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A SELECTION OF SACRED AND SECULAR SONGS FOR
THE USE OF SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES, AND
BY ELIAS NASON, M. A.
"O say not, dream not heavenly notes
That the young mind at random floats,
Dim, or unheard, the words may fall,
JOHN G. TILTON AND COMPANY.
BARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY Mrs. A. R.
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1855, BY J. G. TILTON & Co.
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
ANDOVER: J. D. FLAGG,
Father! Thy Paternal Care.
1 FATHER! Thy paternal care
Has my guardian been and guide ;
Has Thy hand of love supplied;
Left by hours and days gone by;
2 Every sun of splendid ray;
Every moon that shines serene;
Every evening's twilight scene;
Every incense of Thy shrine;
3 And for all, my hymn shall rise
Turn unwearied - Righteous One!
Fixed, and cheered, and counselled there.
Hymn for the Opening of School.
TUNE-" Edy field."
1 SUPPLIANT, lo! Thy children bend,
Thou canst teach us, guide, defend;
2 With the peace Thy word imparts,
Be the taught and teachers blest;
In our lives and in our hearts,
3 Pour into each longing mind,
1 WHILE nature welcomes in the day,
My heart its earliest vows would pay,
To Him whose care hath kindly kept
2 His genial rays the sun renews;
How bright the scene with glittering dews!
The blushing flowers more beauteous bloom,
4 Oh may each day my heart improve,
Song of Praise.
1 YE tribes of Adam join,
With heaven and earth and seas,
And offer notes divine,
2 The shining worlds above,
He spake the word,
3 Virgins and youths, engage,
This accomplished scholar was born at Ipswich, Mass. in 1784.-