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6 When envy would impel a sigh,

And urge the murm’ring word;
There we the sinner's end descry,

And bow before the Lord.
7 Within thy house a place and name,

My Saviour, grant to me;
This, as my heritage I'd claim,

For there I meet with thee. 24. Gratitude, and Prayer. (P.M.) 1 CHAT favour, Lord, that we should meet

With saints around thy mercy-seat,

And love the house of pray’r! What once was weariness and pain, Is now our choice, delight, and gain,

The solace of our care! 2 O let returning sabbaths be A sign between our souls and thee,

Of mercy, love, and peace : This one desire we'll seek with zeal, Within thy earthly courts to dwell, Until we see thy face!

FAMILY WORSHIP.
25. Grateful Morning Worship. (C. M.)
1 LORD of my life, or may thy praise

Employ my poblest powers,
Whose goodness lengthens out my days,

And fills the circling hours.
2 Preserv'd by thine Almighty arm,

I pass'd the shades of night,
Serene, and safe from every harm,
And see returning light.

3 While many spent the night in sighs,

And restless pains and woes ;
In gentle sleep I clos’d mine eyes,

And undisturb'd repose.
4 When sleep, death's'semblance, o’er me spread,

And I unconscious lay,
Thy watchful care was round my bed,

Io guard my feeble clay.
5 O let the same Almighty care,

My waking hours attend ;
From every danger, every snare,

My heedless steps defend.
6 Smile on my minutes as they roll,

And guide my future days;
And let thy goodness fill my soul

With gratitude and praise.

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An Evening Hymn. (C. M.)

1 THOU unexhausted mine of bliss,

Inspire us with that perfect peace,

Which only Christians know.
2 The curtains of thy love extend

Around our calm abode :
As we began, so may we end

Our every day with God.
3 Oar lives unburt, thy hand hath kept;

Accept the praise we pay,
For all the dangers we escap’d,

And mercies of the day.

4 Far, far away the tempter chase,

Our souls from terror keep;
Let angels keep this hallow'd place,

And guard us when we sleep. 5 Prepare us for the bed of death,

The way our fathers trod,
That, when we yield our latest breath,

We may be found with God.

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27. An Evening Hymn. (L. M.)

GREAT God, to thee my evening song
Olet thy mercy tune my tongue,

And fill my heart with lively praise. 2 My days unclouded, as they pass,

And every gentle rolling hour,
Are monuments of wond'rous grace,

And witness to thy love and power. 3 And yet this thoughtless, wretched heart,

Too oft regardless of thy love,
Ungrateful can from thee depart,

And, fond of trifles, vainly rove.
4 When calm reflection finds a place,

How vile this wretched heart appears !
O let thy all-subduing grace

Melt it in penitential tears.
5 Seal my forgiveness in the blood

Of Jesus ; his dear name alone
I plead for pardon, gracious God,
And kind acceptance at thy throne.

6 Let this blest hope mine eye-lids close,

With sleep refresh my feeble frame;
Safe in thy care may I repose,
And wake with praises to thy name.

28.

Evening. (P.M.)

1

G D of love, whose truth and grace

Hear thy creature's feeble praise ;

Let my evening sacrifice,
Mount, as incense, to thy throne,

On the merits of thy Son.
2 Me, thy providence has led,

Through another busy day;
Over me thy wings were spread,

Chasing sin and death away;
Thou hast been my faithful shield,

Thou my footsteps hast upheld.
3 Though the sable veil of night,

Hides the cheering ray of heaven,
Let me triumph in the sight,

Of my guilt in thee forgiven:
In my heart the witness feel,

See the great invisible.
4 I will lay me down to sleep,

Sweetly take my rest in thee;
Every moment brought a step

Nearer to eternity :
I shall soon from earth ascend
Quickly to my journey's end.

29. Saturday Evening. (P. M.)
1 SAFELY, through another week,

God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek
On th' approaching sabbath-day :
Day of all the week the best,

Emblem of eternal rest.
2 When the morn shall bid us rise,

May we feel thy presence near !
May thy glory meet our eyes,
When we in thy house appear!
There afford us, Lord, a taste

Of our everlasting feast.
3 May thy gospel's joyful sound

Conquer sinners, comfort saints ;
Make the fruits of grace abound,
Bring relief for all complaints :
Thus may all our sabbaths prove,
Till we join the church above!

30. Family Religion. (L.M.) 1 WHEREER the Lord shall build my house,

; There morn and ev'ning shall ascend

The sacrifice of pray’r and praise.
2 With duteous mind the social band

Shall search the records of thy law;
There learn thy will, and humbly bow
With filial reverence and awe.

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