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L. M. God's mercies new each morning. 1 Chron. xxiii, 30. Ps. Ivii, 8. Lam. iii, 22, 23.

1 New every morning is the love

Our wakening and uprising prove,
Through sleep and darkness safely brought,
Restored to life and power and thought.
2 New mercies each returning day

Hover around us while we pray,
New perils past, new sins forgiv'n,
New thoughts of God, new hopes of heav'n.

3 If, on our daily course, our mind

Be set to hallow all we find,
New treasures still, of countless price,
God will provide for sacrifice.

4 The trivial round, the common task,

Will furnish all we ought to ask;
Room to deny ourselves--a road
To bring us daily nearer God.

5 Only, O Lord I in thy dear love

Fit us for perfect rest above;
And help us this and every day
To live more nearly as we pray.

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I 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 Teach me to live, that I may dread

The grave as little as my bed:
Teach me to die, that so I may
Rise glorious at the Judgment-day.

4 O may my soul on Thee repose,

And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
Sleep that may me more vig'rous make

To serve my God, when I awake. 5 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!

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L. M. The soul reposing on the Saviour.

Ps. cxxxix, 17, 18. Luke xxiv, 29.
i Sun of my soul! Thou Saviour dear!

It is not night if Thou be near:
Oh! may no earth-born cloud arise

To hide Thee from thy servant's eyes ! 2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep

My wearied eyelids gently steep,
Be my last thought, how sweet to rest

For ever on my Saviour's breast!
3 Abide with me from morn till eve,

For without Thee I cannot live:
Abide with me when night is nigh,

For without Thee I dare not die.
4[If some poor wandering child of thine

Have spurn'd to-day the voice divine,
Now, Lord! the gracious work begin;

Let him no more lie down in sin.]
5[Watch by the sick; enrich the poor

With blessings from thy boundless store;
Be every mourner's sleep to-night,

Like infant's slumbers, pure and light.] 6 Come near and bless us when we wake,

Fre through the world our way we take;
Till in the ocean of thy love
We lose ourselves in heaven above.

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S. M.
The evening, and the evening of life.
Mal. iv, 2. Luke xxiv, 29. John xiv, 23.
i SAVIOUR! abide with us,

The day is now far gone;
We wait to hear Thee blessing us,

Assembled round thy throne.

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We have not reach'd that land

That happy land-as yet, Where heavenly hosts around Thee stand,

And suns shall never set.

Our sun is sinking now,

Our day is almost o'er;
O Sun of righteousness! do Thou

Shine on us evermore!

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May we sleep safe in Thee,
· And strong for Thee arise;
Nearer each night and morning see

Our everlasting prize.
Near is our dying bed,

And near eternity;
Lord! when Thou wak'st us from the dead,

Take us to dwell with Thee.

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Evening hallelujahs.
Luke xii. 35, 36. i Thess. iv, 17, 18.
1 The light is wearing fast away,

Let hallelujahs close the day;
The sun is set in western skies,
We never more may see him rise.

2 Oh! may we ever ready stand,

With our lamps burning in our hand;
May we in sight of heaven rejoice,
Whene'er we hear the Bridegroom's voice.

3 Though here on earth we may not meet

Again to hold communion sweet,
We hope to meet on that blest shore,
Where farewell words are heard no more.

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10's. Christ's abiding presence sought at eventide.

Luke xxiv, 20. 1 ABIDE with me! fast falls the eventide;

The darkness thickens; Lord! with me abide: When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless! oh! abide with me!

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