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Why, O mother, will you weep?
Baby is but lulled asleep ;
Never can it feel a pain,
And it cannot die again!

309. A Companion gone to bear witness.(c.m.) SILENT and dead our playmate lies

His time on earth is o'er;
And now the place that knew him once,

Shall never know him more.
His spirit has returned to God,

His body to the dust,
Until the day when all shall rise,

The wicked and the just.
Both he and we have been baptized,

And unto Jesus given ;
Now he is gone, and we are left,

To run our race to heaven.
When the Great Day comes on, what tale

Shall he and conscience tell, How he has seen us live on earth

0, was it ill, or well ?

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310. Be ye followers of me.

0! That loud and solemn bell, Echoing heavy on the heart, Has a sorrowing tale to tell, Grief in which we have a part.

Has a father or a friend,
One who loved us, passed away ?
Their kind care is at an end,
We are left behind to-day !
Is our teacher called to rest-
One who led our steps to God,
Roused religion in our breast,
Anxious watched the ways we trod ?
We must meet them once again,
O where shall that meeting be?
Was their love for us in vain ?
Help us, Lord, to walk with Thee !

311. The Difference between Soul and Body. All go unto one place ; All are of the dust, and all turn to dust

again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth

upward ; . And the spirit of the beast that goeth down

wards to the earth ?
Man goeth to his long home,
And the mourners go about the streets.
Then shall the dust return
To the earth as it was :
And the spirit shall return
Unto God who gave it.

Eccles. iii. 20, 21, and xii. 5, 7.

PRAYER. Thou art not able to walk in the commandments of God and to serve Him, without his special grace: which thou must learn at all times to call for by diligent prayer.

312. Evening and Morning will I pray. (7s.)

What is praying-can you tell ? Have you ever thought it o'er ? Lips may speak the words right well, But there needeth something more. What you ask within your heart, Wishing God to give, or do, That's your prayer : the speaking part Oft is empty, or not true. When you kneel and say your prayers, In God's house or when alone, O remember God is there, Even your thoughts to Him are known. And I hope you often pray, When there's none to see or hear : At your work, your walk, your play, Lift your heart, for God is near.

313. I know not how to pray. (c.m.) A LITTLE child I bend my knee,

Lord, teach me how to pray,
And draw my infant heart to Thee, +
And wash my sins away.

For I was born with sinful heart,

I sin each day I live,
And I can have in heaven no part

But what thy grace shall give.
But Christ in mercy came and sought

Thy flock that were astray,
And I have been baptized and brought

To Thee in thine own way.
And since upon the cross he died,

That I might be forgiven, O never let me turn aside,

But fit my soul for heaven.

314. The Spirit of Grace and Supplication.
I will pray with the spirit,
And I will pray with the understanding also.
I will sing with the spirit,
And I will sing with the understanding also.
What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
Believe that ye receive them, and ye shall

have them. In everything, by prayer and supplication

with thanksgiving, Let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all

understanding Shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

1 Cor. xiv. 15; Márk xi. 24; Phil. iv. 6.

315. They lifted up their voice. (L.M.)
COME, let us worship God the Lord
With lowly hearts and one accord,
And meet within his holy place
To give Him thanks and ask His grace.
With one consent O let us raise
Our hearts-our voice-in prayer and praise,
With one consent before Him kneel
And his most holy presence feel.
Why should we sit in haughty ease,
As if proud sloth we sought to please ?
Or scorned to kneel and beg for Heaven,
And had no sins to be forgiven ?
Have we no words, O God, for Thee ?
Why should our prayers dumb silence be ?
O let it be a truth to say,
At once we sing-at once we pray.

A FEW SHORT PRAYERS.

316. Three Hymns for Infants.(L. M. & 78.)
This night I lay me down to sleep,
I give my soul to Christ to keep,
And wake I soon, or wake I never,
I give my soul to Christ to keep-for ever.
The morning's come to bring us light,
And Christ has kept me all the night,

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