other of God's command- only requires that we rements ?

pent of the sins we comA high reverence mit, and endeavour to live of God, and a sincere better lives for the future. good will to our fellow Q. What should a sense creatures, joined with a of our frailty and pronejust regard to our own real ness to sin teach us? interest.

A. Humility and watchQ. What is the best fulness, and earnestness in method we can take, to our prayers to God; to enguard ourselves from all able us to resist temptavice and wickedness? tion, and to strengthen

A. By being careful not and confirm our good disto indulge sinful thoughts; positions. and by correcting every Q: Did Christ appoint thing which is amiss in the any outward ordinances as beginning, before we have means of promoting his become accustomed to it, religion and have formed a habit A. He commanded his which cannot easily be disciples to go and teach broken ; particularly by all nations, baptizing them avoiding the company of in the name of the Father, wicked

persons, who and of the Son, and of the would soon make us like holy Ghost; and he also themselves ? and by being, commanded them to eat in a more especial manner, bread and drink wine in upon our guard against remembrance of him. This those vices, to which our rite is called the Lord's situation and circumstan- Supper. ces make us peculiarly Q. What is the meanprone.

ing of baptism? Q. Is any man able to A. The washing of wafulfil all the commands of ter in baptism probably God, so as to live entirely represents the purity of without sin ?

heart and life, required A. No. Our merciful rom all who become the God and Father knows disciples of Christ. that we are not able to do Q. What is the nature this, and therefore doth and use of the Lord's not expect it from us. He supper?


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A. By eating bread and will come to judge the livdrinking wine in remem- ing and the dead. For brance of Christ, we keep this hope which was set alive the memory of his before him, he endured the death and resurrection; we cross, and despised the acknowledge ourselves to shame of that ignominious be Christians; we cherish death. a grateful sense of the Q. What do the scripblessings of the gospel of tures say concerning the Christ; and strengthen our day of judgment ? resolutions to live as be- A. That Christ will comes his disciples. come in the clouds of hea

૨. Had Christ no par- ,ven with power and great ticular_reward on account glory, when every eye shall of what he did and suffer- see him; that he will seped for the good of-men? arate the wicked from the

A. Because he hum- good ; that he will send bled himself to death, God the wicked into a place of has highly exalted him, and punishment, and take the made him head over all righteous to a place of things to his church; and happiness, where they shall at the end of the world he live for ever with himself,

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1. C. M. WATTS.

A Morning Song.
1 ONCE more, my soul, the rising day

Salutes my waking eyes,
Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay

To him who rules the skies.
2 Night unto night his name repeats,

The day renews the sound,
Wide as the heaven, on which he sits,

To turn the seasons round.
3 'Tis he supports my feeble frame;

My tongue shall speak his praise :
My sins would rouse his wrath to flame,

And yet his wrath delays.
4 Dear God, let all my hours be thine,

Whilst I enjoy the light;
Then shall my sun in smiles decline,

And bring a pleasant night.



Morning Prayer.
I To thee let my first offerings rise,

Whose sun creates my day,
Swift as his gladdening influence flies,

And spotless as his ray.

2 This day thy favouring hand be nigh,

So oft vouchsafed before ;
Still may it lead, protect, supply,

And I that hand adore.
3 If bright or cloudy scenes await,

Some profit let me gain ;
That heaven nor high, nor low estate,

May send to me in vain.
4 Be this and every future day,

Still wiser than the past;
That from the whole of life's survey,

I may find peace at last.

3. C. M.


Morning Praise.
1 My God was with me all this night,

And gave me sweet repose ;
My God did watch, even whilst I slept;

Or I had never rose. 2 Sweet rest hath gained that strength to me,

Which labour did devour;
My body was in weakness sown,

But it is raised in power.
3 Lord, for the mercies of the night,
My humble thanks I

pay ; And unto thee I dedicate

The first fruits of the day. 4 Let this day praise thee, O my God,

And so let all my days; And O let mine eternal day

Be thine eternal praise.

4. L. M.

Morning Hymn. For a Child.
1 O God, I thank thee that the night

In peace and rest hath passed away ;
And that I see, in this fair light,

My father's smile that makes it day. 2 Be thou my guide, and let me live

As under thine all seeing eye ;
Supply my wants, my sins forgive ;
And make me happy when I die.

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