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149. L. M.

Fobth in Thy name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labour to pursue;

Thee, only Thee, resolved to know-
In all I think, or speak, or do.

The task Thy wisdom hath assigned

O let me cheerfully fulfil;
In all my works Thy presence find,

And prove Thine acceptable will.

Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes mine inmost substance see;

And labour on at Thy command,
And offer all my works to Thee.

Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,
And every moment watch and pray;

And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to Thy glorious day.

For Thee delightfully employ

Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given, And run my course with even joy,

And closely walk with Thee to heaven.


150. L. M.

O Jesu, Lord of heavenly grace,
Thou brightness of Thy Father's Face,

Thou fountain of eternal light,

Whose beams disperse the shades of night;

Come, Holy Sun of heavenly love,
Shower down Thy radiance from above,
And to our inward hearts convey
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.

And we the Father's help will claim,
And sing the Father's glorious Name;
His powerful succour we implore,
That we may stand to fall no more.

May He our actions deign to bless,
And loose the bonds of wickedness;
From sudden falls our feet defend,
And guide us safely to the end.

May faith, deep rooted in the soul,
Subdue our flesh, our minds control;
May guile depart, and discord cease,
And all within be joy and peace.

O hallowed thus be every day;
Let meekness be our morning ray,
And faithful love our noonday bght,
And hope our sunset, calm and bright.


151. c. M.

0 Lobd, another day is flown,

And we, a lonely band,
Are met once more before Thy throne

To bless Thy fostering hand.

And wilt Thou lend a listening ear

To praises low as ours?
Thou wilt! for Thou dost lore to hear

The song which meekness pours.

And Jesus, Thou Thy smiles wilt deign,

As we before Thee pray;
For Thou didst bless the infant train,

And we are less than they.

O let Thy grace perform its part,

And let contention cease, And shed abroad in every heart

Thine everlasting peace.

Thus chastened, cleansed, entirely Thine,

A flock by Jesus led,
The Sun of holiness shall shine

In glory on our head.

And Thou wilt turn our wandering feet, And Thou wilt bless our way,

Till worlds shall fade, and faith shall greet The dawn of lasting day! Amen.

152. s. M.

The day, O Lord, is spent,
Abide with us, and rest;
Our hearts' desires are fully bent
On making Thee our guest.

We have not reached that land,
That happy land, as yet,
Where holy angels round Thee stand,
Whose sun can never set.

Our sun is sinking now,
Our day is almost o'er;
O Sun of Righteousness do Thou
Shine on us evermore!

Praise Christ the only Son,
Praise to the Father give,
Praise to the Spirit, One alone,
In whom alone we live. Amen.

153. c. M.

As now the sun's declining rays

At eventide descend,
So life's brief day is sinking down

To its appointed end.

Lord, on the cross Thine arms were stretched

To draw Thy people nigh,
O grant us then that cross to love,

And in those arms to die.

All glory to the Father be,

All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,

While endless ages run. Amen.

154. Tn.

God the Father, be Thou near,
Save from every harm to-night;

Make us all Thy children dear,
In the darkness be our Light.

God the Saviour, be our Peace,

Put away our sins to-night; Speak the word of full release,

Turn our darkness into light.

Holy Spirit, deign to come,

Sanctify us all to-night;
In our hearts prepare Thy home,

Then our darkness shall be light.

Holy Trinity be nigh!

Mystery of love adored, Help to live and help to die,—

Lighten all our darkness, Lord. Amen.

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