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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.
On thy paternal breast;
Resign our powers to rest.
Let all my days be past;
Nor shall I fear the last.
Now the morning light is come;
Drive the shades of sin away.
Banish doubt, and cleanse my sight;
Help me labour, help me pray.
Save me from my foes around;
Keep me safe from ev'ry sin.
Oh! receive me then at last!
EVENING HYMNS. 14
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;
He gives me strength for days to come. 3 I lay my body down to sleep;
Peace is the pillow for my head;
Their watchful stations round my bed. 4. Thus, when the night of death shall come,
My flesh shall rest beneath the ground,
With sweet salvation in the sound, 15
HYMN. C. M.
Like holy incense rise;
To reach the lofty skies.
Thy hand was still my guard;
Thy mercy stood prepar'd.
Encompass me around,
my Redeemer found!
To save my guilty soul?
Fast as my minutes roll!
Lord, to thy cross I flee,
To be renew'd by thee.
HYMN. S. M.
With humble gratitude I raise;
And fill my heart with lively praise.
2 My days unclouded as they pass,
And ev'ry gently rolling hour,
And witness to thy love and pow'r. 3 Thy love and pow'r, celestial guard,
Preserve me from surrounding harm:
Extends his kind, protecting arm? 4 Let this blest hope my eyelids close;
With sleep refresh my feeble frame;
And wake with praises to thy name. 17
HYMN. L. M.
For all the blessings of the light;
Beneath thine own almighty wings. 2 Forgive me Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done;
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
His watchful station near me keep,
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,
Arise before thy throne.
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. 19
HYMN. S. M. 1 ANOTHER day is past,
The hours forever Aled;
To mingle with the dead. 2 My mind in perfect peace
My Father's care shall keep;
For thou canst never sleep. 3 How blessed, Lord, are they
On thee securely stayed!
Nor be in death dismayed.
HYMN. S. M. 1 THE day is past and gone,
The evening shades appear;
The night of death draws near. 2 Lord, keep me safe this night,
Secure from all my fears;
Till morning light appears. 3 And when I early rise,
To view th' unwearied sun,
And after glory run.
And I from time remove,
The bosom of thy love.
Fades upon my sight away;
Lord, I would commune with thee. 2 Soon, for me, the light of day
Shall for ever pass away:
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Evening Prayer and Praise. 1 INDULGENT Father, by whose care,
I've pass’d another day,
O, teach me how to pray. 2 Show me my sins, that I may mourn
My guilt before thy face;
And save me by thy grace.
The tokens of thy love;
My soul for joys above. 4. And when on earth I close mine eyes,
To sleep in death's embrace,
Evening Communion with God.
Twilight shades have set me free;
Fill me with a Saviour's love. 2 Sin and sorrow, guilt and wo,
Wither all my earthly joys;