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1 TATHER of mercies, in Thy word

T What endless glory shines !
For ever be Thy Name adored

For these celestial lines.
2 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
3 O may these heavenly pages be

My first, my chief delight;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light.
4 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,

Be Thou for ever near ;
Teach me to love Thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there.

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1 THE Spirit breathes upon the word,

1 And brings the truth to sight;
Precepts and promises afford

A sanctifying light.
2 A glory gilds the sacred page,

Majestic as the sun :
It gives a light to every age;

It gives, but borrows none.

3 The hand that gave it still supplies

The gracious light and heat;
His truths upon the nations rise ;

They rise, but never set.
4 Eternal thanks, O Lord, be Thine

For such a bright display,
As makes a world of darkness shine

With beams of heavenly day.

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1 MOD, in the Gospel of His Son,

U Makes His eternal counsels known;
Where love in all its glory shines,

And truth is drawn in fairest lines.
2 The prisoner here may break his chains,

The weary rest from all his pains,
The captive feel his bondage cease,

The mourner find the way of peace.
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 O grant us grace, Almighty Lord,

To mark and learn Thy holy word,
Its truths with meekness to receive,
And by its holy precepts live!

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C. M. 1 APPROACH, my soul, the mercy-seat,

A Where Jesus answers prayer ;
There humbly fall before His feet,

For none can perish there.

2 Thy promise is my only plea,

With this I venture nigh;
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee,

And such, O Lord, am I.
3 Bowed down beneath a load of sin,

By Satan sorely prest,
Fightings without, and fears within,

I come to Thee for rest.
4 O wondrous Love ! to bleed and die,

To bear the Cross and shame,
That guilty sinners, such as I,

Might plead Thy gracious Name.

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1 NOME, my soul, thy suit prepare,

U Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,

Therefore will not say thee nay.
2 Thou art coming to a King,

Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such,

None can ever ask too much.
3 Lord, I come to Thee for rest,

Take possession of my breast;
There Thy blood-bought right maintain,

And without a rival reign.
4 While I am a pilgrim here,

Let Thy love my spirit cheer;
As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend,
Lead me to my journey's end.

148th m. 1 NIVE thanks to God most high,

U The universal Lord,
The sovereign King of kings,
And be His grace adored.
His power and grace

Are still the same;

And let His Name

Have endless praise. 2 How mighty is His hand !

What wonders hath He done!
· He formed the earth and seas,

And spread the heavens alone.
Thy mercy, Lord,

Shall still endure;

And ever sure

Abides Thy word.
3 Give thanks aloud to God,

To God the heavenly King ;
And let the spacious earth
His work and glories sing.
Thy mercy, Lord,

Shall still endure;

And ever sure
Abides Thy word.

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1 CONGS of praise the angels sang,

D Heaven with hallelujahs rang,
When Jehovah's work begun,
When He spake, and it was done.

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,

When the Prince of Peace was born ;
Songs of praise arose when He

Captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away;

Songs of praise shall crown that day : God will make new heavens and earth ;

Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 4 And shall man alone be dumb,

Till that glorious kingdom come?
No! the Church delights to raise

Songs of joy and hymns of praise. 5 Saints below, with heart and voice,

Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.

1 THOU who art enthroned above,

I Thou in whom we live and move, Good it is with joyful tongue To resound Thy praise in song: When the morning paints the skies, When the sparkling stars arise, All Thy favours to rehearse,

And give thanks in grateful verse. 2 Sweet the day of sacred rest,

When devotion fires the breast,
When we dwell within Thy house,
Hear Thy Gospel, pay our vows,

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