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He made the glorious sunlight,
And set the moon on high;
To wander through the sky.
And says, “Let evening be!”
The Lord of Hosts is He.
O God, be pleased to guard us
Throughout the silent night,
To wake to morning light.
The curtain of Thy peace;
With love that ne'er shall cease.
I. S. M.
FATHER, TO THEE WE LOOK. Father, to Thee we look in all our sorrow, Thou art the fountain whence our healing
flows: Dark tho’ the night, joy cometh with the mor
row, Safely they rest, who on Thy love repose.
When fond hopes fail, and skies are dark be
When the vain cares that vex our life in
crease, Comes with its calm the thought that Thou art
And we grow quiet, folded in Thy peace.
Naught shall affright us, on Thy goodness
leaning, Low in the heart faith singeth still her song; Chastened by pains, we learn life's deeper
meaning, And in our weakness, Thou dost make us
Patient, О heart, though heavy be thy sorrows,
Be not cast down, disquieted in vain ! Yet shalt thou praise Him, when these dark
ened furrows, Where now He plougheth, wave with golden
F. L. H.
O MAGNIFY THE LORD.
Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
My heart and tongue employ.
O magnify the Lord with me,
With me exalt His name; When in distress to Him I call’d,
He to my rescue came.
The hosts of God encamp around
The dwellings of the just; Deliverance He affords to all
Who on His succor trust.
O make but trial of His love,
Experience will decide
Who in His truth confide.
Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then
Have nothing else to fear;
Your wants shall be His care.
C. G. M.
THERE LIVES A GOD.
There lives a God! Each finite creature
Proclaims His great and wond 'rous reign; Throughout all changing forms of nature,
His ruling hand is clear and plain;
There lives a God! Though storms are hieing
Athwart the pilgrim's path of life-
And Nature smiles beyond the strife.
There lives a God! When life is waning,
His love is near my soul to save; My joys are all of His ordaining,
My chastening griefs He wisely gave. In death there blooms new life for me, God lives !-O God, I live in Thee!
J. K. G.
THE LORD REIGNS.
(Adon Olom.) Sovereign Lord, whose sceptre reigned
Ere yet time its course began; Since creation was ordained,
It is guided by His plan.
When all things fade and decline,
He abides in majesty;
Is and will He ever be.
No beginning and no end
His is rule and victory;
My salvation's guaranty.
When my lips the Lord extol,
I feel safe in every sphere, Safe in body and in soul :
God with me- I have no fear.
J. K. G.
The breath of ev'ry living thing,
O Lord, shall bless Thy name;
Thy glory shall proclaim.
For Thou art God for ever more,
Beside Thee we have none;
Save Thou, Almighty One!
Thou settest free, and sendest aid
In times of grief or woe,
No King but Thee we know.
In God the holy, wise and just,
From childhood's tender years, Have I reposed with perfect trust,
My changing hopes and fears.
From every page that time has turned,
Since that bright season fled, Some holy lessons have I learned,
Some wholesome moral read.
Oh, should my term of life exceed,
Frail man's allotted days,
For strength, my God to praise.
Holy, holy, holy God,