Young Christian's first lesson-book/Lesson Six

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How our Love to God is to be expreſsed.

SINCE love is as my duty known,
How muſt this love to God be ſhown?
Sure I the higheſt thoughts ſhould raiſe
Of Him, who is above all praiſe!
His favour moſt of all deſire
And ſtill to pleaſe him ſhould aſpire;
To him be conſtant worſhip paid,
And all his ſacred laws obey'd.

If to afflict me be his will,
I'll bear it with ſubmiſſion ſtill:-
A tender Father ſure he proves,
And but corrects becauſe he loves.

His word with diligence I'll hear,
To him preſent my daily pray'r ;
And while new mercies I implore,
For bleſſings paſt I will adore:
And every action ſhall, expreſs
A heart full charg'd with thankfulneſs.

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