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mp 6 Oh! still restore our wandering feet,

— And still direct our way;

X Till worlds shall fade, and faith shall greet

/ The dawn of endless day.

K(\A HYMN 594, L. M,

tJU^h An Evening Hymn.

m 1 THUS far the Lord has led me on,

J- Thus far his power prolongs my days;
And every evening shall make known
Some fresh memorial of his grace.

2 Much of my time has run to waste,
And I, perhaps, am near my home;
But he forgives my follies past,
He gives me strength for days to come.

> 3 1 lay my body down to sleep,—

p Peace is the pillow for my head;

— While well-appointed angels keep

Their watchful stations round my bed.

> 4 Thus, when the night of death shall come, p My flesh shall rest beneath the ground,

< And wait thy voice to rouse my tomb, mf With sweet salvation in the sound.

/r Q yr HYMN 595, L. M., 6 Lines.

*J*J*J For such as keep Saturday Evening.

dol 1 O WEET is the last, the parting ray,
O Which ushers placid evening in;
When, with the still, expiring day,

The Sabbath's peaceful hours begin:
How grateful, to the anxious breast,
The sacred hours of holy rest!

2 Hushed is the tumult of the day,

And worldly cares and business cease,-—
While soft the vesper breezes play,

To hymn the glad return of peace:
Delightful season! kindly given
To turn the wandering thoughts to heaven.

3 Oft as this peaceful hour shall come,

Lord! raise my thoughts from earthly things,

< And bear them to my heavenly home, mf On faith and hope's celestial wings; > Till the last gleam of life decay,

< In one eternal Sabbath day.

ZQf> HYMN 596, S. M.

*J U O Saturday Evening.

mp 1 THE hours of evening close;

i- Its lengthened shadows, drawn

> O 'er scenes of earth, invite repose,

< And wait the Sabbath dawn.

mp 2 So let its calm prevail

0 'er forms of outward care; Nor thought for "many things" assail p The still retreat of prayer.

— 3 Our guardian Shepherd near

His watchful eye will keep;
And, safe from violence and fear,

> Will fold his flock to sleep.

— 4 So may a holier light,

< Than earth's, our spirits rouse,

mf. And call us, strengthened by his might,

— To pay the Lord our vows.

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m 1 MY God! how endless is thy love! l'l Thy gifts are every evening new; And morning mercies from above, Gently distill, like early dew.

2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, Great Guardian of my sleeping hours! < Thy sovereign word restores the light,

mf And quickens all my drowsy powers.

— 3 1 yield my powers to thy command;
To thee I consecrate my days;
Perpetual blessings, from thy hand,
Demand perpetual songs of praise.

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/tqq HYMN 598, CM.

%jucj Morning- or Evening Worship.

^N" thee, each morning, O my God!
My waking thoughts attend;
In thee are founded all my hopes,
In thee my wishes end.

> 2 My soul, in pleasing wonder lost,

— Thy boundless love surveys;

< And, fired with grateful zeal, prepares mf A sacrifice of praise.

mp 3 When evening slumbers press my eyes,

— With his protection blest, In peace and safety, I commit

mp My wearied limbs to rest.

4 My spirit in his hand, serene,

— Fears no approaching ill;

> For, whether waking or asleep,

— Thou, Lord! art with me still.

/TQQ HYMN 599, CM.

%j*jil/ Morning and Evening Offering.

f 1 TJOSANNA, with a cheerful sound, -El To God's upholding hand!

— Ten thousand snares attend us round,

And yet secure we stand.

< 2 That was a most amazing power,
mf That raised us with a word;
—- And, every day, and every hour,

We lean upon the Lord.

3 The rising morn cannot assure,

That we shall end the day; \

mp For death stands ready at the dooi, *

To hurry us away. j

> 4 Our life is forfeited, by sin, j

— To God's avenging law; j

< We own thy grace, immortal King! *

— In everv breath we draw.

5 God is our sun, whose daily light
Our joy and safety brings;
Our feeble frame lies safe, at night,
Beneath his shady wings.

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r*i-\f\ HYMN 600, L. M. 6 Lines.

\J \J \J Morning and Evening.

rn 1 T/STHElsr, streaming from the eastern skies

5 if The morning light salutes mine eyes,

*t O Sun of righteousness divine!

\ On me, with beams of mercy, shine;

J Chase the dark clouds of guilt away,

\ And turn my darkness into day.

* 2 When each day's scenes and labors close,
j > And wearied nature seeks repose,
i — With pard'ning mercy richly blest,
| Guard me, my Saviour! while I rest;
| And, as each morning sun shall rise,
J < Oh! lead me onward to the skies.
| > 3 And at my life's last setting sun,

# — My conflicts o'er, my labors done,
| < Jesus! thy heavenly radiance shed,
| > To cheer and bless my dying-bed;
I < And from death's gloom my spirit raise,
'/ To see thy face, and sing thy praise.

THE YEAH.

/iai HYMN 601, lis and 5s.

GUI The JVew Year.

mf 1 HOME let us anew

v^ Our journey pursue, Roll round with the year, And never stand still till the Master appear; His adorable will Let us gladly fulfill, And our talents improve, By the patience of hope, and the labor of love. p 2 Our life is a dream;

— Our time, as a stream, Glides swiftly away,

And the fugitive moment refuses to stay: mp The arrow is flown—

The moment is gone—

— The millenial year

O Rushes on to our view, and eternity's here!

— 3 Oh! that each, in the day mf Of his coming, may say,—

"I have fought my way through— I have finished the work which thou gav'st me to Oh! that each, from his Lord, [do!" May receive the glad word,— "Well and faithfully done! mf Enter into my j oy, and sit down on my throne!n |

/.rxQ HYMN 602, L. M.

DUZ The changing Seasons.

f 1 riKEAT God! let all our tuneful powers vJ Awake, and sing thy mighty name:

— Thy hand revolves our circling hours,—

Thy hand, from which our being came.

mf 2 Seasons and moons, still rolling round
In beauteous order, speak thy praise:
And years, with smiling mercy crowned,
To thee successive honors raise.

3 To thee we raise the annual song,

To thee the grateful tribute give;
Our God doth still our years prolong,
And, midst unnumbered deaths, we live.

4 Our life, our health, our friends, we owe

All to thy vast, unbounded love;
Ten thousand precious gifts below,
And hope of nobler joys above.

/ 5 Thus will we sing, till nature cease,

Till sense and language are no more,
And, after death, thy boundless grace,
Through everlasting years, adore.

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HYMN 603, C. M.

New Year: Providential Goodness,

1 H OD of our lives! thy various praise
VJ Our voices shall resound:

Thy hand directs our fleeting days,
And brings the seasons round.

2 To thee shall grateful songs arise,

Our Father and our Friend!
"Whose constant mercies, from the skies,
In genial streams descend.

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