Christian Worship Saturday Evening.

The hours of evening close;
Its lengthened shadows, drawn
O’er scenes of earth, invite repose,
And wait the Sabbath dawn.

So let its calm prevail
O’er forms of outward care;
Nor thought for many things assail
The still retreat of prayer.

Our guardian Shepherd near
His watchful eye will keep;
And, safe from violence and fear,
Will fold his flock to sleep.

So may a holier light
Than earth’s our spirits rouse,
And call us, strengthened by his might,
To pay the Lord our vows.