for our instruction here;

And may thy Spirit, Lord, descend, May such a blissful refuge be: And let our conduct ever prove

To bless and guide him day by day. Securely shall my ashes lie, Our gratitude for all their love.

And wait the summons from on high, 3 Asleep in Jesus.

5 Through life may we perform thy will — Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep Asleep in Jesus ! time nor space Our various duties all ful6l;

From which none ever wakes to weep- Affects this precious hiding-place ; Then join the friends we here have known, A calm and undisturbed repose, On Indian plains or Lapland snows Io nobler songs around thy throne. Unbroken by the last of foes.

Believers find the same repose.

COME, LITTLE CHILDREN. L. M.

CH. ZECNER,
From the AMERICAN HARP.

By permission.

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raise Un - to our God a song of praise ; 'Twas he who formed us from the dust,

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3 A Morning Hymn.

We to thy sacred house of prayer, Awake, my soul, and with the sun, With gratitude, would oft repair, Thy daily course of duty run;

Tadore thy name, to seek thy face, Sbake off dull sloth, and joyful rise, And hear the message of thy grace. To pay thy morning sacrifice.

8. In him we'll place our fil - ial trust.

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Thee would I praise, who safe hast kept,

Coming to God.
And hast refreshed me while I slept ; Almighty God, to thee on high,
Grant,Lord, when I from death shall wake, With reverence would my spirit bow :
I may of endless life partake.

How frail a creature, Lord, am I,
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Eternal One, how great art thou ! 2 Praise for the Sabbath School.

2 In youth, he taught our sinless hearts Let us unite to bless the Lord,

Thy boundless love invites us near, To read the book which life imparts: 'That we are taught to read his word

And bids us look to heaven our home; O may we ever love to bless To walk in wisdom's pleasant ways,

As children, then, we will not fear; Our Father, God—the God of grace. To seek his grace, and sing his praise.

With our meek offerings,Lord, we come. 3

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3 He gave for us his only Son, While many boys and girls we meet, In beaven, v God, thou hearest us : To teach us every vice to shun, Breaking the Sabbath in the street, On thee we ever may depend, And give us hope of endless life, Misspending all this welcome day, And raise our humble voices thus, Beyond the reign of sin and strife. In foolish talk and wicked play;

As to a father and a friend.

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