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2. As ship to port, or shaft from bow,

Or swift as couriers homeward go;
Mark well, O man, Eternity!

Eternity! Eternity!
3. Eternity! Eternity!

How long art thou, Eternity!
As in a ball's concentric round

Nor starting-point nor end is found;
4. So thou, Eternity, so vast,

No entrance and no exit hast;
Mark well, O man, Eternity!
Eternity ! Eternity !

COXE. 1283.

L. M.*
1. I CAN NOT always trace the way

Where Thou, Almighty One, dost move;
But I can always, always say,

That God is love.
2. When fear her chilling mantle throws

O’er earth, my soul to heaven above,
As to her native home, upsprings,

For God is love.
3. When mystery clouds my darkened path,

I'll check my dread, my doubts reprove,
In this my soul sweet comfort hath,

That God is love,
4. Yes, God is lovo;-a thought like this

Can every gloomy thought remove,
And turn all tears, all woes, to bliss,

For God is love.


L. M.*
1. Tuy will be done! In devious way

The hurrying stream of life may run;
Yet still our grateful hearts shall say,

Thy will be done!

* By repeating the last line.

2. Thy will be done! If o'er us shine

A gladdening and a prosperous sun,

shall make it more divine :

Thy will be done!
3. Thy will be done! Though shrouded o'er

Our path with gloom, one comfort, one,
Is ours—to breathe, while we adore,

Thy will be done !



L. M.
1. Rocked in the cradle of the deep,

I lay me down in peace to sleep;
Secure I rest upon the wave,

For Thou, O Lord ! hast power to save.
2. I know Thou wilt not slight my call !

For Thou dost mark the sparrow's fall!
And calm and peaceful is my sleep,

Rocked in the cradle of the deep.
3. And such the trust that still were mine,

Though stormy winds swept o'er the brine,
Or though the tempest's fiery breath

Roused me from sleep to wreck and death! 4. In ocean caves still safe with Thee,

The germs of immortality;
And calm and peaceful is my sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep.



1. Glory to Thee, whose powerful word

Bids the tempestuous winds arise !
Glory to Thee, the sovereign Lord

Of air, and earth, and sea, and skies ! 2. Let air, and earth, and skies obey,

And seas Thine awful will perform;
From them we learn to own Thy sway,

And shout to meet the gathering storm.

3. What though the floods lift up their voice;

Thou hearest, Lord, our louder cry;
They can not damp Thy children's joys,

Or shake the soul when God is nigh. 4. Headlong we cleave the yawning deep,

And back to highest heaven are borne;
Unmoved, though rapid whirlwinds sweep,

And all the watery world upturn. 5. Roar on, ye waves; our souls defy

Your roaring to disturb our rest;
In vain † impair the calm ye try-

The calm in a believer's breast.
6. Rage, while our faith the Saviour tries,

Thou sea, the servant of His will;
Rise, while our God permits thee, rise,

But fall, when He shall say-Be still.


Doxology. L. M.
To God the Father, glory be,

And to His sole-begotten Son;
The same, O Holy Ghost! to Thee,

While everlasting ages run.

1. Glory to Thee, my God, this night,

For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,

Beneath Thine own almighty wings.
2. Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,

The ill which I this day have done;
That with the world, myself, and Thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
3. Teach me to live, that I may

The grave as little as my bed;
Teach me to die, that so I

Rise glorious at Thy judgment-day.

4. O let my

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soul on Thee

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close!
Sleep, which shall me more vigorous make,

To serve my God when I awake.
5. Be Thou my guardian, while I sleep,

Thy watchful station near me keep;
My heart with love celestial fill,

And guard me from th' approach of ill.
6. Lord, let my soul forever share

The bliss of Thy paternal care:
'Tis heaven on earth, 't is heaven above,
To see Thy face, and sing Thy love !



L. M
1. O BlEst Creator of the light!

Who dost the dawn from darkness bring,
And framing nature's depth and height,

Didst with the new-born light begin; 2. Who, gently blending eve with morn,

And morn with eve, didst call thern day:
Thick flows the flood of darkness down:

O, hear us as we weep and pray!
3. Keep Thou our souls from schemes of crime;

Nor guilt remorseful let them know;
Nor, thinking but on things of time,

Into eternal darkness go.
4. Teach us to knock at heaven's high door;

Teach us the prize of life to win;
Teach us all evil to abhor,

And purify ourselves within. LYRA CATH,


L. M.
1. 'T is gone, that bright and orbed blaze,

Fast fading from our wistful gaze ;
Yon mantling cloud has hid from sight
The last faint pulse of quivering light.

2. Sun of my soul! Thou Saviour dear!

It is not night if Thou be near;

may no earth-born cloud arise
To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes.
3. When the soft dews of kindly sleep

My wearied eyelids gently steep,

my last thought, how sweet to rest
Forever on my Saviour's breast.
4. Abide with me from morn till eve,

For without Thee I can not live;
Abide with me when night is nigh,
For without Thee I dare not die.

5. Come near and bless us when we wake,

Ere through the world our way we take;
Till in the ocean of Thy love
We lose ourselves in heaven above.


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1. THROUGHOUT the hours of darkness dim,

Still let us watch and raise the hymn;
And in deep midnight's awful calm,

Pour forth ihe soul in deepest psalm.
2. Amid the silence, else so drear,

Think the Almighty leans to hear;
Well pleased to list, at such a time,

The wakeful heart, in praise sublime.
3. Still watch and pray, and raise the hymn,

Throughout the hours of darkness dim!
God will not spurn the humblest guest,

But give us of His holy rest.
4. Glory to God, who is in heaven!

Praise to His blessed Son be given!
Thee, Holy Spirit, we implore,
Be with us now and evermore!


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