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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.
HYMN 3, C. M.
o IT ADEN with guilt, and full of fears,
m But in thy written word.
2 The volume of my Father's grace
Does all my grief assuage;
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!
HYMN 4, L. M.
A Saviour seen in the Scriptures.
OW let my soul, eternal King!
i-* To thee its grateful tribute bring;
mf 2 All nature sings thy boundless love,
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.
; mf 1 XT AIL, sacred truth! whose piercing rays i: -il Dispel the shades of night;
Diffusing, o'er the mental world,
mp 2 Jesus! thy word, with friendly aid,
:! / 3 Oh! send thy light and truth abroad,
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,
m 2 Here, sinners of an humble frame
May taste his grace, and learn his name;
; mf 3 Here, faith reveals, to mortal eyes,
Oh! grant us grace, almighty Lord!
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
3 How well thy blessed truths agree!
mf Thy promises—how firm they be!
How firm our hope and comfort stands I
4 Should all the forms that men devise
I 'd call them vanity and lies,
HYMN 8, L. M.
The Power of Truth.
1 THIS is the word of truth and love,
2 This remedy did wisdom find,
3 The gospel bids the dead revive,—
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
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,
;! m 3 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,
HYMN 10, C. M.
Creation and Providence.
mf 1 T ORD! when my raptured thought surveys
2 "Where'er I turn my gazing eyes,
* 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;
2 The thunders of his hand
Keep the wide world in awe;
His truth confirms and seals the grace.
3 Through all his perfect work,
Surprising wisdom shines;
His great decrees—his sovereign will.
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,
2 How wide thy hand hath spread the sky!
How glorious to behold!
3 Thy glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the gazing sight,
4 Infinite strength, and equal skill,
; Shine through the worlds abroad;