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1. O LORD, another day is flown;

And we, a lonely band,
Are met once more before Thy throne,

To bless Thy fostering hand.
2. And, Jesus, Thou Thy smiles wilt deign,

As we before Thee pray;
For thou didst bless the infant train,

And we are less than they.
3. And wilt Thou bend a listening ear

To praises low as ours ?
Thou wilt! for Thou dost love to hear

The song which meekness pours.
4. Thy heavenly grace to each impart;

All evil far remove;
And shed abroad in every

heart
Thy everlasting love.
5. Thus chastened, cleansed, entirely Thine,

A flock by Jesus led,
The Sun of holiness shall shine

In glory on our head.
6. And Thou wilt turn our wandering feet,

And Thou wilt bless our way;
Till worlds shall fade, and faith shall greet

The dawn of lasting day.

II. K, WHITE,

1319.

C. M.
1. DREAD Sovereign, let my evening song

Like holy incense rise;
Assist the offerings of my tongue

To reach the lofty skies.
2. Through all the dangers of the day

Thy hand was still my guard;
And still to drive my wants away

Thy mercy stood prepared.

3. Perpetual blessings from above

Encompass me around;
But O! how few returns of love

Hath my Creator found!
4. What have I done for Him that died

To save my wretched soul?
How are my follies multiplied,

Fast as the minutes roll!

5. Lord, with this guilty heart of mine,

To Thy dear cross I flee,
And to Thy grace my soul resign,

To be renewed by Thee.
6. Sprinkled afresh with pardoning blood,

I lay me down to rest,
As in th’ embraces of my God,

Or on my Saviour's breast.

WATTS.

1320.

1. UNHEARD the dews around me fall,

And heavenly influence shed;
And, silent on this earthly ball,

Celestial footsteps tread.
2. Night reigns in silence o'er the pole,

And spreads her gems unheard;
Her lessons penetrate the soul,

Yet borrow not a word.

3. Noiseless the sun emits his fire,
And

pours his golden streams;
And silently the shades retire

Before his rising beams,
4. O, grant my soul an ear to hear

Thy deep and silent voice;
To bend in lowly, filial fear,

And in Thy love rejoice.

DODDRIDGE.

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1. Hail, tranquil hour of closing day!

Begone, disturbing care !
And look, my soul, from earth

away,
To Him who heareth prayer.
2. How sweet the tear of penitence,
Before His throne of

grace,
While, to the contrite spirit's sense,

He shows His smiling face.
3. How sweet, through long.remembered years,

His mercies to recall;
And, pressed with wants, and griefs, and fears,

To trust His love for all.
4. How sweet to look, in thoughtful hope,

Beyond this fading sky,
And hear Him call His children up

To His fair home on high.
5. Calmly the day forsakes our heaven

To dawn beyond the west;
So let my soul, in life's last even,

Retire to glorious rest.

L. BACON.

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1. LORD, Thou wilt hear me when I pray;

I am forever Thine;
I fear before Thee all the day,

Nor would I dare to sin.
2. And while I rest my weary head,

From cares and business free,
'Tis sweet conversing on my bed

With my own heart with Thee.
3. I pay this evening's sacrifice;

And when my work is done,
Great God ! my faith and hope relies

Upon Thy grace alone.

4. Thus, with my thoughts composed to peace,

I give mine eyes to sleep;
Thy hand in safety keeps my days,

And will my slumbers keep.

WATTS.

1323.

C. M.
1. Jesus, the Lord of glory, died,

That we might never die;
And now He reigns supreme, to guide

His people to the sky.
2. Weak though we are, He still is near

To lead, console, defend;
In all our sorrow, all our fear,

Our all-sufficient Friend.
3. And from His love's exhaustless spring

Joys like a river come,
To make the desert bloom and sing,

O’er which we travel home.
4. O Jesus, there is none like Thee,

Our Saviour and our Lord !
Through earth and heaven exalted be,

Beloved, obeyed, adored !

1324.

C. M.
1. When brighter suns and milder skies

Proclaim the opening year,
What various sounds of joy arise!

What prospects bright appear!
2. Earth and her thousand voices give

Their thousand notes of praise;
And all, that by His mercy live,

To God their offering raise.
3. The streams, all beautiful and bright,

Reflect the morning sky;
And there, with music in his flight,

The wild bird soars on high.

4. Thus, like the morning, calm and clear,

That saw the Saviour rise,
The spring of heaven's eternal year

Shall dawn on earth and skies.

5. No winter there, no shades of night

Obscure those mansions blest,
Where, in the happy fields of light,

The weary are at rest.

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1. WITII songs and honors sounding loud,

Address the Lord on high;
Over the heavens He spreads His cloud,

And waters vail the sky.
2. He sends Ilis showers of blessings down

To cheer the plains below;
He makes the grass the mountains crown,

And corn in valleys grow.
3. His steady counsels change the face

Of the declining year;
He bids the sun cut short His race,

And wint’ry days appear.
4. His hoary frost, His fleecy snow,

Descend and clothe the ground;
The liquid streams forbear to flow,

In icy fetters bound.
5. He sends His word, and melts the snow,

The fields no longer mourn;
He calls the warmer gales to blow,

And bids the spring return.
6. The changing wind, the flying cloud,

Obey His mighty word;
With songs and honors sounding loud,

Praise ye the sovereign Lord.

WATTS,

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