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His Spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warm’d their hearts with heav'nly fire. 2 The works and wonders which they wroughal
Confirm'd the messages they brought:
To save the holy words from death.
On the dear volume of thy book;
And real his name who died for me 4 J.et the false raptures of the mind
Be lost, and vanish in the wind;
(204.) C. M. 3.
What endless glory shines'
For these celestial lines.
Exhaustless riches find;
And lasting as the mind.
And yields a free repast;
Invite the longing taste.
Spreads heav'nly peace around;
Attend the blissful sound.
My ever dear deliglit;
And still increasing light!
6 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord!
Be thou for ever near.
(203.) C. M. 4. The word of God'an incomparable treasure, "LET avrice, borne from shore to shore,
Her fav’rite god pursue:
'I'han India or Peril.
Are open'l to our sight; The purest gold without alloy,
And gems divinely bright.
These sacred leaves unfold;
Our raptur'd eyes behold.
Directs our doubtful feet; Here promises of heav'nly love
Our ardent wishes meet. , Our num'rous griefs are here redrest,
And all our wants supplied: Nauglit we can ask to make us blest
Is in this book denied.
That so enrich the mind,
C. M. 5.
To form one perfect book:
5 Ye favour'd lands, who have this word,
Ye saints, who feel its saving power,
And his listinguished grace adore. 9.
C. M. Instruction from Scripture. How shall the young secure their nearts,
And guard their lives from sin? Thy word the choicest rules imparts
To keep the conscience clean. 2 When once it enters to the mind,
It spreads such light abroad, The meanest souls instruction find,
And raise their thoughts to God. 3 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light,
That guides us all the day;
A lamp to lead our way.
And meditate thy word,
And better know the Lord.
I hate the sinner's road;
But love thy law, my God.
How pure is every page!
And well support our age. 10.
The glory of the word. 1 THE Spirit breathes upon the
word, And brings the truth to sight: Precepts and promises afford
A sanctifying lights
'Tis a sword that euts asunder
All my pride and vanity, When abas'd I lie, and wonder
That he spares a wretch like me. % This confirms me when I waver,
Sets my trembling judgment right; When I stráy, how much so ever,
This is my restoring light: Satan oft, and sin, assail me,
With temptations ever new; Then, 0 nothing can avail me,
'Till my bleeding Lord I vicw. 3 Faith I need, O Lord bestow it,
Give my labouring mind relief; Oft, alas!'I doubt, I know it,
Help, O help my unbelief. Dearest Saviour, by tlny merit
May I gain a future crown; Guide, O guide me by thy Spirit,
Till these storms are overblown! 8.
L. M. The usefulness of the Scriptures. 1 WHEN Israel through the desert pass’d,
A fiery pillar went before To guide them through the dreary waste,
And lessen the fatigues they bore. 2 Such is thy glorious word, O God!
'Tis for our light and guidance given; It sheds a lustre all abroad,
And points the path to bliss and heaven: 3 It fills the soul with sweet delight,
And quickens its inactive powers;
Displays thy love, and kindles ours: * Its promises rejoice our hearts;
Its doctrines are divinely true;
Shall infidels reproach his laws,
Or trample on his blood?
To cleanse us from our faults?
Transcend our feeble thoughts? 3 What if the gospel bids us fight
With fesh, and self, and sin? The prize is most divinely bright,
Which we are call'd to win.
His glorious grace partake?
For so the prophets spake.
Indulge their souls in sin?
His laws are pure and clean.
Our lips profess his word;
The men that love the Lord.
BEING AND PERFECTIONS OF GOD)
L. M. 13.
God exalted above all praise. 1 ETERNAL Power! whose high abode
Becomes the grandeur of a God; Infinite lengths, beyond the bounds
Where stars revolve their little rounds. 2 The lowest step around thy seat,
Rises too high for Gabriel's feet;