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184. C. M. TATE & BRADY.
God's perfect Law. Ps. 19.
Reclaims from false desires;
The ignorant inspires.
And bring sincere delight;
Assist the feeblest sight.
On sure foundations laid;
Of truth and justice weighed. 4 But what frail man observes how oft
He does from virtue fall ? O! cleanse me from my secret faults,
Thou God, that know'st them all. 5 Let no presumptuous sin, O Lord,
Dominion have o'er me; That, by thy grace preserved, I may
The great transgression flee.
C. M. MONTGOMERY. Perfection of the Law and Testimony. Ps. 19. 1 Thy law is perfect, Lord of light,
Thy testimonies sure;
And thy commandment pure.
2 Let these, O God, my soul convert,
And make thy servant wise :
The dayspring to mine eyes.
Who knows the guile within ?
Cleanse me from secret sin.
The thoughts that throng my mind,
With thee acceptance find.
186. L. M. 61. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
Praise to God for his Word. Ps. 56. 1 Join, all ye servants of the Lord,
To praise him for his sacred word,
And fill our hearts with joy and love.
The God of mercy hears our prayers;
His power shall bid their malice cease. 3 It tells who first inspired our breath,
And who redeemed our souls from death;
187. C. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
Study of God's Word. Ps. 112. 1 HAPPY the children of the Lord,
Who, walking in his sight,
Their study and delight. 2 That precious wealth shall be their dower
Which cannot know decay,
Nor spoiler take away. 3 For them that heavenly light shall spread,
Whose cheering rays illume
A halo round the tomb.
Performed through Christ their Lord,
Shall meet a sure reward.
C. M. WATTS. Instruction from Scriptures. Ps. 119. 1 How shall the young secure their hearts
And guard their lives from sin ?
To keep the conscience clean. 2 When once it enters to the mind,
It spreads such light abroad,
3 'T is like the sun, a heavenly light,
That guides us all the day; And through the dangers of the night,
A lamp to lead our way.
The earth maintains her place;
Thy skill and power express.
Have lessons more divine;
Nor stars so nobly shine.
How pure is every page!
And well support our age.
189. C. M.
Excellence of the Scriptures. Ps. 119. 1 LET all the heathen writers join
To form one perfect book,
How mean their writings look!
Could show one sin forgiven,
But thine conduct to heaven.
Perfection here below;
And can no farther go !
4. Our faith and love, and every grace,
Fall far below thy word;
Dwell only with the Lord.
C. M. Watts. The Word of God our Portion. Ps. 119. 1 Lord, I have made thy word my choice,
My lasting heritage ;
My warmest thoughts engage. 2 I'll read the histories of thy love,
And keep thy laws in sight,
With ever fresh delight. 3 'Tis a broad land of wealth unknown,
Where springs of life arise;
And hidden glory lies.
It makes our sorrows blest:
And our eternal rest.
191. C. M. TATE & BRADY.
Divine Instruction implored. Ps. 119.
Thy righteous paths display;
Will never go astray.