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78. M.



A Blessing implored.

1 Thanks for mercies past receive;
Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us, henceforth, how to live

With eternity in view.
2 Bless thy word to young and old;

Grant us, Lord, thy peace and love;
And, when life's short tale is told,
Take us to thy house above.

C. H. M.



Peace with God.

To all thy faithful people, Lord,

Pardon and peace impart; And be thy Spirit shed abroad,

Thy love in every heart; That they, from conscious guilt made clean, May serve thee with a mind serene.

8 & 7s. M.



Go in Peace.

i Go in peace!— serene dismission

To the loving heart made known, When it pours, in deep contrition,

Prayer before the eternal throne. 2 Go in peace, thy sins forgiven!

Christ hath healed thee, set thee free: Every spirit-fetter riven,

Go in peace and liberty!

3 Saviour! breathe this benediction

O’er our spirits while we pray;
Let us part in sweet conviction

Thou hast blessed our souls to-day.

C. M.



God's Guidance.

1 In paths unknown God leads us on

To his divine abode,
And shows new miracles of grace

Through all the heavenly road.

2 The ways, all rugged and perplexed,

He renders smooth and straight, And strengthens every feeble knee

To march to Zion's gate.

3 Through all the paths I 'll sing his name,

Till I the mount ascend, Where toils and storms are known no more,

And anthems never end.

78. M.



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Hymn at Parting.
1 As the sun's enlivening eye

Shines on every place the same,
So the Lord is always nigh
To the souls that love his name.

2 When they move at duty's call,

He is with them by the way;
He is ever with them all,
Those who go and those who stay.'.

3 From his holy mercy-seat

Nothing can their souls confine;
Still in spirit may they meet,
And in sweet communion join.

8 & 78. M.


C. ROBBINS. Close of Worship. Evening. i Lo! the day of rest declineth ;

Gather fast the shades of night;
May the Sun that ever shineth,

Fill our souls with heavenly light.

2 Softly now the dew is falling;

Peace o'er all the scene is spread; On his children, meekly calling,

Purer influence God will shed.

3 While, thine ear of love addressing,

Thus our parting hymn we sing,
Father, give thine evening blessing;

Fold us safe beneath thy wing.

L. M.



Close of Worship. Evening. 1 While now, upon this Sabbath eve,

Thy house, Almighty God, we leave, 'Tis sweet, as sinks the setting sun, To think on all our duties done.

our bliss

2 O evermore may

Be peaceful, pure, divine, like this;
And may each Sabbath, as it flies,
Fit us for joy beyond the skies.

L. M.



Sunday Evening.

1 Millions within thy courts have been;

Millions this day have bent the knee;
But thou, soul-searching God! hast seen
The hearts of all that worshipped thee.

2 Still, as the light of morning broke

O’er island, continent, or deep,
Thy far-spread family awoke,
Sabbath all round the world to keep.

3 From east to west, the sun surveyed,

From north to south, adoring throngs;
And still, where evening stretched her shade,
The stars came forth to hear their songs.

4 And not a prayer, a tear, a sigh,

Hath failed this day some suit to gain;
To those in trouble thou wert nigh;

Not one hath sought thy face in vain. 5 Yet one prayer more ;

- and be it one
In which both heaven and earth accord :
Fulfil thy promise to thy Son;
Let all that breathe call Jesus Lord !


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