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3 Where'er I thee this day did grieve, ANOTHER day is at an end,
O Lord, me graciously forgive;
And, with a mind from trouble freed, And night doth now its shade extend ; Let me sleep in thy peace indeed. To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise, And thee for ev'ry mercy praise.
894. T. 22. 2 Yet we are of defects aware: Forgive them, Lord; thy children ALL praise to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light; spare; o Christ, our souls from guilt acquit, Under thy own alma shty wings.
Keep me, oh keep me, King of kings, Take us into thy care this night. 3 Now I'll lie down and safely sleep, Forgive the ill that I have done,
2 Lord, for the sake of thy dear Soin Lord Jesus, in thy fellowship;
That with the world, myself, and thee, Thus under thy protection blest
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. Will soul and body sweetly rest.
S Teach me to live, that I
live, that I may dread 892. T. 14.
grave as little as my bed ; THE hour of sleep is now at hand,
Teach me to die, that so I may My spirit calls for rest;
Triumphant rise at the last day. O that my pillow may be found
4 O may my soul on thee repose, The dear Redeemer's breast!
And may sweet sleep my eye-lids close, 2 This night my longing soul with Sleep that may me more vig'rous make Christ
To serve my God when I awake. Would take up her abode, 5 When in the night I sleepless lie, I gladly would myself divest
My soul with heav'nly thoughts supply Of ev'ry thing but God.'
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest, 3 The nightly watches would I spend No pow'rs of darkness me molest.
In fellowship above ;
895. T. 14. And feast
mercy, Lord, remember me, 4 Dead to the world when I'm asleep, Be with me thro' this night, I'd be alive to God;
And grant to me most graciously My soul would rest at peace with him The safeguard of thy might. Who bought me with his blood.
2 With cheerful heart I close my eyes, 5 O may I then of Christ this night Thou wilt not from me move: Be happily possest;
Lord, in the morning let me rise,
3 Oh, if this night should prove my last, 893,
And end my transient days;
Lord, take me to thy promis'd rest,
T. 165 2 I now my soul and frail abode AUTHOR of the whole creation, Humbly commit to Israel's God, Light of light, eternal Word! To bim who slumbers not nor sleeps, Soul and body's preservation And who his own in safety keeps. I commit to thee, O Lord!
My Redeemer, dwell in me, 2 Thou my Rock, my Strength and
Watch from hour'to hour;
Visit me with thy salvation; 2 Ere I close my eyes in slumber,
Be thou near,—that thy care,
Guard my habitation.
REFRESH me, Lord, with grace diAnd bestow on me the favor
vine, Of thy presence, gracious Saviour. Unto thy cross I flee,
And to thy care my soul resign, 3 Pardon, Jesus, each transgression,
To be renew'a by thee.
2 Besprinkled with thy precious blood Under which I else should groan:
May I lie down to rest, I confess the guilt of sin,
As in th' embraces of
CHRIST's precious bloood, which
from each vein T. 164,
Our sin and curse forth press'd, IN will I lie down to sleep ;
When overwhelm'd with grief and peace
pain faithful Lord and Saviour,
His soul was sore amaz'd;
2 May that refresh us while we sleep, Ev'n death I need not fear,
And sanctify our rest, If thou to me art near;
And while we dream our spirit keep For who with Jesus shuts his eyes, With him in union blest. He also doth with Jesus rise. 2 As oft this night as my pulse beats
901. T. 580. My spirit would embrace thee; NO farther go to night, but stay, Oft as my heart its throbs repeats Dear Saviour, till the break of day,
May I adore and praise thee; Turn in, my Lord, with me; Thus I can go to rest
And in the morning when I wake In thy communion blest,
Me under thy protection take, United unto thee by faith;
Thus day and night I spend with Thou art my joy, in life and death.
902.* T. 580.
TO rest I now again retire,
Still near to thee by faith to keep,
Who didst my soul by blood reThis night my Defender,
905.* T. 22. With thy pardon now refresh us;
SLEEP well, dear child! sleep safe Leave thy peace divine
sound, With us, we are thine.
The holy angels thee surround,
And never slumber nights nor days.
2 God fill thee with his heav'nly
light, 904. T. 16.
To steer thy christian course aright; HUSH, dear child, lie still and slumber, Make thee a tree of blessed root,
Holy angels guard thy bed! That ever bends with godly fruit. Heav'nly blessings without number
3 Those children are to God most Gently falling on thy head.
dear, 2 Sleep, my babe; thy food and rai-Who him with rev'rence, love and ment,
fear; House and home, thy friends provide, And infants are by Jesus Christ All without thy care and payment, Most kindly bless'd, and highly priz'd. All thy wants are well supply'd.
