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Sabbath Evening Worship.

1 Lo! the day of rest declineth;
Gather fast the shades of night-
May the Sun that ever shineth,
Fill our souls with heavenly light.

2 Softly now the dew is falling;

Peace o'er all the scene is spread ;—
On his children, meekly calling,
Purer influence God will shed,

3 While thine ear of love addressing,
Thus our parting hymn we sing,
Father, give thine evening blessing;
Fold us safe beneath thy wing.


L. M.



Close of Worship.

1 WHILE NOW upon this Sabbath eve, Thy house, Almighty God, we leave, "T is sweet, as sinks the setting sun, To think on all our duties done.

2 Oh! evermore may all our bliss
Be peaceful, pure, divine, like this;
And may each Sabbath, as it flies,
Fit us for joy beyond the skies.


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Reliance for the Future.


1 GRACIOUS Source of every blessing! Guard our breasts from anxious fears; May we still thy love possessing,

Sink into the vale of years.

2 All our hopes on thee reclining,
Peace companion of our way;
May our sun, in smiles declining,
Rise in everlasting day.


L. M.


Close of Worship. Evening.

1 ERE to the world again we go,
Its pleasures, cares, and idle show,
Thy grace once more, O God, we crave,
From folly and from sin to save.

2 O, may the influence of this day,
Long as our memory with us stay,
And as an angel guardian prove,
To guide us to our home above.


L. M.


Close of Service.

1 LORD, now we part in thy blest name,
In which we here together came;
Grant us, our few remaining days,
To work thy will, and spread thy praise.

2 Teach us in life and death to bless The Lord, our strength and righteousness; And grant us all to meet above,

Then shall we better sing thy love.

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The Saviour.


1 JESUS, my truth, my way,
My sure, unerring light,
On thee my feeble soul I stay,
Which thou wilt lead aright.

2 My wisdom and my guide,
My counsellor thou art;
O, never let me leave thy side,
Or from thy paths depart!


The Light of the World.

1 ON us the Sun of Righteousness
Its brightest beams hath poured;
With grateful hearts and holy zeal,
Lord, be thy love adored;

2 And let us look with joyful hope
To that more glorious day,

Before whose brightness, sin and death,
And grief shall flee away.


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1 THE traveller, lost in night,
Breathes many a longing sigh,
And marks the welcome dawn of light,
With rapture in his eye.

2 Thus sweet the dawn of day
Which weary sinners find,
When mercy, with reviving ray,
Beams o'er the fainting mind.

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Closing Thanksgiving.

1 THANKS for mercies past, receive;
Pardon of our sins renew;

Teach us, henceforth, how to live
With eternity in view.

2 Bless thy word to young and old;
Grant us, Lord, thy peace and love;
And, when life's short tale is told,
Take us to thy home above.

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1 TO THEE Our wants are known, From thee are all our powers:

Accept what is thine own,

And pardon what is ours:

Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive, And to thy word a blessing give.

2 O, grant that each of us
Now met before thee here,
May meet together thus,

When thou and thine appear:
To thy blest presence may we come,
And dwell in an eternal home.

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Close of Worship.

1 PART in peace! with deep thanksgiving, Rendering, as we homeward tread, Gracious service to the living,

Tranquil memory to the dead.

2 Part in peace! such are the praises
God, our Maker, loveth best;
Such the worship that upraises
Human hearts to heavenly rest.

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Prayer for Guidance.

1 LEAD US, Heavenly Father, lead us
O'er the world's tempestuous sea;
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
For we have no help but thee;
Still possessing every blessing,
If our God our Father be.

2 Spirit of our God, descending,

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with kind affections blending,
Pleasures time can never cloy;
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Nothing shall our peace destroy.

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