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Family and School-Room.

A Manual of Devotion.


Rev. W. T. WYLIE.





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Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1865, by


in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of PenngyWanl*.











William Theodore Wt/lie


This book is offered especially to Parents and Teachers, as an earnest effort to aid those
vho feel the importance of using every available means to impress Bible truth on the minds
)f the young ; and to train the rising generation in the practice of Christian life. The
Brants felt in an experience of ten years as a teacher, led to the plan and execution of the

Allow me briefly to call your attention to three things in regard to the book : — Its
Object ; Its Plan ; and the Mode of using it.

I. — The Object (a) is to secure individual attention and united expression throughout
Ihe entire service ; (6) to suggest important doctrines and duties in such a manner as to
arrest the attention and awaken the interest of the young ; (c) to familiarize the minds of
the youth with the teachings of divine truth on all the great questions of life, and with the
richest and sweetest treasures of sacred song ; [d) to aid in preparing the sons and daugh-
ters of our homes, and of our institutions of learning more fervently and effectively to join
in the devotions of home and of the great congregation. In one word, its object is to aid in
educating (both by instruction and by development,) each child and student, as an accounta-
ble religious being, in the performance of his highest duty, and the employment of his
greatest happiness.

II. — The Plan, (a) In preparing the book, the first step was to form an outline of
the great Doctrines and Duties of religion, as these regard God and man ; giving promi-
nence to such as especially claim the attention of youth, and tend to shape the course of
life. (6) Selections of Scripture were then made, enforcing and illustrating the given topic
by precept, narrative, &c. These selections were afterwards arranged with a view to make
them suggestive of the various bearings of the subject as far as practicable, (c) After that,
appropriate Psalms and Hymns were chosen, keeping constantly in view the combination
of strength and beauty, so that the choicest spiritual and poetical productions of our lan-
guage, in youth might be treasured up for counsel and comfort in after life, {d) The adap-
tation of music to the hymns was considered a most important and difficult matter : seve-
ral leading composers were consulted, and the final arrangement and adaptation of the
music to the words was placed in the hands of T. J. Cook, of New York, whose name
is a guarantee for the judicious execution of the work. (See Musical Preface, by Mr.
Cook, (e) In view of the fact that many parents and teachers might hesitate, unaided, to
lead their families and pupils in prayer, each page of the lesson was placed in the hands of
some earnest Christian educator, and after its perusal, a prayer was written by him, adapted
especially to that particular lesson. We have thus more than 250 leading minds, of all
evangelical churches in our land, participating in the service of prayer, thus securing a
variety, freshness and adaptation which could be obtained in no other way.

III. — Mode of Use. [a) The book is bound in two editions — one of which contains only
the lessons. This should be in the hands of each member of the family or school.

Parents. (6) The Parent may select, or allow some member of the family to select, the
lesson for the day. He will then announce the subject, which is printed in Italics at the
head of the page — lead in singing the Psalm or Hymn chosen — read in turn the selections
of Scripture, and then lead in prayer.

Teachers, (c) The Teacher in school may select, or call on some pupil to select, the
lesson for the day — when he will distinctly state the subject (printed in Italics at the head
uf the page) which is the tey to the lesson. All join in singing the Hymn chosen The



Teacher will then read the first verse, one-half the School read the second in concert, the
other half read the third in like manner, and so around.

(f/) The Teacher (all assuming the attitude of prayer) leads in prayer, using in wholo
or in part the form prepared, or directing the service in his own language. A Sabbath les-
son might be assigned for the Lord's Day, and a portion of that memorized.

(e) While the book is not arranged by any formal division of days, months, or seasons,
it furnishes material for five or ten months, accordingly as the lesson is used entire or
divided for each service.

(Note.) If Teachers prefer to shorten the service, one Ilymn and one-half the Scripture
selections may be used one day, and the other half the next — thus giving double the number
of lessons for the year.

