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2 Great God ! mine eyes with pleasure look
On the dear volume of thy book;
And read his name who died for me.
Here, the fair tree of knowledge grows;-
No danger dwells therein.
Where wit and reason fail ;
Through all this gloomy vale.
2 All nature sings thy boundless love,
In worlds below, and worlds above;
3 There, what delightful truths I read!
There, I behold the Saviour bleed :
Revives my heart, and checks my fear.
And gives my lab'ring conscience peace,
And points to mansions in the sky.
Through endless years, thy praise prolong;
C. M. 5.
Dispel the shades of night;
The healing beams of light.
Restores our wandering feet;
To joys divinely sweet.
In all their radiant blaze;
L. M. 6.
The Blessings of the new Covenant.
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.
May taste his grace, and learn his name;
The wisdom, power and grace of God.
A brighter world beyond the skies;
4 Oh! grant us grace, almighty Lord'!
To read and mark thy holy word,
And by its holy precepts live.
Close to my heart, and near mine eye,
A written Revelation.
Thy head, my Saviour, and my Lord !
And writ the blessings in thy word.
Some solid ground to rest upon;
Till we apply to Christ alone.
How wise and holy thy commands!
How firm our hope and comfort stands !
Assault my faith, with treacherous art,
The Power of Truth.
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;
4 May but this grace my soul renew,
Let sinner's gaze, and hate me too ;
Existence of God.
Through earth, and air, and sea, and skies;
When earliest beams of morning rise!
Throughout the world's extended frame,
His mighty Maker's glorious name.
And trace creation's wonders o'er !
Creation and Providence.
Creation's beauties o'er,
And bid my soul adore.
Thy radiant footsteps shine;
And speak their source divine.
With gentle, smiling rays;
Thy goodness and thy praise.
Oh! teach me to improve
And crown them with thy love.
Perfections of God's Government.
His throne is built on high;
Are light and majesty:
No mortal eye can bear the sight.
His wrath and justice stand
To guard his holy law:
His truth confirms and seals the grace.
Strong is his arm-and shall fusil
His great decrees-his sovereign will.
2 How wide thy hand hath spread the sky!
How glorious to behold !
And starred with sparkling gold.
And strike the gazing sight,
With terror and delight.
Shine through the worlds abroad;