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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.
Till in the ocean of Thy love
We lose ourselves in heaven above. Amen.

JOHN KEBLE

30 ABENDS L. M.

HERBERT S. OAKELEY

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2 May struggling hearts that seek release Give deeper calm than night can bring;
Here find the rest of God's own peace; Give sweeter songs than lips can sing.
And, strengthened here by hymn and prayer, 4 Life's tumult we must meet again;
Lay down the burden and the care.

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.

Samuel LONGFELLOW

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2 Let evil thoughts and spirits flee before us;

Till morning cometh, watch, O Master, o'er us;
In soul and body Thou from harm defend us,

Thine angels send us.
3 Let holy thoughts be ours when sleep o'ertakes us;

Our earliest thoughts be Thine when morning wakes us.
All sick and mourners we to Thee commend them,

Do Thou befriend them.
4 We have no refuge, none on earth to aid us

But Thee, O Father, who Thine own hast made us.
Keep us in life; forgive our sins; deliver

Us now and ever.
5 Praise be to Thee through Jesus our salvation,

God, Three in One, the Ruler of creation,
High throned, o'er all Thine eye of mercy casting,
Lord everlasting. Amen.

BOHEMIAN BRETHREN. Tr. CATHERINE WINKWORTH

32 CHAUTAUQUA Irregular

WILLIAM F. SHERWIN

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Wait and worship while the night Sets her evening lamps alight Thro'all the sky.

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Ho - ly, ho - ly, ho - ly, Lord God of Hosts! Heav'n and earth are full of Thee,

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MARY A. LATHBURY

33 ST. LEONARD C. M. D.

HENRY HILES

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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.
4 Let peace, O Lord, Thy peace, O God,

Upon our souls descend;
From midnight fears, and perils, Thou

Our trembling hearts defend;
Give us a respite from our toil;

Calm and subdue our woes;
Through the long day we labor, Lord,
Oh, give us now repose. Amen.

ADELAIDE A, PROCTOR.

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And make our luke-warm hearts to glow With low-ly love and fer - vent will;

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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

night,
O gentle Jesus, be our light.

4 For all we love, the poor, the sad,

The sinful, unto Thee we call;
Oh, let Thy mercy make us glad;

Thou art our Saviour, and our all. Thro' life's long day and death's dark

night,
O gentle Jesus, be our light.

3 Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways

True absolution and release,
And bless us, more than in past days,

With purity and inward peace.
Thro' life's long day and death's dark

night,
O gentle Jesus, be our light.

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

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