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Thy beatific face display ;
Athol--p. 132.] S. M.
The sun itself is but thy shade,
Yet cheers both earth and sky.
The night of sin disperse,
Which shade the universe !
How dark and sad before !
And nature's God adore.
Pollute the rising day ;
To mourn for errors past;
As if it were our last.
And Spirit, One in Three,
And shall for ever be. 497 Coronation-p. 28.] C. M. A praise to Him who dwells in bliss,
; Whose throne is darkness in th' abyss
Of uncreated light. 2 Each thought and deed, his piercing eyes
With strictest search survey ;
The deepest shades no more disguise,
Than the full blaze of day. 3 Whom thou dost guard, O King of kings,
No evil shall molest:
Shall they securely rest.
Their constant stations keep: Thy faith and truth shall shield their heads,
For thou dost never sleep. 5 May we with calm and sweet repose,
And heavenly thoughts refresh'd,
And bless thee, ever bless'd.
IVER and Guardian of my sleep,
Still, Lord, thy helpless servant keep,
For thine own mercy's sake. 2 The blessing of another day
I thankfully receive : O may I only thee obey,
And to thy glory live! 3 Vouchsafe to keep my soul from sin,
Its cruel power suspend,
In perfect peace shall end.
My words and thoughts restrain ; Bow my whole soul to thy command,
Nor let my faith be vain. 5 Pris'ner of hope, I wait the hour Which shall salvation bring ;
When all I am shall own thy power,
And call my Jesus King. 499 Framingham-p.166.] 1st P.M. 6 lines 8s. WH
THEN quiet in my house I sit,
Thy book be my companion still ;
Talk o'er the records of thy will,
Subject of all my converse be!
And walk and talk himself with me;
O may the reconciling word
While on the bosom of my Lord
Thee may I publish all day long ;
Flow from my heart and fill my tongue :
NCE more, my soul, the rising day
To Him that rules the skies.
The day renews the sound :
Wide as the heavens on which he sits,
To turn the seasons round. 3 'Tis he supports my mortal frame;
My tongue shall speak his praise ; My sins might rouse his wrath to flame,
But yet his wrath delays..
While I enjoy the light ;
And bring a pleasing night. 501 Westford-p. 47.)
C. M. ORD, thou wilt hear me 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 evening sacrifice;
And when my work is done, Great God, my faith and hope relies
Upon thy grace alone. 4 Thus,with mythoughts eomposed to peace,
I'll give mine eyes to sleep; Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep. 502 Colchester-p. 55.] C. M. LORD, in the morning thou shalt hear To thee will I direct my prayer, To thee lift
2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone,
To plead for all his saints, Presenting, at the Father's throne, Our
songs and our complaints. 3 Thou art a God before whose sight
The wicked shall not stand, Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,
Nor dwell at thy right hand. 4 O may thy Spirit guide my feet
ways of righteousness ! Make every path of duty straight,
And plain before my face. 5 Now to thy house will I resort,
To taste thy mercies there ; I will frequent thy holy court,
And worship in thy fear. 503
Margate-p. 132.] S. M. EE how the morning sun
Pursues his shining way ; And wide proclaims his Maker's praise
With every bright’ning ray. 2 Thus would my rising soul
Its heavenly Parent sing ; And to its great Original
The humble tribute bring. 3 Serene I laid me down,
Beneath his guardian care ;
My kind Preserver near! 4 My life I would anew
Devote, O Lord, to thee;
A long eternity.