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Thy truth outlives the narrow bounds
Where time and nature end.
Thy providence how kind!
Thy children safety find. 3 From Thee, when earthly streams run
And raise their pleasures high. 4 Though all created light decay, And death close
Where clouds can never rise.
C.M. 1 NONE is like God, who reigns above,
So great, so pure, so high ;
And who is always nigh.
Excluded from His care ;
For He is everywhere.
Though no one else can see ;
Wherever we may be.
THE SCRIPTURES. 45
The Best Volume. 1 GREAT God, with wonder and with praise,
Upon Thy works we look;
Shine brightest in Thy book.
Have much instruction given ; But Thy good Word informs the soul
The way to life and heaven. 3 The fields provide us food, and show
The goodness of the Lord ; But fruits of life and
glory grow In Thy most holy Word. 4 Here we are taught how Christ has died,
To save from death and hell; Not all the books on earth beside
Such heavenly wonders tell.
And take a fresh delight
And meditate by night.
By inspiration given !
To guide our souls to heaven.
Our gloomy world to cheer,
Displays a Saviour's boundless love,
And brings His glories near.
And where his feet have trod;
Of a forgiving God.
It wars with every sin ;
Two striving powers within.
In this dark vale of tears ;
And quells their rising fears. 6 May this bright lamp through all the night
Öf earth direct our way,
Of an eternal day! 47
Buy the Truth.
God's holy Book of truth,
The guide of early youth ;
On else a dreary road;
And shows the way to God.
For it alone can tell
The way that ruined souls are saved
From Satan, sin, and hell :
Lost souls ascend to heaven ;-
Their sins are all forgiven. 30 may we love the Bible !
That tells of Jesus' love;
And pleads for them above ;
Upon the cursed tree,
That sinners may be free. 48
Search the Scriptures. 1 'Go, search the Scriptures,' saith the Lord,
“They testify of Me ;' 'Tis truth's eternal great record,
From every error free. 2 There the eternal Godhead shines
With bright, refulgent rays; There beam Jehovah's great designs,
From everlasting days.
Chief of the works of God ;
And pardon bought with blood. 40
may the Spirit's influence sweet
Its precept guide my roving feet,
Its promise feast my soul ! 49 The Word of Truth.
L, M. 1 This is the word of truth and love,
Sent to the nations from above;
What His almighty grace can do.
To heal diseases of the mind;
Restore the ruined creature, man.
Sinners obey the voice, and live ;
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh.
Let sinners gaze, and hate me too !
A sure defence from all their rage.
L.M. 1 ETERNAL Spirit, 'twas Thy breath
The oracles of truth inspired,
With strong prophetic impulse fired. 2 Filled with
Thy great almighty power, Their lips with heavenly science flowed ; Their hands a thousand wonders wrought, Which bore the signature of God.