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The deepest shades no more disguise,

Than the full blaze of day. 3 Whom thou dost guard, O King of kings,

No evil shall molest:
Under the shadow of thy wings

Shall they securely rest.
4 Thy angels shall around their beds

Their constant stations keep:
Thy faith and truth shall shield their heads,

For thou dost never sleep.
5 May we with calm and sweet repose,

And heavenly thoughts refresh'd,
Our eyelids with the morn unclose,

And bless Thee, ever bless'd. Guernsey.] HYMN 498. C. M. 1

IVER and Guardian of my sleep,
Still, Lord, thy helpless servant keep,

For thine own mercy's sake. 2 The blessing of another day

thankfully receive : O may I only thee obey,

And to thy glory live!
3 Vouchsafe to keep my soul from sin,

Its cruel power suspend,
Till all this strife and war within

In perfect peace shall end.
4 Upon me lay thy mighty hand,

My words and thoughts restrain:
Bow my whole soul to thy command,

Nor let my faith be vain.
5 Pris'ner of hope, I wait the hour
Which shall salvation bring;


When all I am shall own thy power,

And call my Jesus King

Lyminge.] HYMN 499. 6 lines 8's.

THEN quiet in my house I sit,


still :

My joy thy sayings to repeat,

Talk o'er the records of thy will:
And search the oracles divine,

Till every heartfelt word be mine. 2 O may the gracious words divine,

Subject of all my converse be!
So will the Lord his follower join,

And walk and talk himself with me:
So shall my heart his presence prove,

And burn with everlasting love. 3 Oft as I lay me down to rest,

O may the reconciling word
Sweetly compose my weary breast;

While on the bosom of my Lord
I sink in blissful dreams away,

And visions of eternal day! 4 Rising to sing my Saviour's praise,

Thee may I publish all day long ; And let thy precious word of grace

Flow from my heart, and fill my tongue ; Fill all my life with purest love, And join me to the church above. Guernsey.] HYMN 500. C. M. 1 Osalutes thy waking eyes;

NCE more, my soul, the rising day Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay.

To Him that rules the skies. 2 Night unto night his name repeats,

The day renews the sound:

Wide as the heavens on which he sits,

To turn the seasons round.
3 'Tis He supports my mortal frame;

My tongue shall speak his praise ;
My sins might rouse his wrath to flame,

But yet his wrath delays.
4 O God, let all my hours be thine,

Whilst I enjoy the light;
Then shall my sun in smiles decline,

And bring a pleasing night.

Devotion.] HYMN 501. C. M.

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A I am for :
I fear before thee all the day,

Nor would I dare to sin.
2 And while I rest my weary head,

From cares and bus'ness free,
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed

With my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this evening sacrifice;

And when my work is done,
Great God, my faith and hope relies

Upon thy grace alone. 4 Thus, with my thoughts compos'd to peace,

I'll give mine eyes to sleep;
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,

And will my slumbers keep.

Paradise.] HYMN 502. C. M.

ORD, in the morning thou shalt hear


To thee will I direct my prayer,

To thee lift up mine eye.

2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone,

To plead for all his saints,
Presenting at the Father's throne

Our songs and our complaints.
3 Thou art a God before whose sight

The wicked shall not stand,
Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,

Nor dwell at thy right-hand. 4 O may thy Spirit guide my feet

In ways of righteousness !
Make every path of duty straight,

And plain before my face.
5 Now to thy house will I resort,

To taste thy mercies there;
I will frequent thy holy court,

And worship in thy fear.

Wormley.) HYMN 503. S. M. 1

EE how the morning sun,

u ' And wide proclaims his Maker's praise,

With ev'ry bright’ning ray. 2 Thus would my rising soul,

Its heav'nly Parent sing ; And to its great Original,

The humble tribute bring. 3 Serene I laid me down,

Beneath his guardian care ;
I slept, and I awoke and found,

My kind Preserver near”4 My life I would anew,

Devote, O Lord, to thee;
And in thy service I would spend

A long eternity.

Petersburgh.] HYMN 504. L. M. 1 Y God, how endless is thy love!


And morning mercies from above,

Gently descend like early dew. 2 Thou spread’st the curtains of the night,

Great Guardian of my sleeping hours; Thy sov’reign word restores the light;

And quickens all my drowsy powers. 3 I yield myself to thy command;

To thee devote my nights and days ;
Perpetual blessings from thy hand,

Demand perpetual songs of praise.

Dunkirk.] HYMN 505. 8 lines 7's.

MNIPRESENT God, whose aid,

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Be this night about my bed,

Ev'ry evil thought restrain,
Lay thy hand upon my soul,

God of my unguarded hours !
All my enemies control,

Hell, and earth, and nature's pow'rs. 2 0 thou jealous God! come down,

God of spotless purity ;
Claim and seize me for thine own,

Consecrate my heart to thee:
Under thy protection take;

Songs in the night season give;
Let me sleep to thee, and wake;

Let me die to thee, and live. 3 Let me of thy life partake,

Thy own holiness impart;
O that I may sweetly wake,

With my Saviour in my heart!,

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