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HYMN 173. 78. M.
Meditations in the Night Season.
Strangers to my couch and me;
2 While the empress of the night
Scatters mild her silver light;
3 While the stars unnumbered roll
Round the ever-constant pole;
soul to God shall rise.
4 Midst the silence of the night,
Mingling with those angels bright,
5 Midst the throng, his gentle ear
Shall my grateful accents hear :
Secret comfort to my heart;
On the wings of faith and love :
HYMN 174. L. M.
I safely passed the silent night:
2 New-born, I bless the waking hour;
Once more, with awe, rejoice to be ; My conscious soul resumes her power, And springs, my guardian God! to thee.
3 O 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
4 A deeper shade will soon impend,
A deeper sleep my eyes oppress;
5 That deeper shade shall break away,
That deeper sleep shall leave my eyes:
HYMN 175. L. M. Family Duties and Blessings.--Gen. xviii. 19. 1 Blest is the man who fears the Lord,
And walks by his unerring word;
2 To him, who condescends to dwell
With saints in their obscurest cell,
3 To him may each assembled house
Present their night and morning vows;
Then shall the charms of wedded love Still more delightful blessings prove; And parents' hearts shall overflow With joys that parents only know.
5 When nature droops, our aged eyes
Shall see our children's children rise;
Concluding Hymn of General Praise. 1 ONE
One general song of praise arise
Benign receives our vows sincere;
To him, sole good, give praises due:
To him our hopes, our wishes bend.
arise, And his own word convey the pious sacrifice. 3 In ardent adoration joined,
Obedient to thy holy will,
To thee our noblest powers we bring :