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29 “I meditate on Thee in the night watches."

PSALM LXIII.
1 O God, my gracious God, to Thee
My morning-prayer shall offered be,

For Thee my soul doth pant;
To me the enjoyment of Thy love,
Than life itself, doth dearer prove;

Renewed strength from Thee I want.

2 Thou, Lord, art present to my mind
When I lie down, sweet sleep to find,

And when I wake at night:
Since Thou to me dost succour bring,
Beneath the shadow of Thy wing

I rest with safety and delight. Amen.

The Lord's Day.

30 “This is the day which the Lord hath made;

we will rejoice and be glad in it."

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1 This is the day the Lord hath made,

He calls the hours His own;
Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,

And praise surround the throne.

2 To-day He rose and left the dead,

And Satan's empire fell;
To-day the saints His triumphs spread,

And all His wonders tell.

3 Hosanna to the anointed King,

To David's holy Son!
Help us, O Lord! descend and bring

Salvation from Thy throne.
4 Blest be the Lord, Who comes to men

With messages of grace;
Who comes, in God His Father's Name,

To save our sinful race.
5 Hosanna in the highest strains

The Church on earth can raise;
The highest heavens in which He reigns

Shall give Him nobler praise. Amen.

31 “God said, 'Let there be light:' and

there was light.
1 THIS DAY, by Thy creating word,

First o'er the earth the light was poured;
O Lord, this day upon us shine,

And fill our souls with Light divine. 2 This day the Lord, for sinners slain,

In might victorious rose again;
O Jesus, may we raised be

From death of sin to Life in Thee. 3 This day the Holy Spirit came

With fiery tongues of cloven flame:
O Spirit, fill our hearts to-day

With Grace to hear and Grace to pray. 4 O day of Light, and Life, and Grace

From earthly toils sweet resting-place-
Thy hallowed hours, best gift of love,
Give we again to God above.

32 “There remaineth ... a rest for the people

of God.
1 O DAY of rest and gladness,

O day of joy and light,
O balm of care and sadness,

Most beautiful, most bright;
On thee the high and lowly

Before the eternal Throné
Sing Holy, Holy, Holy,

To the great THREE IN ONE.
2 On thee, at the Creation,

The light first had its birth;
On thee for our salvation

Christ rose from depths of earth;
On thee our Lord victorious

The Spirit sent from heaven;
And thus on thee most glorious

A triple light was given.
3 To-day on weary nations

The heavenly Manna falls,
To holy convocations

The silver trumpet calls,
Where Gospel-light is glowing

With pure and radiant beams,
And living water flowing

With soul-refreshing streams.
4 New graces ever gaining

From this our day of rest,
We reach the Rest remaining

To spirits of the blest;
To Holy Ghost be praises,

To Father and to Son;
The Church her voice upraises

To Thee, blest THREE IN ONE.

33 “It is good to sing praises unto our God.

PSALM XCII.
1 SWEET is the work, my God, my King,

To praise Thy Name, give thanks, and sing;
To show Thy love by morning light,

And talk of all Thy truth at night.
2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
No mortal cares shall seize my breast;
O may my heart in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound. 3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord,

And bless His works and bless His Word ; Thy works of grace how bright they shine! How deep Thy counsels! how divine ! 4 And I shall share a glorious part, When grace hath well refined my heart; And fresh supplies of joy are shed,

Like holy oil to cheer my head.
5 Then shall I see, and hear, and know

What mortals cannot reach below,
And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy. Amen.

34 “Send out Thy Light and Thy Truth,

that they may lead me.”
1 ABIDE among us with Thy grace,

Lord Jesus, evermore,
Nor let us e'er to sin give place,

Nor grieve Him we adore.
2 Abide among us with Thy Word,

Redeemer, Whom we love;
Thy help and mercy here afford,
And life with Thee above.

3 Abide among us with Thy ray,

O Light that lightenest all;
And let Thy truth preserve our way,

Nor suffer us to fall.

4 Abide with us to bless us still,

O bounteous Lord of peace;
With grace and power our spirits fill,

Our faith and love increase.

5 Abide among us as our Shield,

O Captain of Thy host;
That to the world we may not yield,

Nor e'er forsake our post.

6 Abide with us in faithful love,

Our God and Saviour be,
Thy help at need O let us prove,

And keep us true to Thee. Amen.

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The same day, at evening, came Jesus,

and stood in the midst, and saith
unto them, 'Peace be unto you."

1 SAVIOUR, again to Thy dear Name we raise

With one accord the parting hymn of praise; We stand to bless Thee ere our worship cease, Then, lowly kneeling, wait Thy word of peace.

2 Grant us Thy peace upon our homeward way;

With Thee began, with Thee shall end the day; Guard Thou the lips from sin, the hearts from

shame, That in this house have called upon Thy Name.

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