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It gives a light to every age ;
It gives, but borrows none.
The gracious light and heat ;
They rise, but never set.
For such a bright display,
With beams of heavenly day! 5 () may our souls with joy pursue
The paths of truth and love,
In brighter worlds above !
The Bible compared to the pillar of fire. | When Israel through the desert pass'd,
A fiery pillar went before, *
And lessen the fatigues they bore.
'Tis for our light and guidance given ;
And points the path to bliss and heaven. 3 It fills the soul with pure delight,
And quickens its inactive powers;
* Ex. xiii. 12.
4 Its promises rejoice our hearts ; *
Its doctrines are divinely true;
It comforts, and instructs us too.
Ye saints ! that feel its saving power,
(L. M. CANNOCK.)
Makes his eternal counsels known;
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 ;
way peace. 4 Here faith reveals to mortal eyes
A brighter world beyond the skies:
From earth to realms of endless day. 5 Oh! grant us grace, Almighty Lord !
To read, and mark, thy holy word;
Licentious abuse of the Gospel.
In this licentious day;
They turn their own away.
That can the blind restore ;
And blinded still the more. 3 Lull'd in a soft and fatal sleep,
They sin, and yet rejoice:
Would they not hear his voice ? 4. Was it for this, ye lawless tribe,
The great Redeemer bled ?
From Christ their living Head ?
grace may more abound? Are ye, who boast of joys within,
In Satan's bondage found ?
The soul from Satan's power;
Before a sermon.
Thy gracious power make known;
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;
The death that never dies.
Each in an honest heart;
And never with it part !
The light that shines so clear:
And give us ears to hear.
Our faith and hope keep right,
And faith be lost in sight.
After a sermon.
Fill our hearts with joy and peace:
Triumph in redeeming grace:
For the Gospel's joyful sound:
May the fruit of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound !
That shall call us hence away,
Glad the summons to obey, May we ever "Reign with Christ in endless day!
(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:
To hear what Wisdom says ! 2 Jehovah, from his mercy-seat,
Invites us to his rest;
To make him truly blest.
While it is call'd to-day:
Shall e'er be turn'd away.
To ease his troubled mind;
And future glory find. 5 Reclaim, O Lord ! our wandering feet
And guide us by thy love;