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5 Not so Thy Word-it stands secure;
The blessed truths that it contains
When nothing of this world remains.
Its sacred truths to us unfold ;
Without Thy gracious help and light.
The wondrous words declared by Thee;
The mighty love those words reveal.
And seal Thy favour on the heart:
And make us to salvation wise.
When set against the wheat ?
Like that immortal meat ?
Thy children's needs supply ;
Shall never, never die.
8's. 1 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
And teach us all their endless worth! 3 Direct us, lest we judge amiss,
Lest error cloud the hidden bliss ;
word may we receive,
The glorious tidings treasured there!
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 :
God's Precious Word.
God's own mind to man revealed ;
On this soul-enriching field !
Telling of a Saviour's love;
We its hidden wealth may prove !
By Thy blest instruction given ;
To discern the path to heaven.
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:
În 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 ;