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He gives us friends who seek our good,
And strive to make us wise ;
And all our wants supplies.
DUTY TO OUR NEIGHBOURS.
To do to others as I would
That they should do to me,
As children ought to be.
We never need behave amiss,
Nor feel uncertain long ; As we can always tell by this,
If things are right or wrong.
I know I should not steal, or use,
The smallest thing I see,
If it belong'd to me.
And this plain rule forbids me quite
To strike an angry blow; Because I should not think it right,
If others serv'd me so.
But any kindness they may need,
I'll do, whate'er it be-As I am very glad indeed
When they are kind to me.
Whether I am at home, at School,
Or walking out abroad,
Of Jesus Christ the Lord.
DUTY TO GOD AND OUR NEIGHBOUR.
Love God with all your soul and strength, .
With all your heart and mind;
Be faithful, just, and kind.
Deal with an other as you'd have
Another deal with you :
Be sure you never do.
OUR SAVIOUR'S GOLDEN RULE.
Be you to others kind and true,
GOD EVERY WHERE PRESENT.
Among the deepest shades of night,
Can there be one who sees my way? Yes,–God is like a shining light
That turns the darkness into day.
When every eye around me sleeps,
May I not sin without controul ? No!—for a constant watch He keeps,
On every thought of every soul.
If I could find some cave unknown,
Where human feet had never trod; Yet there I could not be alone,
On every side there would be God.
He smiles in heaven, He frowns to hell; He fills the air, the earth, the
sea; I must within his presence dwell;
I cannot from his anger flee!
Yet I may flee,–He shows me where;
To Jesus Christ he bids me fly; And while I seek for pardon there,
There's only mercy in his eye.
GOD SEES AND KNOWS EVERY THING
I'm not too young for God to see;
He knows my name and nature too; And all day long he looks at me,
And sees my actions through and through. He listens to the words I say,
And knows the thoughts I have within :
He's sure to see it if I sin.
Or cheat in play, or steal, or fight,
And had them always in his sight? When those we love are standing near,
It makes us careful what we do ; And how much more we ought to fear
The Lord who sees us through and through. Then when I want to do amiss,
However pleasant it may be, I'll always try to think of this
I'm not too young for God to see.
AGAINST QUARRELLING AND FIGHTING.
Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For God hath made them so ;
For 'tis their nature too.
But children, you should never let
Such angry passions rise,
To tear each other's eyes.
Let love through all your actions run,
And all your words be mild;
That sweet and lovely child.
His soul was gentle as a lamb,
And as his stature grew,
And God, his Father, too,
Now Lord of all, he reigns above,
And from his heavenly throne,
And marks them for his own.
LOVE BETWEEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
WHATEVER brawls disturb the street,
There should be peace at home; Where sisters dwell, and brothers meet,
Quarrels shonld never come.
Birds in their little nests agree,
And 'tis a shameful sight,
Fall out, and cbide, and fight.