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5 Where saints are clothed in spotless white
And evening shadows never fall;
G. THRING. 1866. 1256 The offering of the evening sacrifice.
1 Kings 18. 36. 1 How calmly the evening once more is de
As kind as a promise, as still as a prayer; O wing of the Lord, in Thy shelter befriending,
May we and our household continue to share! 2 The sky, like the Kingdom of heaven, is open;
O enter, my soul, at the glorious gates ; The silence and smile of His love are the token,
Who now for all comers invitingly waits. 3 We come to be soothed with His merciful healing,
[the day; The dews of the night cure the wounds of We come, our life's worth and its brevity feeling,
(pray. With thanks for the past; for the future we 4 Lord, save us from folly ; be with us in sorrow;
Sustain us in work till the time of our rest; When earth's day is over, may heaven's to
[possest. Dawn on us, with homes, long expected,
T. T. LYNCH. 1856.
1257 At evening time it shall be light.
Zech. 14. 7.
Let love awake, and pay
Her evening sacrifice
In death reclined,
His parting soul resigned,
soul Would wholly give Into His sacred charge
In whom all spirits live;
Would calmly rest,
Abiding in the breast,
In Him to all beside.
Not I, but He
Henceforth alive in me.
One Lord Divine!
Ps. 4. 8. 1 MHOU who hast known the careworn breast,
The weary need of sleep's deep balm,
2 Thy presence gives us childlike trust,
Gladness and hope without alloy ;
And gleamings of eternal joy.
“ Peace be to you, this evening hour; Then all the struggles of the day
Vanish before Thy loving power. 4 Blest is the pilgrimage to heaven,
A little nearer every night:
G. RAW sox. 1864.
10s. 1259 Thou makese the outgoings of the
evening to rejoice. —Ps. 65. 8. 1 MHE day is gently sinking to a close, [glows;
O brightness of Thy Father's glory, Thou Eternal Light of light, be with us now; Where Thou art present darkness cannot be;
Midnight is glorious noon, O Lord, with Thee. 2 Our changeful lives are ebbing to an end,
Onward to darkness and to death we tend;
No sting in death, no terror in the tomb. 3 Thou who, in darkness, walking didst appear
Upon the waves, and Thy disciples cheer,
4 The weary world is mouldering to decay,
Its glories wane, its pageants fade away;
BISHOP OF LINCOLN. 1865. 1260 The night also is Thine. —Ps. 74. 16.
1 NHE day is past and over :
Thee now that sinless
And guard us through the coming night! 2 The joys of day are over :
We lift our hearts to Thee,
The hours of dark may be.
Jesus, keep us in Thy sight,
We raise the hymn to Thee;
be. O Jesus, keep us in Thy sight,
And guard us through the coming night! 4 Be Thou our soul's
Through which we have to go.
is all its care,
7.6. 1261 I will lay me down in peace and sleep.
Ps. 4. 8.
We lay us down to rest,
No foe will dare molest.
There is no ray of light,
And keep us through the night.
We lift our evening prayer.
By any act of sin,
And make us pure and clean.
In mercy give release,
Shall rest in perfect peace;
If such Thy will should be,
And keep us close to Thee.
And life's short day shall end;
The sinner's only Friend;
Where each must take his place,
W. J. MATHAMS. 1880.