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Father of men ! thy care we bless, Which crowns our families with peace : From thee we sprang, and by thy hand, From day to day, are still sustain'd.

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To thee, most worthy to be prais'd,
Let all our social prayers be rais'd ;
Who, LORD of heav'n! scorp'st not to hear
Thy servants in the act of

prayer.

III.

To thee let each united house,
Morning and night, present its vows :
Our children there, and servants too,
Be taught thy precepts, and thy love.

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0! may each future age proclaim
The honours of thy glorious name ;
While, pleas’d and thankful, we remove
To join thy family above,

PRIVATE DEVOTION.

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Father divine ! thy piercing eye

Looks through the shades of night ; In deep retirement thou art nigh,

With heart-discerning sight.

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There shall that piercing eye survey

Our humble worship paid,
With ev'ry morning's dawning ray,

And ev'ry ev’ning-shade.

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We'll leave behind cach worldly care ;

To thee our minds shall soar ; While grateful praise and fervent pray’r

Employ the silent hour,

PER SON AL VIRTUES.

Awake, my soul ! rouse ev'ry pow'r,
Thy native dignity display :
Let lust and passion reign no more,
No longer own their lawless sway.

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Thy temper meek and humble be,
Content and pleas'd with ev'ry state,
From dire revenge and envy free,
And wild ambition to be great.

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Confine thy roving appetites ;
From this vain world withdraw thine eyes ;
Fix them on those divine delights,
Which angels taste above the skies.

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With eager zeal pursue the prize ;
Each fleeting hour of life improve:
This course will speak thee truly wise,
And raise thee to the world above.

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God, who is just and kind,

Will those who err instruct, And to the paths of righteousness

Their wand'ring steps conduct.

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The humble heart be guides,

Teaches the meek his way; Kindness and truth he shows to all Who his just laws obey.

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Give me the tender heart

That mixes fear with love;
And lead me through whatever path

Thy wisdom shall approve.

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Oh! ever keep that heart

From error, shame, and guilt ; Nor suffer the fair hope to fail,

Which on thy truth is built.

CHARITABLE JUDGMENT.

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ALL-SEEING GOD ? 'tis thine to know
The springs whence wrong opinions flow;
To judge, by principles within,
When frailty errs, and when we sin.

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Who among men, great lord of all !
Thy servant to his bar sball call ?
Judge bim, for modes of faith, thy foe,
And doom him to the realms of woe ?

III

Who, with another's eye, can read ?
Or, worship by another's creed ?
Trusting thy love, we use our own;
And bow to thy commands alone.

IV

If wrong, forgive ; approve, if right:
While, faithful, we obey our light,
Condemning none, but zealous still
To learn and follow all thy will.

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