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Yet whilst thy will we would pursue,
LORD God of morning and of night,
We thank thee for thy grace of light; Oft what we would we cannot do;
The sun may stand in zenith skies,
Thy presence shines on us more nigh.
GEORGE COOPER, 1820-1876.
Fresh hopes have wakened in the heart,
O Lord of lights, 't is thou alone
FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE, 1824
UR Father God! not face to face
Where dwells thy secret majesty ;
In reverent faith and humble prayer, Thy promised blessing will descend, And we shall find thy spirit there.
Lord! be the spot where now we meet
And feel our deepest sins forgiven;
And sorrow lay its burden down,
Here may the sick and wandering soul
Or than Siloam's healing wave;
From the world's passion and its strife,
EDWIN HUBBELL CHAPIN, 1814-1880.