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5 That deeper shade shall break away;
That decper sleep shall leave my eyes Thy light shall give eternal day;
'Thy love, the raptures of the skies,
S. M. 618.
Pursues his shining way;
With ev'ry bright’ning ray.
Its heavenly parent sing:
The humble tribute bring.
3 Serene I laid me down
Beneath his guardian care,
My kind Preserver near!
This weak, defenceless frame.
So worthless as I am?
O how shall I repay
The pleasing, painful load,
I bring my sacrifice;
With fragrance to the skies, 7 My life I would anew
Devote, O Lord, to thee:
C. M. 619. God's Goodness renewed every Morning
and Evening. GREAT God! my early vows to theç
With gratitude I'll bring; And at the rosy dawn of day
Thy lofty praises sing.
A dark and sable veil,
From mortal eyes conceal.
'Thy skilful hands adorn,
The fair ascending morn.
Or smiling day renews,
With benefits pursues.
With evening incense bring; And at the rosy dawn of day
Thy lofty praises sing. 620.
(403.) C. M.
Whose sun creates my day;
And spotless as his ray.
So oft vouchsaf'd before!
And I that hand adore.
Give me to feel the grateful heart,
That, without guilt, is gay. 4 Affliction should'st thou please to send,
As sin's or folly's cure: Patient, to gain that blessed end,
May I the means endure. 5 Be this and ev'ry future day
Still wiser than the past;
(402.) L. M.
Resolutions in the morning. 1 A WAKE, my soul! and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run; Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Let thy own light to others shine;
In ardent love and cheerful praise. 3 Lord! I my vows to thee renew:
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
And with thyself my spirit fill.
All I design to do or say;
In thy sole glory may unite.
And hast refresh'u me, while I slept!
I may of endless light partake, 622.
E lift our hearts to thee,
The sun itself is but thy shade,
Yet cheers both earthi and sky. 2 O let thy orient beams
The night of sin disperse, The mists of error and of vioe,
Which shade the universe! 3 How beauteous nature now!
How dark and sad before!
And nature's God adore 4 O may no gloomy crime
Pollute the rising day;
Wash all our stains away. 3 May we this life improve,
To inourn for errors past:
As if it were our last.
And Spirit, one in three, Be glory, as it was, is now,
And shall for ever be.
F. M. Now
the shades of night are gones
Now the morning light is come; Lord, may I be thine to-day
Drive the shades of siu away.
Banish doubt, and cleanse my sight,
Help me labour, help me pray.
Save me from iny foes around;
• When my work of life is past,
Oh! receive me then at last!
(372.) L, M.
sabbath : Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest,
Improve the day thy God has blest. 2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns
So sweet a rest to wearied minds;
And gives this day the food of ser’n. 3 O that our thoughts and thanks may rise
As grateful incense, to the skies;
but he who feels it, knows. 4 With joy, great God! thy works we view
In various scenes both old and new;
With hope we future pleasures taste. 3 In holy duties let the day,
In holy pleasures pass away:
L. M. The Sabbath. Ps. Ixxxiv. 10 1 09 UR Sabbaths come so welcome on,
We wish them to remain awhile, But soon, alas! their joys are gone,
And scarce “ bequcath a parting smile. " % Pull many are the hours of grief, Allotted to the sons of men,