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4 Let everlasting thanks be Thine

For such a bright display,
As makes a world of darkness shino

With beams of heavenly day. 5 My soul rejoices to pursue

The steps of Him I love;
Till glory breaks upon my ylew

In brighter worlds above.

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2 Tim. 111, 16. C. M.

WATTS. 1 ADEN with guilt, and full of fears,

I fly to Thee, my Lord,
And not a glimpse of hope appears

But in Thy written word.
2 The volume of my Father's grace

Does all my griefs assuage;
Here I behold my Saviour's face

Almost in every page.
3 This is the field where bidden lies

The pearl of price unknown;
That merchant is divinely wise

Who makes the pearl his own. 4 Here consecrated water flows,

To quench my thirst of sin;
Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,

Nor danger dwells therein.
6 This is the Judge that ends the strife

Where wit and reason fail,
My guide to everlasting life

Through all this gloomy vale.
6 O may Thy counsels, mighty God,

My roving feet command;
Nor I forsake the happy road

That leads to Thy right hand.

Rev. xiv. 6. L, M.

WATTS. 1 I amy Lord :

ET everlasting glories crown
Thy hands have brought salvation down,

And writ the blessings in Thy word. 2 What if we trace the globe around,

And search from Britain to Japan,
There shall be no religion found

So just to God, so safe for man.
3 In rain the trembling conscience seeks

Some solid ground to rest upon ;
With long despair the spirit breaks,

Till we apply to Christ alone.
4 How well Thy blessed truths agree!

How wise and holy Thy commands !
Thy promises, how firm they be!

How firm our hope and comfort stands ! 5 Should all the forms that men devise

Assault my faith with treach'rous art,
I'd call them vanity and lies,
And bind the gospel to my heart


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2 Cor. v. 17. LM. WATTS 1 HIS is the word of truth and love,

Sent to the nations from above; Jehovah here resolves to shew

What His Almighty grace can do. 2 This remedy did wisdom find

To heal diseases of the mind;
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can
Restore the ruined creature, man.

3 The gospel bids the dead revive,

Sinners obey the voice, and live ;
Dry bones are raised, and clothed afresh,

And hearts of stone are turned to flesh. 4 Lions and beasts of savage name

Put on the nature of the lamb ;
While the wide world esteem it strange,

Gaze, and admire, and hate the change. 5 May but this grace my soul renew,

Let sinners gaze and hate me too :
The word that saves me does engage
A sure defence from all their rage.


Psalm cxix. 72. C.M. STEELE, 1 VATHER of mercies, in Thy word For ever 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 Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
4 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light.
5 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,

Be Thou for ever near ;
Teach me to love Thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there,


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Psalm cxix. 105. C. M, B. BARTON. AMP of our feet, whereby we trace Stream from the fount of heavenly grace,

Brook by the traveller's way:
2 Bread of our souls, whereon we feed,

True manna from on high;
Our guide and chart, wherein we read

Of realms beyond the sky:
3 Pillar of fire, through watches dark,

And radiant cloud by day ;
When waves would whelm our tossing bark,

Our anchor and our stay:
4 Word of the Everlasting God,

Will of His glorious Son;
Without Thee how could earth be trod,

Or heaven itself be won!
5 Lord, grant us all aright to learn

The wisdom it imparts;
And to its heavenly teaching turn,

With simple childlike hearts.

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Psalm cxix. 105. C. M. FAWCETT. 1 COW precious is the book divine,

By inspiration given !
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,

To guide our souls to heaven.
2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts,

In this dark vale of tears:
Life, light, and joy it still imparts,

And quells our rising fears. 3 This lamp, through all the tedious night

Of life, shall guide our way; Till we behold the clearer light

Of an eternal day.


Phil. 111. 12.

D. C. M. (“He charged us before God and His blessed angels,

if God should reveal anything to us by any other instrument of His, to be as ready to receive it as any truth by his ministry; for he was very confident the Lord had more light and trnth yet to break forth out of His Holy Word.”-Narrative of

Pastor Robinson's Address to the Pilgrim Fathers.] 1 TE limit not the truth of God

of ;

By notions of our day and sect,

Crude, partial, and confined; No, let a new and better hope

Within our hearts be stirred; The Lord hath yet more light and truth

To break forth from His word.

2 Who dares to bind to his dull sense

The oracles of heaven,
For all the nations, tongues, and climes,

And all the ages given :
That universe how much unknown !

That ocean unexplored !
The Lord hath yet more light and truth

To break forth from His word.
3 Darkling our great forefathers went

The first steps of the way;
'Twas but the dawning, yet to grow

Into the perfect day.
And grow it shall;-our glorious sun

More fervid rays afford :
The Lord hath yet more light and truth

To break forth from His word.

4 The valleys pass'd, ascending still,

Our souls would higher climb,
And look down from supernal heights

On all the bygone time.

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