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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;
We are not left to nature's voice,

To bid us “know the Lord.” 5 His statutes and commands

Are set before our eyes ;
He puts his gospel in our hands,

Where our salvation lies
6 His laws are just and pure,

His truth without deceit;
His promises for ever sure,

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;
Riches above what earth can grant,

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.
5 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light !
6 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord,

Be thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,

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
From mine early infancy,

Till for God mature I grow !
Made unto sa.vation wise,
Ready for the glorious prize!
2 Jesus, all-redeeming Lord,

Full of truth, and full of grace,
Make me understand thy word ;

Teach me in my youthful days
Wonders in thy word to see,
Wise through faith which is in thee.
3 Open thou mine eyes of faith ;

Open now the book of God;
Show me here the sacred path

Leading to thy bless'd abode :

Wisdom from above impart,
Speak the meaning to my heart.


WATTS. GREAT God, with wonder and with praise

On all thy works I look :
But still thy wisdom, power, and grace,

Shine brightest in thy book.
2 The stars that in their courses roll

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.
6 Then let me love my Bible more,

And take a fresh delight,
By day to read these wonders o'er,
And meditate by night.


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.

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