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2 Such is thy glorious word, O God,
'Tis for our light and guidance givin;
It sheds a lustre all abroad,
And points the path to bliss and heav'n.
• 3 It fills the soul with sweet delight,
And quickens its inactive pow'rs,
It sets our wand'ring footsteps right,
Displays thy love, and kindles ours.
4 Its promises rejoice our hearts,
Its doctrines are divinely true ;
Knowledge and pleasure it imparts,
It comforts, and instructs us too.
5 Ye favor'd lands, who have this word,
Ye saints, who feel its saving power,
Unite your tongues to praise the Lord,
And his distinguish'd grace adore.

HYMN 50. C. M.
The Excellency and Sufficiency of the Holy

Scriptures.
TATHER of mercies, in thy word,

T What endless glory shines ! For ever be thy name ador'd,

For these celestial lines.
2 Here, may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find;
Riches, above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here, the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast ; Sublimer sweets than nature knows

Invite the longing taste. 4 Here, the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heav'nly peace around;

"And life and everlasting joy's

Attend the blissful sound.
5 Oh, may these heav'nly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new heauties may I see,

And still increasing light.
5 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,

Be thou for ever near ;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
And view my Saviour there.

HYMN 51. C. M.

Comfort from the Holy Scriptures. I ADEN with guilt, and full of fears, I l fly to thee, my Lord, And not a glimpse of hope appears,

But in thy written word. 2 The volume of my father's grace | Does all my grief assiage ; Here, I behold my Saviour's face,

Almost in every page. 3 This is the field where hidden lies

The pearl of price unknown ; That merchant is divinely wise, | Who makes the pearl his own. 4 Here consecrated water flows,

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

Nor danger dwells therein.
This is the Judge that ends the strife,

Where sense and reason fail ;
My guide to everlasting life,

Thro' all this gloomy vale:

6 Oh, may thy counsels, mighty God,

My roving feet command, Nor I forsake the happy road That leads to thy right hand.

HYMN 52. C. M. Efficacious Grace. Psa. xlv. 3-5 T AIL' mighty Jesus ! how divine

Is thy victorious sword! The stoutest rebel must resign,

At thy commanding word. 2 Deep are the wounds thine arrows give;

They pierce the hardest heart ; Thy smiles of grace the slain revive,

And joy succeeds to smart
3 Still gird thy sword upon thy thigh,

Come with majestic sway;
Down from thy glorious throne on high,

And make thy foes obey.
4. And when thy vict'ries are complete ;

When all the chosen race ,
Shall round the throne of glory meet,

To sing thy conqu’ring grace ;
5 Oh, may my humble soul be found

Among that favor'd band !
And I, with them, thy praise will sound,
As round the throne we stand.

IIYMN 53. C. M.

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Reigning Grace.
OW may the Lord reveal his face,
N And teach our stainm’ring tongues,
To make his sov'reign, reigning grace,

The subject of our songs.

2 Grace reigns to pardon crimson sins,

To melt the hardest hearts !
And from the work it once begins

It never more departs.
3 Grace tills the soil, and sows the seeds,

Provides the sun and rain ;
Till from the tender blade proceeds,

The ripen'd harvest grain.
4 'Twas grace that call'd our souls at first,

By grace thus far we're come ;
And grace will help us thro’ the worst,
And lead us safely home.

HYMN 54. S. M.
Salvation by Grace from first to last. Eph. ii. 5.
TRACE! 'tis a charming sound!

U Harmonious to the ear;
Heav'n with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contriv'd a way

To save rebellious man,
And all the steps his grace display,

Who drew the wond'rous plan. [3 Grace first inscrib'd my name

In God's eternal book ; 'Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb,

Who all my sorrows took.] 4 Grace led my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road ;
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God.
[5 Grace taught my soul to pray,

And made my eyes o’erflow ;

'Twas grace which kept me to this day

And will not let me go.]
6 Grace all the work shall crown,

Thro' everlasting days;
It lays in heav'n the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.

HYMN 55. L. M.
God reasoning with Men. Isa. i. 18.
NOME, sinners, saith the mighty God,

U Heinous as all your crimes have been,
Lo! I descend from mine abode,
To reason with the sons of men.
2 No clouds of darkness veil my face,
No vengeful lightnings flash around ;
I come with terms of life and peace ;
Where sin hath reign'd let grace abounch
3 Yes, Lord, we will obey thy call,
And to thy gracious sceptre bow;
O make our crimson sins like wool,
Our scarlet crimes as white as snow.
4 So shall our thankful lips repeat
Thy praises with a tuneful voice,
While, humbly prostrate at thy feet,
We wonder, tremble, and rejoice.
HYMN 56. Eights, Sevens and Fours.

Sinners invited to come to Christ.
MOME, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
U Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity join'd with power :
He is able,
He is willing. Doubt no more.

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