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MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud; and he shall hear my voice. Psalm lv. 17.
Hymn 235. C. M.
Hy voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord. Psaim v. 3.
AWAKE, my soul, to meet the day;
Unfold thy drowsy eyes,
And burst the pond'rous chain that loads
God's guardian shield was round me spread,
Pardon, O God, my former sloth,
Bright Sun of Righteousness, arise;
Hymn 236. C. M.
he darkness and the light are both alike to thee. Psalm cxxxix. 12.
HE veil of night is now withdrawn,
Fatigu'd and spent we laid us down,
2 Safe guarded by th' Almighty's arm,
While he, who never sleeps, from harm Our senseless bodies kept.
3 Come then, let's early thanks repay
He shades the night, he gilds the day;
4 Let's live to him whose quick'ning voice A dying life prolongs;
As daily he renews our joys,
Let us repeat our songs.
I myself will awake early. Psalm Ivii. 8.
To thee let my first off'rings rise,
Swift as his glad'ning influence flies,
2 This day thy favouring hand be nigh,
Still may it lead, protect, supply!
3 If bliss thy providence impart;
4 Affliction, should thy love intend,
Patient to gain that gracious end,
5 Be this, and every future day,
Hymn 238. S. M.
Which giveth the sun for a light by day.
EE how the morning sun
And wide proclaims his Maker's praise,
2 Thus would my rising soul
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 in thy service I would spend
Hymn 239. P. M.
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. Psalm lxxxiv. 10.
1LORD, I am vile; what shall I say?
I live to see another day;
O let me live to thee!
A thousand years to hope for this,
What must fruition be?
2 Eye bath not seen, nor ear hath beard,
Hymn 240. C. M.
And the Lord shall cover him all the day long. and he shall dwell between his shoulders. Deut. xxxiii. 12.
HOSANNA, with a cheerful sound,
God's upholding hand :
Ten thousand snares attend us round,
2 That was a most amazing power,
And every day, and every hour
3 The rising morning can't assure,
For death stands ready at the door,
4 God is our sun, whose daily light
Hymn 241. C. M.
I will both lay me down in peace and sleep. Psaim iv. 8.
REAT Sov'reign, let my ev'ning song,
Assist the off'rings of my tongue,
To reach the lofty skies.
2 Through all the dangers of the day,
3 Perpetual blessings from above,
But ob! how few returns of love
4 What have I done for him that died
5 Lord, with this guilty heart of mine,
And to thy grace my soul resign,