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Evening Hymn.
Glory to Thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Under Thine own Almighty wings!

Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done;
That, with the world, myself, and Thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

Teach me to live, that I

may

dread The grave as little as my bed ; Teach me to die, that so I may With joy behold the judgement day

O may my soul on Thee repose ;
Thou with sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
Sleep that may me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake.

Abide with me from morn to eve,
For without Thee I cannot live.
Abide with me when night is nigh,
For without Thee I dare not die.

The Rulers of our native land,
'Twixt Thee and us ordained to stand ;
Guide Thou their course, O Lord, aright,
Let all do all as in thy sight.

If some poor wandering child of Thine
Have spurn’d to-day the Voice Divine ;
Now, Lord, the gracious work begin,
Let him no more lie down in sin.

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.

SERMONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

SERMON XI.

S. JOHN AT PATMOS AND AT EPHESUS.

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SERMON XI.

S. JOHN AT PATMOS AND AT EPHESUS.

PREACHED ON BOARD H.M.S. 'OSBORNE, ON MAY 18, THE FOURTH

SUNDAY AFTER EASTER, ON THE DAY AFTER VISITING PATMOS AND EPHESUS.

JOHN xvi. 13.

When He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you

into all truth.

THESE

THESE words of our Saviour, recorded by His

beloved disciple S. John, in the Gospel of this day, tell us that when He should be withdrawn, His Spirit would still guide His Apostles to teach to the world the truth which the world most needed to know. We, in the course of yesterday, have been on the track of the very Apostle who wrote down these words for his own support and ours.

We have seen at Patmos and at Ephesus the last traces of S. John, with whom we parted, as it were, on the shores of his own lake of Tiberias. Let us ask ourselves what are the lessons which he has left to us? What are the truths, which, without him, we should not have known as clearly as we do now? It is well from time to time to ask this question about each part of the

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