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L. M. 6 Lines.
Morning and Evening.
1 WHEN, streaming from the eastern skies,
My conflicts o'er, my labors done,
11s and 5s.
COME let us anew
And never stand still till the master appear;
Let us gladly fulfill,
And our talents improve,
By the patience of hope, and the labor of love.
Our life is a dream;
Our time, as a stream,
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay:
Rushes, in to our view and eternity's here!
Oh! that each in the day
"I have fought my way through Ihave finished the work which thou gav'st me to do!”
Oh! that each, from his Lord,
“Well and faithfully done! Enter into my joy, and sit down on my throne !"
L. M. 602.
The changing Seasons.
Awake, and sing thy mighty name :
Thy hand from which our being came. 2 Seasons and moons still rolling round,
In beauteous order speak thy praise;
To thee successive honors raise. 3 To thee we raise the annual song,
To thee the grateful tribute give;
And, midst unnumbered deaths, we live. 4 Our life, our health, our friends, we owe
All to thy vast, unbounded love;
And hope of nobler joys above.
Till sense and language are no more,
Our voices shall resound:
And brings the seasons round.
Our Father and our Friend!
In genial streams descend.
3 In every scene of life, thy care,
In every age, we see :
So let our praises be.
In every age, appear;
To bless the opening year.
Our wandering souls to God;
If thou wilt bless the rod.
L. M. 604. New Year :-God, our Helper. I OUR helper, God! we bless thy name,
Whose love for ever is the same;
Open, and crown, and close the year. 2 Amid ten thousand snares we stand,
Supported by thy guardian hand;
Ten thousand monuments of praise. 3 Thus far thine arm has led us on;
Thus far we make thy mercy known;
New mercies shall new songs demand. 4 Our grateful souls, on Jordan's shore,
Shall raise one sacred pillar more;
C. M. 605.
. New Year :- Prayer for a Blessing. Í NOW, gracious Lord! thine arm reveal,
And make thy glory known;
And soften hearts of stone.
May mercy set us free;
Begin and end with thee.
3 Send down thy Spirit from above,
That saints may love thee more;
Who never loved before.
In our eternal home,
L. M. 606.
A Song for the opening Year.
By which supported still we stand;
Let mercy crown it till it close.
Still we are guarded by our God;
By his unerring counsel led.
The future-all to us unknown-
And peaceful leave before thy feet. 4 In scenes exalted or depressed,
Be thou our joy-and thou our rest;
Adored, through all our changing days. 5 When death shall close our earthly songs,
And seal, in silence, mortal tongues,
The opening Year.
To the souls assembled here;
Make us willing to be thine.
Give new strength the race to run;
3 Bless us all both old and young,
Call forth praise from every tongue.
78 and 6s. 608. A Winter's Day. 1 TIME is winging us away,
To our eternal home;
A journey to the tomb;
Blooming beauty lose its charms;
Enclosed in death's cold arms.
To our eternal home;
A journey to the tomb :
Health and beauty soon above;
C. M. Double. 609.
Spring of the Year.
And blossoms on the spray;
How sweet the vernal day!
'T is nature's cheerful voice;
And woods and fields rejoice. 2 How kind the influence of the skies,
While showers, with blessing fraught,
And fix the roving thought !
With gratitude and love,
Each smiling field and grove.
Can bid each virtue live;