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I WANT to be an angel,
And with the angels stand; A crown upon my forehead,
And a harp within my hand.
Then, right before my Saviour,
So glorious and so bright,
I'd make the sweetest music,
And praise him day and night.
I never should be weary,
Nor ever shed a tear,
Nor ever know a sorrow,
Nor ever feel a fear.
But, blessed, pure, and holy,
I'd dwell in Jesus' sight;
And with ten thousand thousand,
Praise him both day and night.
I know I'm weak and sinful,
But Jesus will forgive;
For many little children
Have gone to heaven to live.
Dear Saviour, when I languish,
And lay me down to die,
O send a shining angel
To bear me to the sky!
A CHILD'S PRAYER.
O, there I'll be an angel,
And with the angels stand;
A crown upon my forehead,
A harp within my hand!
And there, before my Saviour,
So glorious and so bright,
I'll join the heavenly music
And praise him day and night!
LORD, teach a little child to pray,
And oh! accept my prayer;
Thou canst hear all the words I say,
For thou art everywhere.
A little sparrow cannot fall
Unnoticed, Lord, by thee;
And though I am so young and small,
Thou dost take care of me.
Teach me to do whate'er is right,
And when I sin, forgive;
And make it still my chief delight
To serve thee while I live.
"BEAR EACH OTHER'S BURDENS."
HELP us to help each other, Lord,
Each other's cross to bear ;
Let each his friendly aid afford,
And feel his brother's care.
Help us to build each other up;
Our little stock improve;
Increase our faith, confirm our hope,
And perfect us in love.
Up into thee, our living Head,
Let us in all things grow,
Till thou hast made us free indeed,
And spotless here below.
OUR Father, who in heaven art,
All hallowed be thy name!
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
In earth and heaven the same.
Give us this day our daily bread;
Our trespasses forgive,
As those who trespass against us
Our pardon shall receive.
Into temptation lead us not,
Deliver us from ill;
For thine the kingdom, thine the power,
And thine the glory still!
GET up, dear children, see! the sun
His shining course has just begun!
So like a giant he comes forth
To run his course and light the earth.
Welcome, thrice welcome, lovely day !
Thou chasest darksome night away;
O that our hearts, like thee, were bright
With Heaven's own purifying light!
WITH the dawn awaking,
Lord, I sing thy praise;
Guide me to thee, making
Me to know thy ways.
All thy precepts keeping
Whole and undefiled,
Waking, Lord, or sleeping,
Let me be thy child.
WAKE, little child, the morn is gay,
The air is fresh and cool;
But pause awhile, and kneel to pray
Before you go to merry play,
Before you go to school.
Kneel down and speak the holy words:
God loves your simple prayer
Above the sweet songs of the birds,
The bleating of the gentle herds,
The flowers that scent the air.
And when the quiet evenings come,
And dew-drops wet the sod,
When bats and owls begin to roam,
And flocks and herds are driven home,
Then kneel again to God.
Because you need him day and night,
To shield you with his arm;
To help you always to do right,
To feed your soul and give it light,
And keep you safe from harm.