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6 So may the words my lips express,
The thoughts that throng the mind, O Lord, my štrength and Righteousness! With Thee acceptance find.
C.M. 331 The entrance of Thy words giveth
light.-Ps. 119, 130. H°W COW shall the young secure their
hearts, And guard their lives from sin ? Thy word the choicest rules imparts
To keep the conscience clean.
It spreads such light abroad,
And raise their thoughts to d. 3 Tis like the sun, a heavenly light
That guides us all the day:
A lamp to lead our way.
The earth maintains her place;
Thy skill and power express.
Have lessons more divine;
Nor stars so nobly shine.
How pure is every page!
And well support our age.
L.M. 332 Wondrons things out of Thy lar.
-Ps. 119, 18.
And all the glories of the sky,
2 When taught by painful proof to know
That all is vanity below;
Disclose the Dayspring from on high. 3 Almighty Lord! the sun shall fail,
The moon forget her nightly tale,
C.M. 333 The commandment is a lamp, and
the law is light.-Prov. 0, 23. AMP of our feet, whereby we trace
Our path when wont to stray ; Stream from the fount of heavenlygrace,
Brook by the traveller's way: 2 Bread of our souls, whereon we feed,
True manna from on high; Our guide and chart, wherein we read
of realms beyond the sky. 3 Pillar of fire, through watches dark,
And radiant cloud by day; (bark, When waves would whelm our tossing
Our anchor and our stay.
Will of His glorious Son;
Or heaven itself be won?
The wisdom it imparts;,
C.M. 334 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet.
Ps. 119, 105.
By inspiration given!
To guide our souls to heaven.
2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts
In this dark vale of tears;
And quells our rising fears. 3 This lamp, through all the tedious night
Of life, shall guide our way, Till we behold the clearer light
Of an eternal day.
335 Better unto me than thousands of 1 , word
What endless glory shines!
For these celestial lines.
Exhaustless riches find;
And lasting as the mind.
Spreads heavenly peace around!
Attend the blissful sound.
My ever dear delight!
And still increasing light.
Be Thou for ever near:
And view my Saviour there.
L.M. 336 The power of God unto salvation.
, . 1 Lord ;
ET everlasting glories crown
down, And writ Thy blessings in Thy word. 2 In vain the trembling conscience seeks
Some solid ground to rest upon ;
How well Thy blessed truths agree!
How firm our hope and comfort stands ! 4 Should all the forms that men devise
Assault my faith with treacherous art,
337 The gospel of the grace of God.i ,
Sent to the nations from above; Jehovah here resolves to show
What His almighty gracé can do. 2 This remedy did Wisdom find
To heal diseases of the mind;
Restore the ruined creature, man. 3 The gospel bids the dead revive,
Sinners obey the voice and live;
afresh, And hearts of stone are turned to flesh. 4 Where Satan reigned in shades of
night, The gospel sheds a heavenly light; Our lusts its wondrous power controls,
And calms the rage of angry souls. 5 Lions and beasts of savage name
Put on the nature of the lamb
Gaze and admire, and hate the change. 6 May but this grace my soul renew.
Let sinners gaze, and hate me too;
Christ.-John 1, 17. 1
Display their glories here. (less Love
338 Grace and truth came by Jesus Tord, descending from above,
2 Here, in Thy gospel's wondrous frame,
Fresh wisdom we pursue; Adoring angels learn Thy name
Beyond whate'er they knew. 3 Thy name is writ in fairest lines;
Thy wonders here we trace: Wisdom through all the mystery shines,
And shines in Jesus' face
To our Incarnate God;
Its honour in His blood.
Our warmer thoughts employs,
C.M. 339 More to be desired are they than
gold.-Ps, 19, 10.
I fly to Thee, my Lord;
But in Thy written word.
Does all my grief assuage;
Almost in every page.
The pearl of price unknown;
Who makes the pearl his own. 4 Here consecrated water flows
To queneh my thirst of sin;
Nor danger dwells therein.
Where wit and reason fail;
Through all this gloomy vale.
My roving feet command;
That leads to Thy right hand.