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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, 15

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

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. 17

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

dread The grave as little as my bed; Teach me to die, that so I may

Rise glorious at the awful day. 18

HYMN. C. M. 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.

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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. 19

HYMN. S. M. 1 ANOTHER day is past,

The hours forever Aled;
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.


HYMN. S. M. 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,
Oh 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!

HYMN. C. M. 22

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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