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Though Earth no lovelier prospects shew
Though such, secur'd from early vice
Yet will the tears of transport swell,
Humbly they take the lowest seat,
Lord! we commit them to thine hands;
HYMN FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
OH! thou who art the God of truth,
Behold a company of youth
Appear before thy throne;
And while we now attempt to raise
May we be objects of thy care,
Oh! may we prize thy Sacred word
Then shall we love to live to thee,
Grant that our teachers may receive
Oh! may they see their pupils rise,
Then may we meet with joy supreme,
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS' ENCOURAGEMENT.
HEAVEN and earth, and all creation,
Shall adore Immanuels name;
Every age and every nation,
Spread the great Redeemer's fame.
Babes and hoary Sires shall render
Kings and Queens their crowns surrender,
Thou, O Lord, our hopes elatest,
On thy faithfulness relying,
We would teach the youthful race,
Claim the blessings of thy grace.
May our hearts and hands uniting,
WRITING MONITOR'S INSTRUCTIONS.
The following Instructions for the Writing Monitors of Sunday Schools, is extracted, by permission, from a recent publication called "Directions for carrying into effect the Plan of Monitors, adapted to Sunday Schools." Price 6d. and which, for the sake of obtaining correct information on this subject, we recommend Sunday School Teachers to procure.
1. THE superintendent monitor is to be at the school half an hour before the writing scholars assemble, to get every thing in readiness.
II. He is to lay the writing books belonging to each class on the end of the desks, and to deliver a sufficient number of pens to each monitor, which should always be mended previous to the meeting.
III. He is to let the scholars begin writing directly they come, that no time may be lost.
IV. In case the superintendent monitor should be absent, the next superior monitor present, is to take the superintendence of the meeting.
Monitor in Attendance.
V. The superintendent monitor is every writing evening to appoint a monitor in attendance, in rotation, from among the senior scholars; who is to give out the ink stands and carry the books, pens, &c. from the teacher or superintendent monitor to the different monitors, attend to the candles, and do any thing else which may be requisite. When the school is concluded, be is to put every thing away in an orderly manner.
VI. There shall be a writing monitor to each class, who must always be present at the appointed time, and see that he scholars come with their hands and faces clean.
VII. The writing monitors must study their instructions, and particularly observe that the scholars sit properly, and hold their pens right; they must see that the scholars keep their books and copies clean, and not let any of them continue writing with bad pens.
VIII. The writing monitors must not suffer any thing to be written on the covers of the writing books, except the name of the scholar and the date when he began his book, which is to be done by the teacher.
IX. The writing monitor, at each desk, must keep every thing in its proper place, and must not, on any account, suffer the copies or pens to lie about carelessly.
X. The writing monitor must not permit any of the scholars to leave their seats, but when any thing is wanted in any of their classes, the monitor of the class must attend to it.
XI. The writing monitors are not to allow any of the scholars to take home their pens or their books. When the books are written through, they must ask the teachers consent before they suffer them to be taken home.
XII. At the conclusion, the writing monitors are to deliver the books and pens to the superintendent monitor, and when directed by him, they are to give out the hats; and when ordered, they are to lead their classes quietly out of the school, and see that the scholars proceed home in an orderly manner.
Conclusion of the Writing School.
XIII. At the time appointed, the superintendent monitor is to order the scholars to finish their lines; in a few minutes after, he is to order them to leave off writing. Each writing monitor is then to stand at the end of his desk, and must see that all the scholars wipe their pens, and lay them on their books, which are to remain open. The superintendent monitor will then order the monitors to mark the attendance of their classes; when this is done, he is to order the scholars to stand up, &c. The meeting will then be concluded, agreeable to the rules of the school. He shall then direct the monitors to give out the hats, after which he shall order them, one by one, to lead their classes out of the school in