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With Thy gracious presence cheer ns;
Let Thy sacred kingdom come. Raise to heaven our expectation :
Give our favoured souls to prove Glorious and complete salvation, In the realms of bliss above.
C.M. 900 Jesus was called, and His disciples,
to the marriage.--John 2, 2. 1
SINCE Jesus freely did appear
Be Thou our glorious guest.
Who now have plighted hands: Their union with Thy favour crown,
And bless their nuptial bands. 3 In purest love their souls unite,
That they, with Christian care,
By taking mutual share. 4 With gifts of grace their hearts endow,
Of all rich dowries best;
7s. 901 What God hath joined together:let
not put .. EIGN this union to approve,
And confirm it, God of love!
Let them consecrated be.
C.M. 902 And they blessed Rebekah.—Gen.
24, 60. 1 W
E join to crave with wishes kind, On those who now the bands have
Which ne'er may broken be. (twined
2 We know that scenes not always bright
May unto them be given;
of love, and truth, and heaven. 3 Still handin hand theirjourneythrough,
Meek pilgrims may they go, Mingling their joys as helpmeets true,
And sharing every woe. 4 The Saviour whom they trust, the same;
The same their home above; May each in each still feed the flame
of pure and holy love. õ And when the solemn hour shall come,
Which severs earthly ties, [gloom, May hope rise brightening through the
And point to fairer skies!
MORNING AND EVENING.
7.6. 903 In the morning will I direct my
prayer unto Thee.-Ps. 5, 3. 1 TO 10 thee, my God and Saviour,
My soul exulting springs; Rejoicing in Thy favour,
Almighty King of kings. I'll celebrate Thy glory,
With all the saints above; And tell the pleasing story
Of Thy redeeming love. 2 Soon as the morn with roses
Bedecks the dewy east, And when the sun reposes
Upon the ocean's breast; My voice in supplication
Well pleased Thou shalt hear: O grant me Thy salvation,
And to my soul draw near.
I'll pass the dangerous road,
There cast my crown before Thee,
When all iny woes are o'er ; And day and night adore Thee
L.M. 904 Man goeth forth unto his labour,
until the evening.-Ps. 104, 23. 1 A WAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy stage of
High praises to the Eternal King. 3 May I, like nem, in God delight;
Have all day long my God in sight;
Disperse my sins as morning dew: Guard my first springs of thought and And with Thyself my spirit fill, [will, 5 Direct, control, suggest this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
In Thy sole glory may unite.
And hast refreshed me while I slept :
L.M. 905 when I awake I am still with Thee.
-Ps. 139, 18. 1
I safely passed the silent night:
I drink again the morning light.
Once more with awe rejoice to be:
3 O guide me through the various ways
906 Do all to the glory of God.—1 Cor.
FORTH in Thy name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labour to pursue;
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know,
In all Thy works Thy presence find, And prove Thy good and perfect will. 3 Thee may I set at my right hand, Whose eyes my inmost secrets see; And labour on at Thy command, And offer all my works to Thee. 4 Give me to bear Thine easy yoke, And every moment watch and pray; And still to things eternal look, And hasten to Thy glorious day. 5 For Thee delightfully employ Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given,
And run my even course with joy,
907 And there shall be no night there.
-Rev. 22. 5.
1WEthat have passed in slumbersweet Our peaceful resting hours,
And rise the cheerful morn to greet
Now lift our hearts, our voices raise,
Our early tribute bring,
To heaven's Almighty King.
But for a little space,
Doth show its pleasant face,
Their work on earth have done,
Heaven's better, brighter Sun. 3 God grant us grace that height to gain,
That glorious sight to see,
A life from trouble free;
And sorrow never come:-
C.M. 908 Toshew forth Thy loving-kindness
in the morning.-Ps. 92, 2.
Let flames of incense rise ;
Our morning sacrifice.
Awake, our heart, and tongue,
Break forth into a song.
Do a new song require:
Accept our heart's desire. 4 Lord of our time! whose hand hath set
New time upon the score,
When time shall be no more.
L.M. 909 Ye are all the children of light,
and of the day.-1 Thess. 5, 5. 10 TIMELY happy, timely wise,
Hearts that with rising moru arise,