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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.

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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