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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,
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.
In the dear REDEEMER's name,
Shine away our sin and shame!!
May we rest this night in thee! 4 [When the morn shall bid us rise. A
Let us feel thy presence nearizi
When we in thy house apnear! 1
, TIMES AND SEASONS. 505 There afford us, Lord, a taste
Of our everlasting feast.] i
Bring relief for all complaints!
505. The Opening of the New Year.
ledged.-1 SAM. vii. 12.
Open, and crown, and close the year. 2 I'midst ten thousand dangers stand,
Supported by his guardian hand;
Ten thousand monunients of praise. 3 Thus far his arm bath led me on,
Thus far I make his mercy known;
New mercies shall new songs deniand. 4 My grateful soul, on Jordan's shore,
Shall raise one sacred pillar more:
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
And bid my graces grow again? 3 Jesus, my glorious sun, arise; -, 29
'Tis thine the frozen heart to move;
And let me fully know thy love. [skies, 4 O LORD, regard my feeble cry,"
I faint and droop till thou appear;
Must it be winter all the year?
With humble prayer and patient faith;
Repose on what his promise saith.
Seasons their changing course maintain,
ni jinsi vitabuor of td gisuja
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 :
O my soul, why wish to stay?
Straight to yonder world of joy.
Brighter far than fancy paints;
Straight to youder world of joy.
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:
Spread thy wings, my soul, and fly
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;
It shines by thy command. 2 The present moment flies,
And bears our life away:
That they may live to-day. 3 Since on this fleeting hour
Eternity is hung,
The aged and the young.
Be that one thing pursu'd;
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.
For it is all of grace.