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The Book of Nature.
Declares the glories of thy name :
Of boundless power and skill divine. 2 From night to day, from day to night, The dawning and the dying light
Lectures of heavenly wisdom read :
And neither sound nor language need.
And distant nations know their voice : The sun, in robes of splendour dress'd, Breaks from the chambers of the east,
Moves round, and makes the earth rejoice. 4 Where'er he spreads his beams abroad, He smiles and speaks his Maker God:
All nature joins to show thy praise : Thus God in ev'ry creature shines : Bright in the book of nature's lines,
But brighter in the book of grace.
HYMNS RELATING TO CHRISTIAN
87. P. M.
The Book of Grace. * How precious, Loro! thy holy word !
What light and joy its truths afford To souls benighted and distress'd! Thy precepts guide our doubtful way; Thy fear forbids our feet to stray ;
Thy promise leads the heart to rest.
While gospel truth and grace divine
And make the willing spirit thine. 3 From the discoveries of thy law, The perfect rules of life we draw;
Be these our study and delight:
Become well pleasing in thy sight.
And from presumptuous sins restrain! Thus taught to use the book of grace, We'll raise a grateful song of praise
That we possess it not in vain.
88, c. M.
Praise for Divine Revelation.
Majestic as 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,
89. c. M. Instruction and Consolation from the Scriptures. I LORD! I would make thy word my joy,
My lasting heritage ;
My warmest thoughts engage.
Which guides us all the day ;
A lamp to lead our way.
And keep thy laws in sight, Through all the business of the day,
To guide my actions right.
Where spriugs of life arise ;
There boundless glory lies.
5 The best relief which mourners have,
It makes our sorrows bless'a ;
90. c. M. The Word of God the best Guide of Youth. 1 "HE morn of life, how fair and gay !
How cheering and how new!
And brighten every view!
Elastic and sincere,
Nor yield a thought to fear.
In pleasure's dangerous way;
And oft their feet betray.
Through life's uncertain road ?
To duty and to God? 5 In God's own word the
To brighter worlds on high.
Our steadfast hope and trust !
91. c. M.
With beams of heavenly grace ;
And show thy smiling face.
2 Soon may thy name from shore to shore,
Sound all the earth abroad;
Their Saviour and their GOD!
Who sits enthron'd above,
Aud with impartial love.
(Such his eternal will,)
The spacious earth shall fill.
So rniniz scatter'd here:
Shall see, adore, and fear.
92. L. M. Divine Love displayed in the Blessings of the Gospe i Tothee, my heart, Eternal King
Would now its thankful tribute bring;
In songs of ardent, grateful praise.
In worlds below, and wcrlds above ;
The richer glories of thy grace.
There Jesus shows the way to heaven;
Revives any heart, and checks my fear.
And gives the labouring conscience peace;