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darkness cannot be;

Midnight is glorious noon, O Lord,' with Thee. A-men.

2 Our changeful lives are ebbing to an end;

Onward to darkness and to death we tend;
O Conquerer of the grave, be Thou our guide;
Be Thou our light in death's dark eventide:
Then in our mortal hour will be no gloom,

No sting in death, no terror in the tomb.
3 Thou, Who in darkness walking didst appear

Upon the waves, and Thy disciples cheer,
Come, Lord, in lonesome days, when storms assail,
And earthly hopes and human succors fail:
When all is dark •may we behold Thee nigh,
And hear Thy voice, “ Fear not, for it is I.”

4 The weary world is mouldering to decay,

Its glories wane, its pageants fade away;
In that last sunset when the stars shall fall,
May we arise awakened by Thy call,
With Thee, O Lord, for ever to abide
In that blest day which has no eventide. Amen.


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2 Deeper, deeper grow the shadows, 4 Let me hear Thy voice behind me, Paler now the glowing west,

Calming all these wild alarms; Swift the night of death advances; Let me, underneath my weakness, Shall it be the night of rest?

Feel the everlasting arms. 3 Lonely seems the vale of shadow; 5 Feeble, trembling, fainting, dying, Sinks my heart with troubled fear;

Lord, I cast myself on Thee; Give me faith for clearer vision,

Tarry with me through the darkness; Speak Thou, Lord, in words of cheer. While I sleep, still watch by me.

6 Tarry with me, O my Saviour!

Lay my head upon Thy breast
Till the morning; then awake me,
Morning of eternal rest! Amen.

CAROLINE L, SMITH 42 1 Part in peace! is day before us?

3 Part in peace! such are the praises Praise His Name for life and light:

God, our Maker, loveth best; Are the shadows lengthening o’er us? Such the worship that upraises

Bless His care who guards the night. Human hearts to heavenly rest. 2 Part in peace! with deep thanksgiving; 4 Part in peace! our duties call us; Rend'ring, as we homeward tread,

We must serve as well as praise; Gracious service to the living,

Ask not what may here befall us; Tranquil memory to the dead.

Leave to God the coming days. Amen. (d=96) O day of rest and glad-ness, O day of joy and light, O balm of care and

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sad-ness, Most beau-ti-ful,most bright; On thee, the high and low-ly, Thro' a-ges


joined in tune, Sing, Ho-ly, Ho-ly, Ho-ly, To the great God Tri-une. A-men. 44 MENDEBRAS 75 & 6s. D.

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German Melody. Arr. by Lowell MASON


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(d=112) Sweet is the work, my God,my King, To praise Thy name, give thanks and sing;

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To show Thy love by morning light, And talk of all Thy truth at night. A- men.

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2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest; 4 Lord, I shall share a glorious part,

No mortal cares shall seize my breast; When grace hath well refined my
Oh, may my heart in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound. And fresh supplies of joy are shed,

Like holy oil, to cheer my head. 3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord, And bless His works, and bless His 5 Then shall I see, and hear, and know word;

(shine, All I desired or wished below; Thy works of grace, how bright they And every power find sweet employ, How deep Thy counsels, how divine! In that eternal world of joy. Amen.




(d=100) Blest day of God, most calm,most bright, The first, the best of

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