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4. The rising morn cannot assure,

That we shall end the day;
For death stands ready at the door,

To take our lives away.
5. God is our sun, whose daily light

Our joy and safety brings.
Our feeble frame lies safe at night
Beneath his shady wings.

HYMN 400. c. M.
1. ORD of my life! O may thy praise

Employ my noblest pow'rs,
Whose goodness lengthens out my days,

And fills the circling hours; 2. Preserv'd by thy almighty arm,

I pass the shades of night, Serene and safe from ev'ry harm,

And see returning light. 3. While many spent the night in sighs,

And restless pains and woes, In gentle sleep I clos’d my eyes

Ånd undisturb'd repose. 4. When sleep, death's semblance, o'er me spread,

And I unconscious lay ;
Thy watchful care was round my bed,

To guard my feeble clay. 5. O let the same almighty care

My waking hours attend; From ev'ry trespass, ev'ry snare,

My heedless steps defend.
6. Smile on my minutes as they roll,

And guide my future days;
And let thy goodness fill my soul
With gratitude and praise.

HYMN 401. L. M. 1. IN sleep's serene oblivion laid,

I safely pass'd the silent night: Again I see the breaking shade,

I drink again the morning light,

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2. New-born, I bless the waking hour;

Once more, with awe, rejoice to be: My conscious soul resumes her pow'r,

And springs, my guardian God ! to thee. 3. O guide me through the various maze,

My doubtful feet are doom'd to tread;
And spread thy shield's protecting blaze,

Where dangers press around my head. 4. A deeper shade shall soon impend :

A deeper sleep my eyes oppress:
Yet then thy strength shall still defend,

Thy goodness still delight to bless. 5. That deeper shade shall break away :

That deeper sleep shall leave my eyes : -
Thy light shall give eternal day ;
Thy love, the raptures of the skies.

HYMN 402 L. M.
WAKE, my soul! and with the sun

Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,

To pay thy morning sacrifice. 2. By influ’nce of the light divine,

Let thy own light to others shine ;
Reflect all heav'ns propitious rays,

In ardent love and cheerful praise. 3. Lord ! I my vows to thee renew :

Disperse my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,

And with thyself my spirit fill.
4. Direct, control, suggest, this day,

All I design to do or say
That all my pow'rs, with all their might,

In thy sole glory may unite.
5. All praise to thee, who safe hast kept,

And hast refresh'd me, while I slept !
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless life partake.

HYMN 403. c. M.
1. TWhee let my first offrings rise,

Whose sun creates my day;

Swift as his gladd’ning influence flies,

And spotless as his ray.
2. This day thy favoring hand be nigh,

So oft vouchsaf'd before !
Still may it lead, protect, supply,

And I that hand adore.
3. If bliss thy providence impart,

For which, resign'd I pray:
Give me to feel the grateful heart,

That, without guilt, is gay.
4. Affliction should'st thou please to send,

As sin's or folly's cure: Patient, to gain that blessed end,

May I the means endure. 5. Be this and ev'ry future day

Still wiser than the past;
That, from the whole of life's survey,

may find peace at last.


HYMN 404. L. M. 1. ALE praise to thee, my God! this night,

For all the blessings of the light. Keep me, o keep me, King of kings !

Beneath thy own almighty wings. 2. Forgive me, Lord, through thy dear Son,

The ill that I have ever done;
That with the world, myself, and thee,

I, e'er I sleep, at peace may be.
3. Teach me to live, that I may dread

The grave as little as my bed;
To die, that this frail body may
Rise glorious at the awful day.

HYMN 405. L. M. 1. THUS far the Lord has

led me on; Thus far his pow'r prolongs my days ; And ev'ry ev'ning shall make known

Some fresh memorial of his grace.


2. Much of my time has run to waste,

And I, perhaps, am near my home :
But he forgives my follies past,

And strength supplies for days to come.
3. I lay my body down to sleep:
Peace is the pillow of my

head: His ever-watchful eye will keep

Its constant guard around my bed. 4. Faith in his name forbids my fear:

O may thy presence ne'er depart!
And in the morning may I bear
Thy loving kindness on my heart!

HYMN 406. C. M.
INDULGENT God! whose bounteous care

O'er all thy works is shown:
O let my grateful praise and pray'r

"Ascend before thy throne.
2. What mercies has this day bestow'd!

How richly hast thou bless'd! My cup with plenty overflow'd,

With cheerfulness my breast. 3. How may sweet slumbers close my eyes,

From pain and sickness free; And let my waking thoughts arise,

To meditate on thee. 1. So bless each future day and night,

'Till life's fond scene is o'er; And then to realms of endless light O let my spirit soar !

HYMN 407. c. M. 1. LORD! thou wilt hear


when I pray ; I fear before thee all the day,

Nor would I dare to sin.
2. And while I rest my weary head,

-From cares and business free;
Tis sweet conversing on my bed
With my own heart and thee.


3. I pay this ev’ning sacrifice;

And, when my work is done, Great God, my faith and hope relies Upon thy grace alone.

HYMN 408. P. M. 1. TNTERVAL of grateful shade,

Welcome to my weary head!
Welcome, slumber, to my eyes,
T'ir'd with glaring vanities.
2. My great Master still allows

Needful periods of repose:
By my heav'nly Father blest,

Thus, I give my pow'rs to rest.
3. Heav'nly Father! gracious name!

Night and day his love the same!
Far be each suspicious thought,

Ev'ry anxious care forgot !
4. Thou, my ever-bounteous God!

Crown'st my days with various good.
Thy kind eye, which cannot sleep,

My defenceless hours shall keep. 5. What if death my sleep invade ?

Should I be of death afraid?
While encircled by thine arm,

Death may strike, but cannot harm. 6. With thy heav'nly presence blest,

Death is life, and labour rest,
Welcome sleep or death to me,
Still secure, for still with thee!



HYMN 409. L. M. 1. G by which supported, still we stand.

The op’ning year thy mercy shows:

Let mercy, crown it, 'till it close. 2. By day, at night, at home, abroad,

Still we are guarded by our God;

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