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The Church Hymn Book

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EDITED BY

JOHN ALLEN, M.A.,
ARCHDEACON OF SALOP, DIOCESE OF LICHFIELD; LATE ONE OF

H. M. INSPECTORS OF SCHOOLS,

Published with the approvatoining Lord Bishop of Lichfield,
and of the LOREZ Bishole

St. Asaph.

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LARGE TYTE EDITION.

LONDON:
ROUTLEDGE, WARNE, AND ROUTLEDGE,

FARRINGDON STREET.

1859.

147. a. 107

THE MORNING HYMN. .
AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun

Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To

pay thy morning sacrifice.
2 Redeem thy misspent moments past,

And live this day as if the last;
Thy talents to improve take care ;

For the great day thyself prepare. 3 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew;

Disperse my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,

And with Thyself my spirit fill. 4 Direct, control, suggest, this day,

All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,

In thy sole glory may unite. 5 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,

Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

THE EVENING HYMN.
GLORY to Thee, my God, this night,

For all the blessings of the light; Keep me, oh, keep me, King of kings,

Beneath thine own almighty wings ! 2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,

The ills that I this day have done :
That with the world, myself, and Thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
3 Teach me to live, that I may dread

The grave as little as my
To die, that this vile body may

Rise glorious at the awful day.
4 Oh, may my soul on Thee repose!

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
Sleep that

may me more active make, To serve my God when I awake.

bed ;

s.

1 A CHARGE to keep we have,

A God to glorify;
Our never-dying souls to save,

And fit them for the sky;
To serve the present age,

Our calling to fulfil ;-
Oh, may it all our powers engage

To do our Master's will! 2 Arm us with jealous care,

As in thy sight to live;
And oh, thy servants, Lord, prepare

A strict account to give !
Help us to watch and pray,

And on Thyself rely;
Assured, if we our trust betray,

We shall for ever die. 2 ALMIGHTY God, in humble prayer

To Thee our souls we lift,
Do Thou our waiting minds prepare

For thy most needful gift.
2 We ask not golden streams of wealth

Along our path to flow;
We ask not undecaying health,

Nor length of years below.
3 We ask not honours which an hour

May bring and take away;
We ask not pleasure, pomp, and power,

Lest we should go astray.
4 We ask for wisdom :-Lord, impart

The knowledge how to live ;
A wise and understanding heart

To all before Thee give. 3 ALMIGHTY GOD! thy word is cast

Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend,
And righteous fruits abound.

c.

C.

2 Let not the foe of Christ and man

This holy seed remove;
But give it root in every heart,

To bring forth fruits of love.
3 Let not the world's deceitful cares

The rising plant destroy;
But let it yield a hundredfold

The fruits of peace and joy.
4. Oft as the precious seed is sown,

Thy quick’ning grace bestow;
That all, whose souls the truth receive,

Its saving power may know.
4 AND now, my soul, another year

Of my short life is past; c. I cannot long continue here, And this may

be
my

last.
2 Much of my dubious life is gone,

Nor will return again;
And swift my passing moments run,

The few that do remain.
3 Awake, my soul; with utmost care

Thy true condition learn :
What are thy hopes, how sure, how fair ?

And what thy great concern ? 4 Now a new scene of time begins,

Set out afresh for heaven;
Seek pardon for thy former sins,

In Christ so freely given.

5 ANGELS from the realms of glory,

Wing your flight o'er all the earth; P. Ye, who sang creation's story,

Now proclaim Messiah's birth:

Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King.

2 Shepherds in the field abiding,

Watching o'er your flock by night,
God with man is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:

Come, &c.
3 Saints before the altar bending,

Waiting long with hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In his temple shall appear :

Come, &c.
4 Sages, leave your contemplations,

Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations,
Ye have seen his natal star :

Come, &c.
5 Sinners, wrung with true repentance,

Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now repeals the sentence,
Mercy calls you—break your chains :

Come, &c.
6 ANOTHER six days work is done,

is ; L. Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest,

Improve the day thy God hath blest. 2 Oh, that our thoughts and thanks may

As grateful incense to the skies !
And draw from heaven that sweet repose

Which none but he that feels it knows. 3 This heavenly calm within the breast

Is the dear pledge of glorious rest,
Which for the church of God remains,

The end of cares, the end of pains. 4 With joy, great God, thy works we view,

In various scenes, both old and new;
With praise we think on mercies past,
With hope we future pleasures taste.

rise,

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