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4 A deeper shade will soon impend,
A deeper sleep mine eyes oppress;
Thy goodness still delight to bless.
That deeper sleep shall leave mine eyes; Thy light shall give eternal day;
Thy love the rapture of the skies.
HYMN 584, L, M, 584
Praise to the God of the Morning.
To run his journey through the skies ;mf 2 From the fair chambers of the east,
The circuit of his race begins,
Round the whole earth, he flies and shines. 3 Oh! like the sun may I fulfill
Th’ appointed duties of the day;
With ready mind, and active will,
Enlightening our beclouded eyes;
Thy gospel makes the simple wise.
And then receive me to thy bliss :
Are faint, and cold, compared with this.
HYMN 585, L. M. 585
An Evening Sacrifice.
With humble gratitude I raise ;
Oh! let thy mercy tune my tongue, mf And fill my heart with lively praise.
2 My days unclouded, as they pass,
And every gently rolling hour,
Aid witness to thy love and power. 3 Seal my forgiveness in the blood
Of Jesus ;---his dear name alone
And kind acceptance, at thy throne. 4 Let this blest hope mine eyelids close;
With sleep refresh my feeble frame; Safe in thy care may I repose,
And wake with praises to thy name.
HYMN 586, 78. 586
Fades upon my sight away;
Lord! I would commune with thee.
Shall for ever pass away;
HYMN 587, C. M. 587
Evening Prayer and Praise.
I've passed another day,
Oh! teach me how to pray. тр 2 Show me my sins, and how to mourn
My guilt before thy face ;
me, Lord! to Christ alone,
The tokens of thy love;
And, every hour, thy grace prepare mf My soul for joys above. 4. And when, on earth, I close mine eyes,
To sleep in death's embrace,
Let me, to heaven and glory, rise, mf To see thy smiling face.
HYMN 588, 8s and 7s. Peculiar. 588
An Evening Offering. 1 THROUGH the day thy love has spared us;
Now we lay us down to rest; mp
Through the silent watches guard us,
Let no foe our peace molest;
Sweet it is to trust in thee.
Dwelling in the midst of foes,
In thine arms, let us repose,
HYMN 589, 78. 589
Repose and Devotion. 1
from labor and from care,
Lord! I would converse with thee :
Fill me with a Saviour's love.
Wither all my earthly joys;
But my Saviour's melting voice:
Make me thine for evermore.
For the mercies of this hour,
For the gospel's cheering ray, mof
For the Spirit's quickening power, —
HYMN 590, C. M. 590
An Evening Song. 1
DREAD Sovereign, let my evening song,
Assist the offerings of my tongue, my To reach the lofty skies. 2 Through all the dangers of the day,
Thy hand was still my guard ;
And still, to drive my wants away,
Thy mercy stood prepared.
Encompass me around;
Hath my Creator found !
To save my wretched soul?
Fast as the minutes roll !
To thy dear cross I flee;
To be renewed by thee.
I lay me down to rest,
Or on my Saviour's breast.
HYMN 591, C. M.
1 INDULGENT God! whose bounteous care
Oh! let my grateful praise and prayer
How largely hast thou blest !
With cheerfulness-my breast.
From pain and sickness free;
To meditate on thee.
Till life's vain scene is o'er ;
Oh! let my spirit soar.
HYMN 596, C. M. 592
Secret Prayer at Twilight. m
LOVE to steal awhile away, 11
From every cumbering care,
And spend the hours of setting day,
In humble, grateful prayer.
The penitential tear;
When none but God is near.
And future good implore;
Of brighter scenes in heaven;
While here by tempests driven. mp 5 And, when life's toilsome day is o'er,
May its departing ray
And lead to endless day.
HYMN 593, C. M. 593
Evening Worship in the Family. 10
LORD! another day is flown,
And we, a lonely band,
To bless thy fostering hand.
To praises low as ours?
The song which meekness pours.
As we before thee pray;
For thou didst bless the infant train, mp And we are less than they. 4 Thy heavenly grace to each impart;
All evil far remove;
And shed abroad in every heart mf Thine everlasting lovo. 5 Thus cleansed from sin, and wholly thine,
A flock by Jesus led,
In glory on our head.