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4 Faith in his name forbids

my
0, may thy presence ne'er depart!
And in the morning make me hear

Thy love and kindness in my heart.
5 And when the night of death shall come,
Still

may I trust almighty love,
The love which triumphs o'er the tomb,

And leads to perfect bliss above.

946.
L. M.

KENN
Trusting God. Evening Tlymn.
1 GLORY to thee, my God, this night,

For all the blessings of the light:
Keep me, O, keep me, King of kings,

Beneath the shadow of thy wings.
2 Forgive me, Lord, through thy dear Son

The ills which I this day have done ;
That with the world, myself, and thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
3 0, may my soul on thee repose,

And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close !
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make

To serve my God when I awake.
4 Be thou my Guardian while I sleep;

Thy watchful station near me keep;
My heart with love celestial fill,

And guard me from th' approach of ill.
5 Lord, let my heart forever share

The bliss of thy paternal care :
"T is heaven on earth, 't is heaven above,
To see thy face and sing thy love.

947.

C. M.

ANONYMOUS.
Evening Hymn.
I INDULGENT God, whose bounteous care

O’er all thy works is shown,
( let my grateful praise and prayer

Ascend before thy throne !
2 What mercies has this day bestowed !

How largely hast thou blest!
My cup with plenty overflowed,
With cheerfulness

my

breast.
3 Now may sweet slumbers close my eyes,

From pain and sickness free;
And let my waking thoughts arise

To meditate on thee.
4 So bless each future day and night,

Till life's fond scene is o'er;
At length, to realms of endless light

Enraptured let me soar.

918.
L. M.

KEBLE. "Abide with us, for it is towards evening, and the day is far

spent.
1 'Tis gone, that bright and orbéd blaze,

Fast fading from our wistful gaze;
Yon mantling cloud has hid from sight

The last faint pulse of quivering light.
2 Sun of my soul! thou Saviour dear,

It is not night if thou be near :
Oh may no earth-born cloud arise

To hide thee from thy servant's eyes.
3 When the soft dews of kindly sleep
My wearied eyelids gently steep,

my last thought how sweet to rest Forever on my Saviour's breast.

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4 Abide with me from morn till eve,

For without thee I cannot live;
Abide with me when night is nigh,
For without thee I dare not die.

949.

7. NI.

DODDRIDGE
Evening lIymn.
1 INTERVAL of grateful shade,

Welcome to my weary head!
Welcome slumbers to mine eyes,

Tired with glaring vanities!
2 My great Master still allows

Needful periods of repose :
By my heavenly Father blest,

Thus I give my powers to rest.
3 Heavenly Father, gracious name!

Night and day his love the same!
Far be each suspicious thought,

Every anxious care forgot!
4 Thou, my ever-bounteous God,

Crown'st my days with various good;
Thy kind eye which cannot sleep,

My' defenceless hours shall keep.
5 Blest vicissitude to me!

Day and night I'm still with thee;
Guarded thus I sink to rest,
Lodged within my Father's breast.

950.

S. M.

CURTIS' COLL.
Flight of Time.
1 ANOTHER day is past,

The hours forever fled,
And time is bearing us away
To mingle with the dead.

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2 Our minds in perfect peace

Our Father's care shall keep,
We yield to gentle slumber now,

For thou canst never sleep.
3 How blesséd, Lord, are they

On thee securely stayed !
Nor shall they be in life alarmed,

Nor be in death dismayed.

951.

S. M.

ANONYMOUS
Evening IIymn.
1 The day is past and gone;

The evening shades appear;
O, may we all remember well

The night of death draws near!
2 We lay our garments by,

Upon our beds to rest;
So death shall soon disrobe us all

Of what is here possessed.
3 Lord, keep us safe this night,

Secure from all our fears ;
May angels guard us, while we sleep,

Till morning light appears !

52. 8s. & 7s. M. (PecuLIAR.) KELLY.

An Evening Offering.
1 THROUGH the day thy love hath spared us,

Now we lay us down to rest;
Through the silent watches guard us,

Let no foe our peace molest;
Father, thou our guardian be,
Sweet it is to trust in thee.

3 Pilgrims here on earth and strangers,

Dwelling in the midst of foes,
Us and ours preserve from dangers,

In thine arms let us repose,
And, when life's short day is past,
Rest with thee in heaven at last.

953.

75. M. MISSIONARY MAG.

Evening IIymn.
1 Lord of glory! King of power!

In this lone and silent hour,
While the shades of darkness rise
And the eve is on the skies,
By thy blessing, as the dews,
Which yon shaded skies diffuse,
Bid our feverish passions cease ;

Calm us with thy promised peace.
2 Wheresoe'er the brow of pain

Seeks oblivion's balm in vain,
Or the form of watchful grief
Knows not of the night's relief,
There thy pity, softening power,
There the spirit's calm restore;
Till each tongue, from murmuring free,
Wakes the hymn of praise to thee.

954.

P. M.

Bp. HEBER.
Evening Aspiration.
God, that madest earth and heaven,

Darkness and light,
Who the day for toil

hast given,
For rest the night, -
May thine angel guards defend us,
Slumber sweet thy mercy send us,
Holy dreams and hopes attend us,
This livelong night.

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