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2. Lift up thy voice to heaven
In sacred praise and prayer,
The light of life to share.
By evening's paler ray,
Before the eye of day.
Too long in folly's shade,
To joys that never fade.
In crystal purity;
Gives rapture to the eye.
6. Let rivers of salvation
In larger currents flow,
tribe and nation
1. Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth!
Oh! serve Him with gladness and fear;
With love and devotion draw near.
2. Jehovah is God, and Jehovah alone,
Creator and Ruler o'er all;
His sheep, and we follow His call. 3. Oh! enter His gates with thanksgiving and song,
Your vows in His temple proclaim ;
And bless His adorable name.
4. For good is the Lord, inexpressibly good,
And we are the work of His hand;
And shall to eternity stand. MONTGOMERY.
1. WHAT glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic like the sun;
It gives, but borrows none.
The gracious light and heat;
They rise but never set.
For such a bright display,
With beams of heavenly day.
The steps of Him I love,
In brighter worlds above.
1. How precious is the book divine,
By inspiration given !
To lead our souls to heaven.
Its radiant beams are cast;
Grows brightest at the last.
In this dark vale of tears;
And calms our anxious fears.
4. This lamp through all the dreary night
Of life shall guide our way,
1. Lamp of our feet! whereby we trace
Our path, when wont to stray ;
Brook by the traveler's way!
True rnanna from on high!
Of realms beyond the sky.
Or radiant cloud by day!
Our anchor and our stay!
Old age's firm ally!
1. LADEN with guilt, and full of fears,
I fly to Thee, my Lord;
But in Thy written word.
In almost ev'ry page.
The pearl of price unknown;
Who makes the pearl his own.
4. This is the judge that ends the strife
Where wit and reason fail;
Through all this gloomy vale.
In every star Thy wisdom shines;
We read Thy name in fairer lines; 2. The rolling sun, the changing light,
And night and day Thy power confess;
Reveals Thy justice and Thy grace.
Round the whole earth, and never stand;
It touched and glanced on every land. 4. Nor shall Thy spreading Gospel rest
Till through the world Thy truth has run; Till Christ has all the nations bless'd
That see the light, or feel the sun. 5. 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. 6. Thy noblest wonders here we view
In souls renewed, and sins forgiven;
And make Thy word my guide to heaven.
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; And, as it soars, the Gospel light
Adds to its influence more and more. 3. More glorious still as centuries roll,
New regions blessed, new powers unfurled, Expanding with th' expanding soul,
Its waters shall o'erflow the world4. Flow to restore, but not destroy ;
As when the cloudless lamp of day
And sweeps its lingering mist away.
1. The starry firmament on high,
And all the glories of the sky,
So brightly as Thy written word.
Its truths divine and precepts wise-
every beam conducts to Thee.
The moon forget her nightly tale,
The radiant chorus of the sky-
Unmoved amid the wreck of spheres,
SIR R. GRANT,
Thou waterest all the worlds above;