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2. Amid the silence, else so drear,

Think the Almighty leans to hear;
Well pleased to list, at such a time,

The wakeful heart, in praise sublime. 3. Still watch and pray, and raise the hymn,

Throughout the hours of darkness dim!
God will not spurn the humblest guest,

But give us of His holy rest.
4. Glory to God, who is in heaven!

Praise to His blessed Son be given!
Thee, Holy Spirit, we implore,
Be with us now and evermore!

BREVIARY. 1291. L. M. 1. ANOTHER fleeting day is gone;

Slow o'er the west the shadows rise ; Swift the soft-stealing hours have flown,

And night's dark mantle vails the skies. 2. Another fleeting day is gone;

In solemn silence rest, my soul !
Bow down before His awful throne,

Who bids the morn and evening roll. 3. Soon shall a darker night descend,

And yail from me yon azure skies;
And soon shall death's oppressive hand

Lie heavy on these languid eyes.
4. Yet when beneath the dreadful shade

I lay my weary frame to rest,
That night shall not make me afraid ;

That bed the dying Saviour pressed. 5. Again emerging from the night,

I, like my risen Lord, shall rise ;
Again drink in the morning light,
Pure at its fount above the skies.


1292. L. M. 1. Not worlds on worlds, in phalanx deep,

Need we to prove a God is here;
The daisy, fresh from winter's sleep,

Tells of His hand in lines as clear. 2. For who but He that arched the skies,

And pours the day-spring's living flood; Wondrous alike in all He tries,

Could rear the daisy's purple bud; 3. Mold its green cup, its wiry stem,

Its fringed border nicely spin;
And cut the gold embossed gem,

That, set in silver, gleams within; 4. Then fling it, unrestrained and free,

O'er hill and dale, and desert sod,
That man, whene'er he walks, may see
In every step the stamp of God.

1293. C. M.
1. O Thou, the heaven's eternal King!

Lord of the starry spheres!
Who with the Father equal art

From everlasting years ;
2. Eternal Shepherd! who Thy flock

In Thy pure Font dost lave,
Where souls are cleansed, and all their
Buried as in a grave;

[guilt 3. Anoint me with Thy heavenly grace,

Adopt me for Thine own-
That I may see Thy glorious face,
And worship at Thy throne!


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1294. L. M.

5. Let this blest hope mine eyelids close;

With sleep refresh my feeble framo; 2. Much of my time has run to waste,

Safe in Thy care may I repose, And I, perhaps, am near my home;

And wake with praises to Thy name. But He forgives my follies past;

MRS. STEELE. He gives me strength for days to come.

1296. L. M. 3. I lay my body down to sleep;

Peaco is the pillow for my head; While well-appointed angels keep

1. My God! how endless is Thy love ! Their watchful stations round my bed.

Thy gifts are every evening new;

And morning mercies from above, 4. Thus, when the night of death shall come,

Gently distill, like early dew. My flesh shall rest beneath the ground, 2. Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, And wait Thy voice to rouse my tomb,

Great Guardian of my sleeping hours ! With sweet salvation in the sound.

Thy sovereign word restores the light, WATTS.

And quickens all my drowsy powers. 1295. L. M.

3. I yield my powers to Thy command;

To Thee I consecrate my days;

Perpetual blessings from Thy hand 1. Great God! to Thee my evening song

Demand perpetual songs of praise. With humble gratitude I raise ;

WATTS. O let Thy merey tune my tongue, And fill my heart with lively praise.

1297. L. M. 2. My days unclouded as they pass, And every gentle, rolling hour,

1. GOD of my life, to Thee belong, Are monuments of wondrous grace,

The grateful heart, the joyful song;
And witness to Thy love and power.

Touched by Thy love, each tuneful chord

Resounds the goodness of the Lord. 3. And yet this thoughtless, wretched heart, 2. Yet why, dear Lord, this tender care ? Too oft regardless of Thy love,

Why does Thy hand so kindly rear
Ungrateful, can from Thee depart,

A useless cumberer of the ground,
And, fond of trifles, vainly rove.

On which so littlo fruit is found ? 4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood

3. Still let the barren fig-tree stand, Of Jesus; His dear name alone

Upheld and fostered by Thy hand;
I plead for pardon, gracious God!

And let its fruit and verduro bo
And kind acceptance at Thy throne. A grateful tribute, Lord, to Thco.

1298. L.M.

2. O season of soft sounds and hues,

Of twilight walks among the dews,
Of feelings calm, and converse sweet,

And thoughts too shadowy to repeat! 3. Yes, lovely hour! thou art the time

When feelings flow, and wishes climb;
When timid souls begin to dare,
And God receives and answers prayer.

1. AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun

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

To pay thy morning sacrifice.
2. Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,

And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing

Higli praises to th' eternal King.
3. All praise to Thee, who safe hast kept,

And hast refreshed me while I slept ;
Grant Lord, when I from death shall wake,

I may of endless life partake.
4. Lord ! I my vows to Thee renew;

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

And with Thyself my spirit fill. 5. 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.

4. Then, trembling through the dewy skies,

Look out the stars, like thoughtful eyes
Of angels, calm reclining there,
And gazing on the world of care.

5. Sweet hour! for heavenly musing made,

When Isaac walked, and Daniel prayed;
When Abraham's offering God did own,
And Jesus loved to be alone.

1301. L. M.

1. New every morning is the love

Our wakening and uprising prove:
Through sleep and darkness safely bronght,
Restored to life, and power, and thought.


1299. L. M.

1. In sleep's serene oblivion laid,

I safely passed the silent night; Again I see the breaking shade

I drink again the morning light.

