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Turn each misfortune to our good,
Direct us right in all we do.
Impurity our hearts defile;
Grant us a spirit free from guile.
And Faith our daily cup supply;
We drink unfailing draughts of joy.
May saintly modesty attend;
Upon the soul no night descend.
And to His sole-begotten Son;
“God is love."
101. OUR praise Thou need'st not, but Thy love,
Our FATHER and our Friend,
In blessings to descend.
Štill sings the silent night;
Thy pity infinite.
Would speechless wonder fill;
Love cannot all be still.
Of our great FATHER's love,
And pledging good above.
Thither would our best thoughts aspire,
But chains on us abide:
Thou our faint desire,
EVENING. “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were above the firmament from the waters that were under the firmament." “ And the evening and the morning were the second day.” 102, LORD of immensity sublime!
Who lest the waters should confound
“The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." 103. WHEN storms and tempests o'er us roll
Our hope is in the skies ;
And earnest prayers arise.
Thou, FATHER, dost Thine aid afford,
Before the prayer is made,
Thy strength is full displayed.
Thy mightier Hand shall cure;
wrongs we now endure.
On all our labours past !
To reap such joys at last?
One mighty God of Heaven,
And saints on earth, be given.
“ The sea is His, and He made it, and His Hands prepared the dry land.” 104. He speaks the word ; the floods obey,
And sink into their bed ;
Earth shows her new-born head.
The FATHER hath assigned;
One common love should bind.
But there's a Home above,
In peace and holy love.
Their fellow-men molest,
Nor come unto Thy rest.
But, LORD, our hearts with holy peace,
And love, and concord, join ;
That we are truly Thine.
To God, Who reigns above,
“ Let us watch and be sober." 105. THE cock's shrill horn proclaims the morn
And heralds forth the rising light,
Wakes to new life the slumbering sprite. “ Take up,” He cries, “ your bed and rise,
In palsied sleep no longer lie;
Keep vigil. I, the LORD, am nigh.”
With prayers and tears chaste vigil keep ;
Would have the spirit wake and weep.
Thou, Jesu, burst the bonds of night,
And fill us with Thine own new light.
And Thee, Alone Co-equal Son,
Now, and while endless ages run.
“ And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also." 106. O 'Tis our duty first of alı
To love the LORD Most High:
Of holy charity.
O LORD, our fellowship regard
In Thy great Name begun ;
Yet all our hearts are one.
And grace, and holy joy;
This sacred love destroy !
This holy rule to keep,
With weeping saints to weep.
Be endless glory given,
The hearts of Thine for Heaven.
“ And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit .... and the evening and the morning were the third day.” 107. CREATOR, great and good,
Who broughtst the mountains forth,
Didst fix the enthronéd earth;
And crowned with golden flowers,
Delightsome food she showers ;
Our blighted spirit's sore;
And learn to sin no more :
Escape each blasting breath,
Nor know the sting of death.