It will be seen at a glance that the object of the book is to present Scripture truth, and
lead to a life of purity and practical religion.

Those who examine the construction of the book will recognize a systematic form of re-
ligious truth. The repetition of important thoughts, Passages of Scripture, and Hymns,
was often deemed very desirable. The idea of adaptation was kept constantly in view ;
and it may here be observed that full freedom was used, in selecting Psalms and Hymns,
to omit such portions as were not suitable to the lesson on hand.

I am under great obligations to those friends of Christian education who have so kindly
aided my undertaking by words of sympathy and cheerful contributions of copyright
privileges, as well as by other service.

In selecting Psalms and Hymns I had access to a large number of collections published
in this country and in England. Among these I cannot fail to mention. The Sabbath
Hymn and Tune Book, Drs. Mason, Phelps and Park ; The American Metrical Psalter,
by Rt. Rev. G. Burgess, D. D., of Maine ; Hymns, by Rev. Henry A. Boardman, D. D.,
The Plymouth Collection, by Henry Ward Beecher; and Songs of the Church, by Rev.
Charles S. Robinson, of Brooklyn ; and a small collection of Hymns, by Anna L. Waring,
published by the Association of Friends. I am also under obligations to the publishers
of the Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book, for their courtesy in giving consent to the use of
the Hymns of that book, as well as of the music which they publish.

Many of the Hymns taken from books referred to above, being copy-righted, no one, I
would observe, can use them without similar consent of authors or publishers.

To Dr. Lowell Mason I am under especial obligations, not only for counsel, but also
for kindly permitting the use of a large number of his valuable church tunes in this work.

Sincere thanks are also due to Messrs. Perkins, Pelton, Kingsley, Root, Seward and
Bradbury, and to F. J. Huntingdon, Publisher, for permission to use the tunes which they
have severally furnished. All of Mr. Cook's tunes used in this work, except Radiance,
Florence, and Herald, are now first published by his permission. He is the owner of them,
and ie to have the use of them in other publications.

The names of the authors of tunes will be found in an Index prepared especially to
show by whom each tune has been furnished.

While I would refer to Mr. Cook's Musical Preface for remarks on the musical part of
the work, I would earnestly commend to all interested in the improvement of the "ser-
vice of song," a book called " Hymns and Choirs," chiefly prepared by the authors of the
Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book. Pastors, choir leaders, singers, and all church members,
will find it worthy of consideration.

The names of earnest Christian educators, who have aided in the completion of this
Manual of Devotion, and to whom I am greatly indebted, will be found in full in an in-
dex. They are representatives of more than a dozen fruitful branches of the One Living
Vine. Knowing this, we need not ask to what denomination each belongs. Are they not
all one in Him.

With the earnest prayer that this work may aid Teachers, Parents and Youth, in tht
happy fulfilment of the great object of life, it is commended to Him who is the Author of
every good purpose, and the Sustainer of every good work W. T. W.


In the preparation of the present work, it fell to my lot to select Tunes for the Psalms
and Hymns contained in it. It was thought best, by both the author of the work and
myself, that the number of tunes should be quite limited, and those of a congregational
character be preferred. My object has been to select from the many tunes that have be-
come popular, those of good, solid character, such as musicians, as well as the people like,
and which all our children should learn and remember through life. I have avoided the
lively Sunday School music, so popular at the present day, principally on account of its
ephemeral character.

A few new tunes are given, the greater portion of them being original. Of these latter
the number was extended, because I experienced some difficulty in finding music well
suited to certain hymns, and thought it best to write, or get others to write, new music
for them. Regarding my own compositions, I trust they will be indulgently received, and
be deemed, in some slight degree, worthy the good company in which they are found.

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allowed be Thy Name.

hy Kingdom come.

(yj^hy will be done in earth as it is in

lYE us this day our daily bread.

(-^nd forgive us our debts as we forgive
our debtors.

