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DAILY DEVOTION.

HTY MIN 162, (IL 3.) Daily Dependance.

1 WHEN streaming from the eastern skies,
The morning light salutes mine eyes,
O Sun of righteousness divine,
On me with beams of mercy shine;
Chase the dark clouds of sin away,
And turn my darkness into day.

2. When to heav'n's great and glorious King
My morning sacrifice I bring;
And, mourning o'er my guilt and shame,
Ask mercy, Saviour, in thy name;
My conscience sprinkle with thy blood,
And be my advocate with God.

3. As ev'ry day thy mercy spares
Will bring its trials and its cares,
O Saviour, till my life shall end,
Be thou my counsellor and friend:
Teach me thy precepts, all divine,
And be thy pure example mine.

4. When pain transfixes ev’ry part,
Or languor settles at the heart;
When on my bed, diseas'd, oppress'd,
I turn, and sigh, and long for rest;
O great Physician! see my grief,
And grant thy servant sweet relief.

5 Should poverty's destructive blow
Lay all my worldly comforts low;
And neither help nor hope appear,
My steps to guide, my heart to cheer;
Lord, pity and supply my need,
For thou, on earth, wast poor indeed.

6 Should Providence profusely pour
Its varied blessings in my store;
O keep me from the ills that wait
On such a seeming prosp’rous state:
From hurtful passions set me free,
And humbly may I walk with thee.

1 When each day's scenes and labours close, And weari’d nature seeks repose, With pard'ming mercy richly bless'd, Guard me, my Saviour, while I rest: And, as each morning sun shall rise, 0 lead me onward to the skies. - 13

8 And, at my life's last setting sun,
My conflicts o'er, my labours done,
Jesus, thy heav'nly radiance shed,
To cheer and bless my dying bed;
And, from death's gloom my spirit raise,
To see thy face and sing thy praise.

HYMN 163. (L. M.) “I have set God always before me.” Ps. xvi. 9.

1 SAVIOUR! when night involves the skies,
My soul, adoring, turns to thee!
Thee, self-abas'd in mortal guise,
And wrapt in shades of death for me.

2 On thee my waking raptures dwell,
When crimson gleams the east adorn,
Thee, victor of the grave and hell,
Thee, source of life's eternal morn.

3 When noon her throne in light arrays,
To thee, my soul triumphant springs; -
Thee, thron'd in glory's endless blaze,
Thee, Lord of lords, and King of kings.

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DAILY DEVOTION.

HYMN 162, (IL 3.)
Daily Dependance.

1 WHEN streaming from the eastern skies,
The morning light salutes mine eyes,
O Sun of righteousness divine,
On me with beams of mercy shine;
Chase the dark clouds of sin away,
And turn my darkness into day.

2. When to heav'n's great and glorious King
My morning sacrifice I bring;
And, mourning o'er my guilt and shame,
Ask mercy, Saviour, in thy name; -
My conscience sprinkle with thy blood,
And be my advocate with God.

3. As ev'ry day thy mercy spares
Will bring its trials and its cares,
O Saviour, till my life shall end,
Be thou my counsellor and friend:
Teach me thy precepts, all divine,
And be thy pure example mine.

4. When pain transfixes ev’ry part,
Or languor settles at the heart;
When on my bed, diseas'd, oppress'd,
I turn, and sigh, and long for rest;
O great Physicians see my grief,
And grant thy servant sweet relief.

5 Should poverty's destructive blow
Lay all my worldly comforts low;
And neither help nor hope appear,
My steps to guide, my heart to cheer;
Lord, pity and supply my need,
For thou, on earth, wast poor indeed.

6 Should Providence profusely pour
Its varied blessings in my store;
O keep me from the ills that wait
On such a seeming prosp’rous state:
From hurtful passions set me free,
And humbly may I walk with thee.

* When each day’s scenes and labours close,
And weari’d nature seeks repose,
With pard’ning mercy richly bless'd,
Guard me, my Saviour, while I rest:
And, as each morning sun shall rise,
O lead me onward to the skies.

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HYMN 166. (C. M.) Morning. 1 TO thee let my first off'rings rise, Whose sun creates the day, Swift as his gladd’ning influence flies, And spotless as his ray. 2 This day thy fav'ring hand be nigh, So oft vouchsaf’d before;

Still may it lead, protect, supply,
And I that hand adore.

3 If bliss thy Providence impart,
For which, resign'd, I pray,
Give me to feel a cheerful heart,
And grateful homage pay.

4 Affliction should thy love intend,
As vice or solly's cure,
Patient to gain that gracious end,
May I the means endure.

5 Be this and ev'ry future day
Still wiser than the past,
And when I all my life survey,
May grace sustain at last.

HYMN 167. (III. 1.) Morning. l NOW the shades of night are gone; Now the morning light is come ;

Lord, may we be thine to day;
Drive the shades of sin away.

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That I like you my age may spend, t
Like you may on my God attend.
6 May I like you in God delight, -
Have all day long my God in sight;
Perform like you my Maker's will:
O! may I never more do ill,

7 Glory to thee, who safe hast kept,
And hast refresh'd me whilst I slept:
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless life partake. -

8 Lord, I my vows to thee renew;
Scatter my sins as morning dew ;
Guard my first spring of thought and will,
And with thyself my spirit fill.

9 Direct, control, suggest this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my pow'rs, with all their might,
In thy sole glory may unite.

10 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, y' angelic host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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5 Then let me serve thee all my days,
And may my zeal with years increase:
For pleasant, Lord, are all thy ways,
And all thy paths are paths of peace.
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