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HYMN 166.

Morning.

1 TO thee let my first off'rings rise,
Whose sun creates the day,

Swift as his gladd`ning influence flies,
And spotless as his ray.

2 This day thy fav'ring hand be nigh,
So oft vouchsaf'd before;

Still may it lead, protect, supply,
And I that hand adore.

3 If bliss thy Providence impart,
For which, resign'd, I pray,
Give me to feel a cheerful heart,
And grateful homage pay.

4 Affliction should thy love intend,
As vice or folly's cure,
Patient to gain that gracious end,
May I the means endure.

5 Be this and ev'ry future day
Still wiser than the past,
And when I all my life survey,
May grace sustain at last.

HYMN 167.

Morning.

1 NOW the shades of night are gone;
Now the morning light is come;
Lord, may we be thine to day;
Drive the shades of sin away.
2 Fill our souls with heav'nly light,
Banish doubt and clear our sight;
In thy service, Lord, to-day,
May we labour, watch and pray.

3 Keep our haughty passions bound;
Save us from our foes around;
Going out and coming in
Keep us safe from ev'ry sin.

4 When our work of life is past,
O receive us then at last;
Night and sin will be no more,
When we reach the heav'nly shore.

HYMN 168.

Evening Hymn.

1 GLORY to thee, my God, this night, For all the blessings of the light:

(C. M.)

(IIL 1)

(L. M.)

Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Under thine own Almighty wings.

5 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 bed;
Teach me to die, that so I may
Triumphing rise at the last day.
4 O may my soul on thee repose,

And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close:
Sleep, that may me more vig'rous make,
To serve my God, when I awake.

5 When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heav'nly thoughts supply:
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No pow'rs of darkness me molest.

6 Oh! when shall I, in endless day,
For ever chase dark sleep away,
And hymns divine with angels sing,
Glory to thee, eternal King!

7 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, y' angelic host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

HYMN 169.

Evening.

1 GREAT God! to thee my ev❜ning song
With humble gratitude I raise:

O let thy mercy tune my tongue,
And fill my heart with lively praise.

2 My days unclouded as they pass,
And ev'ry onward rolling hour,
Are monuments of wondrous grace,
And witness to thy love and pow'r.
3 And yet this thoughtless, wretched heart,
Too oft regardless of thy love,
Ungrateful, can from thee depart,
And from the path of duty rove.

4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood
Of Christ, my Lord; his name alone
I plead for pardon, gracious God,
And kind acceptance at thy throne.

(L. M.)

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3 Soon, for me, the light of day Shall for ever pass away;

Then, from sin and sorrow free, Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee! 4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known All of man's infirmity;

Then, from thine eternal throne,

Jesus, look with pitying eye.

HYMN 173.

(IV. 2)

Evening.

1 INSPIRER and hearer of pray'r,

Thou shepherd and guardian of thine,
My all to thy covenant care

I, sleeping or waking, resign.

2 If thou art my shield and my sun, The night is no darkness to me; And, fast as my minutes roll on, They bring me but nearer to thee. 3 A sov'reign protector I have,

Unseen, yet for ever at hand;
Unchangeably faithful to save,

Almighty to rule and command.
4 His smiles and his comforts abound,
His grace, as the dew, shall descend,
And walls of salvation surround

The soul he delights to defend.

X. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.

HYMN 174.

Renouncing the World.

1 LET worldly minds the world pursue,

It has no charms for me;

Once I admir'd its follies too,

But grace has set me free.

2 Those follies now no longer please,
No more delight afford;

Far from my heart be joys like these,
Now I have known the Lord.

3 As by the light of op'ning day
The stars are all conceal'd,
So earthly pleasures fade away
When Jesus is reveal'd.

4 Creatures no more divide my choice,
I bid them all depart;

(C. M.

His name, and love, and gracious voice
Shall fix my roving heart.

5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
And wholly live to thee;
Yet worthless still, myself I own,
Thy worth is all my plea.

HYMN 175.

Not ashamed of Christ.

1 JESUS! and shall it ever be,

A mortal man asham'd of thee!

Asham'd of thee, whom angels praise,
Whose glories shine through endless days!

2 Asham'd of Jesus! sooner far

Let night disown each radiant star;
'Tis midnight with my soul, till he,
Bright morning Star, bid darkness flee.

3 Asham'd of Jesus! O, as soon
Let morning blush to own the sun;
He sheds the beams of light divine
O'er this benighted soul of mine.

4 Asham'd of Jesus! that dear friend

On whom my hopes of heav'n depend:
No; when I blush, be this my shame,
That I no more revere his name.

5 Asham'd of Jesus! empty pride;
I'll boast a Saviour crucifi'd;
And, O, may this my portion be,
My Saviour not asham'd of me!

HYMN 176.

Prayer for Christian Graces.

1 JESUS, my strength, my hope,

On thee I cast my care,

With humble confidence look up,

And know thou hear'st my pray❜r:

Give me on thee to wait, Till I can all things do; On thee, almighty to create, Almighty to renew.

2 I want a sober mind,

A self-renouncing will,

That tramples down and casts behind,
The baits of pleasing ill:

(L.M.)

(S. M.)

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