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C. M. Dedham. Medford,

Revelation welcomed.
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 abrvad,

In all their radiant blaze;
And bid th' admiring world adore
The glories of thy grace.
L. M.

Duke Street
Divine Authority of the Bible.
"TWAS by an order from the Lord,
The ancient prophets spoke his word;
His Spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warm their hearts with heavenly fire.
2 Great God! mine eyes with pleasure look
On the dear volume of thy book ;
There my Redeemer's face I see,
And read his name who died for me.
3 Let the false raptures of the mind
Be lost and vanish in the wind :
Here I can fix iny hope secure ;
This is thy word-and must endure.

C. M. Christmas. Tollapd.
The Bible the Light of the World.
WHAT glory gilds the sacred page,

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

It gives—but borrows none.


2 The power that gave it still supplies

The gracious light and heat:
Its truths upon the nations rise ;

They rise--but never set.
f1l 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. 4

C. M. Devizes. Arlington.
HOW precious is the book divine,

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

To guide our souls to heaven.

2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts,
inp In this dark vale of tears;
milli Life, light, and joy it still imparts,

And quells our rising fears.
3 This lamp, through all the tedious night

Of life, shall guide our way;
Till we behold the clearer light

of an eternal day.

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C. M. Warwick. Medfield.
The Bible suited to the Wants of Mankind.
FATHER of mercies, in thy word

What endless glory shines !
Forever be thy name adored

For these celestial lines !
>> 2 Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustiess riches find;
Riches, above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here springs of consolation rise

To cheer the fainting mind;
And thirsty souls receive supplies,

And sweet refreshment find.

4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around; f And life, and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound!
Aff 5 Oh may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight,
And still new beauties may


And still increasing light !
6 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,

Be thou forever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word

And view my Saviour there! 6

C. P. M. Columbia, Aithlone.
HOW precious, Lord, thy sacred word !
What light and joy those leaves afford

To souls in deep distress!
Thy precepts guide our doubtful way,
Thy fear forbids our feet to stray,

Thy promise leads to rest.
2 Thy threatenings wake our slumbering eyes,
And warn us where our danger lies ;

But 'tis thy gospel, Lord,
That makes the guilty conscience clean,
Converts the soul, and conquers sin,
And gives a free reward.

C. M.

Litchfield. Eustis. mp OPPRESSED with guilt, and full of fears,

I come to thee, my Lord;
While not a ray of hope appears,

But in thy holy word.
2 The volume of my Father's grace

Does all my grief dispel ;
mf Here I behold my Saviour's face,

And learn to do his will.
3 Here living water freely flows,

To cleanse me from my sin;
mf 'Tis here the tree of knowledge grows,

Nor danger dwells therein.
Af 4 Oh! may thy counsels, mighty God,

My roving feet command;
Nor í forsake the happy road,

That leads to thy right hand


L. M.

Uxbridge. Ward,
Delight in the Scriptures.
I LOVE the sacred book of God;

No other can its place supply:
It points me to the saints' abode,

And lists my joyful thoughts on high.
2 Blest book! in thee my eyes discern

The image of my absent Lord :
From thine instructive page I learn

The joys his presence will afford.
3 But while l'ın here, thou shalt supply

His place, and tell me of his love:
I'll read with faith's discerning eye,

And thus partake of joys above.

C. M.

Crmond. Dundee.
GREAT God! with wonder and with praise,

On all thy works I look ;
But still thy wisdom, power, and grace,

Shine brightest in thy book.
2 Here are my choicest treasures hid;

Here my best comfort lies
Here my desires are satisfied,

And here my hopes arise.
3 Lord, make me understand thy law;

Show what my faults have been;
And from thy gospel let me draw

l'ardon for all my sin. 10

L. M.

Bath. Hingham.
NOW let my soul, eternal King!
To thee its grateful tribute bring:
My knee with humbie homage bow;
My tongue perform its solemn vow.
2 All nature sings thy boundless love,
In worlds helow--and worlds above:
But in thy blessed word I trace,
Diviner wonders of thy grace.
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.


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