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the day; And burst the heavy chain that binds
Thine active faculties.
In my defenceless sleep:
Who doth my slumbers keep.
And arın my soul with grace; As, rising, now I seal my vows
To prosecute thy ways.
Thy radiant beams display
To everlasting day. 600
Salutes thy waking uyes
To Hin that rules the skies.
The day renewe the sound,
To turn the seasons round.
My tongue shall speak his praise; My sins might rouse his wrath to flame,
But yet his wrath delaya.
Whilst I enjoy the light;
Aud bring o peaceful night.
C. M. Murning: Thankfulness and trust. MIVER and Guardian of our sleep, , Still, Lord, thy helpless servants keep,
For thine own mercy's sake.
We thankfully receive :
And to thy glory live.
Our words and thoughts restrain;
Nor let our faith be vain.
Which shall aillvation bring:
And call our Jesus, King.
Morning: Tribute of praise.
Pursues his shining way;
With every brightning ray.
Its heavenly Parent sing,
The humble tribute bring.
Beneath his guardian care;
My kind Preserver near.
Devote, O Lord, to thee;
A long etoruity.
S. M. Morning: The day-star from on high. WE to
O Day-star from on bigla! The sun itself is but thy shaude,
Yet cheers both earth and sky. 20 let thy rising beams
The night of sin disperse, The mists of error and of vice,
Which shade the universe. 3 How beauteous nature now;
How dark and said before ; With joy we view the pleasing change,
And nature's God adore. 4 O may no gloomy crime
Pollute the rising day;
Wash all the stains away. 6 May we this life improve,
To mourn for errors past;
As if it were our last. 604
C.M. Morning: Grateful praise.
Employ my noblest powers, Whose goodness lengthens out my days,
And fills the circling hours, 2 While many spent the night in sighi,
And restless pains and woes,
And undisturb'd repose.
My waking hours attend;
My beedless steps defund.
4 Smile on my minutes as they roll,
And guide my future days;
With gratitude and praise. 605
Morning: Confident security.
My waking thoughts attend;
In thee my wishes end.
Thy boundless love surveys;
A sacrifice of praise. 3 God leads me through the maze of sleep,
And brings me safe to light;
Conducts my steps till night. 4 When evening sluinbers press mine eyes,
With his protection blest, In peace and safety I commit
My wearied limbs to rest.
Fears no approaching ill;
The Lord is with me still. 606
L. M. Morning and evening mercies. M¥ God, bow endless is thy love;
Thy gifts are every evening new; And morning mercies from above,
Gently descend like early dew. 2 Thou spread'at the curtains of the nighty
Great Guardian of my sleeping hours ; Thy sov'reign word restores the light,
And quickens all my drowsy powers.
3 1 yield myself to thy command;
To thee devote my nights and days; Perpetual blessings from thy hand
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 607
Evening: Trusting in God.
For all the blessings of the light:
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