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6 "In Thy light shall we see light.
1 My God, the Spring of all my joys,

The Life of my delights,
The Glory of my brightest days,

And Comfort of my nights !
2 In darkest shades, if He appear,

My dawning is begun;
He is my soul's sweet Morning Star,

And He my rising Sun. 3 The opening heavens around me shine,

With beams of sacred bliss,
While Jesus shows His heart is mine,

And whispers, I am His. Amen. ng I will go forth in the strength of the

Lord God.
1 FORTH, in Thy Name, O Lord, I go,

My daily labour to pursue;
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know,

In all I think, or speak, or do.
2 The task Thy wisdom hath assign'd

O let me cheerfully fulfil;
In all my works Thy presence find,

And prove Thine acceptable will. 3 Thee may I set at my right hand,

Whose eyes my inmost substance see, And labour on at Thy command,

And offer all my works to Thee. 4 Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,

And every moment watch and pray,
And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to Thy glorious day;

5 For Thee delightfully employ

Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with Thee to heaven.


8 Thou makest the outgoings of the morning

and evening to praise Thee.'
1 EVENING and morning,

Sunset and dawning,
Wealth, peace, and gladness,

Comfort in sadness,
These are Thy works; all the glory be Thine

Times without number,
Awake or in slumber,
Thine eye observes us;

From danger preserves us;
Causing Thy mercy upon us to shine.

2 Father, O hear me;

Pardon and spare me;
Calm all my terrors;

Blot out my errors,
That by Thine eyes they may no more be scanned.

Order my goings;
Direct all my doings;
As it may please Thee,

Retain or release me;
All I commit to Thy Fatherly hand.
[3 Griefs of God's sending

Soon have an ending;
Clouds may be pouring,

Wind and wave roaring,
Sunshine will come when the tempest has past.

Joys still increasing,
And peace never ceasing;
Fountains that dry not,

And roses that die not,
Blooming in Eden, await me at last.]

Ponder my words, O Lord.

PSALM v. 1 LORD, hear the voice of my complaint,

Accept my secret prayer;
To Thee alone, my King, my God,

Will I for help repair. 2 Thou in the morn my voice shalt hear;

And with the dawning day,
To Thee devoutly I 'll look up,

To Thee devoutly pray.
3 To righteous men the righteous Lord

His blessing will extend,
And with His favour all His saints,

As with a shield defend. Amen.

Evening. 10 Under His wings shalt thou trust.1 ALL praise to Thee, my God, this night,

For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, o keep me, King of kings,

Beneath Thine own Almighty wings. 2 Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,

The ill that I this day have done,
That with the world, myself, and Thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

3 Teach me to live, that I may dread

The grave as little as my bed;
Teach me to die, that so I may

Rise glorious at the awful Day. 4 O may my soul on Thee repose,

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make

To serve my God when I awake.
5 When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No powers of darkness me molest.

Praise God from Whom, &c. (Doxology' v.)

11 The Lord God is a Sun and Shield.
1 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.
2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep
My wearied eyelids gently steep,
Be my last thought, how sweet to rest

For ever on my Saviour's breast.
3 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.
4 If some poor wand'ring child of Thine

Have spurn’d to-day the voice divine,
Now, Lord, the gracious work begin;
Let him no more lie down in sin.

5 Watch by the sick; enrich the poor

With blessings from Thy boundless store;
Be every mourner's sleep to-night,

Like infants' 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. Amen.

12 I will lay me down in peace and

take my rest." 1 THROUGH the day Thy love hath spared us;

Hear us ere the hour of rest;
Through the silent watches guard us;
Let no foe our peace molest:

Jesus, Thou our Guardian be;

Sweet it is to trust in Thee.
2 Pilgrims here on earth, and strangers,

Dwelling in the midst of foes,
Us and ours preserve from dangers;
In Thine arms may we repose;

And when life's sad day is past,
Rest with Thee in heaven at last.

Amen. 13 For Thou, Lord, only makest me

dwell in safety.
1 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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