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m 2 Great God! mine eyes with pleasure look On the dear volume of thy book; There my Redeemer's face I see,

> And read his name who died for me.

m 3 Let the false raptures of the mind Be lost, and vanish in the wind;

mf Here I can fix my hope secure;

This is thy word, and must endiire.

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HYMN 3, C. M.
The Holy Scriptures.

o IT ADEN with guilt, and full of fears,
J-J I fly to thee, my Lord! ^
And not a glimpse of hope appears,

m But in thy written word.

2 The volume of my Father's grace

Does all my grief assuage;
Here, I behold my Saviour's face,
Almost in every page.

3 Here, consecrated water flows,

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

No danger dwells therein.

4 This is the judge that ends the strife,

Where wit and reason fail;— < My guide to everlasting life,

> Through all this gloomy vale.

m 5 Oh! may thy counsels, mighty God!
My roving feet command:
Nor I forsake the happy road,
That leads to thy right hand.

HYMN 4, L. M.

A Saviour seen in the Scriptures.

OW let my soul, eternal King!

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i-* To thee its grateful tribute bring;
mp My knee, with humble homage, bow,
My tongue perform its solemn vow.

mf 2 All nature sings thy boundless love,
In worlds below, and worlds above;
But, in thy blessed word, I trace
Diviner wonders of thy grace.

3 There, what delightful truths I read! > There, I behold the Saviour bleed:

mf His name salutes my listening ear,

Revives my heart, and checks my fear.

mp 4 There, Jesus bids my sorrows cease,^

And gives my lab'ring conscience peace; < Raises my grateful passions high,

f And points to mansions in the sky.

mf 5 For love like this, Oh! let my song,

Through endless years, thy praise prolong;

f Let distant climes thy name adore,

Till time and nature are no more.

HYMN 5, C. M.

Revelation welcomed.

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; mf 1 XT AIL, sacred truth! whose piercing rays i: -il Dispel the shades of night;

Diffusing, o'er the mental world,
The healing beams of light.

mp 2 Jesus! thy word, with friendly aid,
Restores our wandering feet;
Converts the sorrows of the mind
To joys divinely sweet.

:! / 3 Oh! send thy light and truth abroad,
In all their radiant blaze;
And bid th' admiring world adore
The glories of thy grace.

HYMN 6, L. M.

The Blessings of the new Covenant.

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mf 1 H OD, in the gospel of his Son,

vJ Makes his eternal counsels known,
Where love in all its glory shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.

m 2 Here, sinners of an humble frame

May taste his grace, and learn his name;
May read, in characters of blood,
The wisdom, power and grace of God.

; mf 3 Here, faith reveals, to mortal eyes,
A brighter world beyond the skies:
Here, shines the light which guides our way
f From earth to realms of endless day.

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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.

5 May this blest volume ever lie

Close to my heart, and near mine eye,— < Till life's last hour, my soul engage,

mf And be my chosen heritage.

r* HYMN 7, L. M.

( A written Revelation.

f 1 JET everlasting glories crown

-U Thy head, my Saviour, and my Lord! \ Thy hands have brought salvation down,

And writ the blessings in thy word.

p 2 In vain the trembling conscience seeks
Some solid ground to rest upon;
With long despair the spirit breaks,
— Till we apply to Christ alone.

3 How well thy blessed truths agree!
How wise and holy thy commands!

mf Thy promises—how firm they be!

How firm our hope and comfort stands I

4 Should all the forms that men devise
Assault my faith, with treacherous art,

I 'd call them vanity and lies,
And bind the gospel to my heart.

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HYMN 8, L. M.

The Power of Truth.

1 THIS is the word of truth and love,
A Sent to the nations from above;
Jehovah here resolves to show
"What his almighty grace can do.

2 This remedy did wisdom find,
To heal diseases of the mind;—
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can
Eestore the ruined creature man.

3 The gospel bids the dead revive,—
Sinners obey the voice, and live;
Dry bones are raised, g&I clothed afresh,
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh.

5 4 May but this grace my soul renew, j

I Let sinners gaze, and hate rue too; \

i The word that saves me doth engage |

| / A sure defence from all their rage. I

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m 1 HPHERE is a God!-—all nature speaks,

A Through earth, and air, and sea, and skies; f See!—from the clouds his glory breaks,

"When earliest beams of morning rise!

m 2 The rising sun serenely bright,

Throughout the world's extended frame,
Inscribes, in characters of light,
\; f His mighty Maker's glorious name.

;! m 3 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,
And trace creation's wonders o'er!
Confess the footsteps of your God;
< Bow down before him and adore.

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HYMN 10, C. M.

Creation and Providence.

mf 1 T ORD! when my raptured thought surveys
JU Creation's beauties o'er,
All nature joins to teach thy praise,
And bid my soul adore.

2 "Where'er I turn my gazing eyes,
Thy radiant footsteps shine;
Ten thousand pleasing wonders rise,
} And speak their source divine.

* 3 On me thy providence hath shone

* dol, With gentle, smiling rays;

I m Oh! let my lips and life make known

I Thy goodness and thy praise.

i 4 All-bounteous Lord! thy grace impart;

| Oh! teach me to improve

$ Thy gifts with ever-grateful heart,

I mf And crown them with thy love.

■j -j HXMN 11, H. M.

J. JL Perfections of God's Government.'

/" 1 THE Lord Jehovah reigns;

A His throne is bnilt on high;
The garments he assumes
Are light and majesty:
His glories shine with beams so bright,
ISTo mortal eye can bear the sight.

2 The thunders of his hand

Keep the wide world in awe;
His wrath and justice stand
To guard his holy law:
m And, where his love resolves to bless,

His truth confirms and seals the grace.

3 Through all his perfect work,

Surprising wisdom shines;
Confounds the powers of hell,
And breaks their cursed designs:
/" Strong is his arm—and shall fulfill

His great decrees—his sovereign will.
4: And can this mighty King
> Of glory condescend,—

p And will he write his name,—

My Father and hiy Friend? < I love his name,—I love his word;

ff" Join, all my powers! and praise the Lord.

>* Q HYMN 12, C, M,

X /w God, the Creator.

mf 1 "INTERNAL Wisdom! thee we praise,
Xj Thee the creation sings;
"With thy loved name, rocks, hills, and seas,
And heaven's high palace rings.

2 How wide thy hand hath spread the sky!

How glorious to behold!
Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,
And starred with sparkling gold.

3 Thy glories blaze all nature round,

And strike the gazing sight,
Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,
With terror and delight.

4 Infinite strength, and equal skill,

; Shine through the worlds abroad;

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