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2. Order my footsteps by thy word,
And make my heart sincere ; Let sin have no dominion, Lord,
But keep my conscience clear. 3. Assise my soul, too apt to stray,
A stricter watch to keep;
Restore thy wand’ring sheep.
'Tis a delightful road: Nor let my head, or heart, or hands,
Offend against my God.
HYMN 199. s. M. 1. BEHOLDthe morning sun
Begins his glorious way:
And life and light convey. 2. But where the gospel comes,
It spreads diviner light;
And gives the blind their sight. 3. How perfect is thy word !
And all thy judgments just!
And men securely trust.
Are thy directions givin!
HYMN 200. P. M. 1. T love the volumes of thy word:
What light and joy those leaves afford To souls benighted and distrest !
Thy precepts guide my doubtful way;
Thy promise leads my heart to rest.
These are my study and delight:
Appears so pleasing to the sight. 3. Thy threat’nings wake my slumb’ring eyes, And warn me where my danger lies ;
But 'tis thy blessed gospel, Lord, That makes my guilty conscience clean, Converts my soul, subdues my sin,
And gives a free, but large reward.
And from presumptuous sins restrain.
HYMN 201. s. M. 1. BEHOLD! the lofty sky
Declares its Maker God; And all his starry works on high
Proclaim his pow'r abroad. 2. The darkness and the light
Still keep their course the same; While night to day and day to night,
Divinely teach his name. 3. Ye Christian lands rejoice;
Here he reveals his word :
To bid us know the Lord. 4. His statutes and commands
Are set before our eyes;
Where our salvation lies. 5. His laws are just and pure,
His truth without deceit,
His promises for ever sure,
And his rewards are great. 6. While of thy works 1 sing,
Thy glory to proclaim;
HYMN 202. c. M. 1. LET all the heathen writers join,
U To form one perfect book: Great God ! if once eompar'd with thine,
How mean their writings look! 2. Not the most perfeet rules they gave
Could shew one sin forgiv'n, Nor lead a step beyond the grave:
But thine conduct to heav'n, 3. Lord, I have made thy word my choice,
My lasting heritage ;
My warmest thoughts engage. 4. I'll read the hist'ries of thy love,
And keep thy laws in sight, While through thy promises I rove
With ever fresh delight.
Where springs of life arise,
HYMN 203. c. M.
Her fav’rite god pursue :
Than India or Peru. 2. Here mines of knowledge, love, and joy,
Are open'd to our sight;
And gems divinely bright.
These sacred leaves unfold :
And here the Saviour's lovely face
Our rapturd eyes behold.
Directs our doubtful feet;
Our ardent wishes meet. 5. Our num'rous griefs are here redrest,
And all our wants supplied : 1,
Is in this book denied.
That so enrich the mind,
HYMN 204. C. M.
What endless glory shines !
For these celestial lines. 2. Here may the wretched sons of want
Exhaustless riches find;
And lasting as the mind. 3. Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
And yields a free repast;
Invite the longing taste. 4. Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Spreads heav'nly peace around;
Attend the blissful sound.
My ever dear delight;
And still increasing light!
Be thou for ever near ;
HYMN 205. L. M.
Wild offspring of the human brain !
My happier choice, great God! engage. 2. O ever faithful to thy word,
Do thou thy vital strength afford;
Nor let my hope in shame expire. 3. Sustain'd by thy almighty aid,
What danger shall my soul invade?
HYMN 206. C. M.
By inspiration givin!
To guide our souls to heav'n.
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 a clearer light Of an eternal day.
HYMN 207. c. M. 1. WHAT glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic like the sun !
It gives, but borrows none.
His gracious light and heat.
They rise, but never set.
For such a bright display,