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6 Sprinkled afresh with pard’ning blood,
I lay me down to rest,
Hymn 242. C. M.
sacrificea, Psalm clxi. 2. Now from the altar of our hearts,
Let arise Assist us, Lord, to offer up
Our ev'ning sacrifice.
Our kecper and our gaide;
His mercies multiplied.
Have made up all this day;
More swift and free than they.
Do a new song require:
Hymn 243. C. M.
own heart upon your bed. Psalm is. 4. My God, my only help and hope,
My strong and sure defence;
For all the mercies of the day,
I bless thy providence.
The path wherein I tread;
Thou art about my bed.
From cares an business free;
With my own heart and thee. 4 Fain would i dedicate to thee
The remnant of my days:
Hymn 244. P. M.
commune with mine own heart. Psa. lxxvii. 6.
No one ever ask'd in vain,
Every evil thought restrain :
God of my unguarded hours!
Hell, and eartb, and nature's powers. 2 0 thou jealous God, come down,
God of spotless purity;
Consecrate my beart to thee :
Under thy protection take;
Songs in the night season give; Let me sleep to thee, and wake;
Let me die to thee, aud live. 3 Let me of thy life partake,
Thy own holiness impart; O that I may sweetly wake
With my Saviour in my heart. O that I may koow thee mine!
O that I may thce receive! Only live the life divine ! Only to thy glory live.
Hymn 245. L. M. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I
might meditate in thy word. Psa. cxix. 148.
My longing eyes and restless heart; Before the morning watch I rise,
And wait to taste how good thou art. 2 O from my soul this slumber shake;
Warn’d by thy Spirit's inward call, Let me to righteousness awake,
And pray that I so more may fall. 3 O never suffer me to sleep
Secure within the verge of bell; But still my watchful spirit keep,
In lowly awe and loviug zeal. 4 Attended by thy sacred dread,
And wise from evil to depart, Let me from strength to strength proceed,
And rise in purity of beart.
Hymn 246. L. M.
Ere shines the dawn of risiog day,
Thy all-enliv'oing power display. 2 Thy name, () God, upon my bed,
Dwells on my lips, and fires my thoughts With rembling awe in midnight shade, I muse on all thy hands have wrought:
Hymn 247. L. M. So will I sing praise to thy name for ever, that I
may daily perform my rows. Psalm Ixi. 8.
The cheerful sun makes haste to rise, And like a giant doth rejoice,
To run his journey through the skies. 2 From the fair chambers of the east,
The circuit of his course begins,
Round the whole world be flies and shines, 3 O like the sun may I fulfil,
Th' appointed duties of the day,
March on and keep my heavenly way: 4 Give me thy counsel for my guide,
And then receive me to thy bliss :
Are faint and cold compar'd with this.
Hymn 248. L. M. And he called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.
1 Sam. vii. 12, 1 VHUS far the Lord hath led me on,
; And every ev'ning shall make known
Some fresh memorial of his grace. 2 Much of my time has run to waste,
And I perhaps am near my home; But he forgives my follies past,
Aod gives me strength for days to come. 3 I lay my hody down to sleep,
Peace is the pillow for my bead; While well-appointed angels keep
Their watchful stations round my bed. 4 Thus when the night of death shall come,
My Aesh shall rest beneath the ground, And wait thy voice to rouse my tomb, With sweet salvation in the sound.
Hymn 249. L. M. Keep ine as the ample of thine eye ; hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Psa. xvii. 8.
LORY to thee, my God, this night,
Keep me, o keep me, King of kings,
Beneath thy blest Almighty wings. -2 Teach me to live, that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed :