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2 Pilgrims here on earth, and strangers

Dwelling in the midst of foes,
Us and ours preserve from dangers,

In Thine arms may we repose;
And when life's sad day is past,
Rest with Thee in heaven at last.

1 And now another day is gone

I'll sing my Maker's praise, My comforts every hour make known,

His providence and grace.
2 But how my childhood runs to waste,

My sins, how great their sum !
Lord, give me pardon for the past,

And strength for days to come. 3 I lay my body down to sleep,

Let angels guard my head ;
And through the hours of darkness keep

Their watch around my bed. 4 With cheerful heart I close mine eyes,

Since thou wilt not remove ;
And in the morning let me rise,

Rejoicing in thy love.

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1 GLORY to Thee, my God, this night,

For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,

Beneath Thine own Almighty wings. 2 Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,

The ill that I this day have done ;
That with the world, myself, and Thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
3 Teach me to live, that I may dread

The grave as little as my bed;
Teach me to die, that so I may

With joy behold the judgment-day. 4 O let my soul on Thee repose,

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close ;
Sleep that may me more active make,

To serve my God, when I awake. 5 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.

1 The day is past ; again we close

Our eyes in welcome sweet repose;
Keep us, O God, each passing hour,
Shield us with Thy Almighty power.

2 We own the sins that we have done ;

Forgive us through Thy only Son :
O let Thy grace on us descend,

And be our Father and our Friend. 3 Keep us this night from every foe;

O let us still Thy goodness know ;
And when the morning dawn we see,
May our first thoughts be thoughts of Thee.

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I WILL not fear,
For God is near,
Through the dark night,
As in the light;
And while I sleep,
Safe watch will keep.
Why should I fear
When God is near ?

1 AGAIN, a sinful child, I come,

To seek my Father's face,
And offer up my evening prayer,

Before His throne of grace.
2 Now, Lord, before I lay me down,

To take my quiet rest, Give me that peace which comes from Thee,

The sweetest and the best.

3 I know I have not tried to-day

To please Thee as I ought,
And Thou hast heard each naughty word,

And seen each naughty thought. 4 How sinful must my heart appear

To One who looks within !
But Jesus came and shed His blood

To save me from my sin.
5 Through Him who died upon the Cross

Be all my sins forgiven;
And fill my heart with holy thoughts

Of Jesus Christ and Heaven. 6 So may I peacefully lie down

To take my rest to-night,
And safely sleep beneath Thy care,

Until the morning light.

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1 Now darkness shades the distant hills,

The little birds are hid and still,
And I my quiet sleep may take,

Since my Creator is awake.
2 How sweet upon my little bed,

To think my Saviour guards my head,
And He a helpless child can keep,
Through all the hours of silent sleep!

HYMN FOR THE LORD'S DAY.

1 This is the day of glorious news,

As well for Gentiles as for Jews ;
The happy day on which 't was said,

The Lord is risen from the dead. 2 That blessed Jesus who was slain,

This day arose to life again ;
And “very early” left the grave,

To comfort those He died to save. 3 Let all who love the Lord rejoice,

And bless His name with cheerful voice;
This day was made His praise to speak,
The first and best of all the week.

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