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2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories fade away;
3 I need thy presence every passing hour; What but thy grace can foil the tempter's
power? Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, oh! abide with
4[I fear no foe with Theo at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness:
5 Reveal Thyself before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom, and point me to
the skies; Heaven's morning breaks, and earth’s vain
shadows flee; In life, in death, O Lord! abide with me!
8.7.7. Jesus our Guardian in the silent watches.
Gen. xlvii, 9. Ps. iv, 8.
Now we lay us down to rest;
Let no foe our peace molest.
2 Pilgrims here on earth, and strangers,
Dwelling in the midst of foes,
On thine arm may we repose;
The Sabbath a delight.
That saw the Lord arise;
And these rejoicing eyes!
The King Himself draws near
To bless his saints to-day;
Dispose our hearts to pray.
Of vanity and sin
In such a frame as this,
To everlasting bliss!
And every note employ;
Tell of eternal joy.
The morning of the Lord's day.
EL. II, II. Mark zvi, 8.
And hail this sacred day!
Your grateful homage pay:
'Twas on this happy morn
And vanquish'd all our foes :
All hail, triumphant Lord !
Thy praise responsive sings:-
D. C. M.
To man in Eden givin;
A type and pledge of heav'n:
Was wrapp'd in sorrow's shroud,
A rainbow in the cloud.
2[We gladly hail the sacred day,
Whick breathes of peace and love;
And tells of rest above:
We love the house of prayer;
Whilst we are gather'd there.]
3 Lordi for thy day we bless thy Name;
Thy law has made it sure;
The birthright of the poor:
These sabbath seasons, be
Till they are safe with Thee.
Consecrating the Sabbath to God.
Gen. II, 2, 3. Neh. xiii, 15-22. 1 AGAIN returns the day of holy rest, Which, when He made the world, Jehovah
blest; When, like his own, He bade our labours cease, And all be piety, and all be peace.