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Thou shalt take thy rest in safety.'
THROUGH the day Thy love has spared us;

Now we lay us down to rest.
Through the silent watches guard us,
Let no foe our peace

molest;
Jesus, Thou our Guardian be;

Sweet it is to trust in Thee.
2 Pilgrims here on earth, and strangers,

Dwelling in the midst of foes,
Us and ours preserve from dangers ;

In Thine arms may we repose,
And, when life's brief day is past,
Rest with Thee in heaven at last.

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He that keepeth thee will not slumber.' mp

TOW God be with us, for the night is closing;

The light and darkness are of His disposing,
And 'neath His shadow here to rest we yield us,

For He will shield us.
2 Let evil thoughts and spirits flee before us;

Till morning cometh, watch, Protector, o'er us;
In soul and body Thou from harm defend us;

Thine angels send us.
m 3 Let pious thoughts be ours when sleep o'ertakes us;

Our earliest thoughts be Thine when morning wakes us;
All day serve Thee, in all that we are doing

Thy praise pursuing.
mp 4 We have no refuge, none on earth to aid us,

Save Thee, O Father, who Thine own hast made us;
But Thy dear Presence will not leave them lonely

Who seek Thee only.
mf 5 Father, Thy name be praised, Thy kingdom given,

Thy will be done on earth as 't is in heaven;
Keep us in life, forgive our sins, deliver

Us now and ever.

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The Lord God giveth them light : and they shall reign for ever and ever.'

THE radiant morn hath passed away,

And spent too soon her golden store;
The shadows of departing day

Creep on once more.
2 Our life is but an autumn day,

Its glorious noon how quickly past !
Lead us, O Christ, Thou living Way,

Safe home at last.
m 3 O by Thy soul-inspiring grace

Uplift our hearts to realms on high:
mf Help us to look to that bright place,

Beyond the sky,
4 Where light, and life, and joy, and peace

In undivided empire reign,
And thronging angels never cease

Their deathless strain ;
5 Where saints are clothed in spotless white,

And evening shadows never fall;
Where Thou, Eternal Light of light,

Art Lord of all.

A

men.

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mp THE Sreeps on the night;

'I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for Thou, Lord, only makest me

dwell in safety. NHE sun declines; o'er land and sea mp 2 Forgive the wrong this day we've done,

Or thought, or said ; The twinkling stars come one by one

Each moment with its good or ill
To shed their light;

To Thee has fled;
With Thee there is no darkness, Lord; O Father, in Thy mercy great
With us abide,

Will we confide;
And 'neath Thy wings we rest secure

Thy benediction now bestow
This eventide.

This eventide.

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At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice.'
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THE sun is sinking fast,

Into His sacred charge
The daylight dies ;

In whom all spirits live,
Let love awake, and
pay

4 So now beneath His eye
Her evening sacrifice.

Would calmly restp 2 As Christ, upon the cross

Without a wish or thought
In death reclined,

Abiding in the breast,
Into His Father's hands

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Save that His will be done
His parting soul resigned,

Whate'er betidemp3

So
now herself my
soul

Dead to herself, and dead
Would wholly give

In Him to all beside.
m 6 Thus would I live; yet now

Not I, but He
In all His power and love
Henceforth alive in me,

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mf 7 One sacred Trinity,

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One Lord Divine;
Myself for ever His,
And He for ever mine.

men.

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