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THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
The Word of God.
1 WORD of the ever-living God!
2 Yet, to unfold thy hidden worth, Thy mysteries to reveal,
That Spirit which first gave thee forth Thy volume must unseal!
3 And we, if we aright would learn
Efficacy and Success of the Gospel.
1 MARK the soft-falling snow,
To heaven from whence it fell,
And calls forth all
Through every pore, Her secret store.
But waters earth
2 Arrayed in beauteous green,
3 So," saith the God of grace,
The purpose I intend;
Millions of souls
Shall feel its power,
The copious seed
Prayer for a Blessing on the Word.
1 FATHER of all, in whom, alone,
And bear it down
2 While in thy word we search for thee,
3 Now let our darkness comprehend
Progress of Gospel Truth.
1 UPON the Gospel's sacred page
2 On mightier wing, in loftier flight,
3 Truth, strengthened by the strength of thought,
4 More glorious still as centuries roll,
5 Flow to restore, but not destroy;
As when the cloudless lamp of day
Light and Glory of the Word.
1 THE Spirit breathes upon the word,
2 A glory gilds the sacred page, Majestic like the sun!
It gives a light to every age;
3 The hand that gave it still supplies The gracious light and heat;
His truths upon the nations rise,
They rise, but never set.
4 Let everlasting thanks be thine, For such a bright display,
As makes a world of darkness shine
"Thou shalt teach them to thy children." Psalm 78.
1 HEAR, O my people! to my law Devout attention lend;
TATE & BRADY.
Let the instruction of my mouth
2 My tongue, by inspiration taught,
3 Which we from sacred registers
4 That generations yet to come
5 To teach them that in God alone
God's Glory in the Gospel.
1 Now to the Lord a noble song!
2 The spacious earth and spreading flood
3 But in the Gospel of thy Son
4 Our spirits kindle in its beam :
Power of God's Word.
BEHOLD, the morning sun Begins his glorious way; His beams through all the nations run, And life and light convey.