(^iaI lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from evil.

or Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and
the Glory, forever.


The. End and Object


of our Being.

1. All peo - plo that ou earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheer - ful

serve with fear, His praise forth tell.

Come ya be - fore Him and re - joice.

ALIj people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell,
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

2 Know that the Lord is God indeed ;

Without our aid He did us make ;
We are His flock, He doth us feed,
And for His sheep He doth us take.

3 Oh, enter, then. His gates with praise;

Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless His name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

4 For why ? the Lord our God is good,

His mercy is forever sure ;
His truth at all times firmly stood.
And shall from age to age endure.

Sternhold — Hopkins.


THEE we adore, eternal Lord !
We praise Thy name with one accord;
Tiiy saints who here Thy goodness see,
Through all the world do worship Thee.

2 To Thee aloud all angels cry,

The heavens, and all the powers on high :
Thee, Holy, holy, holy King,
Lord God of hosts, they ever sing.

3 Th' apostles join the glorious throng ;
The prophets swell th' immortal song ;
The martyrs' noble army, raise
Eternal anthems to Thy praise.

4 From day to day, Lord, do we
Highly exalt and honor Thee !
Thy name we worship and adore.
World without end, for evermore.


WHAT is man, that thou art mindful of
him ? and the son of man, that thou
visitest him? For thou hast made him a little
lower than the angels, and hast crowned him
with glory and lionor.

2 Lord, open thou my lips: and my moutli
shall show forth thy praise.

3 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will
I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my

4 Thus will I bless thee while I live : I will
lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall
be satisfied as with marrow and fatness ; and
my moutli shall praise thee with joyful lips.

5 All the eartli shall worship thee, and
shall sing unto thee ; they shall sing unto thy

C It is a good thing to give thanks unto the
LoRn, and to sing praises unto thy name,
Most High ;

7 To show forth thy loving kindness in the
morning, and thy faithfulness every night.

8 Lord, thou art my God : I will exalt
thee, I will praise thy name: for thou hast
done wonderful things ; thy counsels of old
are faithfulness and truth.

9 This people have I formed for myself:
they shall show forth my praise.

10 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel
be justified, and shall glory.

11 Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall
return and come with singing unto Zion ; and
everlasting joy shall be upon their head : they
shall obtain gladness and joy ; and sorrow
and mourning shall flee away.

12 Herein is my Father glorified, that yo
bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide
in my love ; even as I have kept my Father's
commandments and abide in his love.

13 Father, I will that they also, whom thoii
hast given me, be with me where I am; that
they may behold my glory which tliou hast
given me: for thou lovedst me before the
foundation of the world.

14 lie that overcometh shall inherit all
things ; and I will be his God, and he shall
be my son.

15 And he carried me away in the spirit to
a great and high mountain, and showed mo
that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descend-
ing out of heaven. And I saw no temple
therein ; for the Lord God Almighty and the
Lamb are the temple of it.

16 And the city had no need of the sun,
neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the
glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is
the light thereof.

17 And the nations of them which are saved
shall walk in the light of it: and the kings
of the earth do bring their glory and honor
into it:

18 And the gates of it shall not be shut at
all by day : for there shall be no night there.

19 And they shall bring the glory and the
honor of the nations into it.

20 And there shall in no wise enter into it
any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever
worketh abomination, or maketh a lie ; but they
which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

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A LMIGHTY GOD, we adore and bless Thee as the Author of our being,
and the Giver of all our mercies. We acknowledge Thee as God
over all, blessed forever more. Thou art worthy to be praised, and loved,
and had in reverence of all Thy creatures. Thou art glorious in Thy holi-
ness : fearful in Thy praises : doing wonders. Heaven and earth are full
of the majesty of Thy glory.

