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I fear before thee all the day,

Nor would I dare to sin.
And while I rest my weary head,

From cares and business free;
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed,

With my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this ev’ning sacrifice;

And, when my work is done, Great God, my faith and hope relies

Upon thy grace alone. Thus with my thoughts compos’d to peace

I'll give mine eyes to sleep;. Tby hand in safety keeps my days, And will my slumbers keep!

BIRTHDAY HYMNS.

P, M. 643.

For a Birthday. GOD of my life, to thee.

My cheerful soul I raise; . Thy goodness bade me be,

Ănd still prolongs my days: I see my natal hour return,

And bless the day that I was born. 2 A clod of living earth,

I glorify thy name,
From whom alone my birthr,

And all my blessings canie;
Creating and preserving grace

Let all that is within me praise. S My soul, and all its powers,

Thine, wholly thine shall be, All, all my happy hours

I consecrate to thee; Whate'er I have, whate'er I am

Shall magnify my Maker's namor ai Long as I live beneath, To thee Q let me lives

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To thee my every breath,

In thanks and blessings give;
Me to thine image now restore,
And I shall praise thee evermore.

P. M. 644.. A Birthday Humn. Aets xxv. 22 I MY Ebenezer raise

To my kind Redeemer's praise;
With a grateful heart I own,

Hitherto thy hielp I've knowl), 2 What may be my future lot,

Well I know concerns me not;
This should set my heart at rest,

What thy will ordains is best. 3 I my all to thce resign:

Father, let thy will be mine;
May but all thy dealings prove

Fruits of thy paternal love.
4 Guard me, Sariour, by thy pow'r,
Guard me in the trying hour:
Let thy unremitted care

Save me from the lurking snare. 5 Let my few remaining days

Be directed to thy praise;
So the last, the closing scene
Shall be tranquil and serene.
To thy will I leave the rest,
Grant me but this one request,
Both in life and death to prove
Tokens of thy special love.

6. WEDDING HYMNS. 645.

C. M.

A Wedding Hymn. SINCE Jesus freely did appear, To

grace a marriage feast, O Lord, we ask thy presence here, To make a wedding griest.

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& Upon the bridal pair fook down,

Who now have plighted hands; Their union with thy favour crown,

And bless their nuptial barrds.
3 With gifts of grace their hearts endow,

Of all rich dowries best!
Their substance bless, and peace bestov

To sweeten all the rest.
In purest love their souls unite,

That they, with Christian care,
May make domestic burdens light,

By taking mutual share. 5 True helper's may they prove indeed,

lu prayer, and faith, and hope; And see with joy a godly seed

To build their household up. 6 On every soul assembled here,

O make thy face to shine;
Thy goodness more our hearts can cheer

T'han richest food or wine.

· L. M. 646.

Marriage
I WITH grateful hearts and tuneful lays,

We bow before th’ Eternal throne
And offer up our humble praise,

To him whose name is God alope. 2 On this auspicious eve, draw near,

And shed thy richest blessings down; Fill ev'ry heart with love sincere,

And all thy faithful mercies crown. 3 Grant now thy presence, gracious Lord,

And hearken to our fervent pray'r; The nuptial vow in heav'n record,

And bless the newly married pair. 4 Oh, guide them safe, this desert through, Mid all the cares of life and love;

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At length with joy thy face to view,

In fairer, better worlds above.

7. MEETING AND PARTING OF CHRISTIAN FRIENDA

L. M. 647. A Welcome to Christian Friends at

Meeting. i K

INDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,

A hearty welcome here receive: May we together now partake

The joys which only he can gives 2 To you and us by grace 'lis given

To know the Saviour's precious name;
And shortly we shall meet in heaven,

Our hope, our way, our end the same. 3 May he, hy whose kind care we meet,

Send his good Spirit from above,
Make our communications sweet,

And cause our hearts to burn with love: 4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,

When Christians see each other thus;
We only wish to speak of him;

Who liv'd, and died, and reigns for us. 5 We'll talk of all he did, and said,

And suffer'd for us here below;
The path he mark'd for us to tread,

And what he's doing for us now. 6 Thus, as the moments pass away,

We'll love, and wonder, and adore;
And hasten on the glorious day,

When we shall meet to part no more 648.

P. M..

Visiting a Friends PEACE be on this house bestow'd,

Peace on all that here reside;
Let the unknown peace of God
With the

man of peace abide!
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Let the Spirit now come down:

Let the blessings now take place Son of peace, receive thy crown,

Fulness of the gospel grace.
2 Christ my Master, and my Lord,

Let me thy forerunner be:
O be mindful of thy word,

Visit them, and visit me!
To this house and all hercin,

Now let thy sa'vation come!
Save our souls from inbred sin!

Make us thine eternal home! 3 Let us never, never rest

Till the promise is fulfillid:
Till we are of thee possess’l,

Pardon'd, sanctified, and seald,
Till we all, in love renew'd,

Find the pearl that Adam lost,
Temples of the living God,

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

649.

S. M. 1 А.

ND let our bodies part,

To different climes repair;
Inseparably join'd in heart

The friends of Jesus are! 2 Jesus, the corner stone,

Did first our hearts unite!
And still he keeps our spirits one,

Who walk with himn in white. 3 ( let us still proceed

In Jesus' work below;
And following our triumphant Heari,

To farth ar conquests go. 4 The vineyard of the Lord Before his lab'rers lies;

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