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“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years.” 112. ALL-HOLY GOD on high, Who bath'st in fiery glow The glittering spaces of the sky, Heaven's ever-brilliant show;

Who on this day didst light
The sun's red wheel of fire,

And gav'st the moon her circuit bright,
The stars their mazy quire;

To set a severing bound
Betwixt the light and dark,

And as the circling months run round,
Their rise and wane to mark:

Dispel the heart's drear night,
Wash out the soul's dark stain,

Throw off our sin's o'erwhelming weight,
Unloose guilt's wearying chain.

This grant us, FATHER kind,
And Thou, Co-equal SoN,

And Holy GHosT, with Both enshrined,
Eternal Three in One.

“Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God until He have mercy upon us.” 113. O GoD, the hateful pride of man Shall not usurp Thy praise, Yet arrogance too oft presumes Her shameless front to raise.

Too oft, through man's ingratitude,
Thy blessings cease to o

And thus upon the withered heart,
No fruits of love can grow.

But we, like faithful servants, bent
To know their master's will,

Will never turn our eyes away
From Thy celestial Hill.

And O' if Thou delay to send
The long expected aid,

Yet hope remains, an anchor strong,
On which our souls are stayed.

The FATHER, and the Eternal SoN,
Our praises shall employ;

Who send the Holy GHOST to be
A pledge of future joy.

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“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” 114. THE deep a two-fold offspring bore, Men's bodies to maintain; The birds that skim the liquid air, The fish that cleave the main.

But GoD provides far other food
The immortal soul to feed;

It lives by faith, on all the words
That from His mouth proceed.

Faith resting on the Blood of CHRIST,
Still holds its conquering way,

Till sinners, through the vanquish'd world,
Its mighty power obey.

By faith the saints of old were taught
The lion's wrath to tame;

A tyrant's threatenings to despise,
And quench the raging flame.

And O, may we by faith discern
The way that leads to GOD,

And pluck the holy fruits of love,
That meet us on our road.

To God the FATHER, GoD the SoN,
And GoD the Holy GHosT,

All glory be from saints on earth,
And from the angel-host.

* For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He pondereth all his goings.” 115. Lo, the golden light is peering, Let the dimness fleet away, Which so long hath kept us veering, From the narrow path astray.

May the morn, sweet calmness breathing,
eep us, morn-like, chaste, and pure,
In our lips no falsehood sheathing,
In our hearts no sin obscure.

So the day, all smoothly gliding,
May preserve our tongue from guile,

Eyes from wandering, feet from sliding,
Hands from aught that can defile.

All day long an Eye is o'er us,
Which our every secret knows,

Sees our every step before us,
From first morn till evening's close.

To the FATHER lauds unending,
To the SoN and SPIRIT Blest,
Still from aye to aye ascending,
Be throughout all worlds addrest.

“Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.” 116. O, How can worthy praises, LoRD, To Thee by man be given P From Whom alone true light proceeds, To show the way to Heaven.

The faith we need to serve Thee well,
Thou dost Thyself supply,

That faith which sanctifies the heart,
And lifts the soul on high.

No pompous rites can e'er atone
For want of grace within :

The secret prayer, the lowly sigh,
Thy favour best can win.

For then the heart and lips can join
To yield Thy meed of praise,

And with a free and cheerful voice,
Salvation's song can raise.

O Thou, Who dost the proud abhor
And humble souls approve,

That we in holy faith may grow,
Our sinful pride remove.

Praise GoD, Who gave His only SoN
To be for sinners slain,

And Holy SPIRIT, by Whose Breath
Our souls are raised again.

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“O Lord, how manifold are Thy works: in wisdom hast Thou made them all.” 117. LoRD of all power' at Whose command The waters from their teeming womb, Brought forth the countless tribes of fish, And birds of every note and plume;

Who didst, for natures linked in birth,
Far different homes of old prepare;

Sinking the fishes in the sea,
Lifting the birds aloft in air;

Lol born of Thy Baptismal wave,
We ask of Thee, O Lord Divine !

Keep us, whom Thou hast sanctified
In Thy Own Blood, for ever Thine.

Safe from all pride, as from despair,
Not sunk too low, nor raised too high,

Lest raised by pride, we headlong fall,
Sunk in despair, lie down and die.

FATHER of Mercies hear our cry,
Hear us, O Sole-begotten SoN

Who, with the Holy GHosT Most High,
Reignest while endless ages run.

“The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth.”

118. O GOD of our salvation, LoRD

Of wondrous power and love,

May faith, salvation's holy seed,
Be sent us from abovel

'Tis Faith that gives us strength to fight,
That we our foes may quels;

And with the shield of Faith we quench
The fiery darts of hell.

By Faith we make our prayers to Thee,
In that most holy Name,

On Which for mercy and for peace,
Hope rests her steadfast claim.

For that Name's sake assist us, LORD,
To run our heavenward race:

And O, may no unholy life,
Our holy faith disgrace.

To FATHER, SoN, and Holy GHosT,
Be praise and glory given,

Who pour into the hearts of men
The light of truth from Heaven.

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