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THE

TWILIGHT HOUR,

OR

Thoughts on the Evening Collect.

"Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide."-

GEN. xxiv. 63.

LONDON:

THOMAS HATCHARD, PICCADILLY
LIVERPOOL:

ARTHUR NEWLING, BOLD STREET.

1853

138. d. 158.

COLLECT.

O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; give unto Chq servants that peare which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be set to obey Chy commandments, and also that by Chee we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Evening.

FATHER! by thy love and power,
Comes again the evening hour:
Light has vanished, labours cease,
Weary creatures rest in peace.
Thou, whose genial dews distil

On the lowliest weed that grows,
Father! guard our couch from ill,
Lull thy children to repose.
We to Thee ourselves resign;
Let our latest thoughts be thine,

Saviour to thy Father bear
This our feeble evening prayer;
Thou hast seen how oft to-day
We, like sheep, have gone astray:
Worldly thoughts, and thoughts of pride,
Wishes to thy cross untrue,

Secret faults, and undescried,

Meet thy spirit-piercing view. Blessed Saviour! yet through Thee Pray that these may pardoned be.

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