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These to thee, O God, we owe, Source whence all our blessings flow, And for these, my soul shall raise, Grateful vows and solemn praise.
Yet should rising whirlwinds tear,
Should the vine put forth no more,
Should thine alter'd hand restrain,
Yet to thee my soul should raise,
DANGER AND FOLLY OF LYING
WHEN Ananias thought to hide
The money he bad got,
He and his wife Sapphira died
For their deceitful plot.
Then let all children shun and fear
To say what is not true,
And he can punish too.
No real good can e'er proceed
From doing what is wrong ; For if at first it should succeed,
'Twill not continue long.
Elisha's servant told a lie,
In hopes to gain some gold : He knew his master was not by,
And never would be told.
But God with great displeasure sees,
The money thus procured ; And for this sin, a sad disease
He all his life endured,
CLEANLINESS BETTER THAN FINERY
Some poor little ig ant children delight
In wearing fine ribbons and caps; But this is a very ridiculous sight,
Though they do not know it, perhaps.
Clean hands and clean faces, and neatly combed hair
And garments made decent and plain,
Which make them look vulgar and vain.
A girl who will keep herself tidy and clean,
(As every child easily may,) Needs not be afraid or ashamed to be seen,
Whoever may come in her way.
Then, children, attend to the words you repeat,
And always remember this line'Tis a credit to any good girl to be neat,
But quite a disgrace to be fine.
AGAINST PRIDE IN CLOTIES.
Why should our garments, made to hide
When first she put the cov'ring on,
How proud we are, bow fond to show
When the poor sheep and silk-vorm wore Thật very clothing long before.
The tulip and the butterfly,
Then will I set my heart to find,
No more shall worms with me compare,
It never fades, it ne'er gļows old,
In this; on earth, would I appear,
TRELAND'S HAPPY GROUND.
Sporting on the village green
Lord, I have pass'd another day,
And come to thank thee for thy care