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Hymns for Morning and Eveuing.


Morning. “Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of Light."--Eph. V. 8. 98 MORN of morns, and Day of days !

Silent as the morning's rays,
From the prison of the tomb,

Christ, the Light of lights, is come. 2. He commanded, and His word

Death and gloomy chaos heard:
O, shall we, more deaf than they,

In the chains of darkness stay ! 3. Now to hearts in slumber bound

Let the heav'nly trumpet sound,
And, like streaks of early morn,

New ways mark the newly born. 4. Grant us this, and with us be,

Only Fount of charity,
Thou Who dost the Spirit give,

Bidding the dead letters live.
5. All who dwell beneath the sky,

Praise the Name of God most high;
Glorify, ye heavenly host,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

“God said, Let there be light! and there was light."Gen. i. 3.

99 AGAIN the Sunday morn

Calls us to prayer and praise ;
Waking our hearts to gratitude

With its enlivening rays.
2. But Christ yet brighter shone,

Quenching the morning beam ;
When triumphing o'er death He rose,

And rais'd us up with Him.
3. When first the world sprang forth,

In majesty array'd,
And bath'd in streams of purest light;-

What power was there display'd.
4. But oh, what love ! when Christ,

For our transgressions slain,
Was by the Eternal Father rais'd

For us to life again.
5. Jesu, Eternal Son,

Tó Thee all glory be,
With Father, Spirit, Three in One,

Through all eternity. Amen. “This is the Day which the Lord hath made.”—Psalm, cxviii. 24. 100 ON this blest Day, when first the light

From darkness broke in glory bright,The Day's own Maker rose again,

And vanquish'd death, and burst our chain; 2. O Father of unclouded Light,

We pray Thee, kneeling in Thy sight,
From all defilement to be freed,
From every sinful act and deed. .

3. O pitying Lord, we cry to Thee

To cleanse us from iniquity;
And give us, of Thy boundless love,

The blessings pure of heaven above.
4. That we, thence exiled by our sin,

Hereafter may be welcom'd in ;
That blessed time awaiting now,

With hymns of glory here we bow.
5. O Father, that we ask be done,

Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

“The Lord shall give His people the blessing of peace."Ps. xxix. 10. 101 GREAT Creator, loving Lord,

Ever be Thy Name ador'd !
Light and life are gifts from Thee,

Undivided Trinity.
2. On this day, Eternal One,

Was Thy glorious work begun,
When the mighty Word divine

Bade the light from darkness shine.
3. On this day, His travail o'er,

Jesus rose to die no more,
And from Death's dark midnight brought

Light and Life, surpassing thought.
4. Grant us grace that still to Thee

All our work may hallowed be,
Grace to keep, O Lord, we pray,
Undefiled Thy holy Day.

5. Jesu, by Thy toil and pain

Holy rest and peace we gain,
Surest hope, when life is past,

Endless joy to win at last.
6. To the Father praise accord,

Praise to our ascended Lord,
Praise unto the Spirit be;
Undivided Trinity! Amen.

“And they that went before, and they that fo!lowed, cried, saying, Hosanna! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the

highest!"-S. Mark, xi. 9, 10.
102 THIS is the Day the Lord hath made,

He calls the hours His own;
Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,

And praise surround the throne.
2. To-day He rose and left the dead,

And Satan's empire fell;
To-day the Saints His triumphs spread,

And all His wonders tell.
3. Hosanna to the anointed King,

To David's Holy Son !
Help us, O Lord ! descend and bring

Salvation from Thy throne.
4. Hosanna in the highest strains

The Church on earth can raise ;
The highest heaven in which He reigns,

Shall give Him nobler praise.
5. Through times unknown to earthly thought

O Father, praise to Thee;
To Him Who our deliv’rance wrought,

And to the Spirit be. Amen.

Evening. “And the evening and the morning were the first day." Gen. i. 4, 8. 103 SOURCE of light and life divine,

Thou didst cause the light to shine ;
Thou didst bring Thy sunbeams forth

O'er Thy new-created earth.
2. Shade of night and morning ray,

Took from Thee the name of day;
Now again the shades are nigh,

Listen to our suppliant cry.
3. May we ne'er, by guilt depressed,

Lose the way to endless rest;
May no worldly thoughts or vain,

Draw our souls to earth again!
4. Rather let them seek the skies,

Win from Thee the eternal prize;
Hold with sin a daily strife,

Cleanse from wilful sin our life.
5. All who dwell beneath the sky,

Praise the Name of God most high;
Glorify, ye heavenly host,

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. " Then shall Thy light break forth as the morning."'Isa. lviii. 8. 104 OTHou, Whose Throne is hid from men,

By more than earthly rays,
Before Whose Face the angels shrink,

And tremble as they gaze; -
2. Here we Thy people sit forlorn,

And now in darkness dwell,

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