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5 Great Sun of Righteonsness arise,
Bless the dark world with 'heav'nly light; Thy gospel makes the simple wise,
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,
In souls renew'd, and sing forgiv'n: Lord, cleanee my sins, my soul renew, And make thy word my guide to heaven.
160. S. M. Dr. Watts.
D Declares its maker God,
Proclaim his pow'r abroad.
Still keep their course the same;
Divinely teach his name.
Their gen'ral voice is known;
And orders of his throne.
Here he reveals his word;
To bid na kuow the Lord. 5 His stauntes and commands
Are set before our eyes :
Where our salvation lies.
His truth without deceit;
And his rewards are great
Affords so much delight,
So much allures the sight.
Thy glory to proclaim,
In my Redeemer's name.
NOSOT pint to be my name
161. S. M. Dr. Watts. God's IVord most excellent. Psalm xix. 1 PEHOLD the morning sun
D Begins his glorious way;
And life and light convey.
It spreads diviner light,
And gives the blind their sight.
And men securely trust.
Are thy directions giv'o!
162. L. M. Dr. Watts. The Holy Scriptures a great Blessing. Heb. i. 1, 2. Tim. iii. 15, 16. Ps. cxlvii. 19, 20 1 MOD, who in varions methods told
J His mind and will to saints of old,
To teach us in these latter days.
That book of life, that sure record :
In long epistles from above,
163. L. M. Mr. Beddome. The Usefulness of the Scriptures. Ps. XIX. 1 W HEN Israel through the desert pass'd,
V A fiery pillar went before,
And lessen the fatigues they bore. 9 Such is thy glorious word, O God,
'Tis for our light and guidance given; It sheds a lustre all abroad,
Aud points the path to bliss and heaven. 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 British isles who have this word,
Ye saints, who feel its saving power, Unite your tongnes to praise the Lord, And his distinguish'd grace adore !
164. P. M. Mr. Fellows. 1 THE law of the Lord is worthy our songs,
| It is to his word our safety belongs: For to its perfection all wisdom we owe, And by its direction we're guided below. 2 The simple may learn where happiness lies,
Their errors discern, and quickly grow wise, The saints from this fountain refreshment may
gain, And firm as a mountain their faith shall remain.
185. C. M. Steele.
What endless glory shines!
For these celestial lines !
or to its his word ord is wo
2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Exhanstless riches find;
And lasting as the mind.
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 lite and everlasting joys
Attend the blissful sound.
Our ever dear delight!
And still increasing light!
Be thou for ever near,
And view our Saviour there!
166. C. M. Dr. Watts. Instruction from Scripture. Psalm cxix.
Ver. 9. 1 How shall the young secure their hearts
N1 And guard their lives from sin ?
It spreads such light abroad,
That guides us all the day:
A lamp to land our way.
169. L. M. Mr. Beddome. Scripture Discoveries and Efficacy. I MOD, in the gospel of his Son,
U Makes his eternal counsels known: 'T'is here his richest mercy shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2 Here sinners of an humble frame
May taste his grace, and learn his name; 'Tis writ in characters of blood,
Severely just, immensely good.
His soul-attracting charms displays,
And tells his love in melting strains.
It bids the drooping saint revive. 5 Our raging passions it controls,
And comfort yields to contrite souls;
Close to my heart and near my eye,
170. C. M. Mr. Fawcett. The Scripture a Source of Knowledge and
Comfort. Psalm cxix. 105.
IT By inspiration given !
To guide our souls to heaven.
In this dark vale of tears:
And quells our rising fears.
Of life, shall guide our way, Till we behok the clearer light
Of an eternal day!