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Do good unto them all. and improving to our minds To those who err, show and souls. Grant to us a thy truth; and those who safe arrival at home. Bless seek it, keep from error. and protect those whom To those who do amiss, we have left behind us. give grace to do better; After the journey of life is and those who do well, over, grant that we may continue in well doing. all arrive safely in that To those who are afflicted, blessed country,
where give comfort and deliver- there is no weariness, nor ance; to those who pros- peril, nor parting. per, humility and temperance. Bless the sick with ON A VOYAGE.
and keep the healthy from sickness. 0 THOU who art the Supply those who are in confidence of those who want ; and let those who are abroad upon the sea, want not, give supply. To protect us, we beseech all grant thy grace, O God, thee, in this our voyage, and show thy mercy. Let and preserve us from all its love bind us one to anoth- dangers. But especially er, and religion knit us all grant unto us a sure and to thee; that however we steadfast trust in thee. suffer or scatter on earth, Whatever changes may we may live and be in joy come over the deep, and together, in the felicity of whatever foes or perils we Heaven.
may encounter, let
know and feel that thou art ON A JOURNEY. near us, and that no real
evil can befal us while we O THOU who art every- are with thee. Bring us where present, and every- to our desired haven, if where and always the same it be thy will, and to our merciful and protecting friends, in safety and peace. God, protect us, we beseech When the sea of life is past, thee, in the house and by and its storms are spent,
Save us from O then, merciful God, land danger, from violence, and us on the calm and happy from sickness. May our shore of thy heavenly kingway be pleasant to our feet dom.
AFTER RETURNING FROM that we may begin this A JOURNEY OR VOYAGE. new year with new reso
lutions of serving thee more WE thank thee, O God, faithfully. Make us wise merciful Father, that unto salvation; that we through thy great goodness may consider in this our we are permitted to meet day the things that belong again around our own do- unto our peace; and that mestic altar. For thy pro- we may pass the time of tecting care of us, while our sojourning here in thy we were away, and for this fear and love; and be our safe return, we praise ready to depart hence, and bless thee. For all whenever thou shalt say the comforts, pleasures and unto us, Return, ye childuties of this our earthly dren of men. home, we devoutly thank thee. But we know that FOR A SICK CHILD. we are strangers with thee, and sojourners, as all our
HEAVENLY Father, fathers were; that our days we beseech thee to pity on the earth are as a shad- the troubles of the child ow, and here there is no whom thou hast visited abiding. O be thou with with illness, and pity our us, to lead and uphold us sorrows, who are afficted through the remainder of for it. Ease it
Ease it of its pains, our pilgrimage, and at last and strengthen it in its receive us to our home in weakness.
Raise it up thine eternal heavens. again, if it shall please thee,
and statFOR A NEW YEAR. ure, in wisdom and virtue ;
and thereby to comfort us, BLESSED be God, and glorify thee. We bewho has brought us safe to lieve that thou knowest best the beginning of another what is fit both for it, and year. Make us sensible, for us, and wilt do what is O thou eternal and holy fit for both; and therefore One, how short and uncer we leave it to thy wise distain is our mortal life. posal. But let it be thine, () Pardon our misspent time, Lord, in life or death ; and and make us henceforth either preserve it to be thy careful to redeem it. Grant true and faithful servant on
earth, or take it to the grant that the affliction blessedness of thy children which it has pleased thee in the kingdom of heaven. to bring upon us, may
awaken our consciences, FOR A SICK PERSON. and soften our hearts, and
impress upon us such conLOOK graciously, O victions of thy holiness and God, on thy servant, whom power, that we may place thou hast brought low with in thee our only felicity, illness. Grant unto him a and strive to please thee strong sense of his entire in all our ways. And give dependence upon thee; us grace constantly to look that whether the means forward to that life which used for his relief succeed, is beyond death, and over he may ascribe the glory which death has no power, to thee alone, or whether revealed to us by thy dear thou thinkest fit to deny Son Jesus Christ. them their intended effects, he may
humble himself IN ANY AFFLICTION. under thy mighty hand, and bear the rod, knowing MERCIFULLY who hath appointed it. gard us, O Lord, in our We pray thee to preserve present trouble, and make thy servant to us, for he is us glad according to the dear to us.
Nevertheless, days wherein thou hast afnot our will, but thine be flicted us. Strengthen us done. If it be thy will to bear the cross which is that he should live, may laid upon us.
Give us his whole life praise thee. grace to look to the examIf his sickness is unto death, ple of our blessed Master, may his soul be prepared who, for the joy which to meet thee, and our souls was set before him, endurlie resigned at thy feet. ed a heavier cross than ours,
By the sadness of our IN BEREAVEMENT.
hearts be made better; and SANCTIFY to thy may we so improve thine servants, O God, the loss afflictive
dispensations, of one of our number by that they may all tend to death. Look with pity our final happiness and upon sorrows; and glory.
A SHORT SERVICE
FOR A BIBLE CLASS, OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
The following Sentences Ins. The earth, O Lord,
are to be said alternately is full of thy mercy; by the Instructer and the P. O teach us thy staPupils.
Ins. Thou art good, and Ins. WHEREWITHAL doest good; shall the young cleanse P. O teach us thy statheir way?
tutes. P. By taking heed Ins. Thy testimonies thereto, according to God's have we claimed as our word.
heritage forever; and why? Ins. Teach them, O P. They are the very Lord, the way of thy sta- joy of our hearts. tutes ;
Ins. Our hands also P. And we shall keep it will we lift up unto thy unto the end.
commandments, which we Ins. Give them under- have loved ; standing, and they shall P. And our study shall keep thy law;
be in thy statutes. P. Yea, we shall keep
Ins. Let us pray. it with our whole heart. Ins. O turn away their
Then shall the Instructer eyes, lest they behold vani say the following Prayty; P. And quicken thou us
O GOD, who art the
in thy way.
source of light, and foun P. Lord, have mercy tain of all wisdom, help upon us, and incline our thy young servants, we hearts to keep thy law. pray thee, in acquiring a Ins. The righteousness right knowledge of thee and of thy testimonies is everof thy holy will and word. lasting; O grant us Dispose their hearts to the derstanding, and we shall love of truth, and their live. minds to the attainment P. Lord, have mercy of all good learning. Assist upon us, and write all thy them to search the Scrip- laws in our hearts, we betures, and to find in them seech thee. eternal life. Lead them to their Saviour, and in- Then shall all the_People cline them to reverence, say the Lord's Prayer. imitate and obey him. May they learn of him, OUR Father, who art who was meek and lowly in heaven,
in heaven, Hallowed be in heart; and so learn of thy name. Thy kingdom him, that they may finally come; Thy will be done live and reign with him, in on earth, as it is in heaven. glory and joy everlasting. Give us this day This we humbly ask in the daily bread, And forgive name of Jesus Christ our us our trespasses, As we Lord. Amen.
forgive those who tres
pass against us. And lead Then shall he say,
not into temptation, O LORD, thy word But deliver us from evil. endureth forever in heaven; For thine is the kingdom, thy truth also remaineth and the power, and the from
one generation to glory, For ever and ever. another.
END OF SERVICES.