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4 O may my may my foul on thee repose, And with sweet fleep my eyelids clofe; Sleep that may me more vig'rous make, To ferve my GOD when I awake.


Let my bleft guardian, while I fleep,
Close to my bed his vigils keep;
Let no vain dreams difturb my reft,
No pow'rs of darkness me moleft.

6 Praise GOD, from whom all bleffings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heav'nly hoft; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghoft.

HYMN 310.



I TO-DAY GOD bids the faithful rest,
To day he fhow'rs his grace;
"Seek ye my face," the LORD hath faid:
LORD, we will feek thy face.

2 Come, let us leave the things of earth,
With God's affembly join;
Lo! heaven defcends to welcome man
To taste the things divine!

3 We come, dear Saviour, lo! we come, LORD of our life and foul;

We come difeas'd, and faint, and fick ;
Be pleas'd to make us whole.

4 We thirst, and fly to thee, O LORD,
Thou fountain-head of good;
Filthy we come, and all unclean;
O cleanse us in thy blood.


0 may we please our God to-day,
May that be all our care!
Give, LORD, thy grace, left evil thoughts
Should mingle in our pray❜r.

6 Amidst th' affembly of thy faints Let us be faithful found;

And let us join in humble pray'r,
And in thy praise abound.

7 Let thy good Spirit help our fouls
With faith thy word to hear;
Be with us in thy temple, LORD,
And let us find thee near.





HEN, O dear JESUS, when fhall I
Behold thee all ferene;
Bleft in perpetual fabbath-day,
Without a veil between?

2 Affift me while I wander here,
Amidst a world of cares;
Incline my heart to pray with love,
And then accept my pray❜rs.

3 Release

foul from ev'ry chain,

3 Releafe
No more hell's captive led;
And pardon a repenting child,
For whom the Saviour bled.

4 Spare me, O GOD, O fpare the foul
That gives itfelf to thee;
Take all that I poffefs below,
And give thyfelf to me.

5 Thy Spirit, O my Father, give,
To be my guide and friend;
To light my way to ceaseless joys,
Where fabbaths never end.

HYMN 312.


ND now, my foul, another year
Of thy fhort life is past;
I cannot long continue here,
And this may be my laft.

2 Much of my dubious life is gone,
Nor will return again;
And fwift my paffing moments run,
The few that yet remain.

3 Awake, my foul, with utmost care
Thy true condition learn;

What are thy hopes, how fure, how fair,
And what thy great concern.


4 Now a new scene of time begins,
Set out afresh for heaven;
Seek pardon for thy former fins,
In CHRIST fo freely given.

5 Devoutly yield thyself to God,
And on his grace depend;
With zeal pursue the heav'nly road,
Nor doubt a happy end.

HYMN 313.


'HE LORD of earth and sky,
The GOD of ages praife!
Who reigns enthron'd on high,
Ancient of endless days;
Who lengthens out our trial here,
And spares us yet another year.
2 Barren and wither'd trees,



We cumber'd long the ground; No fruit of holiness

On our dead fouls was found;
Yet did he us in mercy spare
Another, and another year.

3 When justice bare'd the fword,
To cut the fig-tree down,
The pity of our LORD

Cry'd-"Let it still alone :"
The Father mild inclin'd his ear,
And spar'd us yet another year.

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4 JESUS, thy fpeaking blood
From GoD obtain'd the grace,
Who therefore hath bestow'd
On us a longer space :
Thou didst in our behalf appear,
And lo! we fee another year.
5 Then dig about our root,

Break up our fallow ground,
And let our gracious fruit

To thy great praise abound.
O let us all thy praise declare,
And fruit unto perfection bear.

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HILE with ceafelefs courte the fun
Hafted thro' the former year,
Many fouls their race have run,
Never more to meet us here:
Fix'd in an eternal state,

They have done with all below;
We a little longer wait,
But how little, none can know.

2 As the winged arrow flies
Speedily the mark to find,
As the light'ning from the fkies
Darts, and leaves no trace behin.l;

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