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740 Psalm v. 3.
. L. M. KENN. 1 WAKE, my soul, and, with the sun,
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Each present day, thy last esteem;
For the great day thyself prepare. 3 In conversation be sincere ;
Keep conscience as the noon-tide clear.
Thine every secret thought, surveys 4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part;
High praise to their Eternal King.
And hast refreshed me while I slept : Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, I may of endless life partake.
6 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew,
Disperse my sins as inorning dew:
And with Thyself my spirit ill.
All I design, or do, or say ;
In Thy sole glory may unite. 8 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow:
Praise Him, all creatures here below:
741 Psalm xix. 5–8.
The cheerful sun makes haste to rise, And like a giant doth rejoice
To run his journey through the skies : 2 From the fair chambers of the east
The circuit of his race begins,
Round the whole earth he flies and shines: 3 O like the sun may I fulfil
The appointed duties of the day,
March on, and keep my heavenly way. 4 Lord, Thy commands are clean and pure,
Enlightening our beclouded eyes ;
Thy gospel makes the simple wise.
And then receive me to Thy bliss ;
Psalm cxxxix. 18. LM,
HAWKSWORTH. 1 IN :
sleep's serene oblivion laid, Again I see the breaking shade,
I drink again the morning light.
Once more with awe rejoice to be :
And springs, my guardian God, to Thee. 3 Oh guide me through the various maze
My doubtful feet are doomed to tread; And spread Thy shield's protecting blaze,
Where dangers press around my head. 4 A deeper shade shall soon impend,
A deeper sleep mine eyes oppress;
Thy goodness stil delight to bless.
That deeper sleep shall leave mine eyes ;
1 Cor. x. 31.
C. WESLEY 1
, I go,
In all I think, or speak, or do.
O let me cheerfully fulfil;
And prove Thy good and perfect will 3 Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes my inmost substance sce;
4 Give me to bear Thine easy yoke,
And every moment watch and pray;
And hasten to Thy glorious day: 5 For Thee delightfully employ
Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given;
And closely walk with Thee to heaven. 744
Psalm v. 3. L. M. CHRISTIAN YEAR, 0
TIMELY happy, timely wise,
Hearts that with rising morn arise; Eyes that the beam celestial view,
Which evermore makes all things new. 2 New every morning is the love
Our wakening and uprising prove; Through sleep and darkness safely brought,
Restored to life, and power, and thought. 3 New mercies, each returning day,
Hover around us while we pray ;
New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven. 4 If on our daily course our mind
Be set to hallow all we find,
God will provide for sacrifice.
Fit us for perfect rest above;
1745 Lam. Ill. 23.
WATTS. 1 God, how endless is Thy love!
Thy gifts are every evening new;
2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the night,
Great Guardian of my sleeping hours:
And quickens all my drowsy powers. 3 I yield my powers to Thy command,
To Thee I consecrate my days:
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 746 Luke 1. 76–79. L. M. AMBROSE* 1 O face ;
JESUS, Lord of heavenly grace,
Whose beams disperse the shades of night: 2 Come, Holy Sun of heavenly love,
Shower down Thy radiance from above;
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.
And sing the Father's glorious name;
That we may stand to fall no more. 4 May faith, deep-rooted in the soul,
Subdue our flesh, our minds control;
And all within be joy and peace.
Let meekness be our morning ray;
And hope our sunset, calm and bright. 6 Jesus, with each returning morn,
Thine image to our hearts is borne ;