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But ah ! how few returns of love

Has 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.

HYMN 244.
(c. M. OLNEY.)

For morning or evening. 1 O Lord! another day, [night] is flown;

And we, a feeble band,
Are met once more before thy throne,

To bless thy guardian hand.
2 Thy heavenly grace to all impart;

Bid strife and envy cease,
And spread abroad in every heart

Thine everlasting peace.
3 Our souls, obedient to thy sway,

In Christian bonds unite;
That love may close the peaceful day,

And hail the morning light. 4 Thus cleansed from sin, and wholly thine,

A flock by Jesus led,
The sun of righteousness shall shine

In glory on our head. 5 And Thou wilt turn our wandering feet,

And Thou wilt bless our way;

Till faith ’midst falling worlds shall greet
The dawn of endless day.

HYMN 245.

Morning Hymn.
1 In Sleep's serene oblivion laid,

We safely pass'd the silent night;
At once we see the breaking shade,

And drink again the morning light. 2 New-born we bless the waking hour,

Once more with awe rejoice to be;
Our conscious souls resume their power,

And spring, our gracious God, to Thee. 3 Oh! guide us through the various maze

Our doubtful feet are doom'd to tread;
And spread thy shield's protecting blaze,

When dangers press around our head. 4 A deeper shade must soon impend,

A deeper sleep our eyes oppress;
Thy power, as now, shall still defend,

Thy love, as now, thy servants bless. 5 That deeper shade shall fade away,

That deeper sleep shall leave my eyes ;
Thy light shall give Eternal Day,
Thy love, the rapture of the skies.

HYMN 246.


God mindful of our temporal wants. 1 THOUGH troubles assail,

And dangers affright,

Though friends shall all fail,

And foes all unite;
Yet one thing secures us,

Whatever betide;
The Scripture assures us,

The Lord will provide. 2 No strength of our own,

Or goodness we claim,
Yet if we have known

The Saviour's great name,
In Him, our strong tower,

We safely may hide ;
The Lord is our power,

The Lord will provide. 3 When fled is our youth,

And death is in sight,
The Word of his Truth

Shall still be our Light;
Though tempests may lower,

With Christ on our side,
In death's darkest hour
The Lord shall provide.

Hymn 247.

The Universal Prayer.
1 FATHER of all! and God of love!

By earth and heaven adored !
In worlds below, and worlds above,

The Universal Lord. 2 Thou Great First Cause, least understood,

Hast all our sense confined,

To know but this, that Thou art good,

And that ourselves are blind.
3 What conscience dictates to be done,

Or warns us not to do,
T'his, teach us more than death to shun,

That, more than life pursue.
4 Where we are right, thy grace impart

Still in the right to stay;
Where we are wrong, oh! teach our heart

To find that better way.
5 Save us alike from foolish pride,

And impious discontent,
At aught thy wisdom has denied,

Or aught thy goodness lent.
6 To Thee, whose temple is all space,

Whose altar, carth, sea, skies,
One chorus let all being raise,

All nature's incense rise.

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