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Cast me not away from Thy presence; and
take not Thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation;
and uphold me with Thy good spirit.
O God, Thou art my God, earnestly do I seek
Thee! my soul thirsteth, my flesh longeth
for Thee, as in a dry, thirsty land. Thus I look toward Thee in Thy sanctuary,
to behold Thy power and Thy glory! For Thy loving-kindness is better than life;
therefore my lips shall praise Thee ! Thus will I bless Thee, while I live; in T
name will I lift up my hands! My soul shall be satisfied as with Thy mercy,
and with joyful lips my mouth shall praise
Thee, When I think of Thee upon my bed, and
meditate on Thee in the night-watches. For Thou art my help, and in the shadow
of Thy wings I rejoice; Thy right hand holdeth me up.
PRECIOUS IS THY LOVING-KINDNESS. Thy mercy, O Lord, is as the heavens; and
Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains ;
Thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast.
How excellent is Thy loving-kindness, O God !
therefore the children of men put their
trust under the shadow of Thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the
richness of Thy house; and Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy
pleasures. For with Thee is the fountain of life: in
Thy sight shall we see light. O continue Thy loving-kindness unto them
that know Thee; and Thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
Thou art a God who doest wonders; Thou
hast manifested Thy power among the na
tions. With Thy strong arm Thou didst redeem
Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Jo
seph. The waters saw it, O God! the waters saw
Thee, and feared, and the deep trembled. The clouds poured water, the skies sent forth
thunder, and Thine arrows flew. Thy thunder roared in the whirlwind; the
lightning illumined the world; the earth
trembled and shook. Thy way was through the sea, and Thy path
through great waters; and Thy footsteps
could not be found. Thou didst lead Thy people like a flock; by the hands of Thy holy messengers. Hallelujah.
Praise ye the Lord ! praise God in His sanc
tuary ! praise Him in His glorious firma
ment! Praise Him for His mighty deeds! praise Him
according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of trumpets !
praise Him with the psaltery and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance! praise
Him with stringed instruments and flutes ! Praise Him with the clear-sounding cymbals!
praise Him with the high-sounding cymbals ! Let everything that hath breath praise the
SLEEP THY LAST SLEEP.
Sleep thy last sleep,
Free from care and sorrow;
'Till th' eternal morrow.
O'er the silent river,
Heaven can deliver.
Life's dream is past,
All its sin and sadness,
Dawns a day of gladness.
Earth receiyes our treasure,
Waiting all His pleasure.
Those who here have left us,
Death, hast thou bereft us.
Comforting our weeping,
When awake your sleeping.
WHEN HOMEWARD BOUND.
And one clear call for me,
When I put out to sea.
Too full for sound and foam,
less deep, Turns again home. For tho' from out the bourne of time and
place The tide may bear me far, I hope to see my pilot face to face,
When I have crossed the bar.
THE MELLOW EVE.
The mellow eve is gliding
Serenely down the west;
My soul would sink to rest.
The daylight's gentle close.
Thus hymn my last repose.
The evening star has lighted
Her crystal lamp on high;
May hope illume the sky.
The morrow's light shall break,
We shall in glory wake.
WHY ART THOU CAST DOWN ?
Why art thou cast down, my soul,
Him whose heart contains us all ? Lives no God for thee on high, Loving while His judgments fall ?