2. New mercics, each returning day,

Hover around us while we pray ;
New perils past, now sins given,
New thoughts of God, new hopes of


3. Old friends, old scenes will lovelier be,

As more of heaven in each wo see;
Somo softening gleam of love and prayer
Shall dawn on every cross and care.

4. Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love,

Fit us for perfect rest above,
And keep us this, and every day,
To live more nearly as we pray.


2. Now-born, I bless the waking hour,

Once more, with awe, rejoice to be;
My conscious soul resumes her power,

And springs, my guardian God, to Thee! 3. O guide me through the various maze

My doubtful feet are doomed to tread; And spread Thy shield's protecting blaze,

When dangers press around my head. 4. A deeper shade will soon impend;

A deeper sleep mine eyes oppress; Yet then Thy strength shall still defend,

Thy goodness still delight to bless. 5. That deeper shade shall break away;

That deeper sleep shall leave mine eyes;
Thy light shall give eternal day-
Thy love, the rapture of the skies.


1302. C. M.

1. Be Thou, O God, by night, by day,

My Guide, my Guard from sin, My Life, my Trust, my Light divine,

To keep me pure within.

2. Pure as the air, when day's first light

A cloudless sky illumes;
And active as the lark that soars

Till heaven shines round its plumes

1300. L. M.

1. SWEET evening hour! sweet evening hour!

That calms the air, and shuts the flower,
That brings the wild beo to its rest,
Tho infant to its mother's breast!

3. So may my soul, upon the wings

Of faith, unwearied rise,
Till at the gate of heaven it sings,

'Midst light from Paradise.


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1303. L.M.

They tell us of his glory nigh

In language that no tongue can speak. 1. WHEN, on the midnight of the East, At the dead moment of repose,

4. A beam from heaven is sent to cheer Like Hope on Misery's darkened breast, The pilgrim on his gloomy road; The planet of salvation rose,

And angels are attending near

To bear him to their bright abode. 2. The shepherd, leaning o'er his flock,

Started, with broad and upward gaze,- 5. Who would not wish to die like those Kneeled, -while the star of Bethlehem Whom God's own Spirit deigns to bless? broke

To sink into that soft repose,
On music wakened into praise !

Then wake to perfect happiness?
3. Shall we, for whom that star was hung
In the dark vault of frowning heaven,-

1305. L. M. Shall we, for whom that strain was sung, 1. O PAIREST-BORN of Love and Light! That song of peace and sin forgiven, - Yet bending brow and eye severe

On all which pains the holy sight, 4. Shall we, for whom the Saviour bled, Careless His banquet's blessings see,

Or wounds the pure and perfect ear, Nor heed the parting word that said,

2. Beneath Thy broad, impartial eye, “Do this in memory of Me?"

How fade the lines of caste and birth!

How equal in their sufferings lie 1304. L. M.

The groaning multitudes of earth! 3. Still to a stricken brother true,

Whatever clime hath nurtured him; 1. How sweet the hour of closing day,

As stooped to heal the wounded Jew,
When all is peaceful and serene,

The worshipper of Gerizim.
And when the sun, with cloudless ray
Sheds mellow luster o'er the scene!

4. In holy words which can not die,

In thoughts which angels leaned to ?. Such is the Christian's parting hour;

know, So peacefully he sinks to rest;

Christ gave Thy message from on high, When faith, endued from heaven with

Thy mission to a world of woe. power,

5. That voice's echo hath not died; Sustains and cheers his languid breast.

From the blue lake of Galilee, 3. Mark but that radiance of his eye,

From Tabor's lonely mountain side,
That smile upon his wasted cheek;

It calls a struggling world to Thee.


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Templi Carmina,

1. Now, when the dusky shades of night, retreating Before the sun's red banner, swiftly flee;

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Now, when the terrors of the dark are fleeting, O Lord! we lift our thankful hearts to Thee.

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To bear about for ever in the heart

The gladness which His spirit doth reveal ! 1. Now, when the dusky shades of night, retreating

3. Who shall make trouble, then? Not evil minds, Before the sun's red banner, swiftly flee;

Which, like a shadow, o'er creation lower; Now, when the terrors of the dark are fleet- The soul which peace hath thus attuned finds ing,

How strong within doth reign the Calmer's O Lord! we lift our thankful hearts to Thee.


2. To Thee, whose word, the fount of light unseal

4. What shall make trouble? Not slow-wasting ing, When hill and dale in thickest darkness lay.


Nor even the threatening, certain stroke of Awoke bright rays across the dii earth stealing,

death; And bade the even and morn complete the day.

These do but wear away, then break, the chain

Which bound the spirit down to things beneath. 3. Look from the tower of heaven, and send to cheer

Thy light and truth, to guide us onward still; Still let Thy mercy, as of old, be near us,

1308. 10s. And lead us safely to Thy holy hill.


4. So, when that morn of endless light is waking,

And shades of evil from its splendors flee, 1. AGAIN returns the day of holy rest, Safe may we rise, the earth's dark breast forsak- Which, when He made the world, Jehovah blest; ing,

When, like His own, He bade our labors cease, Through all the long bright day to dwell with And all be piety, and all be peace. Thee.

2. Let us devote this consecrated day

To learn His will, and all we learn obey;
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So shall He hear, when fervently we raise
Our supplications and our songs of praise.

1. QUIET from God! how beautiful to keep
This treasure, the All-merciful hath given ;

3. Father of heaven! in whom our hopes confide, To feel, when we awake and when we sleep,

Whose power defends us, and whose precepts Its incense round us, like a breath from heaven!

guide, In life our Guardian, and in death our Friend,

Glory supreme be Thine, till life shall end. 2. To sojourn in the world, and yet apart ;

REV. WM. MASON To dwell with God, and still with man to feel :

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