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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;
Of pure and holy love. 5 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. i To thee, my God and
Almighty King of kings.
With all the saints above;
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. 3 By Thee through life supported,
I'll pass the dangerous road, By heavenly hosts escorted, Up to Thy bright abode;
There cast my crown before Thee,
When all my 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 , sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
And with the angels bear thy part,
High praises to the Eternal King. 3 May I, like them, 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 IN :
sleep's serene oblivion laid, Again I see the breaking shade;
I drink again the morning light.
Once more with awe rejoice to be:
3 O guide me through the various ways
My doubtful feet are doomed to tread; And spread Thy shield's protecting blaze
Where dangers press around my head. 4 A deeper shade shall soon impend,
A deeper sleep mine eyes oppress;
Thy goodness still delight to bless.
That deeper sleep shall leave mine eyes;
L.M. 906 Do all to the glory of God.—1 Cor.
10, 31. 1 My daily labour to pursue;
, , I go, Thee, only Thee, resolved to know,
In all I think, or speak, or do. 2 The task Thy wisdom has assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfil; In all Thy works Thy presence find, And prove Thy good and perfect will. 3 Thée 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.
And every moment watch and pray;
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, And closely walk with Thee to heaven.
907 And there shall be no night there. I W ,
Ethat have passed in slumbersweet
And rise the cheerful morn to greet
Anew with freshened powers,
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,