We praise Thee for what Thou art in Thyself, and for the revelation
Thou hast made to us of Thy glorious perfections in the person and work
of Thy blessed Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

We thank Thee for that blessed Word in which this revelation is con-
tained. Teach us to love that Word. Help us to understand it. May we
make it our guide, and walk in the light of it. Open our eyes, that we
may behold wondrous things out of Thy law. May it be sweet to our taste
as the honey, and the honey comb. May we esteem it more than our ne-
cessary food; and rejoice in Thy Word as one who findeth great spoil.

Especially help us to learn from it the purpose for which Thou hast
sent us into the world. May we be fully awakened to the important truth,
that the great end for which we were created, is that we may know Thee,
and love Thee ; may glorify Thee, and enjoy Thy blessed presence forever.

Teach us to know that we never can begin to secure this object of our
creation till our hearts are changed by Thy converting grace, and we are
made new creatures in Christ Jesus. May we seek first the kingdom of God
and his righteousness, assured that all needful things will then be added.

Lead us to true repentance, and a living faith in Thee. Help us to
consecrate ourselves to Thy service and glory. May the language of our
hearts continually be, "Lord, what wilt Thou have us to do?" Make us
feel that we are not our own, but are bought with a price, and are bound to
glorify Thee with our bodies and our souls, which are Thine. Whatsoever
our hands find to do, may we do it with our might.

Be Thou our Guardian and Guide. Help us in all our ways to acknow-
ledge Thee, that Thou mayest direct our steps.

May we look not at the things which are seen and temporal, but at
tliose which are unseen and eternal ; and whether we eat, or drink, or
whatsoever we do, may we do all to the glory of God.

These things we humbly beg, and whatever else Thou shalt see to be oon-
/enient for us, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Richard N'ewtoik

Iloio we are to fulfill


Tlie oljiect of our creation.


HOW BLEST arc they that undefil'd,
And straight are in the way;
Who in the Lord's most holy law
Do walk, and do not stray.

2 How blest are they who to observe

His statutes are inclin'd ;
And who do seek the living God
With their whole heart and mind.

3 Such in His ways do walk, and they

Do no iniquity.
Thou hast commanded us to keep
Thy precepts carefully.

4 That I will keep Thy .statutes all

Firmly resolv'd have I :
do not then, most gracious God,
Porsake me utterly.

Scotch Version.

WHILE dead in trespasses I lie,
Thy quickening Spirit give:
Call me. Thou Son of God, that I
May hear Thy voice and live.

2 I know in Thee all fulness dwells,

And all for wretched man :

Fill every want my spirit feels.

And break off every chain.

3 If Thou impart Thyself to me.

No other good I need :
If Thou, the Son, shalt make me free,
I shall be free indeed.

4 I cannot rest till in Thy blood

I full redemption have :
But Thou, through whom I come to God,
Canst to the utmost save.

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ALL thy works shall praise thee, Lokd ;
and thy saints shall bless thee.

2 Bless the Loud, my soul, and all that
is within me bless his holy name.

3 For ye are bought with a price : there-
fore glorify God in your body, and in your
spirit, which are God's.

4 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or
whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

5 Let your light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works, and glorify
your Father, which is in heaven.

6 I am the vine, ye are the branches. He
that abideth in me, and I in him, the same
bringeth forth much fruit ; for without me ye
can do nothing.

7 I will give them one heart, and I will put
a new spirit within you ; and I will take the
stony heart out of their flesh, and I will give
them a heart of flesh.

8 Create in me a clean heart, God; and
renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not
away from thy presence ; and take not thy
Holy Spirit from me.

9 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation :
and uphold me with thy free Spirit: then will
I teach transgressors thy way: and sinners
Bliall be converted unto thee.

10 If any man speak, let him speak as the
oracles of God, that God in all things may be
glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be
praise, and dominion forever and ever.

11 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found,
call ye upon him while he is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous
man his thoughts ; and let him return unto
the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him.

12 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul
shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed
me with the garments of salvation.

