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Oh! may

7s.

May I set out to win the prize,

And after glory run. 4 Lord, when my days are past, And I from time remove,

I in thy bosom rest, The bosom of thy love. 466

SOFTLY now the light of day
Fades upon my sight away ;
Free from care—from labor free,

Lord, I would commune with thée. 2 Soon, for me, the light of day

Shall forever pass away:
Then, from sin and sorrow free,
Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee!

7s.

467

Evening Worship.
STEALING from the world away,

We are come to seek thy face;
Kindly meet us, Lord, we pray,

Grant us thy reviving grace. 2 Yonder stars that gild the sky,

Shine but with a borrowed light;
We, unless thy light is nigh,

Wander, wrapt in gloomy night. 3 Sun of righteousness! dispel

All our darkness, doubts, and fears; May thy light within us dwell,

Till eternal day appears. 4 Warm our hearts in prayer and praise,

Lift our every thought above;

C. M.

Hear the sacred songs we raise;

Fill us with thy perfect love. 468

Humble Devotion and Thankfulness.
O LORD, another day is flown,

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

To bless thy fostering hand:
And wilt thou lend a listening ear

To praises low as ours ?--
Thou wilt! for thou dost love to hear

The song which meekness pours.
2 And, Jesus, thou thy smile wilt deign,

As we before thee pray ;
For thou didst bless the infant train,

And we are weak as they.
Oh let thy grace perform its part,

And let contention cease;
And shed abroad in every heart

Thine everlasting peace. 3 Thus chastened, cleansed, entirely thine,

A flock by Jesus led;
The sun cf holiness shall shine

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

And thou wilt bless our way,
Till worlds shall fail, and faith shall greet

The dawn of lasting day. 469

Retirement and Retrospection.
I LOVE to steal awhile away

From every cumbering care,
And spend the hours of setting day

In humble, grateful prayer.

C. M.

2 I love to think on mercies past,

And future good implore,
And all my cares and sorrows cast

On him whom I adore.

470

8, 3s & 6.
ERE I sleep, for every favor,

This day showed

By my God,
I do bless

my

Saviour.
2 Leave me not, but ever love me ;

Let thy peace

Be my bliss, Till thou hence remove me. 3 Thou, my rock, my guard, my tower,

Safely keep,

While I sleep,
Me, with all thy power.
And, whene'er in death I slumber,

Let me rise

With the wise,
Counted in their number.

8s & 4s.

471
GOD, that madest earth and heaven,

Darkness and light!
Who the day for toil hast given,

For rest the night!
May thine angel guards defend us,
Slumber sweet thy mercy send us,
Holy dreams and hopes attend us,

This livelong night.

Hear the sacred songs we raise;
Fill us with thy perfect love.

C. M. 468

Humble Devotion and Thankfulness.
O LORD, another day is flown,

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

To bless thy fostering hand:
And wilt thou lend a listening ear

To praises low as ours?-
Thou wilt! for thou dost love to hear

The song which meekness pours.
2 And, Jesus, thou thy smile wilt deign,

As we before thee pray;
For thou didst bless the infant train,

And we are weak as they.
Oh let thy grace perform its part,

And let contention cease;
And shed abroad in every heart

Thine everlasting peace. 3 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 fail, and faith shall greet
The dawn of lasting day.

C. M. 469

Retirement and Retrospection.
I LOVE to steal awhile away

From every cumbering care,
And spend the hours of setting day

In humble, grateful prayer.

2 I love to think on mercies past,

And future good implore,
And all my cares and sorrows cast

On him whom I adore.

470

8, 3s & 6.
ERE I sleep, for every favor,

This day showed

By my God,
I do bless

my

Saviour.
2 Leave me not, but ever love me;

Let thy peace

Be my bliss, Till thou ħence remove me. 3 Thou, my rock, my guard, my tower,

Safely keep,

While I sleep, Me, with all thy power. 4 And, whene'er in death I slumber,

Let me rise

With the wise,
Counted in their number.

8s & 4s.

471 GOD, that madest earth and heaven,

Darkness and light! Who the day for toil hast given,

For rest the night! May thine angel guards defend us, Slumber sweet thy mercy send us, Holy dreams and hopes attend us,

This livelong night.

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