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3. “Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give
thee light."-Eph. v. 14. F i As the sun doth daily rise,
4 When the sun withdraws his light, Brightening all the morning skies,
When we seek our rest at night, So to Thee with one accord
Thou, by sleepless hosts adored, Lift we up our hearts, O Lord !
Hear the prayer of faith, O Lord ! 2 Day by day provide us food,
P 5 When the hours are dark and drear, For from Thee come all things good: When the tempter lurketh near, Strength unto our souls afford
By Thystrengthening grace outpoured, From Thy living Bread, O Lord!
Save the tempted ones, O Lord ! 3 Quickened by the Spirit's grace, F 6 Praise we, with the heavenly host, All Thy holy will to trace,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! While we daily search Thy word,
Thee would we with one accord Wisdom true impart, O Lord !
Praise and magnify, O Lord! Amen.
“The dayspring from on high hath visited us.” -St. Luke i. 78. F I CHRisT whose glory fills the skies, 3 Visit every soul of Thine, Christ, the true, the only Light,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief ; Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Fill us, Radiancy divine, Triumph o'er the shades of night;
Scatter all our unbelief ; Day-spring from on high, be near ;
More and more Thyself display, Day-star, in our hearts appear !
Shining to the perfect day. 2 Dark and cheerless is the morn
F 4 Glory, Father, be to Thee ; Unaccompanied by Thee ;
Glory to the Blessed Son ; Joyless is the day's return
Glory to the Spirit be ; Till Thy mercy's beams we see :
Glory to the Three in One ; Till they inward light impart,
As it was, is now, shall be, Glad our eyes and warm our heart.
Filling all eternity. Amen.
“I am the bright and morning star." —Rev. xxii. 16. 1 DAYSPRING of Eternity,
3 Let Thy fire of love destroy Brightness of the Light divine,
All our earthly taint and leaven ; As the daylight fills the sky,
Wake our souls to love and joy, Let Thy beams upon us shine,
Kindling like the eastern heaven : Scattering with their glorious might Let us truly rise ere yet All our night.
Life hath set.
“I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God.”—Ps. lxxi. 16. I FORTH in Thy Name, O Lord, we go, And labour on at Thy command, Our daily labour to pursue ;
And offer all our works to Thee. Thee, only Thee, resolved to know,
4 Give us to bear Thy easy yoke, In all we think, or speak, or do.
And every moment watch and pray; 2 The task Thy wisdom hath assigned And still to things eternal look, O let us cheerfully fulfil ;
And hasten to Thy glorious day. In all our works Thy presence find,
5 For Thee delightfully employ (given, And prove Thy good and perfect will.
Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath 3 Thee may we set at our right hand, And run our course with even joy, Whose eyes our inmost substance see, And closely walk with Thee to heaven.
“They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,
which was, and is, and is to come."--Rev. iv. 8. F 1 HOLY, Holy, Holy, Lord God Al- P3 Holy, Holy, Holy! Though the mighty!
darkness hide Thee, Early in the morning our song shall Þ Though the eye of sinful man Thy rise to Thee ;
glory may not sce, Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and cres. Only Thou art holy. there is none Mighty!
beside Thee, God 'in' Three Persons, blessed Perfect in power, in love, and purity.
Trinity! 2 Holy, Holy, Holy! All the saints 4 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Aladore 'Thee,
mighty ! Casting down their golden crowns All Thý works shall praise Thy around the glassy sea ;
Name in earth and sky and sea. Cherubim and Seraphim falling down Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and before Thee,
God in Three Persons, blessed shalt be!
SAMUEL WEBBE, sen., 1792.
8 “His compassions fail not; they are new every morning.”—Lam. iii. 22, 23. 1 New every morning is the love
4 Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be, Our wakening and uprising prove ;
As more of heaven in each we see ; Through sleep and darkness safely Some softening gleam of love and prayer brought,
Shall dawn on every cross and care. Restored to life, and power, and thought. 2 New mercies, each returning day, 5 The trivial round, the common task, Hover around us while we pray ;
Will furnish all we need to ask, New perils past, new sins forgiven,
Room to deny ourselves, a road New thoughts of God, new hopes of To bring us daily nearer God.
heaven. 3 If on our daily course our mind
6 Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love, Be set to hallow all we find,
Fit us for perfect rest above ; New treasures still, of countless price, And help us, this and every day, God will provide for sacrifice.
To live more nearly as we pray. Amen. JAM LUCIS.
ANCIENT MELODY. Voices
1. Now that the daylight fills the sky, Lift we our hearts to God on high,
“ The Lord is thy keeper.".-Ps. cxxi. 5. 1 Now that the daylight | fills the sky, 3 Oh, may our inmost hearts be pure,
Lift we our hearts to God on high, Our thoughts from folly kept secure, That He in all we do or say
The pride of fleshly | sense subdued Would keep us free from | harm to-day. By temperate use of | drink and food. 2 May He restrain our tongues, lest strife 4 So when the daylight leaves the sky,
Break forth to mar | the peace of life; And night's dark hours once more arc
Sing glory to our 'God again.
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee,
One God, both now and evermore. Amen.
J. H. SCHEIN, 1628.
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“ In Thy light shall we see light.”—Ps. xxxvi. 9. I O JESU, Lord of heavenly grace, 3 May faith, deep rooted in the soul,
Thou Brightness of Thy Father's face, Subdue our flesh, our minds control : Thou Fountain of eternal light,
May guile depart, and discord cease, Whose beams disperse the shades of night; And all within be joy and peace. 2 Come, holy Sun of heavenly love, 4 So gladly let us pass the day,
Shower down Thy radiance from above; With meekness for its morning ray, And to our inward hearts convey
Our faith like noontide shining bright, The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.
Our souls undimmed by shades of night.
Rise on us, Heavenly Glory, rise :