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And turn the sacred pages o'er,
And praise thy name and pray.

3 Midst hourly cares may love present Its incense to thy throne;

And, while the world our hands employs, Our hearts be thine alone.

4 At night we lean our weary heads
On thy paternal breast;
And, safely folded in thine arms,
Resign our powers to rest.

5 In solid, pure delights, like these,
Let all my days be past;

Nor shall I then impatient wish,
Nor shall I fear the last.


HYMN. 7's.

1 NOW the shades of night are gone;
Now the morning light is come;
Lord, may I be thine to-day-
Drive the shades of sin away.

2 Fill my soul with heav'nly light,
Banish doubt, and cleanse my sight;
In thy service, Lord, to-day,
Help me labour, help me pray.

3 Keep my haughty passions bound→→
Save me from my foes around;
Going out and coming in,
Keep me safe from ev'ry sin.

4 When my work of life is past,
Oh! receive me then at last!
Night of sin will be no more,
When I reach the heav'nly shore.



L. M.

I THUS far the Lord has led me on;
Thus far his power prolongs my days;
And ev'ry evening shall make known

Some fresh memorial of his grace.

2 Much of my time has run to waste, And I, perhaps, am near my home; But he forgives my follies past;

He gives me strength for days to come. 3 I lay my body down to sleep;

Peace is the pillow for my head;
While well appointed angels keep

Their watchful stations round my bed. 4 Thus, when the night of death shall come, My flesh shall rest beneath the ground, And wait thy voice to break my tomb, With sweet salvation in the sound,



1 DREAD Sov'reign, let my ev'ning song Like holy incense rise;

Assist the offering of my tongue
To reach the lofty skies.

2 Through all the dangers of the day
Thy hand was still my guard;
And still to drive my wants away,
Thy mercy stood prepar'd.

3 Perpetual blessings from above
Encompass me around,

But oh! how few returns of love
Hath my Redeemer found!

4 What have I done for him who died
To save my guilty soul?
Alas! my sins are multiplied,
Fast as my minutes roll!

5 Yet, with this guilty heart of mine,
Lord, to thy cross I flee,

And to thy grace my soul resign,
To be renew'd by thee.



1 GREAT God, to thee my evening song With humble gratitude I raise;

Oh let thy mercy tune my tongue,
And fill my heart with lively praise.

2 My days unclouded as they pass,
And ev'ry gently rolling hour,
Are monuments of wondrous grace,
And witness to thy love and pow'r.
3 Thy love and pow'r, celestial guard,

Preserve me from surrounding harm:
Can danger reach me while the Lord
Extends his kind, protecting arm?
4 Let this blest hope my eyelids close;
With sleep refresh my feeble frame;
Safe in thy care may I repose,

And wake with praises to thy name.



1 GLORY to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, oh keep me, King of kings,
Beneath thine own almighty wings.

2 Forgive me Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done;
That with the world, myself, and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

3 Let my blest Guardian, while I sleep, His watchful station near me keep, My heart with love celestial fill,


And guard me from th' approach of ill. 4 Teach me to live, that I may The grave as little as my bed; Teach me to die, that so I may Rise glorious at the awful day.



1 INDULGENT God, whose bounteous care O'er all thy works is shown,

Oh let my grateful praise and prayer
Arise before thy throne.

2 What mercies has this day bestow'd!
How largely hast thou blest!
My cup with plenty overflow'd,
With cheerfulness my breast.


3 Now may soft slumber close my eyes,
From pain and sickness free;
And let my waking thoughts arise,
To meditate on thee.

4 Thus bless each future day and night, Till life's vain scene is o'er;

And then to realms of endless light, Oh let my spirit soar.



1 ANOTHER day is past,
The hours forever fled;
And time is bearing me away,
To mingle with the dead.
2 My mind in perfect peace

My Father's care shall keep;
I yield to gentle slumber now,

For thou canst never sleep.
3 How blessed, Lord, are they
On thee securely stayed!
Nor shall they be in life alarmed,
Nor be in death dismayed.



1 THE day is past and gone,

The evening shades appear;
Oh, may I ever keep in mind,

The night of death draws near.

2 Lord, keep me safe this night,
Secure from all my fears;
May angels guard me while I sleep,
Till morning light appears.

3 And when I early rise,

To view th' unwearied sun,
May I set out to win the prize,
And after glory run.

4 Lord, when my days are past, And I from time remove, may I in thy bosom rest, The bosom of thy love.



HYMN. 7's.

1 SOFTLY now the light of day
Fades upon my sight away;
Free from care-from labour free,
Lord, I would commune with thee.

2 Soon, for me, the light of day

Shall for ever pass away:
Then from sin and sorrow free,

Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee!


Evening Prayer and Praise.


1 INDULGENT Father, by whose care, I've pass'd another day,

Let me this night thy mercy share;
O, teach me how to pray.

2 Show me my sins, that I may mourn
My guilt before thy face;
Direct me, Lord, to Christ alone,
And save me by thy grace.

3 Let each returning night declare The tokens of thy love;

And ev'ry hour thy grace prepare
My soul for joys above.

4 And when on earth I close mine eyes,
To sleep in death's embrace,
Let me to heav'n and glory rise,
To see thy smiling face.

HYMN. 7s.


Evening Communion with God.
1 NOW, from labour and from care,
Twilight shades have set me free;
In the work of praise and pray'r,
Lord, I would converse with thee.
O, behold me from above,
Fill me with a Saviour's love.

2 Sin and sorrow, guilt and wo,
Wither all my earthly joys;
Nought can charm me here below,
But my Saviour's melting voice.
Lord, forgive; thy grace restore,
Make me thine for evermore.

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