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He feels my griefs, he sees my fears,
And counts and treasures up my tears. 2 If aught should tempt my soul to stray
From heav'nly wisdom's narrow way,
Shall guard me in that dang’rous hour. 3 When vexing thoughts within me rise,
And, sore dismay'd, my spirit dies;
The throbbing heart, the streaming eye. 4 When sorrowing o'er some stone I bend,
Which covers all that was a friend,
For thou did'st weep o'er Laz’rus dead. 5 And, oh! when I have safely past
Through ev'ry conflict but the last,
(L. M.) Sanctified Affliction. 1 LORD! unafflicted, undismay'd,
In pleasure's path how long I stray'd,
And turn'd my soul to thee, my God.
I bless thy hand that caus'd the smart;
But sav'd me from eternal wo!
Thy precepts I had still despis'd,
Had my unwary feet betray'd.
They fix my hopes on thy abode;
(IL 3.) Daily Dependance. 1 WHEN streaming from the eastern skies,
The morning light salutes mine eyes,
And turn my darkness into day.
My morning sacrifice I bring;
And be my advocate with God. 3 As ev'ry day thy mercy spares
Will bring its trials and its cares,
And te thy pure example mine. 4 When pain transfixes ev'ry part,
Or languor settles at the heart;
And grant thy servant sweet relief. 5 Should poverty's destructive blow
Lay all my worldly comforts low;
For thou, on earth, wast poor indeed. 6 Should Providence profusely pour
Its varied blessings in my store;
And humbly may I walk with thée.
And weari'd nature seeks repose,
8 And, at my life's last setting sun,
My conflicts o'er, my labours done,
(L. ME) “ I have set God always before me.” Ps. xvi. 9. I SAVIOUR! when night involves the skies,
My soul, adoring, turns to thee! Thee, self-abas'd in mortal guise,
And wrapt in shades of death for me. 2 On thee my waking raptures dwell,
When erimson gleams the east adorny Thee, victor of the grave and hell,
Thee, source of life's eternal morn. 3 When noon her throne in light arrays,
To thee, my soul triumphant springs; Thee, thron'd in glory's endless blaze,
Thee, Lord of lords, and King of kings. 4 O’er earth, when shades of ev'ning steal,
To death and thee my thoughts I give; To death, whose pow'r I soon must feel, To thee, with whom I trust to live. HYMN 164.
(L. M Morning Hymn. 1 AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily course of duty run;
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Live this day, as if 'twere thy last :
'Gainst the great day thyself prepare. 3 Let all thy converse be sincere,
Thy conscience as the noon-day clear;
And all thy secret thoughts surveys. 4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part;
Glory to thee, eternal King."
May your devotion me inspire;
That I like you my age may spend,
Like you may on my God attend. 6 May I like you in God delight,
Have all day long my God in sight;
0! may I never more do ill.
And hast refresh'd me whilst I slept:
I may of endless life partake.
Scatter my sins as morning dew;
And with thyself my spirit fill.
All I design, or do, or say,
In thy sole glory may unite.
Praise him, all creatures here below;
(L M.) Morning 1 ARISE, my soul! with rapture rise !
And, fill'd with love and fear, adore The awful Sovoreign of the skies,
Whose mercy lends me one day more. 2 And may this day, indulgent Pow'r!
Not idly pass, nor fruitless be; But may each swiftly flying hour
Still nearer bring my soul to Thee! 3 But can it be? that Pow'r divine
Is thron’d in light's unbounded blaze; And countless worlds and angels join
To swell the glorious song of praise : 4 And will he deign to lend an ear,
When I, poor abject mortal, pray? Yes, boundless goodness! he will hear,
Nor cast the meanest wretch away. 5 Then let me serve thee all my days,
And may my zeal with years increase: For pleasant, Lord, are all thy ways, And all thy paths are paths of peace.
Whose sun ereates the day,
And spotless as his ray.
So oft vouchsaf'd before;
And I that hand adore.
For which, resign'd, I pray, Give me to feel a cheerful heart,
And grateful homage pay.
As vice or folly's cure,
May I the means endure. 5 Be this and ev'ry future day
Still wiser than the past,
Now the morning light is come;
Drive the shades of sin away.
Banish doubt and clear our sight;
May we labour, watch and pray.
Save us from our foes around;
Keep us safe from ev'ry sin.
O receive us then at last;
For all the blessings of the light: