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3 There, what delightful truths I read!
There, I behold the Saviour bleed:
His name salutes my listening ear,
Revives my heart, and checks my fear.
4 There Jesus bids my sorrows cease,
And gives my lab'ring conscience peace,
Raises my grateful passions high,
And points to mansions in the sky.

6 For love like this, Oh! let my song,
Through endless years, thy praise prolong;
Let distant climes thy name adore,
Till time and nature are no more.

C. M.

Revelation welcomed.

1 HAIL, sacred truth! whose piercing rays
Dispel the shades of night;
Diffusing, o'er the mental world,
The healing beams of light.

2 Jesus! thy word, with friendly aid,
Restores our wandering feet;
Converts the sorrows of the mind
To joys divinely sweet.

3 Oh! send thy light and truth abroad,
In all their radiant blaze;

And bid th' admiring world adore
The glories of thy grace.

L. M.

The Blessings of the new Covenant.
1 GOD, in the Gospel of his Son,
Makes his eternal counsels known;
Where love in all its glory shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.
2 Here, sinners of an humble frame
May taste his grace, and learn his name;
May read in characters of blood,

The wisdom, power and grace of God.
3 Here, faith reveals, to mortal eyes,
A brighter world beyond the skies;
Here, shines the light which guides our way
From earth to realms of endless day.

4 Oh! grant us grace, almighty Lord!
To read and mark thy holy word,
Its truths with meekness to receive,
And by its holy precepts live.

5 May this blest volume ever lie
Close to my heart, and near mine eye,
Till life's last hour, my soul engage,
And be my chosen heritage.


L. M.

A written Revelation.


How firm our hope and comfort stands!

4 Should all the forms that men devise

Assault my faith, with treacherous art,

I'd call them vanity and lies,

And bind the gospel to my heart.

The Power of Truth.

1 THIS is the word of truth and love,

Sent to the nations from above;

Jehovah here resolves to show

What his almighty grace can do.

2 This remedy did wisdom find,
To heal diseases of the mind;-
This sovereign balm, whose virtues can
Restore the ruined creature, man.

3 The gospel bids the dead revive,-
Sinners obey the voice, and live;

Dry bones are raised, and clothed afresh,
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh.

4 May but this grace my soul renew,
Let sinner's gaze, and hate me too;
The word that saves me doth engage
A sure defence from all their rage.



L. M.

Existence of God.

1 THERE is a God!-all nature speaks,
Through earth, and air, and sea, and skies;
See!-from the clouds his glory breaks,
When earliest beams of morning rise!
2 The rising sun, serenely bright,

Throughout the world's extended frame,
Inscribes, in characters of light,

His mighty Maker's glorious name.
3 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,
And trace creation's wonders o'er!
Confess the footsteps of your God;
Bow down before him and adore.


C. M.

Creation and Providence.

1 LORD! when my raptured thought surveys
Creation's beauties o'er,

All nature joins to teach thy praise,
And bid my soul adore.

2 Where'er I turn my gazing eyes,
Thy radiant footsteps shine;
Ten thousand pleasing wonders rise,
And speak their source divine.

3 On me thy providence hath shone
With gentle, smiling rays;

Oh! let my lips and life make known
Thy goodness and thy praise.

4 All-bounteous Lord! thy grace impart;
Oh! teach me to improve

Thy gifts, with ever-grateful heart,
And crown them with thy love.

H. M.

Perfections of God's Government.

1 THE Lord Jehovah reigns;

His throne is built on high;

The garments he assumes
Are light and majesty:

His glories shine with beams so bright,
No mortal eye can bear the sight.

2 The thunders of his hand

Keep the wide world in awe;,

His wrath and justice stand

To guard his holy law:

And where his love resolves to bless,
His truth confirms and seals the grace.

3 Through all his perfect work,

Surprising wisdom shines;

Confounds the powers of hell,

And breaks their cursed designs:

Strong is his arm-and shall fulfil
His great decrees-his sovereign will.

4 And can this mighty King

Of glory condescend,-

And will be write his name,

My Father and my Friend?

I love his name,-I love his word:
Join, all my powers! and praise the Lord.

1 ETERNAL Wisdom! thee we praise,

Thee, the creation sings;

With thy loved name, rocks, hills, and seas

And heaven's high palace rings.

2 How wide thy hand hath spread the sky!
How glorious to behold!"

Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye,
And starred with sparkling gold.

3 Thy glories blaze all nature round,
And strike the gazing sight,

Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,
With terror and delight.

4 Infinite strength, and equal skill,

Shine through the worlds abroad;

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