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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.
'The Book of Nature and Scripture.
DEHOLD theglofty sky

D Declares its maker God,
And all his starry works on higla

Proclaim his pow'r abroad.
The darkness and the light

Still keep their course the same;
While night to day, and day to night,

Divinely teach his name.
In ev'ry diff'rent land

Their gen'ral voice is known;
They show the wonders of his hand,

And orders of his throne.
Ye British lands rejoice;

Here he reveals his word;
We are not left to nature's voice

To bid na kuow the Lord. 5 His stauntes and commands

Are set before our eyes :
He puts his gospel in our hands,

Where our salvation lies.
His laws are just and pure,

His truth without deceit;
His proinises for ever sure,

And his rewards are great
(Not honey to the taste

Affords so much delight,
Nor gold that has the furnace part

So much allures the sight.
While of thy works I sing,

Thy glory to proclaim,
Accept the praise, my God, iny kmy,

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;
Llis beams through all the nationis run,

And life and light convey.
. But where the gospel comes,

It spreads diviner light,
It calls dead sinners from their tombs,

And gives the blind their sight.
How perfect is diy word!
5 And all thy judgments just:
For ever sure.ihy premise, Lord,

And men securely trust.
My gracious God, how plan

Are thy directions giv'o!
O may I never read in vain,
But find the path to heav'n.

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,
Sent his own Son with truth and grace,

To teach us in these latter days.
2 Our nation reads the written word,

That book of life, that sure record :
The bright inheritance of heav'n
Is by the sweet conveyance giv'n.
3 God's kindest thoughts are here expressid,
Able to make us wise and bless'd;
The doctrines are divinely true,"
Fit for reproof and comfort too.
4 Ye British isles, who read his love

In long epistles from above,
(Ile hath not sent his sacred word
To ev'ry land) praise ye the Lord.


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,
To guide them through the dreary waste,

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.
The Excellency and Sufficiency of the

Holy Scriptures.
WATHER of mercies, in thy word

What endless glory shines!
For ever be thy name ador'd

For these celestial lines !

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or to its his word ord is wo

2 Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhanstless 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 lite and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be

Our ever dear delight!
And still new beauties may we see

And still increasing light!
6 Divine instructor, gracious Lord!

Be thou for ever near,
Teach us to love thy sacred word

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 ?
Thy word the choicest rules imparts,
To keep the conscience clean.

Ver. 130.
2 When once it enters to the mind,

It spreads such light abroad,
The meanest souls instruction find,
And raise their thoughts to God.

Ver. 105.
3 Tis like the sun, a heav'nly light,

That guides us all the day:
And through the dangers of the night,

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.
3 Here Jesus, in ten thousand ways,

His soul-attracting charms displays,
Recounts his poverty and pains,

And tells his love in melting strains.
4 Wisdom its dictates here imparts,
To form our minds, to cheer our hearts;
Its influence makes the sinner live,

It bids the drooping saint revive. 5 Our raging passions it controls,

And comfort yields to contrite souls;
It brings a better world in view,
And guides us all our journey through.
6 May this blest volume ever lie

Close to my heart and near my eye,
Till life's last hour my soul engage,
And be my chosen heritage!

170. C. M. Mr. Fawcett. The Scripture a Source of Knowledge and

Comfort. Psalm cxix. 105.
1 ITOW precious is the book divine,

IT By inspiration given !
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,

To guide our souls to heaven.
2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts

In this dark vale of tears:
Life, light, and joy, it still imparts,

And quells our rising fears.
3 This lamp, through all the tedious night

Of life, shall guide our way, Till we behok the clearer light

Of an eternal day!

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