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Oh,may no earth-born cloud arise To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes. A-men.
2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep 4 If some poor wandering child of Thine My weary eyelids gently steep,
Have spurned to-day the voice divine, Be my last thought, how sweet to rest Now, Lord, the gracious work begin, Forever on my Saviour's breast.
Let him no more lie down in sin. 3 Abide with me from morn till eve, 5 Watch by the sick; enrich the poor For without Thee I cannot live;
With blessings from Thy boundless store; Abide with me when night is nigh, Be every mourner's sleep to-night, For without Thee I dare not die. Like infant's slumbers, pure and light.
6 Come near and bless us when we wake,
Ere through the world our way we ke.
30 ABENDS L. M.
HERBERT S. OAKELEY
(d=86) A-gain, as evening's shad-ow falls, We gather in these hallowed walls;
And vesper hymn and vesper pray'r Rise mingling on the ho-ly air.
2 May struggling hearts that seek release Give deeper calm than night can bring;
We cannot at the shrine remain; 3 O God, our Light, to Thee we bow;
But in the spirit's secret cell (Amen. Within all shadows standest Thou;
May hymn and prayer for ever dwell.
2 Let evil thoughts and spirits flee before us;
Till morning cometh, watch, O Master, o'er us;
Thine angels send us.
Our earliest thoughts be Thine when morning wakes us.
Do Thou befriend them.
But Thee, O Father, who Thine own hast made us.
Us now and ever.
God, Three in One, the Ruler of creation,
BOHEMIAN BRETHREN. Tr. CATHERINE WINKWORTH
32 CHAUTAUQUA Irregular
WILLIAM F. SHERWIN
Wait and worship while the night Sets her evening lamps alight Thro'all the sky.
Ho - ly, ho - ly, ho - ly, Lord God of Hosts! Heav'n and earth are full of Thee,
MARY A. LATHBURY
33 ST. LEONARD C. M. D.
2 The sorrows of Thy servants, Lord, 3 Slowly the rays of daylight fade: Oh, do not Thou despise,
So fade within our heart But let the incense of our prayers
The hopes in earthly love and joy, Before Thy mercy rise.
That one by one depart. The brightness of the coming night Slowly the bright stars, one by one, Upon the darkness rolls;
Within the heavens shine: With hopes of future glory chase
Give us, O Lord, fresh hopes in heaven The shadows on our souls.
And trust in things divine.
Upon our souls descend;
Our trembling hearts defend;
Calm and subdue our woes;
ADELAIDE A, PROCTOR.
And make our luke-warm hearts to glow With low-ly love and fer - vent will;
Thro' life's long day and death's dark night, O gen-tle Je-sus, be
our light. A-men.
2 The day is gone, its hours have run,
And Thou hast taken count of all, The scanty triumphs grace hath won,
The broken vow, the frequent fall. Thro’ life's long day and death's dark
4 For all we love, the poor, the sad,
The sinful, unto Thee we call;
Thou art our Saviour, and our all. Thro' life's long day and death's dark
3 Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways
True absolution and release,
With purity and inward peace.
5 Sweet Saviour, bless us; night is come;
Thro' night and darkness near us be; Good angels watch about our home,
And we are one day nearer Thee. Thro’ life's long day and death's dark
night, O gentle Jesus, be our light. Amen.
FREDERICK W. FABER