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The Infant's Grace before and after Meat.

BLESS me, O Lord, and let my food strengthen me, to serve thee, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

I DESIRE to thank God, who, for Christ's sake, mercifully gives me food to eat every day of my life. Amen.

Remember thy Creator in the Days of thy Youth.

Children, your great Creator fear,
  To him your homage pay,
While vain employments fire your blood,
  And lead your thoughts astray.
The due remembrance of his name
  Your first regard requires:
Till your breast glows with sacred love,
  Indulge no meaner fires.
Secure his favour, and be wise,
  Before those cheerless days,
When age comes on, when mirth's no more,
  And health and strength decays.

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