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2 Great God ! mine eyes with pleasure look
On the dear volume of thy book;
And read his name who died for me.
Here, the fair tree of knowledge grows;-
No danger dwells therein.
Where wit and reason fail ;
Through all this gloomy vale.
Nor I forsake the happy road
A Saviour seen in the Scriptures.
To thee its grateful tribute bring;
My tongue perform its solemn vow.
3 There, what delightful truths I read!
There, I behold the Saviour bleed :
Revives my heart, and checks my fear. 4 There Jesus bids my sorrows cease,
And gives my lab'ring conscience peace,
And points to mansions in the sky. 6 For love like this, Oh ! let my song,
Through endless years, thy praise prolong;
C. M. 5.
Dispel the shades of night;
The healing beams of light.
Restores our wandering feet;
To joys divinely sweet.
In all their radiant blaze;
L. M. 6.
The Blessings of the new Covenant.
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2 Here, sinners of an humble frame
May taste his grace, and learn his name;
The wisdom, power and grace of God.
4 Oh! grant us grace, almighty Lord'!
To read and mark thy holy word,
And by its holy precepts live.
Close to my heart, and near mine eye,
A written Revelation.
Thy head, my Saviour, and my Lord !
And writ the blessings in thy word.
Some solid ground to rest upon;
Till we apply to Christ alone.
How wise and holy thy commands!
How firm our hope and comfort stands !
Assault my faith, with treacherous art,
The Power of Truth.
Sent to the nations from above;
What his almighty grace can do.
To heal diseases of the mind;-
Restore the ruined creature, man.
Sinners obey the voice, and live;
4 May but this grace my soul renew,
Let sinner's gaze, and hate me too;
See !-- from the clouds his glory breaks,
When earliest beams of morning rise!
Inscribes, in characters of light,
His mighty Maker's glorious name.
Oh ! let my lips and life make known
Thy goodness and thy praise.
Thy gifts, with ever-grateful heart,
And crown them with thy love.
The garments he assumes
Are light and majesty :
No mortal eye can bear the sight.
His wrath and justice stand
To guard his holy law :
His truth confirms and seals the grace.
Strong is his arm-and shall fulfil
His great decrees-his sovereign will.
2 How wide thy hand hath spread the sky!
How glorious to behold!
And starred with sparkling gold.
And strike the gazing sight,
With terror and delight.
Shine through the worlds abroad;