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CLOSE OF WORSHIP.
711. 78. M. SMITH.
Of the holy Sabbath day;
2 Night her solemn mantle spreads
O’er the earth, as daylight fades;
At the holy Sabbath's close.
'Tis the holy peace of God,
When the spirit rests from sin. 4 Saviour, may our Sabbaths be
Days of peace and joy in thee,
712. 8 & 7s. M. C. ROBBINS.
Sabbath Evening Worship. 1 Lo! the day of rest declineth;
Gather fast the shades of nightMay the Sun that ever shineth,
Fill our souls with heavenly light.
2 Softly now the dew is falling;
Peace o'er all the scene is spread ;On his children, meekly calling,
Purer influence God will shed.
3 While thine ear of love addressing,
Thus our parting hymn we sing, Father, give thine evening blessing;
Fold us safe beneath thy wing.
713. L. M. ANONYMOUS.
Close of Worship. Evening.
Thy house, Almighty God, we leave, 'Tis sweet, as sinks the setting sun, To think on all our duties done.
2 Oh! evermore may all our bliss
Be peaceful, pure, divine, like this;
714. 8 & 7s. M. ESTLIN,
Reliance for the Future. 1 GRACIOUS Source of every blessing !
Guard our breasts from anxious fears; May we still thy love possessing,
Sink into the vale of years.
Peace companion of our way;
Rise in everlasting day.
L. M. ANON.
Close of Worship. Evening. 1 ERE to the world again we go,
Its pleasures, cares, and idle show,
From folly and from sin to save. 2 O, may the influence of this day,
Long as our memory with us stay,
716. L. M. HEBER.
Close of Service.
In which we here together came;
2 Teach us in life and death to bless
The Lord, our strength and righteousness;
717. S. M. ANONYMOUS.
My sure, unerring light,
Which thou wilt lead aright.
My counsellor thou art;
Or from thy paths depart!
718. C. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
The Light of the World. 1 On us the Sun of Righteousness
Its brightest beams hath poured; With grateful hearts and holy zeal,
Lord, be thy love adored;
To that more glorious day,
And grief shall flee away.
S. M. STEELE.
Pardon. 1 The traveller, lost in night,
Breathes many a longing sigh, And marks the welcome dawn of light,
With rapture in his eye. 2 Thus sweet the dawn of day
Which weary sinners find, When mercy, with reviving ray,
Beams o'er the fainting mind.
Pardon of our sins renew;
With eternity in view.
Grant us, Lord, thy peace and love; And, when life's short tale is told,
Take us to thy home above.
721. H. M.
For a Blessing. 1 TO THEE our wants are known,
From thee are all our powers : Accept what is thine own,
And pardon what is ours: Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive, And to thy word a blessing give.