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9 C. M.
1 mo Thee, O Lord, with dawning light,
Thy holy Name to praise.
2 For Thou, in helpless hour of night,
Hast compassed my bed,
3 Grant me, O God, Thy quickening grace,
Through this and every day;
4 Increase my faith, increase my hope,
Increase my zeal and love;
And fix my heart's affections all
On Christ and things above.
5 And when, life's labour o'er, I sink
To slumber in the grave,
6 That so, through Him who bled and died,
And rose again, for me, "The grave and gate of death" may prove A passage home to Thee.
10 10. 10.10.10.
1 k BIDE with me; fast falls the eventide; A. The darkness deepens; Lord, with me
abide; When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, oh abide with me.
2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day, Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
3 I need Thy presence every passing hour; What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's
power? Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with
4 I fear no foe,' with Thee at hand to bless; Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness; Where is death's sting? where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
5 Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom, and point me to the
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
ll L. M.
1 /^OME to me, Lord, when first I wake,— \J As the faint lights of morning break; Bid purest thoughts within me rise,
Like crystal dew-drops, to the skies.
2 Come to me in the sultry noon,—
3 Come to me in the evening shade,— And if my heart from Thee hath strayed, Oh bring it back, and from afar
Smile on me like Thine evening star.
4 Come to me in the midnight hour,— When sleep withholds its balmy power; Let my lone spirit find her rest,
Like John, upon my Saviour's breast.
5 Come to me through life's varied way,—
12 L. M .
1 nLOEY to Thee, my God, this night
2 Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
3 Teach me to live, that I may dread
4 Oh may my soul on Thee repose,
And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
5 When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 13 8.4. 8. 4. 184.108.40.206.
1 fl OD, who madest earth and heaven, VJ Darkness and light:
Who the day for toil hast given,
For rest the night;
This livelong night.
2 Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
And, when we die,
All peaceful lie:
With Thee on high.
14 L. M.
1 QUN of my soul, Thou Saviour dear, io It is not night if Thou be near; Oh may no earth-born cloud arise
To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes.
2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep
Be my last thought, how sweet to rest
3 Abide with me from morn till eve,
4 If some poor wandering child of Thine
5 Watch by the sick; enrich the poor
Like infant's slumbers, pure and light.
6 Come near and bless us when we wake, Ere through the world our way we take; Till in the ocean of Thy love
We lose ourselves in heaven above.
15 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8.
1 QjWEET Saviour, bless us ere we go;
With lowly love and fervent will.
2 The day is gone, its hours have run,
And Thou hast taken count of all: The scanty triumphs grace hath won,
The broken vow, the frequent fall. Through life's long day and death's dark night, O gentle Jesus, be our Light.
3 Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways
True absolution and release;