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HYMN 20. C. M. Mear. [*]
My morning vows shall rise;
And cheers my waking eyes.
The sun's enlivening beams;
Amidst devouring flames.
With cares, and fears, and pain,
And day return'd in vain;
Their woes bewailing still;
A thousand comforts feel.
I may be called to pass;
Thy all-sufficient grace.
As holy incense rise,
The willing sacrifice. CODMAN'S COL.
HYMN 21. S. M. Watchman. [*]
The evening shades appear;
The night of death draws near.
Upon our beds to rest;
Of what we here possess.
Secure from all our fears;
T'ill morning light appears.
And view the unwearied sun,
And after glory run.
5 And when our days are past, And we froin time remove, 0! may we in thy bosom rest, The bosom of thy love.
HYMN 22. L. M. Sicilian. [*]
HYMN 23. C. M. Hymn Second. [b]
Like holy incense rise;
To reach the lofty skies.
Thy hand was still my guard; And still to drive my wants away
Thy mercy stood prepared.
Encompass me around;
Hath my Creator found.
To save my wretched soul! How are my follies multiplied,
Fast as my minutes roll
To thy dear cross I fee,
To be renewed by thee.
6 Sprinkled afresh with pard’ning blood,
I lay me down to rest, As in the embraces of my God, Or on my Saviour's breast. WATTS.
HYMN 24. C. M. St. Martins. [*]
Morning 1 God of our lives! our morning songs,
To thee we cheerful raise, Thine acts of love 'tis good to sing,
And pleasant 'tis to praise. 2 Guardian of man! thy wakeful eyes
Nor sleep, nor slumber know; Thine eyes pierce thro' the shades of night,
Intent on all below. 3 Sustain'd by thee, our opening eyes,
Salute the morning light; Secure we stand, unhurt by all
The arrows of the night. 4 Our lives renewed, our strength repaired
To thee our God are due;
Our duty to pursue.
But guard us most from sin; Direct our goings out, O Lord!
And bless our comings in. 6 O may thy holy fear command,
Each action thought and word; Then shall we sweetly close the day, Approv'd of thee, O Lord!
HYMN 25. 7s. Hotham. [*]
3 While we pray for pardoning grace,
HYMN 26. C. M. Zion. [b *]
Swiftness of Time. New Year.
Of the revolving year;
How short the months appear! 2 So fast eternity comes on
And that important day,
God's judgment shall survey.
The swift revolving year;
The speed of its career.
Its great concerns to see;
And give the year to thee.
If future years arise;
To joys above the skies. DoDDRIDGE,
HYMN 27. L M. Pilesgrove. [*]
Help obtained of God. New Year. 1 Great God! we sing that mighty hand, By which supported still we stand.
The op'ning year thy mercy shows; Let mercy crown it till it close. 2 By day, by night, at home, abroad, Still we are guarded by our God; By his incessant bounty fed, By his unerring counsel led. 3 With grateful hearts the past we own; The future-all to us unknown, We to thy guardian care commit, And peaceful leave before thy feet. 4 In scenes exalted or depress’d, Be thou our joy, and thou our rest; Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise, Adord through all our changing days. 5 When death shall interrupt our songs, And seal in silence mortal tongues, Our Helper, God, in whom we trust, In better worlds our souls shall boast. Rippon's Col.
HYMN 28. C. M. Reading. [b]
Publick Fast. 1 See, gracious Lord! before thy throne,
Thy mourning people bend! "Tis on thy sov'reign grace alone,
Our humble hopes depend.. 2 Tremendous judgments from thy hand,
Thy dreadful pow'r display; Yet mercy spares this guilty land,
And still we live to pray. 3 How changed, alas! are truths divine,
For errour, guilt, and shame! What impious
numbers, bold in sin,
By thy resistless grace;
And humbly seek thy face.
We shall not sink in fear, Secure of never failing aid,
When God, our God, is near. STEELE.
HYMN 29. C. M. Zion. [b]
Publick Fast. 1 Come, let our souls adore the Lord,
Whose judgments yet delay,