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'Tis here thy richest mercy shines, il
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2 Thy wisdom here its gifts imparts,
To form our minds, to cheer our hearts; Its influence makes the sinner live;
It bids the drooping saint revive. 3 Our raging passions it controls,
And comfort yields to contrite souls;
And guides us all our journey through. 4 May this blest volume ever lie Close to our hearts and near our eye, Till life's last hour our souls engage, And be our chosen heritage. 92. L. M. THY word, O Lord, is light and food, 1 The law of truth, and source of good: There thou hast pointed out our way
To pardon and perpetual day. . 2 May we receive it, Lord, as thine,
Receive it as thy word divine,
With bending heart, and filial fear.': ! 3 Make us to know its saying might, · Its quickening power, its cheerful light: May it our stubborn hearts subdue,
And still our sinful souls renew! 4 0! let it richly dwell within,
To keep us from the snares of sin,
TADEN with guilt, and full of fears, . We fly to thee, O Lord;
And not a ray of hope appears,
. But in thy written word. 2 The volume of our Father's grace
Does all our grief assuage;
The pearl of price unknown; ..
Who makes the pearl his own.
Where wit and reason fail; .
Through all this gloomy vale. .. 94 . L. M.
THE starry firmament on high,..
So brightly as thy written word. 2 The hopes that holy word supplies, T.
Its truths divine and precepts wise
And every beam conducts to thee. 3 Almighty Lord! the sun shall fail,
The moon forget her nightly tale,
4 But fixed for everlasting years, Unmoved amid the wreck of spheres, Thy word shall shine in cloudless day When heaven and earth have pass'd away. 95
C. M. LORD, we have made thy word our
choice. Our lasting heritage; There shall our noblest powers rejoice,
Our warmest thoughts engage.
And keep thy laws in sight;
With ever fresh delight.
Where springs of life arise, Seeds of immortal bliss are sown,
And hidden glory lies. 4. The best relief that mourners have- .
It makes our sorrows blest;
And our eternal rest. 96
Thy words of grace revoke;
When once the Judge appears;
And sun and moon decay
That measure mortal years;
Thy promise shines through all the flame. 3 Their harmony shall sound
Through our attentive ears, When thunders cleave the ground
And dissipate the spheres; 'Mid all the shock of that dread scene,
We stand serene-thy word our rock. 97 L. M. 6 lines.
FAITHFUL art Thou in whom we trust,
And skies have passed away;
Thy blessed promises endure.
With love and faith forgot,
Or man's unstable thought: . But there is neither change nor fraud
In thy sweet promises, O God.
4s & 7s. WE trust thee, Lord;
W Upon thy word
Lord, here must be
2 The only scheme
Man to redeem From death, sin's fearful wages, in Would lie concealed,
But as revealed
Its fruits to give,
All strength and skill
To do thy will
Teach us, O Lord,
To prize thy word,
Be it our health,
Be it our wealth,
GOD AND HIS ATTRIBUTES.
BEING AND CREATIVE POWER, 99
The world from nothing came.
It all reflects thy light:
And day succeeds the night. 3 For this the earth its produce yields ;
For this the waters flow;