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2 Great God! mine eyes with pleasure look
On the dear volume of thy book;
There my Redeemer’s face I see,
And read his name who died for me.
Here, the fair tree of knowledge grows;-
No danger dwells therein.
4 This is the judge that ends the strife,
Where wit and reason fail;-
My guide to everlasting life,
rough all this gloomy vale.
5 Oh! may thy counsels, o God!
My roving feet comman à
2 All nature sings thy boundless love,
In worlds below, and worlds above;
But, in thy blessed word, I trace
Diviner wonders of thy grace.
* 3 There, what delightful truths I read!
There, I behold the Saviour bleed:
His name salutes my listening ear,
Revives my heart, and checks my fear.
4 There Jesus bids my sorrows cease, t
And gives my lab'ring conscience peace,
Raises my grateful passions high,
And points to mansions in the sky.
5 For love like this, Oh! let my song,
Through endless years, thy praise prolong;
Let distant climes thy name adore,
Till time and nature are no more.
C. M. 5. JRevelation welcomed.
1 HAIL, sacred truth ! whose piercing rays
Dispel the shades of might; -
Diffusing, o'er the mental world,
The healing beams of light.
2 Jesus! thy word, with friendly aid,
Restores our wandering feet;
Converts the sorrows of the mind
To joys divinely sweet.
3 Oh! send thy o and truth abroad,
In all their radiant blaze;
And bid th’ admiring world adore
The glories of thy grace.
L. M. 6. The Blessings of in new covenant.
1 GOD, in the Gospel of his Son,
Makes his eternal counsels known;
Where love in all its glory shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.
2 Here, sinners of an humble frame
May taste his grace, and learn his name;
May read in characters of blood,
The wisdom, power and grace of God.
3 Here, faith reveals, to mortal eyes,
A brighter world beyond the skies;
Here, shines the light which guides our way
From earth to realms of endless day.
4 Oh! grant us grace, almighty Lords
To read and mark thy holy word,
Its truths with meekness to receive,
And by its holy precepts live.
5 May this blest volume ever lie
Close to my heart, and near mine eye,”
Till life's last hour, my soul engage,
And be my chosen heritage.
1 LET everlasting glories crown
Thy head, my Saviour, and my Lord!
Thy hands have brought salvation down,
And writ the blessings in thy word.
3 How well thy blessed truths agree
How wise and holy thy commands!
Thy promises—how firm they be
How firm our hope and comfort stands!
2 This remedy did wisdom find,
To heal diseases of the mind;—
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can
Restore the ruined creature, man.
3 The gospel bids the dead revive,
Sinners obey the voice, and live;
Dry bones are raised, and clothed afresh,
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh.
1 THE Lord Jehovah reigns;
His throne is built on high;
The garments he assumes
Are light and majesty:
His glories shine with beams sobright,
No mortal eye can bear the sight.
2 The thunders of his hand
Keep the wide world in awe;,
His wrath and justice stand
To guard his holy law;
And where his love resolves to bless,
His truth confirms and seals the grace.
2 How wide thy hand hath spread the sky
How glorious to behold
Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,
And starred with sparkling gold.
3 Thy glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the gazing sight ,
Though lies, and seas, and solid ground,
With terror and delight.
4 Infinite strength, and equal skill,
Shine through the worlds abroad;