« AnteriorContinuar »
5. But still the lustre of thy grace
Our warmer thoughts employs, Gilds the whole scene with brighter rays,
And more exalts our joys.
Hymn 165. c.m. 1. T ET av'rice, borne from shore to shore, L Her fav’rite god pursue; Thy word, O Lord, we value more,
Than India, or Peru.
Are open'd to our sight:
And gems divinely bright.
These sacred leaves unfold: And here the Saviour's lovely face
Our raptur'd eyes behold. 4. Here light descending from above
Directs our doubtful feet, Here promises of heavenly love
Our ardent wishes meet.
And all our wants supply'd :
Is in this book deny’d.
That so enrich the mind,
Assurd that we shall find!
- Hymn 166. c. M. ATHER of mercies, in thy word Wbat endess glory shines ,
For ever be thy name ador'd
For these celestial lines.
Exhaustless riches find;
And lasting as the mind. 3. Here the fair tree of knowledge grows
And yields a free repast, .
Invite the longing taste.
Spreads heav'nly peace around;
Attend the blissful sound.
My ever dear delight;
And still increasing light!
Be thou forever near,
Hymn 168, 1. M.. 3. M OD, in the Gospel of his Son,
U Makes his eternal counsels known; 'Tis here his richest mercy shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2. Here sinners of a humble frame
May taste his grace, and learn his name; 'Tis writ in characters of blood
Severely just, immensely good.
His soul-attracting charms displays,
4. Wisdom its dictates here imparts,
To form our minds, to cheer our hearts;
It bids the drooping saint revive.
And guides us all our journey thro.' 6. May this blest volume ever lie
Close to my heart, and near my eye, 'Till life's last hour my soul engage, And be my chosen heritage !
Hymn 168. L. X. The Gospel is the power of God to salvation, Rom. 1.16. 1. W H AT shall the dying sinner do,
V That seeks relief for all his woe! Where shall the guilty conscience find
Ease for the torment of the mind ?
Or form our natures fit for heav'n?
Till Jesus brings his gospel nigh ;
That save rebellious souls from hell. 4. This is the pillar of our hope,
Which bears our fainting spirits up ;
Hymn 169. c. M.
Shall Infidels revile his truth,
And trample on his blood ?
To cleanse us from our faults?
Transcend our feeble thoughts? 3. What if his gospel bids us strive
With'flesh, and self, and sin?
Still of his grace partake ?
For so the prophet spake.
Our lips profess his word ; Nor ever shun those holy men
Who fear and love the Lord.
to save the }
Deze my RA
And sca The seed
Shoots Butill ret
Hymn 170. L. M. 1. THIS is the word of truth and love,
1 Sent to the nations from above;
To heal diseases of the mind;
Sinners obey the voice and live ;
And hearts of stone are turn'd to flesh. 4. May but this grace my soul renew,
Let sinners gaze and hate me too ;
Hymn 171. 1. M.
1 The ancient prophets spoke his word ; His Spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warm’d their hearts with heav'nly fire. 3. The works and wonders which they wrought, Confirm'd the messages they brought ; The prophet's pen succeeds his breath,
To save the holy words from death.
Be lost and vanish in the wind:
Hymn 172. c. M. 2. VE sons of earth prepare the plough;
T Break up the fallow ground!
And scatter blessings round.
Shoots forth a hasty blade;
Soon wither'd, scorch'd, and deada 3. The thorny ground is sure to bauik
All hopes of harvest there;
But not the fruitful ear.
Receive the word in vain ;