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XVI. (II.) L ORD, keep me, for I trust in Thee;
Be Thou my Guard and Guide: Securely may I walk or rest,
If Thou art at my side. Thou art my portion, Lord, from Thee
My cup with joy o'erflows:
Thy strong defence bestows.
Whose precepts give me light; Whose warnings fill my silent thought
In watches of the night.
I still behold Him near;
No danger will I fear.
Where darkness has the power ;
Corruption's mortal hour.
Thy mercy shall make known,
From Thy eternal throne.
Thou, Lord, when I resign my breath,
My soul from hell shalt free; Nor let Thy Holy One in death
The least corruption see.
Thou shalt the paths of life display,
That to Thy presence lead ; Where pleasures dwell without allay, And joys that never fade.
T. STANLEY. Died, 1786. Harmonized by R. Janes, Organist of
Ely Cathedral, 1856.
DULWICH COLLEGE. L. M.
N. V. No change of times shall ever shock
To Thee I will address my prayer, My firm affection, Lord, to Thee : To whom all praise we justly owe; For Thou hast always been my rock, So shall I, by Thy watchful care, A fortress and defence to me.
Be guarded from my treach'rous foe. Thou my deliv'rer art, my God,
To heaven I made my mournful prayer, My trust is in Thy mighty power :
To God address'd my humble moan; Thou art my shield from foes abroad, Who graciously inclined His ear, At home my safeguard and my tower. And heard me from His lofty throne.
+ St. Ann's. C. M.
WILLIAM CROFT, Mus. D. Died, 1727,
II.—(9, 10. 30.)
And bow'd the heavens high ;
The darkness of the sky:
Full royally He rode,
Came flying all abroad.
For other there is none :
Saving our God alone ?
1 Which that alone can fill;
Their great Creator's skill.
Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
Divine instruction springs.
Or region is confined ;
Alike by all mankind.
Through earth's extent display;
Does round the world convey.
t TALLIS. C. M. (Ordination Hymn.)
Thos. TALLIS. About 1565.
II.—(7, 8. 13, 14.)
; With sacred wisdom His sure Word
The ignorant inspires.
And bring sincere delight;
Assist the feeblest sight.
Dominion have o'er me;
The great transgression flee.
acceptance bless'd ; And I, secure on Thy defence,
My strength and Saviour, rest.