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This grant us, FATHER kind,

And Thou, Co-equal Son,
And Holy Ghost, with Both enshrined,

Eternal Three in One.

“Whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it; now ye are the body of Christ, and members in parti. cular." 108. O LORD, how joyful 'tis to see

The brethren join in love to Thee ;
On Thee alone their heart relies,
Their only strength Thy grace supplies.
How sweet, within Thy holy place,
With one accord to sing Thy grace,
Besieging Thine attentive ear,
With all the force of fervent prayer.
O, may we love the House of God,
Of peace and joy the blest abode !
O, may no angry strife destroy
That sacred peace, that holy joy!
The world without may rage, but we
Will only cling more close to Thee,
With hearts to Thee more wholly given,
More weaned from earth, more fixed on heaven.
LORD, shower upon us from above,
The sacred gift of mutual love;
Each other's wants may we supply,
And reign together in the sky!

wednesday.

MORNING. “ The day is Thine, and the night is Thine, Thou hast prepared the light and the sun." 109. THE wonders of the Almighty Hand

Devoutly we admire,
Inscribed upon the vault above

In characters of fire.

The sun is ruler of the day,

The moon controls the night;
The starry hosts adorn the sky

With varied streams of light.
This ruler of the day must set,

And hide his dazzling rays,
The moon and starry hosts observe

Their own appointed days.
Thus still revolves each orb of light,

Now hidden, now displayed ;
Thou, LORD, for ever art the same,

Thy mercy knows no shade.
O, fear not, doubt not, that our God

Hath all a FATHER's care,
With joy to heaven your hearts uplift,

For endless joys are there.
All glory to the Three in One,

The God of joy and peace,
Who comforts those who trust in Him,

And bids their sorrows cease.

"The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness." 110. Night, and clouds in darkness sailing,

This world's chaos, wild and drear,-
Light is entering, heaven unveiling,

CHRIST is coming ;-disappear.
Heaven's dark pall in sunder falleth,

By the sun's bright arrow strook
Earth her thousand hues recalleth

At his all-enlightening look.
Thee, True Sun, alone adore we,

Thee with pure and single heart,
Thee with plaintive chant implore we,

O'er our souls Thy flame to dart.
Many a spot, our bosoms staining,

Must Thy brightness cleanse away;

O of Angels Light unwaning,

Look on us, and make it day.
To the FATHER lauds unending,

To the Son and SPIRIT Blest,
Still from aye to aye ascending,

Be throughout all worlds addressed.

“In the Way of Thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for Thee; the desire of our soul is to Thy Name and to the remembrance of Thee; with my soul have I desired Thee in the night, yea with my spirit within me will I seek Thee early." 111. The promise, LORD, is our sure stay,

Thy faith immoveable,
To Thee we turn at dawning day,

To Thee our wants we tell.
Man's promise in the hour of need,

Frail as himself is found,
Which fails, and like the broken reed,

The leaning hand doth wound.
Blessed is he who in Thy breast

Himself doth wholly hide;
No whirlwind's power shall break their rest

Who in that Rock abide.
Lest our hearts fail, Thy hand shall hold

With sacramental ties;
Hope on the mighty pledge made bold,

To endless good shall rise-
Springs to Thy throne on mercy's gleam,

And casts aside her care,
And drinks of the celestial stream

Which flows for ever there.
Of

grace, adored TRINITY,

The everlasting spring,
Sole Hope of safety, unto Thee

With our whole heart we cling.

EVENING. “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years." 112. ALL-HOLY God on high,

Who bath'st in fiery glow
The glittering spaces of the sky,

Heaven's ever-brilliant show;
Who on this day didst light

The sun's red wheel of fire,
And gav'st the moon her circuit bright,

The stars their mazy quire ;
To set a severing bound

Betwixt the light and dark,
And as the circling months run round,

Their rise and wane to mark :
Dispel the heart's drear night,

Wash out the soul's dark stain,
Throw off our sin's o'erwhelming weight,

Unloose guilt's wearying chain.
This grant us, FATHER kind,

And Thou, Co-equal Son,
And Holy Ghost, with Both enshrined,

Eternal Three in One.

“Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God until He have mercy upon us.” 113. O God, the hateful pride of man

Shall not usurp Thy praise,
Yet arrogance too oft presumes

Her shameless front to raise.
Too oft, through man's ingratitude,

Thy blessings cease to flow;
And thus upon the withered heart,

No fruits of love can grow.

But we, like faithful servants, bent

To know their master's will,
Will never turn our eyes away

From Thy celestial Hill.
And 0 ! if Thou delay to send

The long expected aid,
Yet hope remains, an anchor strong,

On which our souls are stayed.
The FATHER, and the Eternal Son,

Our praises shall employ;
Who send the Holy Ghost to be

A pledge of future joy.

Thursday.

MORNING.

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." 114. The deep a two-fold offspring bore,

Men's bodies to maintain ;
The birds that skim the liquid air,

The fish that cleave the main.
But God provides far other food

The immortal soul to feed;
It lives by faith, on all the words

That from His mouth proceed.
Faith resting on the Blood of CHRIST,

Still holds its conquering way,
Till sinners, through the vanquish'd world,

Its mighty power obey.
By faith the saints of old were taught

The lion's wrath to tame;
A tyrant's threatenings to despise,

And quench the raging flame.
And O, may we by faith discern

The way that leads to GOD,

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