13 Be careful for nothing ; but in every thing
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known unto God.

14 Although the fig tree shall not blossom,
neither shall fruit be in the vines ; the labor
of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield
no meat ; the flock shall be cut ofi" from the
fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls :
yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the
God of my salvation.

15 Blessed are the pure in heart : for they
shall see God.

1 6 But if we walk in the light, as he is in
the light, we have fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleans-
eth us from all sin.

17 Behold, what manner of love the Father
hath bestowed upon us, that we should be
called the sons of God.

18 Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we shall be :
but we know that, when he shall appear, we
shall be like him ; for we shall see him as he

j'apn— ji^5B0n ii.

/^UR FATHER, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; mercifully
spared to begin another day, teach us how to spend it. Thou hast
said in Thy blessed Word, that if any one lack wisdom, let him come to
Thee, who giveth liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.
We feel the need of wisdom ; for, though we know we ought to live to Thy
praise, and sometimes feel it a delight to do so, yet we live in such a world
of sin, and' are ourselves so sinful, and sin is so deceitful, that we often fail
in duty through misunderstanding and ignorance. Teach us then how to

Explain to us Thy Holy Scripture, that it may be to us in very truth a
lamp to our feet, and a light to our path. Interpret to us Thy daily pro-
vidences, that we may behold in them the indications of Thy blessed will.
Teach us so to use the world as not to abuse it. Breathe into us, Heavenly
Spirit, righteous thoughts, pure desires, holy imaginations, Christly feel-
ings, so that all the day long we may have fellowship with the Father, and
the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Father, show to each of us what Thou wouldst have us to do this day.
We know that Thou commandest us to love Thee with all our hearts, and
minds, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves. We know that Thou
requirest us to be faithful in that which is least, as well as in that which is
greatest, restraining our tempers, curbing our tongues, shunning idleness,
deceit and malice. Help us to perform these and all other duties ; and, if
Thou hast for each of us any particular duty to do, may it please Thee to
show it us by Thy Spirit, and to give us grace to do it.

Nor do we pray for ourselves alone. We humbly implore these bless-
ings on all our relatives and friends, on all our countrymen throughout our
dear land, on all our fellow-creatures every where, so that, the whole world
being taught by "Thee how to live, Thy will may be done on earth as it is
done in heaven.

Heavenly Father, into Thy hands we now commit ourselves for to-day.
While we live, may our living be to us, Christ, so that when we die, our
dying shall be gain.

And to Him who laid down His life for us, that we might have eternal
life with Him in heaven, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

Creo. D. Boardman.

Who-e we Learn


How to Live.

The heavens de - dare Thy glo

lare Thv elo - rv. Lord; In eve - ry star Thy wis - dom shines;

THE heavens declare Thy glory, Lord;
In every star Thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold Thy word,
We read Thy name in fairer lines.

2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And night, and day. Thy power confess;
But the blest volume Thou hast writ.
Reveals Thy justice and Thy grace.

3 Sun, moon, and stars convey Thy praise

Round the whole earth and never stand;
So when Thy truth began its race,
It touched and glanced on every land.

4 Thy noblest wonders here we view

In souls renewed, and sins forgiven ;
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,
And make Thy word my guide to heaven.


I LOVE the sacred book of God
No other can its place supply;
It points me to the saints' abode:
It gives me wings, and bids me fly.

2 Sweet book ! in thee my eyes discern

The image of my absent Lord :
Prom thy instructive page I learn
The joys His presence will afford.

3 When 'midst the throng celestial placed,

The bright Original I see,
From which thy sacred page was traced,
Blest Book ! I've no more need of thee.

4 But while I'm here thou shalt supply

His place, and tell me of His love;
I'll read with faith's discerning eye.
And thus partake of joys above.


BEHOLD one came and said unto him, Good
Master, what good thing shall I do that
I may have eternal life?

2 Lord, I know that the way of man is
not in himself: it is not in man that walketh

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