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2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ills that I this day have done;
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 3 Teach me to live, that I
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;
(L. m.) Evening 1 G REAT 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.
With sleep refresh my feeble frame;
Let of ;
Our ev'ning sacrifice.
; Have made up all this day;
More swift, more free than they.
Do a new song require;
The night of death draws near.
Upon our beds to rest;
Of what is here possest.
Secure from all our fears;
Fades upon my sight away;
2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye L Pardon each infirmity,
Naught escapes, without, within,
Open fault, and secret sin.
Shall for ever pass away;
Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee!
All of man's infirmity;
HYMN 173. (iv. 2.)
Thou shepherd and guardian of thine,
Î, sleeping or waking, resign.
The night is no darkness to me;
They bring me but nearer to thee.
Unseen, yet for ever at hand;
Almighty to rule and command.
His grace, as the dew, shall descend;
The soul he delights to defend.
X. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
It has no charms for me;
But grace has set me free.
2 Those follies now no longer please,
No more delight afford;
Now I have known the Lord.
The stars are all conceal’d,
When Jesus is reveal'd.
I bid them all depart;
Shall fix my roving heart.
And wholly live to thee;
(L. M.) Not ashamed of Christ.
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;
Bright morning Star, bid darkness flee. 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! O, 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 a Saviour crucifi’d;
JESS. my strength, my hope,
Till I can all things do;
Almighty to renew.
A self-renouncing will,
A soul inur'd to pain,
To hardship, grief, and loss;
The consecrated cross.
A quick discerning eye,
And arm'd with jealous care,
And watching unto pray’r.
and never cease,
Or wish my suff'rings less;
Always to pray I want,
And never, never faint.
• A single, steady aim,
Unmov'd by threatning or reward,
To thee and thy great name;
For thine immortal praise;