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4 How many thousand souls are fled

Since the last setting sun! And yet, thou lengthenest out my thread,

And yet, my moments run.
5 Great God! let all my hours be thine,

While I enjoy the light:
Then shall my sun in smiles decline,

And bring a blessed night. 402.

BEGIN THE DAY WITH GOD. S. M.

Prague-Plymouth-Christchurch. 1 Begin the day with God!

He is thy sun and day;
His is the radiance of thy dawn,

To him address thy lay.
2 Sing a new song at morn!

Join the glad woods and hills;
Join the fresh winds, and seas, and plains,

Join the bright flowers and rills. 3 Sing thy first song to God!

Not to thy fellowmen;
Not to the creatures of his hand,

But to the glorious one.
4 Awake, cold lips, and sing!

Arise, dull knees, and pray!
Lift up, O man, thy heart, and eyes,

Brush slothfulness away.

5 Cast every weight aside!

Do battle with each sin;
Fight with the faithless world without,

The faithless heart within.
6 Take thy first meal with God!

He is thy heavenly food;
Feed with and on him; he with thee

Will feast in brotherhood.
7 Take thy first walk with God!

Let him go forth with thee;
By stream, or sea, or mountain-path,

Seek still his company. 8 Thy first transaction be

With God himself above;
So shall thy business prosper well,

And all the day be love!
403.
TO-DAY OURS.

S M.
Selma-MorningtonIpswich.
1 To-morrow, Lord, is thine,

Lodged in thy sovereign hand;
And if its sun arise and shine,

It shines by thy command. 2 The present moment flies,

And bears our life away:
O make thy servants truly wise,

That they may live to-day.

4 How many thousand souls are fled

Since the last setting sun!
And yet, thou lengthenest out my thread,

And yet, my moments run.
5 Great God! let all my hours be thine,

While I enjoy the light:
Then shall my sun in smiles decline,

And bring a blessed night. 402.

BEGIN THE DAY WITH GOD. S. M.

Prague-Plymouth-Christchurch. i Begin the day with God!

He is thy sun and day;
His is the radiance of thy dawn,

To him address thy lay.
2 Sing a new song at morn!

Join the glad woods and hills;
Join the fresh winds, and seas, and plains,

Join the bright flowers and rills. 3 Sing thy first song to God!

Not to thy fellowmen;
Not to the creatures of his hand,

But to the glorious one.
4 Awake, cold lips, and sing !

Arise, dull knees, and pray!
Lift up, O man, thy heart, and eyes,
Brush slothfulness

away.

405. MORNING HYMN.

C. M. Morven-Farrant-Abbey. 1 O Lord, not those bright heavens alone

Can cheer our pilgrim-way;
We ask our sunshine from thy throne,

Thy smile, to make our day. 2 So let thine angel-guard around

Our paths of life prepare,
That we may find them holy ground,

With thy sweet presence there. 3 Then, though the desert-land we tread,

The land where terrors meet,
Thy banner shall be o’er our head,

Thy light before our feet.
4 In rudest wilds shall dwell thy power,

Where'er thy pilgrims be,
And love forget each weary hour

When duty toils for thee.
406.
MORNING HYMN.

C.M. St. Paul'sJerusalem-Melrose. 1 Lord of my life! O may thy praise

Employ my noblest powers, Whose goodness lengthens out my days,

And fills the circling hours ! 2 Preserved by thine almighty arm,

I passed the shades of night,

Serene and safe from every harm,

And see returning light. 3 While many spent the night in sighs,

And restless pains and woes, In gentle sleep I closed my eyes,

And undisturbed repose. 4 When sleep, death’s semblance, o'er me

spread, And I unconscious lay, Thy watchful care was round my bed,

To guard my feeble clay. 5 O let the same almighty care

My waking hours attend: From every danger, every snare,

My heedless steps defend ! 6 Smile on my minutes as they roll,

And guide my future days; And let thy goodness fill my soul

With gratitude and praise. 407. WALKING WITH GOD.

L, M. Angel's Hymn-Wareham_Warrington. 1 God of the morning, at whose voice

The cheerful sun makes haste to rise, And, like a giant, doth rejoice

To run his journey through the skies:

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