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I fear before thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin.
From cares and business free;
With my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this ev’ning sacrifice;
And, when my work is done, Great God, my faith and hope relies
Upon thy grace alone. Thus with my thoughts compos’d to peace
I'll give mine eyes to sleep;. Tby hand in safety keeps my days, And will my slumbers keep!
P, M. 643.
For a Birthday. GOD of my life, to thee.
My cheerful soul I raise; . Thy goodness bade me be,
Ănd still prolongs my days: I see my natal hour return,
And bless the day that I was born. 2 A clod of living earth,
I glorify thy name,
And all my blessings canie;
Let all that is within me praise. S My soul, and all its powers,
Thine, wholly thine shall be, All, all my happy hours
I consecrate to thee; Whate'er I have, whate'er I am
Shall magnify my Maker's namor ai Long as I live beneath, To thee Q let me lives
To thee my every breath,
In thanks and blessings give;
P. M. 644.. A Birthday Humn. Aets xxv. 22 I MY Ebenezer raise
To my kind Redeemer's praise;
Hitherto thy hielp I've knowl), 2 What may be my future lot,
Well I know concerns me not;
What thy will ordains is best. 3 I my all to thce resign:
Father, let thy will be mine;
Fruits of thy paternal love.
Save me from the lurking snare. 5 Let my few remaining days
Be directed to thy praise;
6. WEDDING HYMNS. 645.
A Wedding Hymn. SINCE Jesus freely did appear, To
grace a marriage feast, O Lord, we ask thy presence here, To make a wedding griest.
& Upon the bridal pair fook down,
Who now have plighted hands; Their union with thy favour crown,
And bless their nuptial barrds.
Of all rich dowries best!
To sweeten all the rest.
That they, with Christian care,
By taking mutual share. 5 True helper's may they prove indeed,
lu prayer, and faith, and hope; And see with joy a godly seed
To build their household up. 6 On every soul assembled here,
O make thy face to shine;
T'han richest food or wine.
· L. M. 646.
We bow before th’ Eternal throne
To him whose name is God alope. 2 On this auspicious eve, draw near,
And shed thy richest blessings down; Fill ev'ry heart with love sincere,
And all thy faithful mercies crown. 3 Grant now thy presence, gracious Lord,
And hearken to our fervent pray'r; The nuptial vow in heav'n record,
And bless the newly married pair. 4 Oh, guide them safe, this desert through, Mid all the cares of life and love;
At length with joy thy face to view,
In fairer, better worlds above.
7. MEETING AND PARTING OF CHRISTIAN FRIENDA
L. M. 647. A Welcome to Christian Friends at
Meeting. i K
INDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,
A hearty welcome here receive: May we together now partake
The joys which only he can gives 2 To you and us by grace 'lis given
To know the Saviour's precious name;
Our hope, our way, our end the same. 3 May he, hy whose kind care we meet,
Send his good Spirit from above,
And cause our hearts to burn with love: 4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,
When Christians see each other thus;
Who liv'd, and died, and reigns for us. 5 We'll talk of all he did, and said,
And suffer'd for us here below;
And what he's doing for us now. 6 Thus, as the moments pass away,
We'll love, and wonder, and adore;
When we shall meet to part no more 648.
Visiting a Friends PEACE be on this house bestow'd,
Peace on all that here reside;
man of peace abide!
Let the Spirit now come down:
Let the blessings now take place Son of peace, receive thy crown,
Fulness of the gospel grace.
Let me thy forerunner be:
Visit them, and visit me!
Now let thy sa'vation come!
Make us thine eternal home! 3 Let us never, never rest
Till the promise is fulfillid:
Pardon'd, sanctified, and seald,
Find the pearl that Adam lost,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
S. M. 1 А.
ND let our bodies part,
To different climes repair;
The friends of Jesus are! 2 Jesus, the corner stone,
Did first our hearts unite!
Who walk with himn in white. 3 ( let us still proceed
In Jesus' work below;
To farth ar conquests go. 4 The vineyard of the Lord Before his lab'rers lies;