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3 Let not the world's deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy;
But let it yield, a hundred fold,
The fruits of peace and joy.

4 Nor let thy word, so kindly sent
To raise us to thy throne,
Return to thee, and sadly tell
That we reject thy Son.

5 Oft as the precious seed is sown,
Thy quickening grace bestow;
That all whose souls the truth receive,
Its saving power may know.

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CALAMY.

Before or after Sermon.

1 LORD of nature, source of light, View in love thy world below; Guide our erring footsteps right,

Through these scenes of guilt and woe.

2 Grant thy Spirit! By thy kindness
Let our errors be forgiven;

Heal our sins; dispel our blindness;
Then, conduct us safe to heaven.

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COWPER.

Hymn of Benediction.

1 Now may he who from the dead
Brought the shepherd of the sheep,
Jesus Christ, our king and head,
All our souls in safety keep.

2 May he teach us to fulfil
What is pleasing in his sight;
Perfect us in all his will,

And preserve us day and night.

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Hymn of Dismission.

ANONYMOUS.

1 LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,
Hope and comfort from above;
Let us each, thy peace possessing,
Triumph in redeeming love.

2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound.

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1 MAY the grace of Christ our Saviour, And the Father's boundless love, With the holy Spirit's favor,

Rest upon us from above.

2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord,
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.

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SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.

Goodness of God. Morning. Ps. 147.

1 DELIGHTFUL is the task to sing,
On each returning day,

The praises of our heavenly King,
And grateful homage pay.

2 The countless worlds, which, bathed in light,
Through fields of azure move,
Proclaim his wisdom and his might,
But O, how great his love!

3 He deigns each broken, contrite heart
With tender care to bind;

And comfort, hope and grace impart
To heal the wounded mind.

4 All creatures, with instinctive cry,
From God implore their food;
His bounty grants a rich supply,
And fills the earth with good.

5 Delightful is the task, O Lord!
With each returning day,
Thy countless mercies to record,
And grateful homage pay.

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Seeking God. Morning. Ps. 63.

1 EARLY, my God, without delay,
I haste to seek thy face;
My thirsty spirit faints away,
Without thy cheering grace.

2 So pilgrims on the scorching sand,
Beneath a burning sky,

Long for a cooling stream at hand,
And they must drink or die.

3 Not life itself, with all its joys,
Can my best passions move,
Or raise so high my cheerful voice,
As thy forgiving love.

4 Thus till my last expiring day,
I'll bless my God and King;
Thus will I lift my hands to pray,
And tune my lips to sing.

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1 GOD 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:

2 Oh, like the sun may I fulfil
The appointed duties of the day;
With ready mind and active will
March on, and keep my heavenly way.

3 Lord, thy commands are clean and pure, Enlight'ning our beclouded eyes;

Thy threatenings just, thy promise sure;
Thy gospel makes the simple wise.

4 Give me thy counsel for my guide,
And then receive me to thy bliss;
All my desires and hopes beside
Are faint and cold, compared with this.

3 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.

4 O let the same almighty care
My waking hours attend;
From every danger, every snare,
My heedless steps defend.

5 Smile on my minutes as they roll,
And guide my future days;
And let thy goodness fill my soul
With gratitude and praise.

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EPISCOPAL COL.

Morning Hymn.

1 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.

2 Fill our souls with heavenly light,
Banish doubt and clear our sight;
In thy service, Lord, to-day,
May we stand, and watch and pray.

3 Keep our haughty passions bound;
Save us from our foes around;
Going out and coming in,

Keep us safe from every sin.

4 When our work of life is past,
O receive us then at last;

Night and sin will be no more,
When we reach the heavenly shore.

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