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HYMN 512. C. M. [b]

The humble Suppliant trusting in God.

1 O LORD, my Rock, to thee I cry,

In sighs consume my breath ;
Hear me, O God, nor let me be

Like those who sleep in death.
2 Regard my supplication, Lord,
The cries that I repeat,
With weeping eyes and lifted hands,
Before thy mercy-seat.

3 My soul, with gratitude inspired,
Thy praises will resound;
From thee the cries of my distress
A gracious answer found.

4 As thou hast filled my heart with joy, 'Tis just that I should raise The cheerful tribute of my thanks, And celebrate thy praise.

HYMN 513. L. M. [b]
Penitence and Forgiveness.

1 HAVE mercy on me, O my God,

In loving kindness hear my prayer; Withdraw the terror of thy rod;

Lord, in thy tender mercy spare.

2 Offences rise where'er I look,

But I confess their guilt to thee; Blot my transgressions from thy book; Wash me from all iniquity.

3 Not streaming blood nor cleansing fire
Thy seeming anger can appease;
Burnt-offerings thou dost not require,
Or gladly I would render these.
4 The broken heart in sacrifice,

Alone, will thine acceptance meet;
My heart, O God, do not despise,
Abased and contrite at thy feet.
5 Thy consolations, as of old,

Now to my troubled mind restore;
By thy free spirit's might uphold
And guide my steps, to fall no more.


HYMN 514. L. M. [#]
Morning Meditations.

1 IN sleep's serene oblivion laid,
I safely passed the silent night;
Again I see the breaking shade,

Again behold the morning light.

2 New-born, I bless the waking hour;
Once more, with awe, rejoice to be;
My conscious soul resumes her
And soars, my guardian God, to thee.


3 O guide me through the various maze My doubtful feet are doomed to tread,

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And spread thy shield's protecting blaze Where dangers press around my head. 4 A deeper shade shall soon impend,

A deeper sleep my eyes oppress;
Yet then thy strength shall still defend,
Thy goodness still delight to bless.

5 That deeper shade shall break away;
That deeper sleep shall leave my eyes;
Thy light shall give eternal day;
Thy love the rapture of the skies.

HYMN 515. 8 s. M. [#]
Morning Praise.

1 LAUDED be thy name forever,
Thou of life the Guard and Giver!
Thou who slumberest not, nor sleepest,
Blest are they thou kindly keepest!
God of stillness and of motion,
Of the rainbow and the ocean,
Of the mountain, rock, and river,
Hallowed be thy name forever!

2 God of evening's yellow ray,
God of yonder dawning day,
That rises from the distant sea
Like breathings of eternity!
Thine the flaming sphere of light,
Thine the darkness of the night:
God of life, that fadeth never,
Glory to thy name forever!

HYMN 516. L. M. [#]

Morning Devotion.

1 AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Illumined by the light divine,

Let thine own light to others shine ;
Reflect all heaven's propitious rays,
In ardent love and cheerful praise.

3 Lord, I my vows to thee renew;
Scatter my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with thyself my spirit fill.

4 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,
In thy sole glory may unite.

HYMN 517. C. M. [#]

Morning or Evening Hymn.

1 ON thee, each morning, O my God,
My waking thoughts attend,
In whom are founded all my hopes,
In whom my wishes end.

2 My soul, in pleasing wonder lost,
Thy boundless love surveys;
And, fired with grateful zeal, prepares
Her sacrifice of praise.

3 When evening slumbers press my eyes, With thy protection blest, peace and safety, I commit My weary limbs to rest.


4 My spirit, in thy hands secure, Fears no approaching ill; For, whether waking or asleep,

Thou, Lord, art with me still.

5 Then will I daily to the world

Thy wondrous acts proclaim; While all with me shall praises sing, And bless thy sacred name.

HYMN 518. L. M. [b or #]
Evening Recollections.

1 ANOTHER fleeting day is gone;

Slow o'er the west the shadows rise; Swift the soft-stealing hours have flown,

And night's dark mantle veils the skies. 2 Another fleeting day is gone,

Swift from the records of the year;
And still, with each successive sun,
Life's fading visions disappear.

3 Another fleeting day is gone;

But soon a fairer day shall rise,
A day whose never-setting sun
Shall pour its light o'er cloudless skies.

4 Another fleeting day is gone;

In solemn silence rest, my soul; Bow down before his gracious throne, Who bids the morn and evening roll.

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