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Evening.

24. Evening Hymn. L. M.
1 Glory to Thee, my God, this night,

For all the blessings of the light:
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,

Under thine own Almighty wings. 2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,

The ills that I this day have done;
That with the world, myself, and Thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 3 O may my soul on Thee repose,

And with sweet sleep mine eye-lids close;
Sleep that may me more active make,

To serve my God when I awake.
4 Should death itself my sleep invade,
Why should I be of death afraid ?
Protected by thy saving arm,

Though he may strike, he cannot harm. 5 For death is life, and labour's rest,

If with thy gracious presence blest;
Then welcome sleep or death to me,

I'm still secure, for still with Thee. 6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, angelic host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

25. Evening

C. M. 1 ETERNAL Father, let our songs

Like holy incense rise:
Assist the offerings of our tongues,

To reach the lofty skies.
2 Through all the dangers of the day

Thy hand was still our guard :
And still to drive our wants away,

Thy mercy stood prepar’d.
3 Perpetual blessings from above

Encompass us around;
But ah! how few returns of love

Hath our Redeemer found !
4 What have we done for Him who died,

To save our sinful souls ?
Alas ! our sins are multiplied,

Fast as each minute rolls.
5 Yet with these guilty hearts of ours,

Lord, to thy cross we flee;
And yield them up with all their powers,

To be renew'd by Thee.

26. For a more profitable attendance on the means of

grace. c. M.
1 Long have we heard the joyful sound

Of thy salvation, Lord !
Yet still how weak our faith is found,

How slow to learn thy word.

2 Oft we frequent thy holy place,

Yet hear almost in vain;
Such faint impressions of thy grace

Our languid powers retain.
3 How cold and feeble is our love!

How negligent our fear!
How low our hopes of joys above!

How few affections there ! 4 Great God! thy sovereign aid impart,

To give thy word success; : Write all its precepts on our heart,

And deep its truths impress.
5 O! speed our progress in the way

That leads to joys on high ;
Where knowledge grows without decay,

And love shall never die.

27. Jesus the resurrection and the life. John xi.25. C. M.

1 Pour down thy Spirit, gracious Lord,

On all assembled here:
Let us receive the engrafted word,

With meekness and with fear.

2 By faith in Thee the soul receives

New life, though dead before:
And he who in thy name believes,

Shall live to die no more.

3 Preserve the power of faith alive

In those who love thy name;
For sin and Satan daily strive

To quench the sacred flame.

4 Thy grace and mercy first prevaild

From death to set us free;
And often since our life had fail'd,

Unless renew'd by Thee. 5 To Thee we look, to Thee we bow;

To Thee for help we call ;
Our Life and Resurrection, Thou,

Our Hope, our Joy, our All.

28.

After Sermon.

c. M.

1 ALMIGHTY God! thy word is cast

Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend,

And righteous fruits abound.
2 Let not the foe of Christ and man

This holy seed remove;
But give it root in every heart,

To bring forth fruits of love.
3 Let not the world's deceitful cares

The rising plant destroy;
But let it yield, a hundred fold,

The fruits of peace and joy.

4 Oft as the precious seed is sown,

Thy quickening grace bestow;
That all, whose souls the truth receive,
Its saving power may know.

29. After Sermon. (4. 10.) I LORD! ere we leave thy hallow'd courts,

impart Thy heavenly blessing to each Christian's

heart, Plant in our souls the fruits of faith & love,

And lead us onward to thy courts above. 2 We praise thy name for every Sabbath given, Praise for the means that guide our steps

to heaven, We praise the Lord, who died our souls to

save, The glorious Saviour risen from the grave. 3 Praise for the heavenly truths our ears have

heard, 0! may our souls retain the living word : Make the seed sown within our hearts in

crease, And bid us, when we go, depart in peace. 4 Then when our earthly Sabbaths, Lord,

are gone,
When life is ended, and life's labour done,
Cause us to enter on thy heavenly rest,
And spend eternal Sabbaths with the blest.

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