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3 Thy mercies, to my heart reveald,

A theme of endless transport yield;
Thy love does all my bosom fire,

Thy praise does all my song inspire. 4 In all our cares, in all our woes,

On God our steadfast hopes repose :
To God our thanks shall still be paid,
Our sure defence, our constant aid.

23. The Promise pleaded. (C.M.) 1 THY gracious promise, Lord, we plead,

1 In mercy hear our cry: Thine eye beholds our ev'ry need,

Thy bounty will supply.
2 Where two or three are met to hear

The message of thy word;
And pour their spirits out in prayer,

Before their Sov'reign Lord: 3 There thou thy servants, Lord, wilt own,

And manifest thy grace;
And there would we approach thy throne,

And seek our Saviour's face. 4 How amiable thy courts appear,

To our enraptur'd sight;
We love the place where Christ is near,

His temple's our delight.
5 Thy power and glory there we see,

'Tis there our strength's renew'd ; Our burden'd spirit's there set free, Our fainting soul finds food.

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6 When envy would impel a sigh,

And urge the murm'ring word;
There we the sinner's end descry,

And bow before the Lord.
7 Within thy house a place and name,

My Saviour, grant to me;
This, as my heritage I'd claim,

For there I meet with thee. . Gratitude, and Prayer. (P. M.) 1 W HAT favour, Lord, that we should meet VV With saints around thy mercy-seat,

And love the house of pray'r ! What once was weariness and pain, Is now our choice, delight, and gain,

The solace of our care! 2 O let returning sabbaths be A sign between our souls and thee,

Of mercy, love, and peace : This one desire we'll seek with zeal, Within thy earthly courts to dwell,

Until we see thy face !

· FAMILY WORSHIP.
25. Grateful Morning Worship. (C. M.)
1 I ORD of my life, O may thy praise

D Employ my noblest powers,
Whose goodness lengthens out my days,

And fills the circling hours.
2 Preserv'd by thine Almighty arm,

I pass'd the shades of night,
Serene, and safe from every harm,

And see returning light.

3 While many spent the night in sighs,

And restless pains and woes ;
In gentle sleep I clos'd mine eyes,

And undisturb'd repose. 4 When sleep, death’s'semblance, o'er me spread,

And I unconscious lay,
Thy watchful care was round my bed,

To guard my feeble clay.
5 O let the same Almighty care,

My waking hours attend;
From every danger, every snare,

My heedless steps defend.
6 Smile on my minutes as they roll,

And guide my future days; And let thy goodness fill my soul

With gratitude and praise.

An Evening Hymn. (C. M.)
I THOU unexhausted mine of bliss,

1 From whence all comforts flow, Inspire us with that perfect peace,

Which only Christians know. 2 The curtains of thy love extend

Around our calm abode : As we began, so may we end

Our every day with God. 3 Our lives unhurt, thy hand hath kept;

Accept the praise we pay, For all the dangers we escap'd,

And mercies of the day.

4 Far, far away the tempter chase,

Our souls from terror keep;
Let angels keep this hallow'd place,

And guard us when we sleep. 5 Prepare us for the bed of death,

The way our fathers trod,
That, when we yield our latest breath,

We may be found with God.

An Evening Hymn. (L. M.) 1 CREAT God, to thee my evening song

U With humble gratitude I raise;
O let thy mercy tune my tongue,

And fill my heart with lively praise, 2 My days unclouded, as they pass,

And every gentle rolling hour,
Are monuments of wond'rous grace,

And witness to thy love and power. 3 And yet this thoughtless, wretched heart,

Too oft regardless of thy love,
Ungrateful.can from thee depart,

And, fond of trifles, vainly rovė.
4 When calm reflection finds a place,
How vile this wretched heart appears!
O let thy all-subduing grace

Melt it in penitential tears.
5 Seal my forgiveness in the blood

Of Jesus ; his dear name alone
I plead for pardon, gracious God, :
And kind acceptance at thy throne.

6 Let this blest hope mine eye-lids close,

With sleep refresh my feeble frame;
Safe in thy care may I repose,
And wake with praises to thy name.

Evening. (P. M.) 1 M OD of love, whose truth and grace

U Reach unbounded as the skies,
Hear thy creature's feeble praise;

Let my evening sacrifice,
Mount, as incense, to thy throne,

On the merits of thy Son.
2 Me, thy providence has led,

Through another busy day ;
Over me thy wings were spread,

Chasing sin and death away;
Thou hast been my faithful shield,

Thou my footsteps hast upheld. 3 Though the sable veil of night,

Hides the cheering ray of heaven,
Let me triumph in the sight,

Of my guilt in thee forgiven:
In my heart the witness feel,

See the great invisible.
4 I will lay me down to sleep,

Sweetly take my rest in thee;
Every moment brought a step

Nearer to eternity:
I shall soon from earth ascend
Quickly to my journey's end.

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