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Let us thine influence prove-
Fountain of life and love.
Unseal the sacred book.
Brood o'er our nature's night;
And let there now be light.
If thou within us shine;
The depths of love divine.
We live, and move, and breathe;
And cheer thy sons beneath.
(We search with trembling awe ;)
The wonders of thy law.
The light that shines so clear;
And give tis ears to hear.
Which here by faith we know;
And die to all below.
Perfection of the law and testimony.
This te tone sure;
Anl ihy commandmeil pure,
And make thy servant wise;
The dayspring to inine eyes.
Who knows the guile within! Loril, save me from presumptuous crimes,
Cleanse me from secret sin. 4 So may the words my lips express, -
The thoughts that thring my mind, O Lord, my strength and righteousness,
With thee acceptance fiud. 682
S, M Safety in keeping God's precepts, qow perfect is thy word, 11 Thy juigments all are just; And ever in thy promise, Lord,
May man securely trust.
In faith thy word obey;
To teach me, Lord, thy way.
Thy precepts all are pure;
Thy truth shall still endure. 4 O may my soul, with joy,
Trust in thy faithful word;
To keep thy precepts, Lord.
To guide our souls to heaven.
In this dark vale of tears;
And banishes our fears.
Of life, shall guide our way;
of an eternal day.
Where the Redeemer lay.
Now points to his abode;
To guide us to our God.
While light and grace are given;
And reign with him in heaven,
1st P. M. 6 lines de The divine Interpreter. PIRIT of Truth, essential God,
Who didst thine ancient saints inspire,
And touch their hallow'd lips with fire :
2 Still we believe, almighty Lord,
Whose presence fills both earth and heaven, The meaning of the written word
Is by thy inspiration given; Thou only dost thyself explain 'The secret mind of God to man. 3 Come, then, divine Interpreter,--.
The Scriptures to our hearts apply; And, taught by thee, we God revere;
Him in three persons magnify: And still the triune God adore, Who was, and is, forever more.
The woord of God, quick and powerful,
To slay the man of sin.
It bids confusion cease,
To love, and joy, and peace. 8 Then let our hearts obey
The gospel's glorious sound; And all its fruits, from day to day,
Be in us and abound, 687
1st P. M. 6 lines 8. Delight in the word. WHEN quiet in my house I sit,
Thy book be my companion still ;
Talk o'er the records of thy will,
20 may the gracious words divine,
Subject of all my converse be;
And walk and talk himself with me.
O may the reconciling word
Thee may I publish all day long;
Flow from my beart, and fill my tongue