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29 “I meditate on Thee in the night watches."
For Thee my soul doth pant;
Renewed strength from Thee I want.
2 Thou, Lord, art present to my mind
And when I wake at night:
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."
1 This is the day the Lord hath made,
He calls the hours His own;
And praise surround the throne.
2 To-day He rose and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell;
And all His wonders tell.
3 Hosanna to the anointed King,
To David's holy Son!
Salvation from Thy throne.
With messages of grace;
To save our sinful race.
The Church on earth can raise;
Shall give Him nobler praise. Amen.
31 “God said, 'Let there be light:' and
there was light.”
First o'er the earth the light was poured;
And fill our souls with Light divine. 2 This day the Lord, for sinners slain,
In might victorious rose again;
From death of sin to Life in Thee. 3 This day the Holy Spirit came
With fiery tongues of cloven flame:
With Grace to hear and Grace to pray. 4 O day of Light, and Life, and Grace
From earthly toils sweet resting-place-
32 “There remaineth ... a rest for the people
O day of joy and light,
Most beautiful, most bright;
Before the eternal Throné
To the great THREE IN ONE.
The light first had its birth;
Christ rose from depths of earth;
The Spirit sent from heaven;
A triple light was given.
The heavenly Manna falls,
The silver trumpet calls,
With pure and radiant beams,
With soul-refreshing streams.
From this our day of rest,
To spirits of the blest;
To Father and to Son;
To Thee, blest THREE IN ONE.
33 “It is good to sing praises unto our God.”
To praise Thy Name, give thanks, and sing;
And talk of all Thy truth at night.
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.
What mortals cannot reach below,
34 “Send out Thy Light and Thy Truth,
that they may lead me.”
Lord Jesus, evermore,
Nor grieve Him we adore.
Redeemer, Whom we love;
3 Abide among us with Thy ray,
O Light that lightenest all;
Nor suffer us to fall.
4 Abide with us to bless us still,
O bounteous Lord of peace;
Our faith and love increase.
5 Abide among us as our Shield,
O Captain of Thy host;
Nor e'er forsake our post.
6 Abide with us in faithful love,
Our God and Saviour be,
And keep us true to Thee. Amen.
“The same day, at evening, came Jesus,
and stood in the midst, and saith
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.