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2 And is it so? How dread the thought ! And yet, indeed, how true !
If I could feel it as I ought
3 O ! surely prize it more and more,
A death of gain, when life is o'er,
OR a season call'd to part,
To the gracious eye and heart
Of our ever-present Friend.
2 Jesus, hear our humble prayer;
Let thy mercy, and thy care,
3 What we each have now been taught, Let our memories retain;
May we, if we live, be brought
4 Then, if thou instruction bless,
We’ll our thankfulness express,
SHORT. 185. HART.
2 May we receive his word,
Go on to seek, to know the Lord,
TIMES AND SEASONS.
COMMON. 186. WATTs Morning. Y God, who makes the sun to know His proper hour to rise, And, to give light to all below, Doth send him round the skies.
2. When from the chambers of the east His morning race begins;
He never tires, nor stops to rest,
3 So, like the sun, would I fulfil
Begin my work betimes, and still
4 Give me, O Lord, thy early grace,
That the young morning of my days
CoMMON. 187. The same. THROUGH all the dangers of the night, Preserved, O Lord! by thee; Again we hail the cheerful light, Again we bow the knee.
2 Preserve us, Lord! throughout the day, And guide us by thy arm;
For they are safe, and only they,
3 I,et all our words, and all our ways,
CoMMON. 188. WATTs.
My comforts every hour make known
2 But how my childhood runs to waste :
Lord, give me pardon for the past,
3 And when I lay me down to sleep,
And through the hours of darkness keep
4 With cheerful heart I’ll close mine eyes,
And in the morning let me rise
SIxEs AND Eights. 189. WESLEY.
THE Lord of earth and sky,
2 Barren and wither'd trees,
No fruit of holiness
Yet doth he us in mercy spare
3 When justice bared the sword
4 Jesus, thy speaking blood
SEVENs. 190. NEWTON
WHILE with ceaseless course the sun
2. As the winged arrow flies,
As the lightning from the skies