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3 So shall our children learn the road
That leads them to their fathers' God,
And, formed by lessons so divine,
Shall infant minds with knowledge shine.
4 So shall the haughty soul submit,
With children placed at Jesus' feet;
The noisy swell of pride shall cease,
And thy sweet voice be heard in peace.

HYMN 275. C. M. [#]

Delight in the Word of God.

1 O HOW I love thy holy law!
"Tis daily my delight,

And thence my meditations draw
Divine advice by night.

2 My waking eyes prevent the day,
To meditate thy word;

My soul with longing melts away,
To hear thy gospel, Lord.

3 No treasures so enrich the mind,
Nor shall thy word be sold
For loads of silver, well refined,
Nor heaps of shining gold.

4 When nature sinks, and spirits droop,
Thy promises of grace

Are pillars to support my hope,
And elevate my praise.


HYMN 276. L. P. M. [#]
Holy Scriptures.

1 How precious, Lord, thy holy word!
What light and joy its truths afford

To souls benighted and distressed!
Thy precepts guide our doubtful way;
Thy love forbids our feet to stray ;

Thy promise leads our hearts to rest.
2 From the discoveries of thy law,
The perfect rules of life we draw ;
These are our study and delight :
Not honey so invites the taste,
Nor gold that hath the furnace past
Appears so pleasing to the sight.

3 Thy threatenings wake our slumbering eyes,
And warn us where our danger lies;
But 'tis thy holy gospel, Lord,
That makes the guilty conscience clean,
Converts the soul, subdues our sin,

And gives a free, but large reward.

C. M. [#]

HYMN 277. C. M.

Consolation from the Scriptures.

1 LORD, we would make thy word our joy, Our lasting heritage;

May this our noblest powers employ,
Our warmest thoughts engage.

2 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light,
That guides us all the day.

And, through the dangers of the night,
A lamp to lead our way.

3 0, 'tis a land of wealth unknown,
Where springs of life arise;

There seeds of endless bliss are sown,
There boundless glory lies.

4 The best relief that mourners have,
It makes our sorrows blessed;
It shows a home beyond the grave,
And an eternal rest.

HYMN 278. L. M. [#]

Glorious Word.

1 WHEN Israel through the desert passed, A fiery pillar went before,

To guide them through the desert waste, And lessen the fatigues they bore.

2 Such is thy glorious word, O God! "Tis for our light and guidance given; It sheds a lustre all abroad,

And points the path to bliss and heaven. 3 It fills the soul with sweet delight,

And quickens its inactive powers;
It sets our wandering footsteps right,
Displays thy love, and kindles ours.
4 Its promises rejoice our hearts;

Its doctrines are divinely true;
Knowledge and pleasure it imparts,
And comforts and instructs us too.

HYMN 279. S. M. [#]
Scripture a Guide.

1 How choice the book divine,
By inspiration given !

Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,
To guide our souls to heaven.

2 It 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 night
Of life, shall guide our way,
Till we behold the clearer light
Of an eternal day.


HYMN 280. C. M. [#]

Triumph of Christianity.

1 O'ER mountain tops, the mount of God
In latter days shall rise

Above the summits of the hills,
And draw the wondering eyes.

2 To this, the joyful nations round,
All tribes and tongues, shall flow;

Up to this mountain of their God,
With songs of triumph go.

3 The beams that shine from Zion's hill
Shall lighten every land;

The King who reigns in Salem's towers
Shall the whole world command.

4 No war shall rage; no hostile feuds
Disturb those peaceful years:

To plough-shares men shall beat their swords,
To pruning-hooks their spears.

5 No longer host, encountering host,
Shall crowds of slain deplore;
They'll lay the martial trumpet by,
And study war no more.

HYMN 281. H. M. [# or b]


1 BLOW ye the trumpet, blow
The gladly solemn sound;
Let all the nations know,

To earth's remotest bound,
The year of jubilee is come:
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.

2 Behold the Son of God,

Commissioned from above,
To all the human race,

The Messenger of love :

The year of jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.

3 The gospel trumpet hear,

The news of pardoning grace;

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