377 MAITLAND. CM.
I. O God, our help in a - ges past, Our hope for years to come,
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Our shel - ter from the storm - y blast, And our e ter - nal home:
The Lord our Help. Psalm xc. CM.
I O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:
2 Under the shadow of thy throne,
Still may we dwell secure ;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.
3 Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.
4 A thousand ages, in thy sight,
Are like an evening gone :
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.
5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bwars all its sons awav ;
They f|y. forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op'ning day.
6 O God, our help in ages past,
f'ur hop» for years to come.
Be thou our guard while life shall last,
And our perpetual home !
378 .-/ Morning meditation. CM.
I One* more, my soul, the rishig flay,
Salutes thy waking eve-;
Once more, my voice thy tribute pay
To him that rules the skies.
2 Night unto night his name repeats,
The day renews the sound,—
Wide as the heavens on which he sits,
To turn the seasons round.
3 'Tis he supports my mortal frame;
My tongue shall speak his praise :
My sins might rouse his wrath to flame,
But yet his wrath delays.
4 O God, let all my hours be thine,
While I enjoy the light !
Then shall my sun in smiles decline,
And bring a pleasant night.
379 Awake, my soul. C. M.
I Awake, my soul, to meet the day,
Unfold thy drowsy eyes,
And burst the pond'rous chain that loads
Thine active faculties.
2 God's guardian shield was round me spread
In my defenseless sleep:
Let him have all my waking hours
Who doth my slumbers keep.
3 Pardon. O God. my former sloth,
And arm my soul with grace-
As rising now, I seal mv vows
To prosecute thy ways.
4 Bright Sun of righteousness, arise-
Thy radiant beams display,
And guide my dark, bewilder'd soul
To everlasting day.