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professions. Episcopalian, Nonconformist, Presbyterian, Independent, Moravian, Wesleyan and Friend :-a result strengthening the impression that amongst true christians, when not engaged in theological controversy or discussion, but dwelling only on the grand essentials of Christian Truth, there is a wonderful and beautiful harmony: a pleasing though faint resemblance of that, which attains its perfection only when the voices of the innumerable multitude around the throne join in the choral hymn
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”
I would earnestly commend to the young the importance of storing their memories in early life, not only with texts of Scripture, but with the useful
auxiliaries of Christian hymns. My wish has been to offer to them a selection, from which they may commit to memory such as are adapted, not only to their present circumstances and age, but to some of the varying conditions of future life; to times of joy or of sorrow-of shade or sunshine of health or of sickness, or to the closing scene of the dying bed.
That under the divine blessing, this little book may subserve these purposes—may aid in awakening the love of Christ in the youthful heart, or of cherishing it when awakened, -is my earnest desire in completing my pleasant task.
AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Redeem thy misspent time that's past,
Let all thy converse be sincere,
Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
Glory to Thee, who safe hast kept,
Lord, I my vows to Thee renew;
Direct, control, suggest, this day,
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.