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4 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.

L.M.

106. COLLYER.

An Evening Hymn.
1 Another fleeting day is gone!

Slow o'er the west the shadows fly;
Swift the soft-stealing hours have flown,
And night's dark mantle veils the sky.

2 Another fleeting day is gone!

Swept from the records of the year;
And still, with every setting sun,

Life's fading visions disappear. 3 Another fleeting day is gone!

But soon a fairer shall arise;
A day, whose never-setting sun
Shall pour his light o'er cloudless skies.

4 Another fleeting day is gone!

In solemn silence rest, my soul,
And bow before His awful throne,
Who bids the morn and evening roll.

C. M. 107. MONTGOMERY.

Introduction to Evening Worship.
1 On the first Christian Sabbath eve,

When his disciples met
O'er his lost fellowship to grieve,

Nor knew the Scripture yet, —

2 Lo! in their midst his form was seen,

The form in which he died ; Their Master's marred and wounded mien,

His hands, his feet, his side.

3 Then were they glad their Lord to know,

And hailed him, yet with fear;Jesus, again thy presence show;

Meet thy disciples here.
4 Be in our midst; let faith rejoice

Our risen Lord to view,
And make our spirits hear thy voice

Say, “ Peace be unto you!”

5 And while with thee, in social hours,

We commune through thy word,
May our hearts burn, and all our powers

Confess, “ It is the Lord.”

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PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING.

L. M.

108.

BROWNE.

Praise to the only true God. Psalm 86.

i Eternal God, almighty Cause

Of earth and seas and worlds unknown;
All things are subject to thy laws;
All things depend on thee alone.

2 Thy glorious being singly stands,

Of all within itself possessed :
Controlled by none are thy commands;
Thou in thyself alone art blessed.

3 Worship to thee alone belongs;

Worship to thee alone we give;
Thine be our hearts, and thine our songs,
And to thy glory may we live.

4 Lord, spread thy name through heathen lands;

Their idol deities dethrone;
Subdue the world to thy commands,
And reign, as thou art, God alone.

78. M.

109.

CONDER.

Blessed be thy Name.

1 BLESSED be for evermore

That dread Name which we adore !
Round the world his praise be sung,

Through all lands, in every tongue.
2 O'er all nations God alone,

Higher than the heavens his throne!
Who is like to God most high,
Infinite in majesty ?

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3 Yet to view the heavens he bends :

Yea, to earth he condescends;
Raising up the poor to stand
With the princes of the land.

4. He the broken spirit cheers;

Turns to joy the mourner's tears;
Such the wonders of his ways!
Praise his name, — for ever praise.

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i GREATEST of beings! Source of life,

Sovereign of air, and earth, and sea!
All nature feels thy power, and all
A silent homage pays to thee.

2 Waked by thy hand, the morning sun

Pours forth to thee its earlier rays,
And spreads thy glories as it climbs,
While raptured worlds look up and praise,

3 The moon, to the deep shades of night,

Speaks the mild lustre of thy name;
While all the stars that cheer the scene

Thee, the great Lord of light, proclaim. 4 And groves, and vales, and rocks, and hills,

And every flower, and every tree,
Ten thousand creatures warm with life,

Have each a grateful song for thee.
5 But man was formed to rise to heaven;

And, blest with reason's clearer light,
He views his Maker through his works,

And glows with rapture at the sight.
6 Nor can the thousand songs that rise,

Whether from air, or earth, or sea,
So well repeat Jehovah's praise,
Or raise such sacred harmony.

78. M.
111.

SANDYS.
Harmony of Praise.
i Thou who dwell'st enthroned above!
Thou, in whom we live and move!
Thou who art most great, most high!
God from all eternity!
2. O how sweet, how excellent,

'T is when tongues and hearts consent,
Grateful hearts and joyful tongues,

Hymning thee in tuneful songs!
3 When the morning paints the skies,

When the stars of evening rise,
We thy praises will record,
Sovereign Ruler, mighty Lord!

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