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But soon Thy bright eternal Day

That darkness shall dispel.
3. This Day Thou hast in store for us,

This Day so fair and bright;
How faint the mid-day sun, compared

With its celestial light !
4. And when our souls shall hence depart,

From earthly bonds set free,
To see Thee, love Thee, praise Thy nai

Their endless joy shall be.
5. Oh may we so, Blest Three in One,

The present light improve,
That we hereafter may enjoy

Thy glorious beams above. Amen.


Morniug. “I will sing of Thy power : yea I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning.”—Ps. lix. 16. 105 AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun

Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and early 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. Let all thy converse be sincere,

Keep conscience as the noon-day clear;
For God's all-seeing eye surveys
Thy secret thoughts, thy works and ways.

4. Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,

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

High prai:e to the eternal King !
5. Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow,

Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, angelic host;
Praise father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

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“ His compassions fail not-are new every morning."Lam. iii. 22, 23.

TIMELY happy, timely wise,

Hearts, that with rising morn arise ; Eyes, that the beam celestial view,

Which evermore makes all things new.
2. New every morning is the love

Our wak’ning and uprising prove;
Through sleep and darkness safely brought,

Restored to life, and power, and thought. 3. New mercies, each returning day,

Hover around us while we pray;
New perils past, new sins forgiven,

New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven. 4. O Prince of Peace, in Thy dear love,

Prepare us for Thy rest above,
And help us this, and every day,

To live more nearly as we pray.
5. O fatier, that we ask be done,

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


" He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is Love." --). S. John, iv. 8. 107


SPIRIT, Fount of holy love,

Of grace the Source divine,
Pour down Thy radiance from above,

And in our spirits shine.
2. Thou in the bond of love dost bind

The Father and the Son ;
Let mutual love inspire our mind,

That we may all be one.
3. O Holy Blessed Three in One,

To us Thy light be given,
That we the paths of death may shun,

And keep the way to heaven. Amen.




Joyful Light of the Holy Glory of the Ever

lasting i'ather, Which is in Heaven, Holy and Blessed,- Jesus Christ our Lord.

We are come unto the going down of the and at eventide we have seen Light: Therefore we give thanks and glory, To the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit of God.

Worthy art Thou at all times to be praised by holy voices, Son of God, That givest Life: Therefore doth the world glorify Thee. Amen.

“ But it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light."--Zech. xiv 7. 108 JOYFUL Light of holiest ray,

Splendour of the Eternal Day,
With the blessed Father One,
Jesu Christ, the only Son ;

2. In the west the day hath died,

Thou dost light our eventide;
We, as nature's light grows dim,

Father, Son, and Spirit hymn! 3. Worthy art Thou now, and aye,

Of the praise Thy church doth
With Thy praise the world is rife,
Son of God, and Lord of Life! Amen.

pay ;

“Now Peter and John went up together into the Temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour."- Acts, iii. 1. 109 AS now the sun's declining rays

E'en so our years are sinking down

To their appointed end. 2. Lord, on the Cross Thine arms were stretched

To draw us to the sky : 0

grant us then that Cross to love,

And in those arms to die.
3. All glory to the Three in One,

The God of joy and peace,
Who comforts those that trust in Him,

And bids their sorrow cease. Amen.

“Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.”—S. Luke, xxiv. 29. 110 Sun of my soul! Thou Saviour dear,

It is not night if Thou be near : 0, may no earth-born cloud arise

To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes.
2. When the soft dews of kindly sleep

My wearied eyelids gently steep;
Be my last thought, how sweet to rest
For ever on my Saviour's breast !

3. Abide with me from morn till eve,

For without Thee I cannot live;
Abide with me when night is nigh,

For without Thee I dare not die.
4. Come near and bless us when we wake,

Ere through the world our way we take ;
Till in the ocean of Thy love,

We lose ourselves in heaven above.
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.

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee; because he trusteth in Thee.”—Isa. xxvi. 3. 111 GOD, of all the Strength and Stay,

Who, unmov'd, dost motion sway,
Dost the day's fleet hours divide,

And in due succession guide:
2. Give at eve Thy sunshine bright,

Shed o'er death Thy holy light;
So our day may ne'er go down,

So our life may glory crown.
3. Gracious Father, grant this boon,

Grant it, Sole Co-equal Son,
With the Spirit thron’d on high,
God through all eternity! Amen.

“Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice."- Ps. cxli. 2

112 BLEST Saviour, let my evening song

Like holy incense rise ;

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