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Shine on me, Lord, new life impart,
0! may I always ready stand,
SUN of my soul! Thou Saviour dear,
When the soft dews of kindly sleep
my last thought, how sweet to rest
Abide with me from morn till eve,
Come near and bless us when we wake,
WHEN each day's scenes and labours close,
And at my life's last setting sun,
THROUGH the day thy love has spar'd us,
Wearied we lie down to rest ;
Let no foe our peace molest;
Pilgrims here on earth and strangers,
Dwelling in the midst of foes,
In thine arms may we repose ;
THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
In every star thy wisdom shines ;
We read thy Name in fairer lines.
The rolling sun, the changing light,
And nights and days thy power confess ;
Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
Sun, moon, and stars, convey thy praise
Round the whole earth, and never stand ; So, since thy truth began its race,
It spreads its light from land to land.
Great Sun of Righteousness, arise !
Bless the dark world with heavenly light; Thy Gospel makes the simple wise,
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right.
Thy noblest wonders here we view
În souls renew'd and sins forgiven;
And make thy word my guide to heaven.
FATHER of mercies, in thy word
What endless glory shines !
For these celestial lines.
Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around ;
Attend the blissful sound.
And still increasing light.
Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
Be Thou for ever near;
And view our Saviour there.
THE Spirit breathes upon the word,
And brings the truth to sight;
A sanctifying light.
A glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic like the sun ;
It gives, but borrows none.
Eternal thanks, O Lord, be thine,
For such a bright display,
With beams of heavenly day.
My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of Him I love,
In brighter worlds above.
BEHOLD the morning sun
Begins his glorious way;
And life and light convey.
But where the Gospel comes,
It spreads diviner light;
And gives the blind their sight.
I hear thy word with love,
And I would fain obey ;
To guide me lest I stray.
While with my heart and tongue
I spread thy praise abroad,