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2 Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
And when we die,
All peaceful lie!
With Thee on high. Amen.
14 “Abide with us; for it is toward evening,
and the day is far spent.” 1 ABIDE with me; fast falls the even-tide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
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
4 I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
5 Hold Thou Thy Cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom, and point me to
15 “The Lord is my Light and my
Thy word into our minds instil;
With lowly love and fervent will.
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. [night, 2 The day is gone, its hours have run,
And Thou hast taken count of all --
The broken vow, the frequent fall.
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. [night, 3 [Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways
True absolution and release;
With purity and inward peace.
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. [night, 4 Do more than pardon-give us joy,
Sweet fear, and sober liberty,
That only long to be like Thee.
WA sweet, for Thou hast toiled ; skulle is light, for Thou hast cared ; Hver let our works be soiled
he strife, or by deceit ensnared. themagh life's long day and death's dark
spatle Jesus, be our Light. [night, w wall we love, the poor, the sad,
The sinful, unto Thee we call; Olet Thy mercy make us glad :
Thou art our Saviour and our All. Through life's long day and death's dark () gentle Jesus, be our Light. [night,
16 “I am the Light of the world.”
Thy beams chase night's dark shades away;
2 All-Holy Lord, to Thee we bend,
Thy servants through this night defend,
A quiet night from perils free.
Nor secret foe the heart possess,
And make us in Thy sight impure. 4 Light slumber let our eyelids take, T heart to Thee be still awake;
* right hand protection be
ho love and trust in Thee.
5 O Lord, our strong defence, be nigh;
Bid all the powers of darkness fly;
Whilst burdened in the flesh we stay;
17 “ The Lord is thy Keeper."
All thanks, O Lord, to Thee;
The hours of dark may be;
And save me through the coming night. 2 The toils of day are over:
I raise the hymn to Thee--
The hours of fear may be.
And guard me through the coming night. 3 Be Thou my soul's preserver,
O God! for Thou dost know
Through which I have to go;
18 “The day is Thinë; the night also is Thine."
O God, we bow to Thee;
To Thy defence we flee.
2 Forgive us all the evil done,
The good undone, to-day;
Now, Father, and for aye.
Ne'er sinking in the west;
Where none shall break our rest;
And pleasure without end;
With joyous hymns shall blend;
The shelter of Thy wing,
And of Thy mercy sing?
19 “At even they brought unto Him all
that were diseased.' 1 Ar even, ere the sun was set,
The sick, O Lord, around Thee lay;
Oh, with what joy they went away! 2 Once more 'tis eventide, and we
Oppress'd with various ills draw near; What if Thy form we cannot see?
We know and feel that Thou art here. 3 O Saviour Christ, our woes dispel;
Ifor some are sick, and some are sad, And some have never loved Thee well,
And some have lost the love they had;