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The Night cometh."
1 ABIDE with me; fast falls the eventide,

The darkness deepens : Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, oh abide with me!
2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;

Earth's joys grow dim, its glories fade away;
Change and decay in all around I see:

O Thou who changest not! abide with me.
8 I need thy presence every passing hour;

What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like thyself my guide and stay can be ?
On to the close, O Lord! abide with me.

FADING, STILL FADING.”

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The Day is Thine, the Night also."
1 FADING, still fading, the last beam is shining;

Father in heaven! the day is declining;
Thine is the darkness, as thine is the light;
We trust thee by day, and we trust thee by night.
From the fall of the shade till the morning bells chime,
Shield us from danger and guard us from crime.

Father of mercy, oh hear thou our prayer!
2 Father in heaven, oh hear when we call,

Thou, the Protector and Saviour of all !
Fainting and feeble, we trust in thy might;
In doubting and darkness, thy love be our light;
Let us slcep on thy breast while the night taper burns,
And wake in thine arms when the morning returns.
Father of mercy, oh hear thou our prayer !

BENARES. P.M.

HINDOO MELODY.

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Evening Hymn. KENN. | 2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, 1 GLORY to thee, my God, this night, Great Guardian of my sleeping hours :

For all the blessings of the light: Thy sovereign word restores the light,
Keep me, oh keep me, King of kings, And quickens all my drowsy powers.
Beneath the shadow of thy wings !

3 I yield my powers to thy command; 2 Forgive me, Lord, through thy dear Son, To thee I consecrate my days:

The ills which I this day have done; Perpetual blessings from thine hand
That with the world, myself, and thee, Demand perpetual songs of praise.
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

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Manna. Thy watchful station near me keep;

1 Tuy bounteous hand with food can bless My heart with love celestial fill,

The bleak and barren wilderness; And guard me from the approach of ill.

And thou hast taught us, Lord, to pray 4 Lord, let my heart for ever share

For daily bread from day to day. The bliss of thy paternal care: 'Tis heaven on earth, 'tis heaven above,

2 And, oh, when through the wilds we roam To see thy face and sing thy love.

That part us from our heavenly home;

When, lost in danger, want, and woe, 84.

Our faithless tears begin to flow, -
Morning or Evening Song.
I My God, how endless is thy love! 3 Do thou thy gracious comfort give,
Thy gifts are every evening new;

By which alone the soul can live;
And morning mercies, from above, And grant thy children, Lord, we pray,
Gently distil, like early dew.

The bread of life from day to day.

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"Abide with us, for uw evening." KEBLE. | 2 We would adore thee, God sublime, 1 'Tis gone, that bright and orbed blaze, Whose power and wisdom, love and grace,

Fast fading from our wistful gaze; Are greater than the round of time, Yon mantling cloud has hid from sight

And wider than the bounds of space The last faint pulse of quivering light.

3 For thou art present with us here, 2 Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear, As in thy glittering, high domain, It is not night if thou be near:

And grateful hearts and humble fear Ob may no earth-born cloud arise

Can never seek thy face in vain. To hide thee from thy servant's eyes !

4 Help us to praise thee, Lord of light; 3 When the soft dews of kindly sleep

Help us thy boundless love declare; My wearied eyelids gently steep,

And, while we crowd thy courts to-night Be my last thought, how sweet to rest Aid us, and hearken to our prayer.

For ever on my Saviour's breast. 4 Abide with me from morn till eve,

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Erening Hymn.
For without thee I cannot live;
Abide with me when night is nigh,

1 0 Thou true Life of all that live, For without thee I dare not die.

Who dost, unmoved, all motion sway;

Who dost the morn and evening give, 87.

And through its changes guide the day, Evening Worship. BOWRING. 1 How shall we praise thee, Lord of light ? 2 Thy light upon our evening pour,

How all thy boundless love declare ? So may our souls no sunset see;
The earth is veiled in shades of night, But death to us an open door
But beaven is open to our prayer.

To an eternal morning be.

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