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MAITLAND. C. M.
1. How shall the young se-cure their hearts And guard their lives from sin?
Thy word the choicest rules im
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2 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light,
3 Thy precepts make me truly wise; I hate the sinner's road;
I hate my own vain thoughts that rise,
4 Thy word is everlasting truth;
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1 LIGHT of the world, shine on our souls;
And while we meet to learn thy truth,
2 As once thou didst thy word expound
And its blest fullness see;
Its joyful news of saving grace
4 Thus may thy word be dearer still,
GEORGE N. ALLEN.
2 Not the most perfect rules they gave
3 Yet men would fain be just with God
3 Its richness, sweetness, power, and depth, 2 Jesus, thy word, with friendly aid,
Its holiness discern;
Restores our wandering feet;
by F. E. Belden.
BLISS. C. M.
1. Lamp of our feet, where-by we trace Our path when wont to stray; d
F. E. BELDEN.
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1 WHAT is the chaff, the word of man,
Like that immortal meat?
Thy word, O God, with heavenly bread
3 'Tis like a field where hidden lies
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1 ALMIGHTY God, thy word is cast
O let the dew of heaven descend,
2 Let not the foe of Christ and man
3 Let not this life's deceitful cares,
4 Where'er the word of life is sown,
192 [Tune, Pleyel, No. 240,] 1 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 holy book divine! Precious treasure, thou art mine!
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1 IMPOSTURE shrinks from light,
A meek, inquiring mind,
3 With understanding blessed,
Our faith on man we dare not rest,
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[Tune, Stockwell, No. 162.] BLESSED Bible, how I love it! How it doth my bosom cheer! What hath earth like this to covet? O, what stores of wealth are here! 2 "T is a fountain ever bursting,
Whence the weary may obtain Water for the soul that's thirsting, That it may not thirst again. 3 "T is a chart that never faileth,
One which God to man has given ; And though oft the storm assaileth,
It will guide you safe to heaven. 4 'Tis a pearl of price exceeding
All the gems in ocean found;
1. O word of God in car-nate, O wis-dom from on high, Otruth unchanged, un
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our dark sky! We praise thee
A lamp to guide our footsteps, Shines on from age to age.
3 It floateth like a banner
Before God's host unfurled,
Above the stormy world;
That o'er life's raging sea, 'Mid mists and rocks and quicksands, Still guides, O Christ, to thee!
4 O, make thy church, dear Saviour, A lamp of burnished gold, To bear before the nations
Thy true light as of old; O, teach thy wandering pilgrims By this their path to trace, Till, clouds and darkness ended, They see thee face to face.
T. R. MATTHEWS.
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1 THE heavens declare his glory,
And night to night replies.
Throughout the earth is heard,-
The page of nature's word.
2 But there's a radiance streaming
In truth's celestial ray:
It makes the simple wise;
Than lurks within the mine;
Yields than this food divine.
Led by thy counsels, Lord,
WARREN. L. M.
1. God's law demands one living faith, And not a crowd of life less creeds;
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Its war-rant is
a firm "God saith; " Its claim not words, but living deeds.
VIRGIL C. TAYLOR.
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TRUTH is the gem for which we seek,
2 We want the truth on every point,
From the dark wilderness of earth ?
Then, as we would our God obey,
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1 O PERFECT law of the Most High!
2 Let thy ten words my soul convert
From every false and sinful way; Write thy pure precepts on my heart,
That from thy truth I may not stray. 3 Then in the glorious world to come,
No more I'll need the chastening rod; For all who reach that blissful home Will be in harmony with God.
R. F. Cottrell