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The radiant morn hath passed away,
And spent too soon her golden store ;
The shadows of departing day

Creep on once more.
life is but a fading dawn,
Its glorious noon, how quickly past !
Lead us, O CHRIST, when all is gone,

Safe home at last,
Where saints are clothed in spotless white,
And evening shadows never fall,
Where Thou, Eternal Light of Light,
Art LORD of all.


1512 Isaiah 1x. 19. The Sun shall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness the Moon by night: but the LORD thy God shall be thine everlasting Light, and thy GoD thy Glory.

xxxiii. 17. Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty: they shall behold the land which is very far off.

*O GOD of Saints, to Thee we cry;
O SAVIOUR, plead for us on high ;
O Holy Ghost, our Guide and Friend,
Grant us Thy grace till life shall end;
That with all Saints our rest may be
In that bright Paradise with Thee. Amen."


1513 Psalm 1xiii. 23. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and after that receive me with glory.

24. Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none on earth to compare with Thee. O guide me.


1514 PSALM vii. 18. I will give thanks unto the LORD, according to His righteousness, and I will praise the Name of the LORD Most High.


1515 PSALM Ixv. 5. Thou shalt shew us wonderful things in Thy righteousness.

9. Thou visitest the earth and blessest it: Thou makest it very plenteous.

10. Thou preparest their corn, for so Thou providest for the earth.

cix. 29. As for me, I will give great thanks unto the LORD with my mouth, and praise Him among the multitude. Amen.

C. J. Frost.

1516 PSALM cxxvi. 1. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Sion, then were we like unto them that dream.

2. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy.

3. Then said they among the heathen, the Lord hath done great things for them.

4. Yea, the Lord hath done great things for us already, whereof we rejoice.

5. Turn our captivity, O LORD, as the rivers in the south.

6. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

7. He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed, shall doubtless come again, and bring his sheaves with him.

C. J. Frost, Prout. 1517 Batten, Nares, vv. 1-4. [Gloria Patri.] 1518 Blow, vv. 1-6. Hallelujah.

1519 Prevent us, O LORD, in all our doings with Thy most gracious favour, and further us with Thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in Thee, we may glorify Thy holy Name, and finally by Thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.


1520 PSALM xxxii. 1. Blessed is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven, and whose sin is covered.

i. 3. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waterside.

xxxii. 2. Blessed is he to whom the LORD will not impute sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Blessed for ever is he.

11. Great plagues remain for the ungodly, but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD, mercy embraceth him on

every side.

12. Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the LORD : and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart. Amen.

PARRY. 1521 Ouseley, vv. 1, 2, II.

1522 PSALM cxix. 1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

2. Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.

li. 10. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Revelation ii. 10. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.


1523 Psalm cxviii. 24. This is the day which the LORD hath made: we will rejoice and be glad in it.

1 CORINTHIANS XV. 20. For now is CHRIST risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

57. Thanks be to God, Which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah. Amen.


1524 Isaiah lii. 9. Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem : for the LORD hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10. The LORD hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations : and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

xi. 6. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given : and the government shall be upon His shoulder ; and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah lii. 9. Break forth into joy. Hallelujah.

Šewell. 1525 PALESTRINA, PRENTICE, vv. 9, 10.

Art thou weary, art thou languid,

Art thou sore distrest ?
“Come to Me,” saith One," and coming,

Be at rest.”
Hath He marks to lead me to Him,

If He be my Guide ?
In His Feet and Hands are Wound-prints,

And His Side.”
Hath He diadem as Monarch

That His brow adorns ?
“ Yea, a Crown, in very surety,

But of Thorns."
If I find Him, if I follow,

What His guerdon here?
Many a sorrow, many a labour,

Many a tear."
If I still hold closely to Him,

What hath He at last ?
Sorrow vanquished, labour ended,

Jordan past.”
If I ask Him to receive me,

Will He say me nay?
“ Not till earth, and not till heaven

Pass away

Finding, following, keeping, struggling,

Is He sure to bless ?
Angels, Martyrs, Prophets, Virgins,
Answer, Yes!”


1527 HEBREWS iv. 16. Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


1528 1 CHRONICLES xxix. 14. Who are we, O LORD, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort ? For all things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee.

Come unto Christ, ye mourners,

And He will give you rest;
Come with your sins and sorrows

To His all-pitying breast.
Come to the arms that love you,

Out-stretched upon the Cross,
Come to the patient Saviour,

That knows your grief and loss.
Behold Him gently knocking

Without the fast-closed door ;
Have ye no word of welcome,

And must He knock no more?
O come and open quickly,

Before He turn away;
And through the doorway streaming

Shall shine the light of day.
Come unto Christ, ye mourners,

And find in Him your peace;
For He is consolation,

And He has sure release.

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