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2 0, may the beams of truth divine,

With clear, convincing light,
In all our understandings shine,

And chase our mental night. 3 Preserve us, Lord, throughout the day,

And guide us by thine arm;
For they are safe, and only they,

Whom thou dost save from harm. 15

C. M.

Morning Praise.
1 My God was with me all this night,

And gave me sweet repose ;
My God did watch, e'en whilst I slept,

Or I had never rose.
2 Lord, for the mercies of the night

My humble thanks I pay;
And unto thee I dedicate

The first fruits of the day.
3 Let this day praise thee, O my God,

And so let all my days;
And O, let mine eternal day

Be thine eternal praise. 6

L. M.

Sabbath Morning. 1 DEAR is the hallowed morn to me,

When cheerful bells awake the day: And, by their sacred minstrelsy,

Call me from earthly cares away ; 2 And dear to me the sacred hour

Spent in thy holy temples, Lord !

To feel devotion's soothing power,

To hear the teachings of thy word. 3 Oft, when the world, with iron hands,

Has bound me in its six days' chain, This bursts me from the earthly bands,

And sets my spirit free again. 4 Yes, dear to me the Sabbath morn :

The cheerful bells, with wakening voice, Have often found my heart forlorn,

But always bid that heart rejoice.

17

L. M.

The Temple. 1 CALLED by the Sabbath bells away,

Unto thy holy temple, Lord, I'll go,

with willing mind to pray, To praise thy name, and hear thy word 2 O sacred day of peace and joy,

Thy hours are ever dear to me; Ne'er may a sinful thought destroy

The holy calm I find in thee. 3 Dear are thy peaceful hours to me,

For God has given them in his love, To tell how calm, how blest shall be

The endless day of heaven above.

C. M. 18

The Temple.
1 Let us adore the grace that seeks

To draw our hearts above;
For, lo! the great Jehovah speaks,

And every word is love.

C

S. M.

2 Lord, help us now to seek thy face,

By Christ, the living way ;
And praise thee for this hour of grace

Through an eternal day! 19

Morning.
1 WE lift our hearts to thee,

Thou Day-star from on high;
The sun itself is but thy shade,

Yet cheers both earth and sky.
2 O, let thy rising beams

Dispel the shades of night ;
And let the glories of thy love

Come like the morning light.
3 May we this life improve,

To mourn for errors past ;
And live this short revolving day

As if it were our last. 20

Morning.
1 BEHOLD, the morning sun

Begins his glorious way!
IIis beams through all the nations run,

And life and light convey.
2 But where the gospel comes,

It spreads diviner light;
It calls dead sinners from their tombs,

And gives the blind their sight.
3 How perfect is thy word!

And all thy judgments just !
Forever sure thy promise, Lord,

And men securely trust.

S. M.

4 My gracious God, how plain

Are thy directions given !
0, may I never read in vain,

But find the path to heaven! 21

C. M.

Sabbath Morning. 1 SLEEP, sleep to-day, tormenting cares,

Of earth and folly born!
Ye shall not dim the light that streams

From this celestial morn.
2 To-morrow will be time enough

To feel your harsh control!
Ye shall not violate this day,

The Sabbath of the soul. 3 Sleep, sleep forever, guilty thoughts !

Let fires of vengeance die;
And, purged from sin, may I behold

A God of purity! 22

Sabbath Morning.
1 Again the Lord of life and light

Awakes the kindling ray;
Unseals the eyelids of the morn,

And pours increasing day.
2 0, what a night was that which wrapt

The heathen world in gloom !
O, what a sun, which broke, this day,

Triumphant from the tomb!
3 This day be grateful homage paid,

And loud hosannas sung ;
Let gladness dwell in every heart,

And praise on every tongue.

C. M.

L. M.
To meet with God.

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1 Enough of life's vain scenes I've trod;

Sweet is this interval of rest:
With cheerful heart I meet my God;

His presence makes me truly blest. 2 Pleasant is life, and sweet the light

That pours from the bright orb of day, Revealing to our raptured sight

The world in all its rich display. 3 Pleasant is life, and sweet its ties,

The touching charities of man; Friend, fellow, child, and parent rise,

Endearing life's progressive plan. 4 But light and life would soon be vile,

And all their dearest pleasures fall, Nor sun would shine, nor life would smile

Without thy presence glad’ning all. 24

The Temple.
1 Let us unite to bless the Lord,

That we are taught to read his word
To walk in wisdom's pleasant ways,

And seek his grace, and sing bis praise. 2 We, to thy sacred house of prayer,

With gratitude would oft repair,
T adore thy name, and seek thy face,

And hear thy messages of grace.
3 The truth thy gospel, Lord, imparts,

Apply with power to all our hearts;
Whilst thou art calling, make us hear,
And worship thee with holy fear.

L. M.

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