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i Word of the ever-living God!
Will of his glorious Son!
Or heaven itself be won ?
2 Yet, to unfold thy hidden worth,
Thy mysteries to reveal,
Thy volume must unseal!
3 And we, if we aright would learn
The wisdom it imparts,
With simple, childlike hearts !
Efficacy and Success of the Gospel.
1 MARK the soft-falling snow,
And the diffusive rain !
To heaven from whence it fell,
It turns not back again ; But waters earth And calls forth all Through every pore,
Her secret store.
The hills and.valleys shine,
By Providence divine :
Of future years.
The purpose I intend; Millions of souls And bear it down Shall feel its power,
To millions more.”
WESLEY's Col. Prayer for a Blessing on the Word. i Father of all, in whom, alone,
We live, and move, and breathe,
And cheer thy sons beneath.
2 While in thy word we search for thee,
O fill our souls with awe;
The wonders of thy law.
3 Now let our darkness comprehend
The light that shines so clear; Now thy revealing Spirit send,
And give us ears to hear.
L. M. 210.
The gathered beams of ages shine;
But makes its brightness more divine. 2 On mightier wing, in loftier flight,
From year to year does knowledge soar;
3 Truth, strengthened by the strength of thought,
Pours inexhaustible supplies,
More glorious still as centuries roll,
5 Flow to restore, but not destroy ;
As when the cloudless lamp of day
C. M. 211.
And brings the truth to sight;
A sanctifying light.
2 A glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic like the sun!
It gives, but borrows none.
The gracious light and heat ; His truths upon the nations rise,
They rise, but never set.
For such a bright display,
With beams of heavenly day.
TATE & BRADY. “ Thou shalt teach them to thy children.” Psalm 78. 1 HEAR, O my people! to my law
Devout attention lend;
Deep in your hearts descend.
Shall parables unfold,
And owned for truths of old :
3 Which we from sacred registers
Of ancient times have known, And our forefathers' pious care
To us has handed down,
4 That generations yet to come
Should to their unborn heirs Religiously transmit the same,
And they again to theirs ;
5 To teach them that in God alone
Their hope securely stands; That they should ne'er his works forget,
But keep his just commands.
i Now to the Lord a noble song!
Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue !
2 The spacious earth and spreading flood
Proclaim the wise, the powerful God; And thy rich glories from afar
Sparkle in every rolling star.
Are all thy mightiest works outdone;
4 Our spirits kindle in its beam:
It is a sweet, a glorious theme:
Behold, the morning sun
Begins his glorious way; His beams through all the nations run,
And life and light convey.