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HYMNS FOR PARTICULAR OCCASIONS.
MORNING... sitt ege 257. Holy Resolution and Gratitude.
CAMBERWELL. L. M.
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.
Redeem thy mispent moments past, 10
And live this day as if thy last; **
Thy talents to improve take care;
For the great day thyself prepare. "
Glory to God, who safe has kept, d ar
And has refresh'd me while I slept; '' T
Grant, Lord, that when from death I wake, I
I may of endless life partake. ; }
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. 258. For God's assisting Grace.
WRINGTON. P. M.
LORD, again we meet before thee,
Spar'd to see another day;
Help us, humbly we implore thee, with
Worthily to praise and pray:
Worldly cares and thoughts dispelling, still
In our hearts thy Spirit dwelling,
Teach us rightly to adore thee,,
Learn thy will, and keep thy way. one
Hear, O Lord, our full confession,
When to thee we lift our cry;
Pardon speak for each transgression; I
To our suppliant souls draw nigh:
Thy pure word our hearts directing;
Thy good grace our steps protecting,
Through the Saviour's intercession, ..
All we need, O Lord, supply. Amen.jadi • For Reference to Psalms and Additianal Hymns for Pari
259. Adoration for continual Blessings.
BRUNSWICK. L. M.
MY God, how endless is thy love!
Thy gifts are ev'ry ev'ning new;
And morning mercies from above,
Gently descend, like early dew.
Thou spread'st the curtain of the night,
Great Guardian of my sleeping hours ;
Thy sov'reign word restores the light,
And quickens all my feeble powers.
We yield those powers to thy command;
To thee we consecrate our days;
Perpetual blessings from thy hand .
Demand perpetual songs of praise.
260. Confiding in God's gracious Care.
MAGDALEN. L. M.
GLORY to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, o keep me, King of kings,
Beneath thine own almighty wings.
Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ill which I this day have done;
That with the world, myself and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
Teach me to live, that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed ;
Teach me to die, that so I may
With joy behold the judginent-day.
Lord, let my soul for ever share
The bliss of thy paternal care :
'Tis heaven on earth, 'tis heaven above,
To see thy face, and sing thy love.
Praise God, &c.
261. · Improvement of the Sabbath... 0
SABBATH. P. M. .
AGAIN returns the day of holy rest,
Which, when he made the world, Jehovah blest;
When, like his own, he bade our labors cease, -
And all be piety, and all be peace,
Let us devote this consecrated day, . .
To learn his will, and all we learn obey ;
In pure religion's hallow'd duties share,
And bend in penitence, and join in prayer.
So shall the God of mercy pleas'd receive
The noblest tribute man has power to give :
So shall he hear, while fervently we raise
Our choral harmony in hymns of praise.
Father of heaven! in whom our hopes confide,
Whose power defends us, and whose precepts, guide;
In life our Guardian, and in death our Friend, :*
Glory supreme be thine, till time shall. end.
262. Exhortation to worship God. :
CRANBROOK. S. M.
COME, sound his praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing;
Jehovah is the sov'reign God,
The universal King
He form'd the deeps unknown,
He gave the seas their bound;
The wat'ry worlds are his alone,
And all the solid ground.
Come, worship at his throne;
Come, bow before the Lord;
We are his work, and not our own;
He form’d us by his word. ****
To-day attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his rod.
Come as the people of his choice,
And seek your gracious God.
263. Seeking a blessing in God's House.
IN thine own, appointed way, :
On thy holy Sabbath-day,
Lord, within thy house we meet,
Pleading at thy mercy-seat:
Thou wilt own our humble claim,
For we plead the Saviour's name. *
He hath pour'd his precious blood; ,'
He hath made our peace with God;
He hath overcome the grave;
Ours the souls, he came to save :
In his name we now appear;
Lord, through him receive our prayer.
Needful grace to all afford;
Bless the message of thy word;
Let the Holy Ghost impart
Light and peace to ev'ry heart :
Heal the sick, the captive free;
Let us all rejoice in thee.
264. The Sabbath a Foretaste of Heaven.
BRUNSWICK. L. M.
LORD of the Sabbath, hear us pray,
In this thy house, on this thy day;
And may our grateful songs arise, : '
A pure, accepted sacrifice.
Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love;
But there's a nobler rest above:
Oh may our souls that rest attain,
For ever safe from sin and pain !
In that blest kingdom we shall be
From ev'ry mortal trouble free;
No sighs shall mingle with the song,
Which there resounds from ev'ry tongue.
No vexing thoughts, no raging foes,
No cares shall break the blest repose;
No setting sun, no waning moon,
But cloudless, calm, eternal noon.
265. Christ's faithful Soldier and Servant.
HENSBURY. C. N.
IN token that thou shalt not fear
Christ crucified to own,
We print the cross upon thy brow,
And mark thee his alone.
Oh may the Holy Ghost with power
Thy heav'nly birth attest;
And when the Lord shall own his saints,
Then be thy name confest.
Fearless, and faithful to the end,
Tread all temptation down;
And, callid on earth to bear his Cross,
Hereafter share his crown.
BEFORE CONFIRMATION. 266. For those preparing for Confirmation.
BRUNSWICK. L. M.
LOOK down, O Lord, and on our youth
Bestow the gift of heav'nly grace;
And let the seed of sacred truth
Find in each heart a fruitful place.
Soon to appear before thy sight,
Their vow and promise to renew,
Prepare them for the solemn rite;
Bid each his heart and life review.
The Cross that mark'd their infant brow,
May it a faithful emblem prove
That they shall keep that sacred vow,
And walk as children of thy love. .
Thy sons and daughters may they be;
Confirm'd and strengthen'd by thy graces
And, safe through life preserv'd by thee;
in heaven behold thee face to face.