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Deep through all our hearts entwined

There be fixed, nor ever move,
Faith and Hope in gladness joined,

With their heavenlier sister Love.
To the FATHER lauds unending,

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

Be throughout all worlds addrest.

EVENING.

And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind.” 122. MAKER of men! Who by Thyself,

All things in wisdom ordering,
Didst from the quickening earth bring forth

Wild beasts, and every creeping thing ;
At Whose command, instinct with life,

Huge forms emerged from shapeless clay;
Ordained, through their appointed times,

Man, Thy frail servant, to obey :
Expel from us wild passions, LORD,

With all the reptile brood of sin;
Nor suffer vice, familiar grown,

To make itself a home within.
Hereafter grant Thine endless joys,

Here Thy continual grace supply;
Loosen the guilty chains of strife,

Draw close the bonds of unity.
FATHER of mercies ! hear our cry,

Hear us, O sole-begotten Son !
Who, with the Holy Ghost most high,

Reignest while endless ages run.

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the Cross, despising the shame.” 123. ANGELS, lament, behold your God

Man's sinful likeness wears ;
Behold,

upon

the accursed tree,
Man's sins the SAVIOUR bears.
O CHRIST, with wondering minds we see

What mighty love was Thine !
Did God consent to suffer thus,

And, oh! shall man repine ?
No, SAVIOUR, no! the power of death

Thy Cross hath overcome;
To save us not from earthly woe,

But from the eternal doom.
The flesh may shrink, but we submit

Whate'er our cross may be :
So Thou by grace enable us

To bear it after Thee.
Thy stripes have healed us, and Thy Blood

Our guilty stains effaced ;
Then may Thy Name by sins of ours

Be never more disgraced.
Praise God, Who gave His only Son

To be for sinners slain,
And HOLY SPIRIT by Whose Breath

Our souls are raised again.

Saturday.

MORNING.
“Hear my crying, O God: give ear unto my prayer."
124. O Thou eternal Source of love,

Ruler of nature's scheme,
In substance One, in Persons Three,

Omniscient and Supreme!

For Thy dear mercy's sake, receive

The strains and tears we pour,
And purify our hearts to taste

Thy sweetness more and more.
Our flesh, our reins, our spirits, LORD,

In Thy clear fire refine,
Break down the self-indulgent will,

Gird us with strength divine.
So may all we, who here are met

Thy holy Name to bless,
One day, in our eternal home,

Thine endless joys possess.
FATHER of Mercies! hear our cry;

Hear us, Co-equal Son,
Who reignest with the Holy Ghost,

While ceaseless ages run.

“Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” 125. AND now Thy labours, LORD, are done,

And on the sixth returning sun,
Thou to Thy work hast set the bound,-
The heavens take up the gladsome sound.
But while the Sabbath now is blest,
And consecrate to endless rest,
Another labour doth demand
The great Creator's mighty hand.
For all things now have found a tongue,
Together raise one rival song,
Together, earth, and sea, and stars ;-
One sinner the glad concert mars.
Our heart of stone, LORD, from us take,
And fleshly hearts within us make,
That so abounding fruits of love
A welcome hymn to Thee may prove.

Such are the hymns which Thee delight,
The deeds that with the voice unite;
Thus to our prayers Thine ears incline,
Such bend the Majesty Divine.
Glory to God, both One and Three,
To God Triune all glory be,
Whose Word all things to being brought,
Whose Word sustains all He hath wrought.

“We do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye might walk worthy of the LORD, unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God, strengthened with all might according to His glorious power.” 126. MAKER of all things, aid our hands,

In all our works be near,
That our chaste lives may worthier

prove
The Name of CHRIST to bear.

Thou, only mighty, only good,

Art to Thyself the way,
Thou only, Who hast given the law,

Canst give us to obey.
Perils environ all the road ;

Our slippery feet control,
That so our steps more steadfastly

May press on to the goal.
O happy goal, where true repose,

And peace awaits for ever,
And Thou to Thine dost give to drink

Of joy, as from a river.
For Thee, good LORD, the heart doth pant,

For Thee the spirit sighs,
Grant unto those Thy grace hath saved

To win the eternal prize.

EVENING.

" In the evening, and morning, and at noonday will I pray, and that instantly; and He shall hear my voice." 127. THE fiery sun is gone ;

O, never-waning light,
All-Holy Three, Thrice Blessed One,

Shed forth Thy Presence bright.
To Thee our lauds at morn,

Our vespers rise at even,
0, grant us, hence by Angels borne,

To join their chant in heaven.
To the Great FATHER, SON,

And HOLY SPIRIT Blest,
As in old time, while ages run,

All glory be addrest.

“Our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." 128. GREAT Mover of all hearts, Whose hand

Doth all the secret springs command

Of human thought and will:
Thou, since the world was made dost bless
Thy Saints with fruits of holiness,

Their order to fulfil.
Faith, hope, and love, here weave one chain,
But love alone shall then remain

When this short day is gone:
O love, O truth, O endless light!
When shall we see Thy Sabbath bright

With all our labours done ?
We sow in dangers here and tears ;
There the glad hand the harvest bears,

Which here in grief was sown.
Great God Triune, the increase give
And these Thy gifts by which we live,

With heavenly glory crown!

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