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Ask the Father's wisdom, how?
The manner be unknown;
And perfect us in one.
Hymn 386. F. M.
And take what God vouchsafes to give, The outward sign of inward grace,
Ordain'd by Christ himself, receive :
Receive this sacramental meat, And feel the virtue from above,
The flesh of thy Redeemer eat; Drink with the wine his healing blood, And feast on the Incarnate God.
Hymn 387. c. M.
OME, Holy Ghost, thine influ'nce shed,
Thy life infuse into the bread,
2. Effectual let the tokens prove,
XII. TIMES, SEASONS AND PLACE
Hymn 388. L. M.
OD of the morning, at whose voice The cheerful sun makes haste to rise, And like a giant doth rejoice
To run his journey through the skies.
3. Oh, like the sun, may I fulfil
Th' appointed duties of the day,
Round the whole earth he flies and shines.
Hymn 389. c. M.
NCE more, my soul, the rising day
Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay
2. Night unto night his name repeats,
Wide as the heav'n on which he sits,
3. Great God, let all my hours be thine,
Hymn 390. c. M.
MY God was with me all the night,
And gave me sweet repose:
His angels watch'd me while I slept,
2. Now for the mercies of the night
3. In pressing dangers, fears and death Thy goodness I'll adore;
And praise thee for thy mercies past,
4. My life, if thou preserv'st my life, Thy sacrifice shall be ;
And death, when death must be my lot, Shall join my soul to thee.
Hymn 391. s. M.
E lift our hearts to thee,
The night of sin disperse,
3. How beauteous nature now! How dark and sad before!
With joy we view the pleasing change,
4. O may no gloomy crime
5. May we this life improve,
Hymn 392. L. M.
M Thy gifts are ev'ry ev'ning new:
Y how endless is thy love!
And morning mercies from above,
2. Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, Great guardian of my sleeping hours; Thy sov'reign word restores the light,
And quickens all my drowsy pow'rs. 3. I yield myself to thy command;
To thee devote my nights and days;
Hymn 393. L. M.
HUS far the Lord has led me on, Thus far his pow'r prolongs my days; And ev'ry ev'ning shall make known Some fresh memorial of his grace. 2. Much of my time has run to waste, And I perhaps am near my home; But he forgives my follies past
And gives me strength for days to come. 3. I lay my body down to sleep,
Peace is the pillow for my head;
Their watchful stations round my bed. 4. In vain the sons of earth or hell
Tell me a thousand frightful things;
Beneath the shadow of his wings.
Hymn 394. c. M.
READ Sov'reign, let my evening song
2. Through all the dangers of the day
But O how few returns of love
4. What have I done for him who dy's To save my wretched soul?
How are my follies multiply'd,
5. Lord, with this guilty heart of mine,
And to thy grace my soul resign,
Hymn 395. c. M.
ALL praise to him who dwells in bliss,
Who made both day and night;
Whose throne is in the great abyss
2. Each thought and deed his piercing eyes With strictest search survey;
The deepest shades no more disguise,
3. Whom thou dost guard, O King of kings,