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When thou wilt take the veil away
From each benighted mind.

5 Then sinners shall with grateful hearts
The Saviour's name adore;
And carnal mind, with subtle arts,
Shall tempt their souls no more.

HYMN 265. C. M.
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Angelic Invitation.

1 SEE the kind angels at the gates,
Inviting us to come;

There Jesus, the Forerunner, waits,
To welcome pilgrims home.

2 There, on a green and flowery mount, Our weary souls shall sit,

And with transporting joys recount
The labours of our feet.

3 No vain discourse shall fill our tongue, Nor trifles vex our ear;

Infinite grace shall be our song,
And heaven rejoice to hear.

4 Eternal glory to the King

That brought us safely through; Our tongue shall never cease to sing, And endless praise renew.

HYMN 266. L. M. [#]

Jesus' Call.

1 COME, all ye weary, fainting souls, Ye heavy laden sinners, come;

I'll give you rest from all your toils,
And lead you to my heavenly home.
2 Ye shall find rest, that learn of me;
I'm of a meek and lowly mind;
But passion rages like the sea,
And pride is restless as the wind.

3 Blest is the man whose shoulders take My yoke, and bear it with delight: My yoke is easy to his neck;

My grace shall make the burden light.

4 Jesus, we come at thy command,

With faith, and hope, and humble zeal, Resign our spirits to thy hand,

To rule and guide us at thy will.

HYMN 267.

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Call to Zion.

1 PRAISE to God, the great Creator,
Bounteous Source of every joy,
He whose hand upholds all nature,

He whose word can all destroy!
Saints, with pious zeal attending,

Now the grateful tribute raise;
Solemn songs, to heaven ascending,
Join the universal praise.

2 Here indulge each grateful feeling;
Lowly bend with contrite souls;
Here, his milder grace revealing,

Here no peal of thunder rolls:
Lo, the sacred page before us

Bears the promise of his love,

Full of mercy to restore us, Mercy beaming from above. 3 Every secret fault confessing,

Deed unrighteous, thought of sin,
Seize, O seize the proffered blessing,

Grace from God, and peace within!
Heart and voice with rapture swelling,
Still the song of glory raise;
On the theme immortal dwelling,
Join the universal praise.


HYMN 268. C. M. [#]

Excellency of Scripture.

1 FATHER of mercies, in thy word.. What endless glory shines


Forever 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 rich repast;

Sublimer sweets than nature knows
Invite the longing taste.

4 O may these heavenly pages be
My study and delight;
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light.

5 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord,
Be thou forever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
And view my Saviour there.

HYMN 269. C. M. [#]
The Scriptures.

1 LADEN with guilt, and full of fears,
I come to thee, my Lord;
For not a ray of hope appears
But in thy holy word.


2 The volume of my
Does all my grief assuage;
Here I behold my Saviour's face
In every sacred page.

3 Here living water gently flows,
To wash me from my sin;
Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
Nor danger dwells therein.

4 This is the judge that ends the strife,
Where sense and reason fail;
My guide to everlasting life,
Through all this gloomy vale.

5 May thy wise counsels, O my God,
These roving feet command,
Lest I forsake the happy road
That leads to thy right hand.

HYMN 270.

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Glory of the Sacred Pages.

1 WHAT glory gilds the sacred page, Majestic like the sun!

It gives a light to every age;
It gives, but borrows none.

2 His hand that gave it still supplies
His gracious light and heat;
His truths upon the nations rise;
They rise, but never set.

3 Let everlasting thanks be thine,
For such a bright display,
As makes a world of darkness shine
With beams of heavenly day.

4 My soul rejoices to pursue

The paths of truth and love Till glory break upon my view In brighter worlds above.

HYMN 271. L. M. [#]
Nature and Scripture compared.

1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord;
In every star thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold thy word,
We read thy name in fairer lines.

2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And nights and days thy power confess; But, lo, the volume thou hast writ

Reveals thy justice and thy grace.

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