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4 Oh! give me Samuel's heart,

A lowly heart that waits,
Where in Thy house Thou art,

Or watches at Thy gates
By day and night, a heart that still
Moves at the breathing of Thy will.

5 Oh! give me Samuel's mind,

A sweet unmurmuring faith,
Obedient and resigned

To Thee in life and death,
That I may read with childlike eyes
Truths that are hidden from the wise.

J. D. Burns.

768

6s, 5s. 81. BRIGHTLY gleams our banner,

Pointing to the sky,
Waving on Christ's soldiers

To their home on high.
Marching thro' the desert,

Gladly thus we pray,
Still with hearts united

Singing on our way.
REFRAIN — Brightly gleams our banner,

Pointing to the sky,
Waving on Christ's soldiers

To their home on high.

2 Jesus, Lord and Master,

At Thy sacred feet,
Here with hearts rejoicing

See Thy children meet :
Often have we left Thee,

Often gone astray ;
Keep us, mighty Saviour,

In the narrow way. Ref.

3 All our days direct us

In the way we go,
Lead us on victorious

Over every foe :
Bid Thine angels shield us

When the storm-clouds lower,
Pardon, Lord, and save us

In the last dread hour.- Ref.
4 Then with saints and angels

May we join above,
Offering prayers and praises

At Thy throne of love ;
When the toil is over,

Then come rest and peace,
Jesus in His beauty,
Songs that never cease. — Ref.

T. J. Potter. 769

8,7,8,7,4,7. GOD Almighty, in Thy temple

Low before Thy throne we bow; From Thy dwelling-place in glory Hear our supplications now,

While we offer Earnest pray’r and solemn vow. 2 Christ our Saviour, Thou who carest

For the youngest of Thy fold, Give us now Thy heavenly blessing, As Thou didst in days of old ;

Priceless treasure, Richer far than gems or gold. 3 God the Holy Ghost, be near us ;

Ever dwell our hearts within ;
Keep them pure, and brave, and earnest,
Give us grace to conquer sin,

And, through Jesus,
Heaven's eternal crown to win.

4 Holy Trinity, defend us

In a world with evil rife;
Let Thine angel-guards surround us
In each sore and bitter strife :

O preserve us
Unto everlasting life !

R. H. Baynes. 770

8,7,8,7,4,7. SAVIOUR, like a shepherd lead us,

Much we need Thy tender care ;
In_Thy pleasant pastures feed us ;

For our use Thy folds prepare :
Blessèd Jesus ! Blessed Jesus !

Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.

2 We are Thine ; do Thou befriend us,

Be the guardian of our way;
Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us,
Seek us when we go astray :

Blessèd Jesus,
Hear the children, when they pray.
3 Thou hast promised to receive us,

Poor and sinful though we be ;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us,
Grace to cleanse, and power to free :

Blessed Jesus,
Early let us turn to Thee.

4 Early let us seek Thy favor ;

Early let us do Thy will ;
Blessed Lord and only Saviour,
With Thy love our bosoms fill :

Blessèd Jesus,
Thou hast loved us, love us still.

Anon. c.

771

C. M. With Refrain. AROUND the throne of God in heaven

Thousands of children stand,
Children whose sins are all forgiven,
A holy, happy band,
Singing, *Glory, glory,

"

Glory be to God on high." 2 In flowing robes of spotless white

See every one arrayed ; Dwelling in everlasting light And joys that never fade,

Singing, “Glory be to God on high.” 3 What brought them to that world above,

That heaven so bright and fair, Where all is peace, and joy, and love ; How came those children there,

Singing, “Glory be to God on high ?” 4 Because the Saviour shed His blood

To wash away their sin ;
Bathed in that pure and precious flood,
Behold them white and clean,

Singing, “Glory be to God on high." 5 On earth they sought the Saviour's grace,

On earth they loved His name ; So now they see His blessèd face, And stand before the Lamb, Singing, “Glory be to God on high."

Anne H. Shepherd. 772

P. M.
HOLY night! peaceful night!
Through the darkness beams a light,
Holy night! peaceful night!
Through the darkness beams a light,
Through the darkness beams a light,

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Yonder, where they sweet vigils keep
O'er the Babe who, in silent sleep,

Rests in heavenly peace,
Rests in heavenly peace.

2 Silent night! holiest night!

Darkness flies, and all is light !
Shepherds hear the angels sing :
"Alleluia ! hail the King !

Jesus the Saviour is here !”

3 Holiest night! peaceful night!

Child of heaven, oh, how bright!
Thou didst smile when Thou wast born ;
Blessed was that happy morn,

Full of heavenly joy.

4 Silent night ! holiest night!

Guiding Star, o lend thy light !
See the eastern wise men bring
Gifts and homage to our King !

Jesus the Saviour is here !

5 Silent night ! holiest night !

Wondrous Star, o lend thy light !
With the angels let us sing
Alleluia to our king!
Jesus our Saviour is here !

J. Mohr.

773

11,8,11,9. Irregular. I THINK when I read that sweet story of

old, When Jesus was here among men, How He called little children as lambs to

His fold,
I should like to have been with them

then.

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