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Hearenly Father! gracious name!
Night and day thy love the same !
Far be each suspicious thought,
Every anxious care forgot!

Thou, mine ever bounteous God!
Crown'st my days with various good:
Thy kind eye, that cannot sleep,
Thiese defenceless hours shall keep.

What if death my sleep invade?
Should I be of death afraid ?
While encircled by thine arm,
Death may strike, but cannot harm.

With thy heavenly presence blest,
Death is life, and labour rest :
Welcome sleep or death to me;
Still secure, for still with thee.

For Domestic Worship.

PEACE be to this habitation !

Peace to all that dwell therein ! Peace, the earnest of salvation ;

Peace, the fruit of pardon'd sin ; Peace that speaks the heavenly Giver ;

Peace to worldly minds unknown; Peace divine that lasts for ever; Peace that comes from God alone.

2 God of Peace ! be present with us;

Fix in all our hearts thy home ; With thy gracious presence cheer us ;

Let thy sacred kingdom come :

Raise to heaven our expectation ;

Give our favour'd souls to prove Glorious and complete salvation, In the realms of bliss above.

357. The Blessing of God sought on the Labours of


SHINE on our souls, eternal God!

With rays of favour shine :
Oh let thy mercy crown our days,
And all their round be thine,

Did we not raise our hands to thee,

Our hands might toil in vain ;
Small joy success itself could give,
If thou thy love restrain.

With thee let every week begin ;

With thee each day be spent ;
For thee each fleeting hour improv'd,
Since each by thee is lent.

"Thus cheer us through this toilsome road,

Till all our labours cease :
And heaven refresh our weary souls
With everlasting peace.

Close of the Week.

SAFELY, through another week,
God hath brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek,
On the approaching sabbath-day;
Day of all the week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest.

Mercies, multiplied each hour,
Gracious Lord ! our praise demand :
Guarded by thy mighty power,
Nourish’d by thy bounteous hand,
Now from worldly care set free,
May we rest this night with thée.

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 ;
And may every sabbath prove
Foretaste of the joys above,

359. For the Lord's-day Morning.-Ps. xcii.

Sweet is the work, my God, my King!
To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing ;
To show thy love by morning light,
And talk of all thy truth at night.

Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
When earthly cares forsake the breast :
Oh may my heart in tune be found,
Like David's harp of solemn sound !

Then shall I share a glorious part,
When grace hath well refin'd my heart;
When doubts and fears no more remain,
To break my inward peace again.

Then shall I see, and hear, and know,
All I desir'd or wish'd below;
And every power find sweet employ
In the eternal world of joy.

360. Habitual Devotion.

1 WHILE thee I seek, protecting Power!

Be my vain wishes stilld; And mav this consecrated hour With better hopes be fill’d.

2 Thy love the powers of thought bestow'd ;

To thee my thoughts would soar : Thy mercy o'er my life has flow'd; That mercy I adore.

In each event of life, how clear

Thy ruling hand I see ;
Each blessing to my soul more dear,
Because conferr'd by thee.

In every joy that crowns my days,

In every pain I bear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,
Or seek relief in prayer.

5 When gladness wings my favour'd hour,

Thy love my thoughts shall fill; Resign'd, when storms of sorrow lour, My soul shall meet thy will.

6 My lifted eye, without a tear,

The louring storm shall see;
My steadfast heart shall know no fear :-
That heart shall rest on thee.

The Divine Blessing implored.

ETERNAL Source of life and thought!
Be all beneath thyself forgot,

Whilst thee, great Parent-Mind! we own
In prostrate homage round thy throne.

Oh may we live before thy face,
The willing subjects of thy grace ;
And through each path of duty move,
With filial care and filial love.

The Lord's Prayer.

FATHER of all, ador'd above !
Thy glorious name be hallow'd still :
Thy kingdom come with power and love;
And earth, like heaven, obey thy will.

Lord ! make our daily wants thy care ;
Forgive our sins, which taint the mind;
May we such mercy ever share,
As we to mercy are inclin'd.

Evils beset us every hour;
Thy kind protection we implore :
'Thine is the kingdom, thine the power ;
Be thine the glory evermore.

363. God acknowledged in all things.---Prov. iii. 5, 6.

1 LORD! through the dubious path of life,

Thy feeble servant guide; Supported by thy powerful arm, My footsteps shall not slide.

To thee, O my unerring Guide,

I would myself resign :
In all my ways acknowledge thee,

And form my will by thine.

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