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MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS. Erening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud ; and he shall hear my voice. Psalm lv. 17,

Hymn 235. C. M. Vy voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O

Lord. Psaim v. 3. A WAKE my son

to meet the day; Unfold thy drowsy eyes, And burst the pond'rous chain that loads

Thine active faculties.
God's guardian shield was round me spread,

In my defenceless sleep:
Let him have all my waking bours,

Who doth my slumbers keep.
Pardon, God, my former sloth,

And arm my soul with grace;
As rising now, I seal my vows

To prosecute thy ways.
Bright Sun of Righteousness, arise;

Thy radiant beams display,
And guide my dark bewilder'd soul

To everlasting day. 11

Hymn 236. C. M.
The darkness and the light are both alike to

thee. Psalm cxxxix. 12.
THE veil of night is now withdrawn,

Fatigu'd and spent we laid us down,

Refresh'd and strong we rise. 2 Safe guarded by th' Almighty's arm,

Securely we have slept! While he, who never sleeps, from harda

Our sepseless bodies kept.
3 Come then, let's early thanks repay

To him who never sleeps :
He shades the night, he gilds the day;

Our sleeping dust he keeps.
Let's live to him whose quick’ning voice

A dying life prolongs ;
As daily he renews our joys,
Let us repeat our songs.

Hymn 237. CM. I myself will awake early. Psalm lvii.8. 1Tthee let my first offerings


the day Swift as his glad'oing influence flies,

And spotless as his ray.
2 This day thy favouring hand be nigb,

So oft vouchsaf'd before!
Still may it lead, protect, supply!

And I that hand adore !
3 If bliss thy providence impart;
For which, resign'd, I pray;

Give me to feel the grateful heart!

And without guilt be gay!
4 Affiction, should thy love intend,

As vice or folly's cure;

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Patient to gain that gracious eod,

May I the means endure.
5 Be this, and every future day,

Still wiser than the past!
And when I all niy lise survey,
May grace sustaip at last.

Hymn 238. S. M.
Which giveth the sun for a light by day.

Jer. xxxi. 35. 1

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And wide proclaims his Maker's praise,

With every bright'ping 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; I slept, and I awoke, and foun

My kind Preserver near! 4 My life I would anew

Devote, O Lord, to thee :
And iu thy service I would spend

A blest eternity

SEFubowes his shining way;

Hymn 239. P. M.
For a day in the courts is better than a thousand.

Psalm lxxxiv. 10.
ORD, I am vile; what shall I say?

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O let me live to thee!
A thousand years to hope for this,
Should be unutterable bliss:

What must fruition be?
2 Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard,
What Jesus hath for us prepar'd,

Nor can the heart conceive: Thou hast commanded me, to-day To live by faith, and I'll obey, Lord, help me to believe.

Hymn 210. C. M. And the Lord shall cover him all the day long,

and he shall dwell between his shoulders.

Deut. xxxiii. 12. 1 TOSANNA, with a cheerful sound,

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Ten thousand snares attend us round,

And yet secure we stand.
2 That was a most amazing power,

That rais'd us with a word,
And every day, and every hour

We lean upon the Lord.
3 The rising morning can't assure,

That we shall end the day!

For death stands ready at the door,

To seize our lives away.
4 God is our sun, whose daily light

Our joy and safety brings;
Qur feeble flesh lies safe at night,
Beneath his shady wings.

Hymn 241. C. M.
I will bath tay mę down in peace and sleep.

Psaim iv. 8.

· GREAT Soy reign, let my ev’aing song,

Like holy rise ; Assist the off'rivgs of my tongue,

To reach the lofty skies.
2 Through all the dangers of the day,

Thy hand was still my guard,
And still, to drive my wants away,

Thy wercy stood prepar'd.
3 Perpetual blessiligs frou above,

Encompass me around,
But oh! how few returns of love

Hath my Creator found.
4 What have I done for him that dicd

To save niy wretched soul?
How are my follies multiplied,

Fast as my minutes roll ?
5 Lord, with this guilty beart of mine,

To thy dear cross I fee;
And to thy grace my soul resign,
To be renew'd by thee.

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