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Under His wings shalt thou trust." FALL praise to Thee, my God, this 4 p Oh, may my soul on Thee repose, i night,

And with sweet sleep mine eyelids For all the blessings of the light !

close;

(make mf Keep me, oh, keep me, King of kings, , cres Sleep that may me more vigorous

Beneath Thy own almighty wings. To serve my God when I awake. Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son, 5-mf When in the night I sleepless lie, The ill that I this day have done; My soul with heavenly thoughts supThat with the world, myself, and Thee Let noill dreams disturb my rest, [ply; I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

No powers of darkness me molest. mf Teach me to live, that I may dread 6cres Oh, when shall I, in endless day, The grave as little as my bed;

For ever chase dark sleep away, p To die, that this vile body may

And hymns with the supernal choir es Rise glorious at the awful day.

Incessant sing, and never tire?
7 f Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

Praise Him, all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host !
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! Amen.

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"I am still with Thee." mfSTILL with Thee, O my God, 4 With Thee, when day is done I would desire to be ;

And evening calms the mind ; By day, by night, at home, abroad, The setting, as the rising, sun, I would be still with Thee :

With Thee, my heart would find : mf With Thee, when dawn comes in 5 2 With Thee, when darkness brings And calls me back to care,

The signal of repose ; Each day returning, to begin

Calm in the shadow of Thy wings, With Thee, my God, in prayer : Mine eyelids I would close : mef With Thee, amid the crowd 6mf With Thee, in Thee, by faith That throngs the busy mart,

Abiding, I would be ; To hear Thy voice, where Time's is loud, p By day, by night, in life, in death, p Speak softly to my heart :

f I would be still with Thee. Amen.

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i Å The day is done; its hours have run;

"And Thou hast taken count of all-
'The scanty triumphs grace hath won,

The broken vow, the frequent fall :
f Through life s long day, and () death's dark night,
cres O gentle Jesus, be our Light.

3nf Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways
True absolution and release ;

ble us more than in past days
With purity and inward peace :
If Through life's long day and (1) death's dark night,
cres O gentle Jesus, be our Light.

f Do more than pardon; give us joy.
Sweet fear, and sober liberty.

And loving hearts without alloy,
· That only long to be like Thee:

f Through life's long day and (D) death's dark night, cres O gentle Jesus, be our light.

5mf Labour is sweet, for Thou hast toiled ;

And care is light, for Thou hast cared : p Let not our works with self be soiled,

Nor in unsimple ways ensnared : f Through life's long day and (D) death's dark night, cres O gentle Jesus, be our Light.

6 p For all we love, the poor, the sad,

The sinful, unto Thee we call ; cres Oh, let Thy mercy make us glad ;

f Thou art our Jesus and our All:

Through life's long day and (D) death's dark night, cres O gentle Jesus, be our Light. Amen.

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" Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night." i PSAVIOUR, breathe an evening bless- 2 Though destruction walk around us,

Ere repose our spirits seal ; [ing, Though the arrow past us fly, Sin and want we come confessing ; mf Angel-guards from Thee surround us; cres Thou canst save and Thou canst heal. We are safe, if Thou art nigh. p Though the night be dark and dreary, p Should swift death this night o'ertake Darkness cannot hide from Thee;

And our couch become our tomb, [us mf Thou art He who, never weary, cres May the morn in heaven awake us, Watchest where Thy people be. f Clad in light and deathless bloom.

Amen.

VESPER.

7,7,7,5.

JOHN STAINER, Mus. Doc.

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At evening time it shall be light."
I mf HOLY Father, cheer our way 3 PP Holy Spirit, be Thou nigh
With Thy love's perpetual ray:

When in mortal pains we lie :
Grant us every closing day

Grant us, when we come to die, cres Light at evening-time.

Light at evening-time. © Holy Saviour, calm our fears 4 mf Holy, blessèd Trinity,

When earth's brightness disappears : cres Darkness is not dark to Thee ;
Grant us in our later years

Those Thou keepest always see cres Light at evening-time.

f Light at evening-time. Amen..

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