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Full of mercy to restore us,
Mercy beaming from above. 3 Every secret fault confessing,
Deed unrighteous, thought of sin,
Grace from God, and peace within ! Heart and voice with rapture swelling,
Still the song of glory raise;
Join the universal praise.
HYMN 268. C. M. [#]
Excellency of Scripture.
What endless glory shines;
For these celestial lines. 2 Here
the wretched sons of want Exhaustless riches find; Riches above what earth can grant,
And lasting as the mind. 3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
And yields a rich repast ;
Invite the longing taste.
4 O may these heavenly pages be
My study and delight;
And still increasing light.
Be thou forever near ;
And view my Saviour there.
HYMN 269. C. M. [#]
I come to thee, my Lord ;
But in thy holy word.
Does all my grief assuage ;
In every sacred page.
my Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
Nor danger dwells therein.
Where sense and reason fail ;
Through all this gloomy vale.
These roving feet command,
That leads to thy right hand.
C. M. [#]
Majestic like the sun !
It gives, but borrows none.
His gracious light and heat;
They rise, but never set.
For such a bright display,
With beams of heavenly day. 4 My soul rejoices to pursue
The paths of truth and love
In brighter worlds above.
HYMN 271. L. M. [#]
Nature and Scripture compared.
In every star thy wisdom shines ;
We read thy name in fairer lines. 2 The rolling sun, the changing light,
And nights and days thy power confess; But, lo, the volume thou hast writ
Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
3 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,
Till through the world thy truth has run; Till Christ has all the nations blest,
That see the light, or feel the sun.' 4 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise ;
Bless the dark world with heavenly light: Thy gospel makes the simple wise ;
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 5 Thy noblest wonders here we view,
In souls renewed, and sins forgiven :
And make thy word my guide to heaven.
HYMN 272. S. M. [#]
Perfection of God's Word. 1 BEHOLD, the morning sun
Begins his glorious way;
And life and light convey. 2 But where the gospel comes,
It spreads diviner light;
And gives the blind their sight. 3 How perfect is thy word!
And all thy judgments just !
And men securely trust.
Are thy directions given !
may I never read in vain,
HYMN 273. C. M. [#]
Conquests of God's Word.
And drinks the cooling showers ;
And wakes the drooping flowers. 2 The blushing mead, the fertile field,
Shall be with blessings filled ;
Who has its bosom tilled.
Its conquests shall extend, Till every heart, in every clime,
Shall in submission bend. 4 Uninterrupted praise shall flow
From every creature's tongue, And psalms and hymns by all below
In choral strains be sung.
HYMN 274. L. M. [#]
Father of spirits and of love,
Celestial beamings from thy throne. 2 Thy sacred book we would survey,
Enlightened with that heavenly day,