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3 And when before Thy throne I stand,
And wait Thy judgment's dread command,
Do Thou my strong supporter be,
Thy grace alone my strength supplied ;
65. Heaven seen by faith. (L. M.) 1 As when the weary traveller gains
The height of some commanding hill,
He sees his home, though distant still; 2 So, when the Christian pilgrim views
By faith his mansion in the skies,
And wings his speed to reach the prize. 3 The hope of heav'n his spirit cheers,
No more he grieves for sorrows past;
So he may safe arrive at last.
To lead us on to Thine abode;
Our utmost toil upon the road.
66. Morning Hymn. (L. M.)
Thy daily stage of duty run ;
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
And live this day as if thy last;
3 Let all thy converse be sincere,
Thy conscience as the noon-day clear;
Thy secret thought, thy works, and ways. 4 All praise to Thee, whose arm has kept,
Whose care refresh'd me while I slept:
5 Direct, control, suggest this day,
All I design, or do, or say ;
6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host, . Praise FATHER, Son, and Holy GHOST.
67. A morning Hymn. (D. C. M.) “ My voice shalt thou hear in the morning.” – Psal. v. 3. i To Thee, O LORD, with dawning light
My thankful voice I'll raise,
Thy holy name to praise :
Hast compassed my bed,
Thou liftest up my head. 2 Grant me, O God, Thy quick’ning grace,
Through this and every day;
My feet may never stray.
Increase my zeal and love ;
On Christ and things above.
To slumber in the grave,
To succour and to save:
And rose again for me,
A passage home to Thee.
68. Evening Hymn. (L. M.)
For all the blessings of the light:
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.
The grave as little as my bed ;
With joy behold the judgment-day. 4 Lord! let my soul for ever share
The bliss of Thy paternal care;
To see Thy face, and sing Thy love. 5 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below; -
: 69. Evening Hymn. (L. M.) i Creator of the starry frame,
Light of the souls who trust in Thee, · JESUS ! Redeemer of mankind,
To Thee we call on bended knee.
Didst hasten down on wings of love,
With health and peace from heav'n above. 3 Exalted now, Thy glorious pow'r
Extends through all immensity; . And saints in heav'n, and fiends in hell,
Bow at Thy name with trembling knee.
4 To Thee, O JUDGE of all, we look,
Grant us Thy heav'nly help, we pray; Guide us in life, and guard in death,
And shield us in the judgment day._ 5 For Thine the glory is and pow'r,
Eternal SIRE, Eternal Son;
The One in Three, the Three in One,
70. Praise to our Creator. — Psal. C. (L. M.) 1 BEFORE JEHOVAH's awful throne,'
Ye nations bow, with sacred joy ! Know that the Lord is God alone!
He can create, and He destroy. 2 His sov'reign pow'r without our aid,
Made us of clay, and form'd us men; : And, when like wand'ring sheep we stray'd,
He brought us to His fold again. 3 We'll crowd His gates with thankful songs,
High as the heav'ns our voices raise; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill His courts with sounding praise, 4 Wide as the world is His command;
Vast as eternity His love ;
When rolling years shall cease to move.
71. For Divine guidance. — Psal. cxix. (C. M.)
To keep His statutes still!
To know and do His will !