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2. Praise for Morning Mercies. (Psalm iii.) L. M. 1 O GOD! how constant is thy love!
Thy gifts are every evening new,
Gently distil like early dew.
Great Guardian of our sleeping hours !
And strengthens nature's wearied powers. 3 Thine arm sustain'd us while we slept,
Else had our eyelids clos’d in death :
And still we breathe our wonted breath. 4 That life we yield to Thy command;
To Thee we consecrate our days :
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 3.
Morning Praise. (Psalm v. 148.) C. M.
1 LORD ! in the morning Thou shalt hear
My voice ascending high;
To taste Thy mercies there;
And worship in Thy fear.
of truth and grace;
Shali their hopes fulfill'd;
With favour as a shield.
Sabbath. (Gen. ii. 2, 3.) 5th P.M.
1 AGAIN returns the day of holy rest,
Which, when he made the world, Jehovah blest;
And all be piety, and all be peace. 2 Let us devote this consecrated day,
To learn his will, and all we learn obey;
And bend in penitence, and join in prayer. 3 So shall the God of mercy pleas'd receive
The noblest tribute man has power to give :
Our choral harmony in hymns of praise. 4 Father of heaven! in whom our hopes confide,
Whose powerdefends us, and whose precepts guide;
Glory supreme be thine, till time shall end. 5.
Sabbath. (Gen. ii. 2, 3.) L. M.
1 AGAIN our weekly labours end,
And we the sabbath's call attend;
And bless the day that God hath bless'd. 2 This day may our devotions rise
Through Christ a grateful sacrifice :
that peace bestow, Which none, but they, who feel it, know. 3 That peace of God within the breast,
Is the rich foretaste of the rest
A rest from sin, and grief, and pains. 4 In holy duties let the day
Heaven's type and emblem, pass away;
Sabbath. (Exodus xx. 8.) L. M. 1 ANOTHER six days' work is done,
Another sabbath is begun:
Improve the day thy God hath bless’d. 2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns
So sweet a rest to wearied minds;
And gives this day the food of sev’n.
rise As grateful incense to the skies; And draw from heav'n that sweet repose,
Which none, but he that feels it, knows ! 4 This holy calm within the breast
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest,
The end of cares, the end of pains. 5 In holy duties let the day,
In holy pleasures, pass away:
In hope of one that ne'er shall end ! 7.
Sabbath. (Psalm lxxxiv. 10.) S. M. 1 WELCOME, sweet day of rest,
That saw the Lord arise;
And these rejoicing eyes !
And feasts his saints to-day :
And love, and praise, and pray.
Where thou, my God, hast been,
Of pleasurable sin.
In such a frame as this,
To everlasting bliss.
Sabbath. (Psalm xci. Luke xxiii. 54.) 9th P. M. 1 SAFELY through another week
God has brought us on our way;
On th' appointed sabbath day :
Emblem of eternal rest.
Through the week our praise demand;
Fed and guided by His hand :
Only made returns of sin.
Through the dear Redeemer's name,
Take away our sin and shame :
May we ever rest with thee.
Conquer sinners, comfort saints,
Bring relief for all complaints :
Till we join the Church above! 9.
Sabbath. (Ephesians i. 19, 20. C.M. 1 THE Lord of Sabbath let us praise,
In concert with the blest,
Employ an endless rest.
Of glory was display'd,
The universe was made.
With grief and pain extreme;
'Twas greater to redeem !
For the Lord's Day. (Psalm xcii.) L. M. 1 SWEET is the work my God, my King,
To praise thy name, give thanks and sing ;
And talk of all thy truth at night. 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
No earthly cares shall vex my breast :
Like David's harp of solemn sound! 3 My heart shall triumph in the Lord,
And bless His works, and bless His word,
How deep His counsels! how divine ! 4 And I shall share a glorious part, When
grace has purified my heart: My inward foes shall all be slain,
Nor Satan break my peace again.
All I desir’d, or wish'd, below;
In that eternal world of joy. 11. For the Lird's Day. (Psalm xliii, 3.) C. M. 1 FREQUENT the day of God returns,
To shed its quick’ning beams ;
How languid are its flames !
Our frailties, Lord, forgive :
And praise Thee while we live.
And fit us to ascend,
Where sabbaths never end;
With heav'nly lustre shine;
And feast on love divine.