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Safely keep us through the night;d? Guard us till the morning lightso to

Nor forsake us,

Till' thou take us,
Far from earth to dwell with thee,
Through a bright eternity...

11 504. For Saturday Evening. 7s. SAFELY through another week,

God has brought us on our way; Let us now a blessing seek,

On th' approaching Sabbath day: Day of all the week the best,

Emblem of eternal rest! 2 Mercies multiplied each hour,

Through theweek our praise demand! Guarded by Almighty pow'r,

Fed and guided by his hand; Though ungrateful we have been,

Only made returns of sin.
3 While we pray for pard'ning grace,

In the dear REDEEMER's name,
Show thy reconciled face,

Shine away our sin and shame!!
Froin our worldly cares set free, ha

May we rest this night in thee! 4 [When the morn shall bid us rise. A

Let us feel thy presence nearizi
May thy glory meet our eyes, od

When we in thy house apnear! 1

, TIMES AND SEASONS. 505 There afford us, Lord, a taste

Of our everlasting feast.] i
5 May thy gospel's joyful sound,
Make the fruits of grace abound,

Bring relief for all complaints!
Tbus may all our sabbaths prove,
Till we join the church above.

505. The Opening of the New Year.

Ebenezer; or God's helping hand reviewed and acknow-

ledged.-1 SAM. vii. 12.
MY belper God! I bless his name:
The same bis pow'r, his grace the same;
The tokens of his friendly care

Open, and crown, and close the year. 2 I'midst ten thousand dangers stand,

Supported by his guardian hand;
And see, when I survey my ways,

Ten thousand monunients of praise. 3 Thus far his arm bath led me on,

Thus far I make his mercy known;
And while I tread this desert land,

New mercies shall new songs deniand. 4 My grateful soul, on Jordan's shore,

Shall raise one sacred pillar more:
Then bear, in his bright courts above,
Inscriptions of immortal love. Ď

506. Winter: L. M. SEE, how rude winter's icy bando, Has stripp'd the trees, and seal'd the

ground! Butspring shall soon his rage withstand,

And spread new beauties all around. 2 My soul a sharper winter mourns;

Barren and fruitless I remain; 1
When will the gentle spring return,

And bid my graces grow again? 3 Jesus, my glorious sun, arise; -, 29

'Tis thine the frozen heart to move;
0! hush these storms, and clear my

And let me fully know thy love. [skies, 4 O LORD, regard my feeble cry,"

I faint and droop till thou appear;
Wilt thou permít thy plant to die?

Must it be winter all the year?
5 Be still, my soul, and wait bis hoár,

With humble prayer and patient faith;
Till he reveal his gracious power,

Repose on what his promise saith.
6 He, by whose all-commanding word

Seasons their changing course maintain,
In every change a pledge affords,T
That none shall seek his face in vain.
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507. The Vanity of Life. 8-7-7. What is your life ? it is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.-JAM. iv. 14. WHAT is life? 'Tis but a vapour;

Soon it vanishes away :
Life is like a dying taper:

O my soul, why wish to stay?
Why not spread thy wings and fly

Straight to yonder world of joy.
2 See that glory how resplendent !

Brighter far than fancy paints;
There in majesty transcendent,
1. Jesus reigns the King of saints.
Spread thy wings, my soul, and fly

Straight to youder world of joy.
3 [Joyful crowds his throne surrounding,

Sing with rapture of his love: Through the beav’us bis praises sound

Filling all the courts above. [ing, Spread thy wings, my soul, and Hy

Straight to yonder world of joy.] 4 Go and share bis people's glory,

Midst the ransom'd crowd appear:
Thine a joyful, wondrous story:
18. One that angels love to hear.

Spread thy wings, my soul, and fly
Straight to yonder world of joy.

508. The Uncertainty of Life. S.M. Ye know not what shall be on the morrow. JAM. iv. 14.

TO-MORROW, LORD, is thine, 12

Lodg'd in thy sov'reign hand;
And if its sun arise and shine,

It shines by thy command. 2 The present moment flies,

And bears our life away:
O make thy servants truly wise,

That they may live to-day. 3 Since on this fleeting hour

Eternity is hung,
Waken, by thine Almighty power,

The aged and the young.
4 One thing demands their care, 1

Be that one thing pursu'd;
Lest, slighted now, the season fair

Should never be renew'd. 5 O let the word of truth

Spread an alarm abroad, And cry in every careless ear,

"Prepare to meet thy God." 509. Preparation for Death. S.M. Now he that hath wrought us for the self-same thing is

GOD.2 COR. v.5.
PREPARE me, O my God, sts:
To stand before thy face:
Thy Spirit must the work perform,

For it is all of grace.

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