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2. Lift up thy voice to heaven

In sacred praise and prayer,
While unto thee is given

The light of life to share.
3. The landscape, lately shrouded

By evening's paler ray,
Smiles beauteous and unclouded

Before the eye of day.
4. So let our souls, benighted

Too long in folly's shade,
By thy kind smiles be lighted

To joys that never fade.
5. O see those waters streaming

In crystal purity;
While earth, with verdure teeming,

Gives rapture to the eye.

6. Let rivers of salvation

In larger currents flow,
Till
every

tribe and nation
Their healing virtues know. T. HASTINGS.

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1. Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth!

Oh! serve Him with gladness and fear;
Exult in His presence with music and mirth,

With love and devotion draw near.

2. Jehovah is God, and Jehovah alone,

Creator and Ruler o'er all;
And we are His people—His scepter we own;

His sheep, and we follow His call. 3. Oh! enter His gates with thanksgiving and song,

Your vows in His temple proclaim ;
His praise in melodious accordance prolong,

And bless His adorable name.

4. For good is the Lord, inexpressibly good,

And we are the work of His hand;
His mercy and truth from eternity stood,

And shall to eternity stand. MONTGOMERY.

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1. WHAT glory gilds the sacred page,

Majestic like the sun;
It gives a light to every age;

It gives, but borrows none.
2. The hand that gave it still supplies

The gracious light and heat;
Its truth upon the nations rise-

They rise but never set.
3. Let everlasting thanks be Thine

For such a bright display,
As makes a world of darkness shine

With beams of heavenly day.
4. My soul rejoices to pursue

The steps of Him I love,
Till glory breaks upon my view,

In brighter worlds above.

BARTON,

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1. How precious is the book divine,

By inspiration given !
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,

To lead our souls to heaven.
2. O'er all the strait and narrow way

Its radiant beams are cast;
A light whose never weary ray

Grows brightest at the last.
3. It sweetly cheers our fainting hearts

In this dark vale of tears;
Life, light, and comfort it imparts,

And calms our anxious fears.

4. This lamp through all the dreary night

Of life shall guide our way,
Till we behold the clearer light
Of an eternal day.

RIPPON'S COLL.

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1. Lamp of our feet! whereby we trace

Our path, when wont to stray ;
Stream from the Fount of heavenly grace!

Brook by the traveler's way!
2. Bread of our souls! whereon we feed;

True rnanna from on high!
Our guide, our chart! wherein we read

Of realms beyond the sky.
3. Pillar of fire, through watches dark!

Or radiant cloud by day!
When waves would whelm our tossing bark,

Our anchor and our stay!
4. Childhood's preceptor! manhood's trust!

Old age's firm ally!
Our hope, when we go down to dust,

Of immortality!

BARTON.

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1. LADEN with guilt, and full of fears,

I fly to Thee, my Lord;
And not a ray of hope appears,

But in Thy written word.
2. The volume of my

Father's

grace
Does all my grief assuage;
Here I behold my Saviour's face

In almost ev'ry page.
3. This is the field where hidden lies

The pearl of price unknown;
That merchant is divinely wise

Who makes the pearl his own.

4. This is the judge that ends the strife

Where wit and reason fail;
My guide to everlasting life

Through all this gloomy vale.

WATTS.

78.

L. M.
1. The heavens declare Thy glory, Lord !

In every star Thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold Thy word,

We read Thy name in fairer lines; 2. The rolling sun, the changing light,

And night and day Thy power confess;
But the blest volume Thou hast writ

Reveals Thy justice and Thy grace.
3. Sun, moon, and stars convey Thy praise

Round the whole earth, and never stand;
So when Thy truth began its race,

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;
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,

And make Thy word my guide to heaven.

WATTS.

79.

L. M.
1. Upon the Gospel's sacred page

The gathered beams of ages shine;
And, as it hastens, every age

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
Pours out its floods of light and joy,

And sweeps its lingering mist away.

BOWRING.

80.

L. M.

1. The starry firmament on high,

And all the glories of the sky,
Yet shine not to Thy praise, O Lord,

So brightly as Thy written word.
2. The hopes that holy word supplies,

Its truths divine and precepts wise-
In each a heavenly beam I see,
And

every beam conducts to Thee.
3. Almighty Lord! the sun shall fail,

The moon forget her nightly tale,
And deepest silence hush on high

The radiant chorus of the sky-
4. But fixed for everlasting years,

Unmoved amid the wreck of spheres,
Thy word shall shine in cloudless day
When heaven and earth have passed away.

SIR R. GRANT,

81.

L.M.
1. GREAT Source of being and of love!

Thou waterest all the worlds above;
And all the joys we mortals know
From Thine exhaustless fountain flow.

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