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2 Each thought and deed bis 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:
Under the shadow of thy wings

Shall they securely rest.
4 Thy angels shall around their beds

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 Our eyelids with the morn unclose,

And bless Thee, ever blest.

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L. M.
Sabbath evening: Thy kingdom come,

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Millions this day before thee bow'd; Their faces Zionward were set,

Vows with their lips to thee they vow'd, 2 But thou, soul-searching God! hast known

The bearts of all that bent the knee; And hast accepted those alone,

Who in the spirit worshipp'd thee, 8 People of many a tribe and tongue,

Of various languages and lands, Have heard thy truth, thy glory sung,

And offer'd prayer with holy hands. 4 And not a prayer, & tear, a sigh,

Hath fail'dtbis day some suit to gain; To thoso in trouble thou wert nigh;

Not one hath sought thy face in vain.

5 Thy poor were bountifully fed,

Thy chastend sons have kiss'd the rod; Thy mourners have been comforted,

The pure in heart have seen their God. 6 Yet one prayer more ;-and be it one,

In which both heaven and earth accord; Fulfil thy promise to thy Son:

Let all that breathe call Jesus Lord !
620

L. M.
Night.
THEE, in the watches of the night,

Do I not, Lord, remember still,
And meditate with calm delight

Upon the counsels of thy will!
9 Thy will is my perfection here;

And sighs for this, my whole desire,
To attain that heavenly character,

And spotless in thine arms expire.
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Self-dedication to the Lord.
O ;

And fix ny frail, inconstant heart;
Henceforth my chief desire shall be
To dedicate myself to thee.
2 Whate'er pursuits my time employ,
One thought shall fill my soul with joy:
That silent, secret thought shall be,
That all my thoughts are fix'd on thee.
3 Thy glorious eye pervadeth space;
Thy presence, Lord, fills every place;
And wheresoe'er my lot may be,
Still sball my spirit rest with thee.
4 Renouncing every worldly thing,
And safe beneath thy spreading wing
My sweetest thought henceforth shall be,
That all I want I find in thee,

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L. M.

622

C.M. Peace, love, and unity. 0

LORD, another day has flown,

Anif we, a lowly band,
Are met once more before thy throne,

To bless thy fost'ring hand,
2 'Thy heavenly grace to each impart;

All evil far remove;
And shed abroad in every heart

Thine everlasting love.
3 (hur souls, obedient to thy sway,

In Christian bonds unite:
Let peace and love conclude the day,

And hail the morning light. 4 Thus chasten'd, cleansed, entirely thine,

A fock by Jesus led,
The sun of holiness shall shine

In glory on our head.
5 And thou wilt turn our wand'ring feet;

And thou wilt blese our way, l'ill worlds shall fade, and faith shall greet

The dawn of endless day. 623

32d P. M. 884, 884. Tribute of gratitude. TATHER of spirits ! hear our prayer; Our life, our hope, our comforter,

Our strong abode :
To thee our thankful hearts we raise,
And humbly, gladly hymn thy praise,

Preserver, God! 2 Thy gentle hand bath smooth'd our way; Fed and sustaind us day by day;

In thee we move : O

may thy mercies, Lord, inspire Our hearts with gratitude, and fire

Our souls with love

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624

C. M.
Habitral devotion.
WHILE thee I seek, protecting Power, ,
And may ihis consecrated hour

With better hopes be fillid.
2 Thy love the power of thought bestow'd.

To thee my thonghts would soar:
Thy merry o'er my life has flow'd;

That nerey I adore.
3 In each event of life, how clear

Thy ruling hand I see;
Euch' blessing to my soul most dear,

Because conferr'd by thee.
4 In every jng that crowns my days,

In every pain I lear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,

Or seek relief in prayer.
6 When gladness wings my favour'd hour,
Resign'd, when stories of scrrow lower,

My soul shall meet thy will.
6 My lifted eye, without a tear,

The gath'ring storm sball see:
My steadfast heart shall know no fear;

That heart will rest on thee.
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L. M.
Infinite indebtedness.
CREAT God, let all our tuneful powers

Awake, and sing thy mighty Name:
Thy hand revolves the circling hours--

Thy hand, from whence our being came. 2 Seasons and moons, still rolling mund

In beauteonis order, speak tlig praise And years, with smiling mercy crown'd,

To thee successive honours raise.

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3 Our life, and health, and friends, we owe

All to thy vast, unbounded love; Ten thousand precious gifts below,

And hope of nobler joys above. 4 Thus may we sing till nature cease,

Till sense and language are no more; And, after death, thy boundless grace

Through everlasting years adore.

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4th P. M. 886, 886.
For the head of a family.
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AND my house will serve the Lord :
But first, obedient to his word

I must myself appear;
By actions, words, and tempers, show
That I my heavenly Master kuow,

And serve with heart sincere.
2 I must the fair example set;
From these that on my pleasure wait

The stumbling-block remove;
Their duty by my life explain,
And still in all my works naintain

The dignity of love.
8 Easy to be entreated, mild,
Quickly appeased and reconciled,

A foll'wer of my God :
A suint indeed I long to be,
And lend my faithful family

In the celestial road.
4 Lord, if thou didst the wish infuse,
A vessel fitted for thy itse

Into thy hands receive :
Work in me both to will and do;
And show them how believers true,

And real Christians, Live.

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