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L.M.

1
Great God, our feeble efforts own,
And crown our labours with success;
Grant that the seed in weakness sown,
May soon be raised in righteousness.

2
On babes and children mercy show,
And let their souls before Thee live,
For we may plant and water too,
But Thou alone canst increase give.

3
Seal our instructions on each heart,
And teach them to observe Thy ways;
Teach them to choose the better part,
And serve Thee in their youthful days.

4
Then we and they, when time shall end,
Shall joyful meet Thee in the sky;
Before Thy gracious footstool bend,
And praise Thee to eternity.