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shine upon us.”—Ps. lxvii. 1. I THOU glorious Sun of Righteousness, 4 Shine too on those for whom we mourn, On this day risen to set no more,
Who know not yet Thy healing ray; Shine on us now to heal and bless
Quicken their souls, and bid them turn With brighter beams than e'er before. To Thee, the Life, the Truth, the Way.
2 Shine on Thy work of grace within,
On each celestial blossom there,
5 Shine till Thy glorious beams shall chase
The blinding mist from every eye,
3 Shine on the temples of Thy grace; cres. 6 Shine on, shine on, Eternal Sun !
In spotless robes Thy priests be clad; mf Pour richer floods of life and light, Unveil the brightness of Thy face,
f Till that bright Sabbath be begun, And make Thy chosen people glad. f That glorious day which knows no night!
50 “I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy Name.”—Isa. xxv. 1. SWEET is the work, my God, my King, 3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord, To praise Thy Name, give thanks and And bless His works, and bless His sing,
word : To show Thy love by morning light, Thy works of grace, how bright they And talk of all Thy truth at night.
How deep Thy counsels, how divine ! 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest :
4 Soon may I see and hear and know No mortal care shall seize my breast ;
All I desired or wished below, Oh, may my heart in tune be found,
cres. And every power find sweet employ Like David's harp of solemn sound !
f In that eternal world of joy. Amen,
(CLOSE OF SERVICE.)
“Happy art thou, O Israel.”—Deut. xxxiii. 29. I LORD, dismiss us with Thy blessing, 2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
Fill our hearts with joy and peace; For Thy Gospel's joyful sound; Let us each, Thy love possessing,
May the fruits of Thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound !
May Thy presence
E. J. HOPKINS.
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“The Lord be with you.”_Ruth ii. 4. P.1 The Lord be with us as we bend 3 The Lord be with us till the night His blessing to receive ;
Shall close the day of rest;
Be He of every heart the Light,
Of every home the Guest. 2 The Lord be with us as we walk 4 And when our nightly prayers we say, Along our homeward road ;
His watch He still shall keep,
And guard His people's sleep. Amen.
(See also “St. Flavian," No. 160.) .
“Do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus."--Col. iii. 17. I BEHOLD us, Lord, a little space
Thine is the loom, the forge, the mart, From daily tasks set free,
The wealth of land and sea ; And met within Thy Holy Place
The worlds of science and of art, To rest awhile with Thee.
Revealed and ruled by Thee. Around us rolls the ceaseless tide
3 Then let us prove our heavenly birth Of business, toil, and care ;
In all we do and know ; And scarcely can we turn aside
And claim the kingdom of the earth For one brief hour of prayer.
For Thee, and not Thy foe. 2 Yet these are not the only walls
Work shall be prayer, if all be wrought
As Thou wouldst have it done;
Itself with work be one. Amen.
54. "Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense, and the lifting up
of my hands as the evening sacrifice."- Ps. cxli. 2. IO LORD, it is a blessed thing
5 O Jesu, be our morning Light, To Thee both morn and night to bring
that we may go forth to the fight Our worship's lowly offering ;
With strength renewed and armour 2 Before Thy glorious throne to stand,
bright. Albeit but a little band,
56 And when our daily work is o'er, Led by our holy Mother's hand.
pl And sins and weakness we deplore, 3 And, from the strife of tongues away, cres. Oh, then be Thou our Light once Ere toil begins, to meet and pray,
more! For blessings on the coming day ;
7 Light of the world ! with us abide, 4 And night by night for evermore
And to Thyself our footsteps guide, Again with blended voice to pour
At morn, and noon, and eventide. Deep thanks for mercies gone before.
FATHER, we love Thy house of prayer (360).
(See also “INNOCENTS,” No. 165.)
receive me to glory.”—Ps. Ixxiii. 24. 1 YESTERDAY with worship blest
4 Oh, what snares our path beset ! Passed our day of hallowed rest :
Oh, what cares our spirits fret!
Let no earthly thing, we pray,
Draw our souls from Thee away. 2 Not one day alone shall be
5 Thou hast set our daily task ; Given, O God of love, to Thee ;
Grace and strength from Thee we ask : Work and rest alike are Thine ;
Thou our joys and griefs dost send ; Brighten all with love divine.
To Thy will our spirits bend. 3 Through the passing of the week,
6 Still in duty's lowly round Father, we Thy presence seek :
Be our patient footsteps found : 'Midst this world's deceitful maze
With Thy counsel guide us here, Keep us, Lord, in all our ways. cres. Till in glory we appear. Amen.
“ See then that ye walk circumspectly . . . redeeming
the time."-Eph. V. 15, 16. ANOTHER day begun !
3. Another day of fear ! Lord, grant us grace that we,
For watchful is our foe ; Before the setting of the sun,
And sin is strong, and death is near, Redeem the time for Thee.
And short our time below.