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Keep me, o keep me, King of kings,

Under thine own Almighty wings.
5 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.
3 Teach me to live, that I may dread

The grave as little as my bed ;
Teach me to die, that so I may

Triumphing rise at the last day. 4 O may my soul on thee repose,

And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close:
Sleep, that may me more vig’rous make,

To serve my God, when I awake. 5 When 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 Oh! when shall I, in endless day,

For ever chase dark sleep away,
And hymns divine with angels sing,

Glory to thee, eternal King !
7 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,

Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, y' angelic host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

(L. M.)

HYMN 169.

Evening. 1 GREAT God! to thee my ev’ning 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 onward rolling hour, Are monuments of wondrous grace,

And witness to thy love and pow'r. 3 And yet this thoughtless, wretched heart,

Too oft regardless of thy love, Ungrateful, can from thee depart,

And from the path of duty rove. 4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood

Of Christ, my Lord; his name alone I plead for pardon, gracious God,

And kind acceptance at thy throne.

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(IV. 2)

3 Soon, for me, the light of day

Shall for ever pass away ;
Then, from sin and sorrow free,

Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee! 4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known

All of man's infirmity;
Then, from thine eternal throne,
Jesus, look with pitying eye.

HYMN 173.

Evening 1 INSPIRER and hearer of pray'r,

Thou shepherd and guardian of thine, My all to thy covenant care

1, sleeping or waking, resign. 2 If thou art my shield and my sun,

The night is no darkness to me; And, fast as my minutes roll on,

They bring me but nearer to thee. 3 A sov’reign protector I have,

Unseen, yet for ever at hand; Unchangeably faithful to save,

Almighty to rule and command. 4 His smiles and his comforts abound,

His grace, as the dew, shall descend, And walls of salvation surround

The soul he delights to defend.

Y. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.

(C. M.

HYMN 174.

Renouncing the World. 1 LET worldly minds the world pursue,

It has no charms for me; Once I admir'd its foilies too,

But grace has set me free.
2 Those follies now no longer please,

No more delight afford;
Far from my heart be joys like these,

Now I have known the Lord. 3 As by the light of op'ning day

The stars are all conceald, So earthly pleasures fade away

When Jesus is reveal'd. 4 Creatures no more divide my choice,

I bid them all depart;

His name, and love, and gracious voice

Shall fix my roving heart.
5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,

And wholly live to thee;
Yet worthless still, myself I own,

Thy worth is all my plea.

HYMN 175.

(L M.) Not ashamed of Christ. 1 JESUS! and shall it ever be,

A mortal man asham'd of thee!
Asham'd of thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glories shine through endless days ! 2 Asham'd of Jesus ! sooner far

Let night disown each radiant star; 'Tis midnight with my soul, till he,

Bright morning Star, bid darkness flee. 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! 0, as soon

Let morning blush to own the sun ;
He sheds the beams of light divine

O’er this benighted soul of mine,
4 Asham'd of Jesus! that dear friend

On whom my hopes of heav'n depend :
No; when I blush, be this my shame,

That I no more revere his name. 5 Asham'd of Jesus ! empty pride;

I'll boast : Saviour crucifi'd;
And, 0, may this my portion be,
My Saviour not asham'd of me!

(S. M.)

HYMN 176.

Prayer for Christian Graces.
I JESUS, my strength, my hope,

On thee I cast my care,
With humble confidence look up,

And know thou hear'st my pray'r:
Give me on thee to wait,

Till I can all things do;
On thee, almighty to create,

Almighty to renew, 2 I want a sober mind,

A self-renouncing will,
That tramples down and casts behind,

The baits of pleasing ill:

A soul inur'd to pain,

To hardship, grief, and loss ; Ready to take up and sustain

The consecrated cross. 3 I want a godly fear,

A quick, discerning eye,
That looks to thee when sin is near,

And sees the tempter fly;
A spirit still prepard,

And arm'd with jealous care,
For ever standing on its guard,

And watching unto pray’r. 4 I want a heart to pray,

To pray and never cease,
Never to murmur at thy stay,

Or wish my suff?rings less;
This blessing, above all,

Always to pray I want,
Out of the deep on thee to call,

And never, never faint. 5 I want a true regard,

A single, steady aim,
Unmov'd by threat'ning or reward,

To thee and thy great name;
A jealous, just concern

For thine immortal praise;
A pure desire that all may learn

And glorify thy grace. 6 I rest upon thy word,

The promise is for me;
My succour and salvation, Lord,

Shall surely come from thee;
But let me still abide,

Nor from my hope remove,
Till thou my patient spirit guide

Into thy perfect love.

(IIL 8.)

HYMN 177.

Prayer for Guidance. 1 GUIDE me, O thou great Jehovah,

Pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but thou art mighty;

Hold me with thy pow'rful hand. 2 Open now the crystal fountains

Whence the living waters flow; Let the fiery, cloudy pillar,

Lead me all my journey through.

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