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3 This Lamp, through all the tedious night
311' C. M. 1 FATHER of mercies, in Thy Word What endless glory shines 1 For ever be Thy Name adored For these celestial lines.
2 Here the Redeemer’s welcome voice
4 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord!
312 C. M. 1 A GLoRY gilds the sacred page, Majestic like the sun; It gives a light to every age, It gives, but borrows none. 2 The Hand that gave it still supplies His gracious light and heat. His truths upon the nations rise; They rise, but never set.
3 Let everlasting thanks be Thine,
As makes a world of darkness shine
4 My soul rejoices to pursue The steps of Him I love, Till glory breaks upon my view In brighter worlds above. William Cowper. 1779. 313 PSALM 119. C. M. 1 How shall the young secure their hearts, And guard their lives from sin 7 Thy Word the choicest rules imparts To keep the conscience clean. 2. When once it enters to the mind, It spreads such light abroad, The meanest souls instruction find, And raise their thoughts to God. 3 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light, That guides us all the day; And through the dangers of the night A lamp to lead our way. 4 The starry heavens Thy rule obey, The earth maintains her place; And these Thy servants, night and day, * Thy skill and power express. 5 But still Thy Law and Gospel, Lord, Have lessons more divine; Not earth stands firmer than Thy Word, Nor stars so nobly shine. 6 Thy Word is everlasting truth: How pure is every page That holy Book shall guide our youth, And well support our age. Watts. 1719.
314 Dein Wort, O Herr, ist milder Thau. C. M. 1 THY Word, O Lord, like gentle dews, Falls soft on hearts that pine; Lord, to Thy garden ne'er refuse This heavenly balm of Thine.
Watered by Thee, let every tree
By grace of Thine bear fruit divine,
2 Thy Word is like a flaming sword,
A wedge that cleaveth stone;
Keen as a fire, so burns Thy Word,
Let it go forth o'er all the earth,
To show Thy power in Satan's hour,
3 Thy Word, a wondrous guiding star,
315 C. M. 1. AccEPT, O Lord, Thy servants’ thanks
For Thy enlivening Word,
By Thy most Holy Spirit taught,
That Word in Thy recording Book
Her teaching here Thy Church begins,
2 Whate’er of truth the soul can need
Whate'er of fear the bad to daunt,
4 Thence on our hearts may lively faith
Celestial comfort pour,
With patience, lightener of our ills,
That we, with Thy united Church,
And with one mind and mouth proclaim
Richard Mant. 1837.
1 BLEssed Jesus, here we stand,
3 Therefore hasten we to Thee;
4 Make it, Lord, Thy member now: Shepherd, take Thy lamb, and feed it; - Prince of peace, its peace be Thou; Way of life, to heaven lead it; Wine, this branch may nothing sever, Be it graft in Thee for ever.
5 Now upon Thy heart it lies,
Miss Winkworth. 1858.
317 O Vaterherz. C. H. M.
1 FATHER, who hast created all
2 O Son, who died for us, behold,