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HYMN 156. C. M. FATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss Accepted at thy throne, let this,
My humble prayer, arise :
From every murmur free;
And make me live to thee:
My life and death attend;
HYMN 157. L. M. Bestill my heart, these anxious cares
To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares; They cast dishonour on thy Lord,
And contradict his gracious word.
Why wilt thou now give place to fear?
Or lose thy way with such a guide ? 3 When first before his mercy-seat,
Thou didst to him thy all commit;
And he refuse to hear thy call ?
It leads thee home, apace, to God;
HY MN 158. CM. HEAR, gracious God, my humble moan, When will the mournful night be gone?
When shall my joys arise ?
2 Yet though my soul in darkness mourns,
Thy promise is my stay;
Thy presence makes my day.
Relieve my aching heart;
And all their gloom depart.
And bless thy healing rays,,
For songs of sacred praise.
HYMN 159. II. 3
the sultry beam,
And see thy glory, face to face
And tears on tears successive roll;
O’er hours of peace and gladness flown. 3 For I have walk'd the happy round
That 'circles Sion's holy ground,
Responsive to the solemn song.
Should vexing thoughts distract thy breast ?
HYMN 160. II. 3.
Hebrews iv. 15.
And days are dark, and friends are few, On Him I lean, who, not in vain, Experienced every human pain;
He feels my griefs, he sees my fears,
And counts and treasures up my tears, 2 If aught should tempt my soul to stray
From heavenly wisdom's narrow way,
Shall guard me in that dangerous hour. 3 When vexing thoughts within me rise,
And, sore dismay'd, my spirit dies;
The throbbing heart, the streaming eye. 4 When sorrowing o'er some stone I bend,
Which covers all that was a friend,
For thou didst weep o'er Lazarus dead. 5 And, oh, when I have safely past
Througla every conflict but the last, Still, still unchanging, watch beside My bed of death, for 'Thou hast died : Then point to realms of endless day, And wipe the latest tear away.
HYMN 161. L. M.
And turn'd my soul to thee, my God. 2 What though it pierced my fainting heart,
I bless thy hand that caused the smart;
But saved me from eternal woe.
Thy precepts I had still despised,
Had my unwary feet betray'd.
HYMN 162. II. 3.
The niorning light salutes mine eyes,
And turn my darkness into day. 2 When to heaven's great and glorious King
My morning sacrifice I bring;
And be my advocate with God. 3 As every day thy mercy spares
Will bring its trials and its cares,
And be thy pure example mine. 4 When pain transfixes every part,
Or languor settles at the heart;
And grant thy servant sweet relief. 5 Should poverty's destructive blow
Lay all my worldly comforts iow;
For thou, on earth, wast poor indeed. 6 Should Providence profusely pour
Its varied blessings on my store ;
And humbly may I walk with thee. 7 When each day's scenes and labours close
And wearied nature seeks repose,
O lead me onward to the skies.
My conflicts o'er, my labours done,
Jesus, thy heavenly radiance shed,
HYMN 163. L. M. “I have set God always before me.” Psalm xvi. 9. SAVIOUR, when night in volves the skies, Thee, self-abased in mortal guise,
And wrapt in shades of death for me. 2 On thee my waking raptures dwell,
When crimson gleams the east adorn, Thee, victor of the grave and hell,
Thee, source of life's eternal morn. 3 When noon her throne in light arrays,
To thee my soul triumphant springs ; Thee, throned in glory's endless blaze,
Thée, Lord of lords, and King of kings. 4 O’er earth, when shades of evening steal,
To death and thee my thoughts I give; To death, whose power I soon must feel, To thee, with whom I trust to live.
HYMN 164. L. M.
my , sun Thy daily course of duty run; Shake off dull sloth, and early rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice. 2 Redeem thy mis-spent time that's past;
Live this day, as if 'twere thy last;
'Gainst the great day thyself prepare. 3 Let all thy converse be sincere,
Thy conscience as the noon-day clear; Think how the all-seeing God, thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys. 4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part;
Glory to thee, eternal King."
May your devotion me inspire,