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As makes a world of darkness shine
With beams of heav'nly day. 4. My soul rejoices to pursue
The paths of truth and love,
HYMN 208. C. M. 1.LADEN with guilt, and full of fears
I fly to thee, my Lord;
But in thy written word.
Does all my grief assuage;
Almost in ev'ry page.
The pearl of price unknown;
Who makes the pearl his own.
Where wit and reason fail ; My guide to everlasting life,
Through all this gloomy vale. 5. O may thy counsels, mighty God!
My roving feet command ;
HYMN 209. L. M.
Makes his eternal counsels known : 'Tis here his richest mercy shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2. Wisdom its dictates here imparts,
To form our minds, to cheer our hearts;
It bids the drooping saint revive. 3. 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. 4. May this blest volume ever lie
Close to my heart, and near my eye;
HYMN 210. L. M. 1.'TWAS by an order from the Lord,
The ancient prophets spoke his word; His spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warm’d their hearts with heav'nly fire., 2. The works and wonders, which they wrought,
Confirm’d the messages they brought.
To save the holy words from death.
On the dear volume of thy book;
And read his name who died for me, 4. Let the false raptures of the mind
Be lost, and vanish in the wind.
XIII. SUPPLICATION FOR THE DIVINE
FAVOUR AND ASSISTANCE.
HYMN 211. c. M.
Approach thy heav'nly seat.
We join the solemn praise ;
3. Thy mild, thy wise, and righteous reign,
Let ev'ry being own:
Erect thy gracious throne.
Thy bless'd commands fulfil ;
Perform thy holy will.
Our daily wants supply;
That they may never die.
0! let thy love forgive. Teach us divine forgiveness too,
Nor let resentments live. 7. Where tempting snares bestrew the way,
Permit us not to tread;
From our unguarded head.
With cheerful humble mind; And praise thy goodness, pow'r and truth, Eternal, unconfin'd!
HYMN 212. C. M. 1.
Thine ever-watchful eye Alone our real wants can see,
Thy hand alone supply. 2. Oh! let thy pow'r within us dwell,
Thy love our footsteps guide! That love shall vainer loves expel,
That fear all fears beside.
Too oft, with stubborn will,
And grasp the specious ill:
on thee :
The good, unask'd, let mercy grant, The ill, though ask'd, deny.
HYMN 213 C. M. God of Jacob, by whose hand
Thy people still are fed ;
Hast all our fathers led!
To thee address our pray’r; And in thy kind and faithful breast
Deposit all our care. 3. Through each perplexing path of life
Our wand'ring footsteps guide ; Give us by day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide. 4. O!
spread thy cov’ring wings around,
Till all our wand'rings cease;
Our souls arrive in peace!
We'll our whole selves resign ;
HYMN 214. C. M. 1. FATHER of all! whose cares extend : Through ev'ry age let praise ascend,
And ev'ry clime adore.
Still in the right to stay ;
To find that better way!
Or warns me not to do:
That, more than heav'n pursue. 1. Save me alike from foolish pride,
Dr impious discontent
At aught thy wisdom has deny'd,
Or aught thy goodness lent.
Presume thy bolts to throw,
On each I judge thy foe.
To hide the fault I see.
That mercy show to me. 7. This day be bread and peace my lot:
All else beneath the sun,
And let thy will be done. s. To thee, whose temple is all space;
Whose altar, earth, sea, skies:
HYMN 215. s. M. 1. ALMIGHTY Lord
Supreme, eternal King ! 2. Preserve me from deceit,
Impenitence and pride;
With thoughtless sinners, glide. 3. What thine unerring eye
Sees for thy creature fit!
The prosp'rous and the great;
And odious selfconceit. 5. Let no despair, revenge,
Be to my bosom known:
And patience for my own.