4 Are not the joys of God above 3 How much better thou’rt attended Giv'n to the children of his love? Than the Son of God could be,
He who desires to see his face, When from heaven he descended,
Must here become a child of grace. And became a child like thee. 5 Be thou, dear child, in thy degree 4 Soft and easy is thy cradle,
Like Jesus, in his infancy: Coarse and hard thy Saviour lay,
He soon did ev'ry grace display, When his birth-place was a stable,
Tho' he was God, he learnt t'obey. And his softest bed was hay. 6 He hath, by all he did and said, 5 Was there nothing but a manger For thee rich blessings merited;
Cursed sinners could afford, 'Twas thine entailed misery To receive the heav'nly Stranger,
Made him become a child like thee. Did they thus neglect our Lord ? 17 If thou partakest of his grace, 6 See the joyful shepherds round him, Thou wilt enjoy that happiness,
Telling wonders from the sky! Which our incarnate God regain'd Where they sought him, there they For all whom Adam's sin had stain'd. found him,
8 Soon in this world will finish'd be With his virgin-mother by. The task God may design for thee; 7 'Twas to save thee, child, from dying, May'st thou, when this short life is
That thy blest Redeemer came;
9 Sleep now, dear child, and take thy & May'st thou live to know and fear him,
rest; Trust and love him all thy days; If thou with riper years art blest, dwell for ever near him,
Increase in wisdom and in grace, See his face, and sing his praise. Till thou shalt see thy Saviour's face,
Before and after Meals.
909.' T. 595.
SURE God is present here, 906. T. 14.
His gitis demand our
praise ; FOUNTAIN of being, Source of The present instance of his care good!
Speaks him a God of grace.
2 In him we live and move, The creature proves our bane or food, In him our being have; Dispensing life or death.
We thank thee, Jesus, Source of love, 2 Thee we address in humble pray'r,
Who cam'st our souls to save.
T. 11. 3 May we enjoy thy saving grace,
JESUS'mercies never fail, Thy goodness taste and see, This we prove at ev'ry meal; Athirst for blood-bought righteousness, Lord, we thank thee for thy grace, And hungry after thee.
Gladly join to sing thy praise.
2 Lord, the gifts thou dost bestow, T. 10.
Can refresh and cheer us too: To God the Lord be praises
But no gift can to the heart For all the gifts and graces
Be what thou our Saviour art. He hath to us dispensed,
3 Praise our God! it is but just, E’er since our lives.commenced. He hath rais'd us from the dust, 2 No blessing he denieth,
Gave us being, gave us breath,
Saves us from eternal death.
911. T. 79.
WHAT praise to thee, my Saviour, THOU sov'reign Author of all good, Is due for ev'ry favor,
Whose providence for all doth care, Ev’n for my daily food!
Be present with thy children here, With gratitude shall bow me,
Accounting all for me too good. The gifts thy bounty doth supply. 2 Allcreatures, Lord, on thee depend, And by thy pow'r and bounty live;
919. T. 22. May we each blessing thou dost send
With truly grateful hearts receive, BE present at our table, Lord ! In ev'ry gift thou dost dispense Be here and ev'ry where adord; Admiring thy wise providence. From thy all-bounteous hand our food 3 Wecan't thy boundless mercies share, May we receive with gratitude.
And thee, the Spring of life, forget; 2 We humbly thank thee, Lord our For all thy goodness, love and care, God,
Our thanks we offer at thy feet. For all thy gifts on us bestow'd; Lord, may we always taste thy grace, And pray thee, graciously to grant Until we end our mortal race. The food whicha day by day we want.
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Bow thine ear,-hear my pray't,
Lord, avert all danger.
Thro' life's journey safely lead me ; 3 Lord, evermore to us be giv'n
Guide my way,-lest I stray That living Bread which came from From the hand that made me.
heav'n; Water of life on us bestow, Which doth from thee, the Fountain,
917* T. 22. flow!
LORD, in thy name we go our way;
Be thou our Guide, Support and Stay, D. For Travellers.
Protect us by thy mighty hand,
Where'er we go by sea or land. 914. T. 580. A STRANGER and a pilgrim I
918.* With thy command, O Lord, comply, LORD, let thy presence with us go,
I go where thou dost send: My high commission I obey,
Throughout our journey us direct, The toil and dangers of the way
Thy angels guard us and protect, Shall all in lasting comforts end.
Yea, prosper thou whate'er we do. 2 Attend me, Lord, in all my ways; Open my lips to sing thy praise
919. T. 583. For blessings freely giv'n:
PRESERVE this ship and company, In all my journies here below Let thy kind presence with me go;
O Lord, Yea, grant me once to rest in heav'n. And thy protecting aid to them afford;
Be their support when waves and tem915. T. 580.
pests roar, THE Lord be with me ev'ry where,
And bring them safely to their destin'd
shore. And screen me with paternal care
By his almighty arm.
920. T. 97 Who can protect him from all harm. WHEN Jesus calls we ready stand, 2 By sea and land, by night and day, Our future life is in his hand; O Lord, in safety me convey,
Tho' separated for a time, Tho' winds and thunders roar. We yet continue one in him; Bring me, when ev'ry peril's past, And therefore, while we part, need Safe to the destin'd place at last, not complain,
There to extol thy help and pow's. As if we never' were to meet again.