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Evening Prayer. ATUNS OF THE SPIRIT. | 6 We bring to thee our hopes and fears, 1 As darker, darker, fall around

And at thy footstool lay; The shadows of the night,

And, Father, thou who lovest all

Wilt hear us as we pray.
We gather here, with hymn and prayer,
To seek the Eternal Light.

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The Day..

8. D. ROBBIND ? Father in heaven, to thee are known Our many hopes and fears,

1 Thou art my morning, God of light; Our heavy weight of mortal toil,

Thy day-spring wakes my soul; Our bitterness of tears.

Thy radiant smile subdues the night,

And shall the day control. 3 We pray thee for our absent ones,

2 And thou my noon, O Father! art; Who have been with us here;

Thy central warmth I own: And in our secret heart we name

The glowing fulness of my heart The distant and the dear.

Pulses from thee alone.

1 For weary eyes, and aching hearts,

And feet that from thee rove,
The sick, the poor, the tried, the fallen,

We pray thee, God of love.

3 And thou my evening: let me rest,

When life declines, in thee;
As sinks the sun into the west,

Thou wilt my guardian be.

8 We pray thee for the little bark Just launched upon

life's sea : Are not the depths of parents' love,

() Father! known to thee?

4 A brighter morning round thy throne

Shall dawn with light more fair :
Father, I trust in thee alone;

Thou wilt awake me there

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CHAMBER ST. CHANT. L.M. SACRED STAR (by permission).

L. MARSHALL.

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DODDRIDOR

3 But our brief life's a shadowy dream,

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Seeing the Invisible.
A passing thought that soon is o'er ;
That fades with morning's earliest beam, 1 ETERNAL and immortal King,
And fills the musing mind no more. Thy peerless splendors none can bear,

But darkness veils seraphic eyes,
4 To us, O Lord! the wisdom give

When God with all his glory's there.
Each passing moment so to spend,
That we at length with thee may live 2 Yet faith can pierce the awful gloom,
Where life and bliss shall never end. The great Invisible can see;

And with its tremblings mingle joy,

In fixed regard, great God, to thee. 133.

Praise to the only true God. Ps. 86.
. ETERNAL God, Almighty Cause

3 Oh ever conscious to my heart,
Of carth and seas and worlds unknown, Witness to its supreme desire !
All things are subject to thy laws; Behold! it presseth on to thee,
All things depend on thee alone.

For it bath caught the heavenly fire.
Thy glorious being singly stands, 4 This one petition would it urge,
Of all within itself possessed :

To bear thee ever in its sight;
Controlled by none are thy commands ; In life, in death, in worlds unknown
Thou in thyself alone art blessed.

Its only portion and delight.

BROWXL.

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