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It gives a light to every age ;

It gives, but borrows none.
3 The hund that gave it still supplies

The gracious light and heat ;
His truths upon the nations rise ;

They rise, but never set.
4 Eternal thanks, O Lord ! be thine,

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

With beams of heavenly day! 5 () may our souls with joy pursue

The paths of truth and love,
Till glory break upon our view

In brighter worlds above !

HYMN 87.
(L. M. MONTGOMERY.)

The Bible compared to the pillar of fire. | When Israel through the desert pass'd,

A fiery pillar went before, *
To guide them through the dreary waste,

And lessen the fatigues they bore.
2 Such is thy glorious word, O God!

'Tis for our light and guidance given ;
It sheds a lustre all abroad,

And points the path to bliss and heaven. 3 It fills the soul with pure delight,

And quickens its inactive powers;
It sets our wandering footsteps right,
Displays thy love, and kindles ours.

* Ex. xiii. 12.

4 Its promises rejoice our hearts ; *

Its doctrines are divinely true;
Knowledge and pleasure it imparts;

It comforts, and instructs us too.
5 Ye Gentiles ! that possess this word,

Ye saints ! that feel its saving power,
Unite your hearts to praise the Lord, ,
And his unbounded grace adore.

HYMN 88.

(L. M. CANNOCK.)
The Gospel dispensation of grace and mercy.
1 God, in the Gospel of his Son,

Makes his eternal counsels known;
Where love, in all its glory shines,

And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2 Here sinners, of a humble frame,

May taste his grace, and learn his name ; May read, in characters of blood,

The wisdom, power, and grace of God. 3 The prisoner here may loose his chains;

The weary rest from all his pains ;
The captive find his bondage cease ;
The mourner learn the

way peace. 4 Here faith reveals to mortal eyes

A brighter world beyond the skies:
Here shines the light which guides our way

From earth to realms of endless day. 5 Oh! grant us grace, Almighty Lord !

To read, and mark, thy holy word;
Its truths with meekness to receive,
And by its holy precepts live.

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HYMN 89.
(c. M. LIVERPOOL.)

Licentious abuse of the Gospel.
1 Too many, Lord ! abuse thy grace,

In this licentious day;
And, while they boast they see thy face

They turn their own away.
2 Thy word displays a gracious light,

That can the blind restore ;
But these are dazzled with the sight,

And blinded still the more. 3 Lull'd in a soft and fatal sleep,

They sin, and yet rejoice:
Were they indeed the Saviour's sheep,

Would they not hear his voice ? 4. Was it for this, ye lawless tribe,

The great Redeemer bled ?
Is this the grace the saints imbibe

From Christ their living Head ?
5 Do ye continue yet in sin,
That

grace may more abound? Are ye, who boast of joys within,

In Satan's bondage found ?
6 Be ours the comforts, that reclaim

The soul from Satan's power;
That make us love and fear thy name,
And hate our sins the more.

HYMN 90.
(C. M. CAMBRIDGE.)

Before a sermon.
1 ALMIGHTY God ! Eternal Lord I

Thy gracious power make known;

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Touch, by the virtue of thy word,

And melt the heart of stone. 2 Speak with the voice that wakes the dead,

And bid the sleeper rise;
And let his guilty conscience dread

The death that never dies.
3 May we receive the word we hear,

Each in an honest heart;
Lay up the precious treasure there,

And never with it part !
4. Now let our darkness comprehend

The light that shines so clear:
Now the revealing Spirit send,

And give us ears to hear.
5 To us thy pardoning grace extend';

Our faith and hope keep right,
Till hope shall in enjoyment end,

And faith be lost in sight.

Hymn 91.
(P. M. CALVARY.)

After a sermon.
1 LORD! dismiss us with thy blessing;

Fill our hearts with joy and peace:
Let us each, thy love possessing,

Triumph in redeeming grace:
Guide and bless us,
Till we see thy heavenly face.
2 Thanks we give and adoration

For the Gospel's joyful sound:

May the fruit of thy salvation

In our hearts and lives abound !
May we ever
To the truth be faithful found !
3 So, whene'er the signals given

That shall call us hence away,
Borne on angel's wings to heaven,

Glad the summons to obey, May we ever "Reign with Christ in endless day!

HYMN 92.

(C. M. MANCHESTER.) The voice of wisdom calling to repentance. Prov. viii. 34, 35. 1 ENSNARED too long our hearts have been

In sin's destructive ways:
Oh ! may we now, at length begin

To hear what Wisdom says ! 2 Jehovah, from his mercy-seat,

Invites us to his rest;
He calls the sinner to his feet,

To make him truly blest.
3 Let us approach then Wisdom's gates,

While it is call'd to-day:
No one, who watches there and waits,

Shall e'er be turn'd away.
4 No one who seeks, shall seek in vain,

To ease his troubled mind;
But grace and pardon here obtain,

And future glory find. 5 Reclaim, O Lord ! our wandering feet

And guide us by thy love;

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