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Day-spring from on high, be near; Day-star, in my heart appear! 2 Dark and cheerless is the morn, Unaccompany'd by thee; Joyless is the day's return, Till thy mercy's beams I see; Till they inward light impart, Glad mine eyes, and warm my heart.

3 Visit then this soul of mine,

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, source of light divine;
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

498. Evening. L. M.

Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.PSALM CXli. 2.

GREAT GOD, to thee my evening song
With humble gratitude I raise;
O let thy mercy tune my tongue,
And fill my heart with lively praise.

2 My days, unclouded as they pass,
And ev'ry gentle rolling hour,
Are monuments of wondrous grace,
And witness to thy love and power.

3 And yet this thoughtless wretched heart,
Too oft regardless of thy love,
Ungrateful can from thee depart,
And fond of trifles, vainly rove,

4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood
Of JESUS; his dear name alone
I plead for pardon, gracious God,
And kind acceptance at thy throne.
5 Let this blest hope mine eyelids close,
With sleep refresh my feeble frame;
Safe in thy care may I repose,
And wake with praises to thy name.

499. Evening. 8-7-7.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.-PSAL. iv. 8.

THRO' the day thy love has spar'd us,
Now we lay us down to rest:
Thro' the silent watches guard us;
Let no foe our peace molest:
JESUS, thou our guardian be:
Sweet it is to trust in thee.


2 Pilgrims here on earth and strangers,
Dwelling in the midst of foes;
Us and ours preserve from dangers;
In thine arms may we repose:
And when life's sad day is past,
Rest with thee in heav'n at last.

500. Morning Hymn. L.M.

AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run:

Shake off dull sloth, and early rise,
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who day and night unwearied sing
High glory to th Eternal King.

3 Glory to thee, who safe hast kept,
And hast refresh'd me while I slept ;
Grant, LORD, from death when I awake,
I may of endless life partake.

4 Since thine all-seeing eye surveys My secret thoughts,my words, and ways: O guard my thoughts, and guide my will,

And with thyself my spirit fill.]

5 Direct, controul, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say;
That all my powers, employ'd aright,
In thy sole glory may unite.

6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,


Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

501, Evening Hymn. L.M.

GLORY to thee, my GoD, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;

Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, Under thine own Almighty wings.

2 Forgive me, LORD, for thy dear Son, The ills that I this day have done; That with the world, myself, and thee, I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

30 may my soul on thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
Sleep that may me more active make
To serve my GOD when I awake.

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4 Teach me to live, that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed;
Teach me to die, that so I may
With joy behold the judgment day.
5 If in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heav'nly thoughts supply;
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No pow'rs of darkness me molest.

6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,

Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host,

502. Evening. C.M.

DREAD Sov'reign, let my ev'ning song
Like holy incense rise ;
Assist the off'rings of my tongue
To reach the lofty skies.

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20Through all the dangers of the day
Thy hand was still my guard,
And every blessing to convey,
Thy mercy stood prepar'd.

3 Perpetual blessings from above
Encompass me around;

But O! how few returns of love.
Hath my Creator found!


4 What have I done for him that died
To save my wretched soul?
How are my follies multiplied,
Fast as my minutes roll!


5 LORD, with this guilty heart of mine To thy dear cross I flee,

And to thy grace my soul resign
To be renew'd by thee.


6 Sprinkled afresh with pard'ning blood, And with thy presence blest,

I yield myself to thee, my GoD,
And lay me down to rest.

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503. Evening.

Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.----
PSALM Xci. 10.

QU GOD of Israel, we adore thee!

Thou hast kept us through the day: Thus preserv'd we come before thee, Ours the new and me before thee, living way!

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