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DOMESTIC AND PRIVATE USE.
MORNING AND EVENING.
1. C. M. WATTS.
A Morning Song.
Salutes my waking eyes,
To him who rules the skies.
The day renews the sound,
To turn the seasons round.
My tongue shall speak his praise :
And yet his wrath delays.
Whilst I enjoy the light;
And bring a pleasant night.
C. M. DRENNAN.
Whose sun creates my day,
And spotless as his ray,
3. C. M.
And gave me sweet repose ;
Or I had never rose. 2 Sweet rest hath gained that strength to me,
Which labour did devour;
But it is raised in power.
My humble thanks I pay ;
The first fruits of the day.
And so let all my days;
Be thine eternal praise.
4. L. M. PIERPONT.
Morning Hymn. For a Child. 1 O God, I thank thee that the night
In peace and rest hath passed away;
My father's smile that makes it day. 2 Be thou my guide, and let me live
As under thine all seeing eye ;
C. M. DODDRIDGE. Secret Prayer. Morning or Evening. 1 FATHER divine, thy piercing eye
Shoots through the darkest night; In deep retirement thou art nigh,
With heart discerning sight.
My duteous homage paid,
And every evening's shade.
The incense still inflame,
Through my Redeemer's name.
My soul in secret bless ;
Thy suppliant to confess.
6. L. M. PARNELL.
And chase the twilight from the skies,
And share it with a grateful mind. 2 O make our weary members blest,
With sweet refreshment in their rest,
Thy guardian arms around our head. 3 Upon our knees, as here we bow,
We pray the Lord of glory now
Should cause a darker night within.
E'en darkness will afford us joy ;
Watts. An Evening Psalm. 1 LORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray,
I am forever thine ;
I fear before thee all the day,
Nor would I dare to sin. 2 And while I rest my weary head,
From cares and business free, "T is sweet conversing on my bed
With my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this evening sacrifice;
And when my work is done,
Upon thy grace alone. 4 Thus with my thoughts composed to peace,
I'll give mine eyes to sleep; Thy hand in safety keeps my days,
And will my slumbers keep.
8. 7s M.
Me hath sped along my way;
Nearer to my endless home.
For continued health and strength,
Still provided by thy care ;
Guarded from each threatening ill,
Truth to seek, and heaven pursue. 4 Gracious God! my thanks sincere
Kindly stoop thee down to høar;
, warm, and free,
Gird me with thy presence bright;
C. M. W. L. BOWLES.
Starlight Frost. 1 The stars are shining over head,
In the clear frosty night;