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Keep me, o keep me, King of kings,
Under thine own Almighty wings.
The ills that I this day have done;
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
The grave as little as my bed ;
Triumphing rise at the last day. 4 O may my soul on thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close:
To serve my God, when I awake. 5 When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heav'nly thoughts supply:
No pow'rs of darkness me molest. 6 Oh! when shall I, in endless day,
For ever chase dark sleep away,
Glory to thee, eternal King !
Praise him, all creatures here below;
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.
3 Soon, for me, the light of day
Shall for ever pass away ;
Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee! 4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known
All of man's infirmity;
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.
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.
No more delight afford;
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.
And wholly live to thee;
Thy worth is all my plea.
(L M.) Not ashamed of Christ. 1 JESUS! and shall it ever be,
A mortal man asham'd of thee!
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 ;
O’er this benighted soul of mine,
On whom my hopes of heav'n depend :
That I no more revere his name. 5 Asham'd of Jesus ! empty pride;
I'll boast : Saviour crucifi'd;
Prayer for Christian Graces.
On thee I cast my care,
And know thou hear'st my pray'r:
Till I can all things do;
Almighty to renew, 2 I want a sober mind,
A self-renouncing will,
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,
And sees the tempter fly;
And arm'd with jealous care,
And watching unto pray’r. 4 I want a heart to pray,
To pray and never cease,
Or wish my suff?rings less;
Always to pray I want,
And never, never faint. 5 I want a true regard,
A single, steady aim,
To thee and thy great name;
For thine immortal praise;
And glorify thy grace. 6 I rest upon thy word,
The promise is for me;
Shall surely come from thee;
Nor from my hope remove,
Into thy perfect love.
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.