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5 Not so Thy Word-it stands secure;
The blessed truths that it contains
When nothing of this world remains. 59 Prayer for Divine Light. L.M. 1 GREAT God, when we Thy Word behold,
Its sacred truths to us unfold ;
Without Thy gracious help and light. 2 Open our eyes, that we may see
The wondrous words declared by Thee ;
The mighty love those words reveal. 3 The saving light of life impart,
And seal Thy favour on the heart :
And make us to salvation wise. 60 The Word of Man and of God. C.M. 1 What is the chaff, the word of man,
When set against the wheat?
Like that immortal meat ? 2 Thy truths, O God, with heavenly bread
Thy children's needs supply ;
Shall never, never die.
8's. i O God of wisdom, God of might,
Great Ruler in the realms of light,
Whose truths are hid from prudent eyes,
To hear and understand Thy Word. 2 Reveal Thy Scriptures to our mind;
Here let us heavenly treasures find;
And teach us all their endless worth ! 3 Direct us, lest we judge amiss,
Lest error cloud the hidden bliss;
The glorious tidings treasured there! 62 · Blessed Knowledge. L.M. 1 WHILE youths at large, in paths of woe,
Were daily adding to their crimes,
The holy Word of truth betimes. 2 Directed by this heavenly ray,
Sin's dangerous road he soon forsook ;
Still guided by that heavenly Book.
And ponder well each worthy deed :
63 God's Precious Word.
7's. 1 PRECIOUS Bible, Book divine !
God's own mind to man revealed ;
On this soul-enriching field ! 2 Precious Bible, Book of truth!
Telling of a Saviour's love;
We its hidden wealth may prove! 3 Teach us, Lord, Thy Word to prize,
By Thy blest instruction given ;
To discern the path to heaven. 64 God's Word a Guide. 8.7.4. 1 TEACH us, Lord, in life's fair morning,
To revere Thy holy Word ;
Kept from soul-ensnaring pride ;
Through life's dangers
SCRIPTURE NARRATIVES. 65 Cain and Abel.
7.6. 1 SEE the first brothers standing,
Each with his offerings brought :
In their own deed and thought ?
The product of his land
And there he takes his stand.
In faith, with loving heart,
Of his own flock a part.
Of God, his Maker, then :
Of a murderer of men.
Who, being taught of God,
By the Redeemer's blood.
8.7.4. 1 Let us now in contemplation
Mark the havoc sin has made ;
While in ruins
2 O’er the highest hills prevailing,
See the streaming rains descend ;
On what refuge
Those who in the ark reside,
O how favoured
He from that o'erwhelming flood
In Him only
Jacob's Ladder. 7's double. 1 WHEN from Esau Jacob fled,
Though his pillow was a stone,
Yet he was not left alone.
Reaching to the heavenly throne ;
Spake, and claimed him for His own. 2 'Fear not, Jacob, thou art mine,
And my presence with thee goes ;