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2 This day thy fav'ring hand be nigh,
So oft vouchsaf'd before ;
And I that hand adore.
For which resign'd, I pray, Give me to feel a cheerful heart,
And grateful homage pay.
As vice or folly's cure,
May I the means endure. 5 Be this and ev'ry future day
Still wiser than the past,
(111. 1.) Morning 1 COW the shades of night are gone;
Now the morning light is come;
Drive the shades of sin away.
Banish doubt and clear our sight,
May we labour, watch and pray.
Save us from our foes around;
Keep us safe from ev'ry sin.
O receive us then at last;
For all the blessings of the light:
2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ills that I this day have done;
, and thee,
The grave as little as my bed;
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close :
To serve my God, when I awake.
My soul with heav'nly thoughts supply:
No pow’rs of darkness me molest.
For ever chase dark sleep away,
Glory to thee, eternal King !
Praise him, all creatures here below;
With humble gratitude I raise :
heart with lively praise. 2 My days unclouded as they pass,
And ev'ry onward rolling hour,
And witness to thy love and pow'r.
Too oft regardless of thy love,
And from the path of duty rove, 4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood
Of Christ, my Lord; his name alone
I plead for pardon, gracious God,
And kind acceptance at thy throne.
With sleep refresh my feeble frame;
Let flames of love arise;
Our ev'ning sacrifice.
; Have made up all this day;
More swift, more free than they.
I Do a new song require;
8 THE day is past and gone;
The ev’ning appear; 0
may we all remember well
The night of death draws near.
Upon our beds to rest;
Of what is here possest.
Secure from all our fears;
Fades upon my sight away;
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2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye
Naught escapes, without, within,
Open fault, and secret sin.
Shall for ever pass away;
Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee!
All of man's infirmity;
Thou shepherd and guardian of thine,
I, sleeping or waking, resign.
The night is no darkness to me;
They bring me but nearer to thee.
Unseen, yet for ever at hand;
Almighty to rule and command.
His grace, as the dew, shall descend;
The soul he delights to defend.
X. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
It has no charms for me;
But grace has set me free.
2 Those follies now no longer please,
No more delight afford;
Now I have known the Lord.
The stars are all conceal'd,
When Jesus is reveal'd.
I bid them all depart;
Shall fix my roving heart.
And wholly live to thee;
(L. M.) Not ashamed of Christ.
liare 1 ESUS! and shall it ever be,
A mortal man asham'd of thee! 1
Whose glories shine through endless days!
'Tis midnight with my soul, till he,
Bright morning Star, bid darkness flee, 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! O, as soon
Let morning blush to own the sun;
O'er this benighted soul of mine.
On whom my hopes of heav'n depend:
That I no more revere his name. 5 Asham'd of Jesus ! empty pride;
I'll boast a Saviour crucifi'd;