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While night to day, and day to night,
Divinely teach his name. 3 In every different land
Their general voice is known; They show the wonders of his hand,
And orders of his throne. 4 But let us more rejoice,
That he reveals his word;
To bid us “know the Lord.” 5 His statutes and commands
Are set before our eyes ;
Where our salvation lies
His truth without deceit;
And his rewards are great.
STEELE FATHER of mercies, in thy word
What endless glory shines ! For ever be thy name adored
For these celestial lines. 2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Exhaustless riches find;
And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
And yields a free repast, Sublimer sweets than nature knows
Invite the longing taste. 4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around; And life, and everlasting joys,
Attend the blissful sound.
My ever dear delight;
And still increasing light !
Be thou for ever near;
And view my Saviour there.
TAYLOR. THIS is a precious book indeed!
Happy the child that loves to read ! 'Tis God's own word which he has given To show our souls the way to heaven! 2 It tells us how the world was made ; And how good men the Lord obey'd ; Here his commands are written too, To teach us what we ought to do. 3 It bids us all from sin to fly, Because our souls can never die :
It tells of heaven, where angels dwell, And warns us to escape from hell. 4 But what is more than all beside, The Bible tells us, Jesus died ! This is its best, its chief intent, To lead poor sinners to repent. 5 Let us be thankful, that we may Read this good Bible every day: 'Tis God's own word which he has given To show our souls the way to heaven. SEVENS.
WESLEY. O THAT I, like Timothy,
Might the Holy Scriptures know
Till for God mature I grow !
Full of truth, and full of grace,
Teach me in my youthful days
Open now the book of God;
Leading to thy bless'd abode :
Wisdom from above impart,
WATTS. GREAT God, with wonder and with praise
On all thy works I look :
Shine brightest in thy book.
Have much instruction given : But thy good word informs my soul
How I may climb to heaven. 3 The fields provide me food, and show
The goodness of the Lord ; But fruits of life and glory grow
In thy most holy word. 4 Lord, make me understand thy law,
Show what my faults have been; And from thy gospel let me draw
Pardon for all my sin. 5 Here may I learn how Christ has died,
To save my soul from hell : Not all the books on earth beside
Such heavenly wonders tell.
And take a fresh delight,
29. HOLY Bible ! book divine !
Precious treasure ! thou art mine! Mine, to tell me whence I came; Mine, to teach me what I am. 2 Mine, to chide me when I rove; Mine, to show a Saviour's love. Mine art thou to guide my feet, Mine, to judge, condemn, acquit. 3 Mine, to comfort in distress, If the Holy Spirit bless ; Mine, to show by living faith Man can triumph over death. 4 Mine, to tell of joys to come, And the rebel sinner's doom ; O thou precious book divine ! Precious treasure! thou art mine!
WATTS BEHOLD the morning sun
Begins his glorious way! His beams through all the nations run,
And light and life convey. 2 But where the gospel comes,
It spreads diviner light! It calls dead sinners from their tombs,
And gives the blind chuir sight.