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4 Faith in his name forbids
Thy love and kindness in my heart.
may I trust almighty love,
And leads to perfect bliss above.
For all the blessings of the light:
Beneath the shadow of thy wings.
The ills which I this day have done ;
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close !
To serve my God when I awake.
Thy watchful station near me keep;
And guard me from th' approach of ill.
The bliss of thy paternal care :
O’er all thy works is shown,
Ascend before thy throne !
How largely hast thou blest!
From pain and sickness free;
To meditate on thee.
Till life's fond scene is o'er;
Enraptured let me soar.
KEBLE. "Abide with us, for it is towards evening, and the day is far
Fast fading from our wistful gaze;
The last faint pulse of quivering light.
It is not night if thou be near :
To hide thee from thy servant's eyes.
my last thought how sweet to rest Forever on my Saviour's breast.
4 Abide with me from morn till eve,
For without thee I cannot live;
Welcome to my weary head!
Tired with glaring vanities!
Needful periods of repose :
Thus I give my powers to rest.
Night and day his love the same!
Every anxious care forgot!
Crown'st my days with various good;
My' defenceless hours shall keep.
Day and night I'm still with thee;
The hours forever fled,
2 Our minds in perfect peace
Our Father's care shall keep,
For thou canst never sleep.
On thee securely stayed !
Nor be in death dismayed.
The evening shades appear;
The night of death draws near!
Upon our beds to rest;
Of what is here possessed.
Secure from all our fears ;
Till morning light appears !
52. 8s. & 7s. M. (PecuLIAR.) KELLY.
An Evening Offering.
Now we lay us down to rest;
Let no foe our peace molest;
3 Pilgrims here on earth and strangers,
Dwelling in the midst of foes,
In thine arms let us repose,
75. M. MISSIONARY MAG.
In this lone and silent hour,
Calm us with thy promised peace.
Seeks oblivion's balm in vain,
Darkness and light,