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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!


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.


; 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.


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.


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.


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.


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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