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

4
Thou, mine ever bounteous God!
Crown'st my days with various good:
Thy kind eye, that cannot sleep,
Thiese defenceless hours shall keep.

5
What if death my sleep invade?
Should I be of death afraid ?
While encircled by thine arm,
Death may strike, but cannot harm.

6
With thy heavenly presence blest,
Death is life, and labour rest :
Welcome sleep or death to me;
Still secure, for still with thee.

356.
For Domestic Worship.

1
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

Life.

1
SHINE on our souls, eternal God!

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

2
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.

3
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.

4
"Thus cheer us through this toilsome road,

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

358.
Close of the Week.

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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.

2
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.

3
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.

1
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.

2
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 !

3
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.

4
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.

3
In each event of life, how clear

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

4
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.

361.
The Divine Blessing implored.

1
ETERNAL Source of life and thought!
Be all beneath thyself forgot,

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

2
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.

362.
The Lord's Prayer.

1
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.

2
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.

3
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.

2
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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