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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.



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.


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.”



L. M.



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.



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.

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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