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2 This day thy fav'ring hand be nigh,
So oft vouchsaf'd before;
And I that hand adore.
For which resign'd, I pray, Give me to feel a cheerful heart,
And grateful homage pay.
As vice or folly's cure,
May I the means endure. 5 Be this and ev'ry future day
Still wiser than the past, And when I all my life survey, May grace sustain at last. HYMN 167.
(111. 1.) Morning row the shades of night are gone;
Now the morning light is conie; Lord, may we be thine to day;
Drive the shades of sin away.
Banish doubt and clear our sight,
Save us from our foes around;
eep us safe from ev'ry sin.
O receive us then at last;
(L. m.) Evening Hymn. 1 GI LORY to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light: Keep me, o keep me, King of kings, Under thine own Almighty wings.
2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ills that I this day have done;
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. .
The grave as little as my bed;
Triumphing rise at the last day.
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close :
To serve my God, when I awake.
My soul with heav'nly thoughts supply:
No pow'rs of darkness me molest.
For ever chase dark sleep away,
Glory to thee, eternal King !
Praise him, all creatures here below;
With humble gratitude I raise :
And fill my heart with lively praise.
And ev'ry onward rolling hour,
And witness to thy love and pow'r.
Too oft regardless of thy love,
And from the path of duty rove,
Of Christ, my Lord; his name alone
I plead for pardon, gracious God,
And kind acceptance at thy throne.
With sleep refresh my feeble frame;
| Let flames of love arise;
Our ev'ning sacrifice.
; Have made up all this day;
More swift, more free than they.
Do a new song require;
Evening. Sep 3/48
The ev'ning shades appear;
The night of death draws near.
Upon our beds to rest;
Of what is here possest.
Secure from all our fears; I
2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye L Lo Naught escapes, without
, within, L
Pardon each infirmity,
Open fault, and secret sin.
Shall for ever pass away;
Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee!
All of man's infirmity;
HYMN 173. (iv. 2.)
Thou shepherd and guardian of thine,
I, sleeping or waking, resign.
The night is no darkness to me;
And, fast as my minutes roll on,
They bring me but nearer to thee.
Unseen, yet for ever at hand;
Almighty to rule and command.
His grace, as the dew, shall descend;
The soul he delights to defend.
X. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
It has no charms for me;
But grace has set me free.
2 Those follies now no longer please,
No more delight afford;
Now I have known the Lord.
The stars are all conceal'd,
When Jesus is reveald.
I bid them all depart;
Shall fix my roving heart.
And wholly live to thee;
Thy worth is all my plea.
(L. M.) Not ashamed of Christ.
Mar 8,8 1 JESU (ESUS! and shall it ever be,
A mortal man asham'd of thee!
Whose glories shine through endless days ! 2 Asham'd of Jesus! sooner far
Let night disown each radiant star;
Bright morning Star, bid darkness flee. 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! O, as soon
Let morning blush to own the sun;
O'er this benighted soul of mine.
On whom my hopes of heav'n depend :
That I no more revere his name. 5 Asham'd of Jesus ! empty pride;
I'll boast a Saviour crucifi’d;