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Still we believe, almighty Lord,
Whose presence fills both earth and heaven,
The meaning of the written word"
Is by thy inspiration given;
Thou only dost thyself explain
The secret mind of God to man.
8 Come, then, divine Interpreter,-
The Scriptures to our hearts apply;
And, taught by thee, we God revere;
Him in three persons magnify:
And still the triune God adore,
Who was, and is, forever more.
The word of God, quick and powerful..
THY word, almighty Lord,
Where'er it enters in,
Is sharper than a two-edged sword,
To slay the man of sin.
2 Thy word is power and life;
It bids confusion cease,
And changes envy, hatred, strife,
To love, and joy, and peace.
8 Then let our hearts obey
The gospel's glorious sound;
And all its fruits, from day to day,
Be in us and abound.
Delight in the word.
THEN quiet in my house I sit,
Thy book be my companion still
My joy thy sayings to repeat,-
Talk o'er the records of thy will,
And search the oracles divine,
Till every heartfelt word be mine.
20 may the gracious words divine, Subject of all my converse be; So will the Lord his foll'wer join,
And walk and talk himself with me.
So shall my heart his presence prove,
And burn with everlasting love.
3 Oft as I lay me down to rest,
O may the reconciling word
Sweetly compose my weary breast;
While on the bosom of my Lord
I sink in blissful dreams away,
And visions of eternal day.
4 Rising to sing my Saviour's praise,
Thee may I publish all day long;
And let thy precious word of grace
Flow from my heart, and fill my tongue
Fill all my life with purest love,
And join me to the church above.
The Saviour seen in the Scriptures."
TOW let my soul, eternal King,
To thee its grateful tribute bring;
My knee, with humble homage, bow;
My tongue perform its solemn vow.
2 All nature sings thy boundless love,
In worlds below, and worlds above;
But in thy blessed word I trace
Diviner wonders of thy grace.
3 There, what delightful truths I read t
There, I behold the Saviour bleed:
His name salutes my list'ning ear,
Revives my heart, and checks my fear.
4 There Jesus bids my sorrows cease,
And gives my lab'ring conscience peace;
Raises my grateful thoughts on high,
And points to mansions in the sky.
5 For love like this, O let my song, Through endless years, thy praise prolong Let distant climes thy Name adore,
Till time and nature are no more.
Their universal diffusion.
JESUS, the word bestow-
The true immortal seed;
Thy gospel then shall greatly grow,
And all our land o'erspread;
Through earth extended wide
Shall mightily prevail,-
Destroy the works of self and pride,
And shake the gates of hell,"
2 Its energy exert
In the believing soul;
Diffuse thy grace through every part,
And sanctify the whole;
Its utmost virtue show
In pure consummate love,
And fill with all thy life below,
And give us thrones above.
Revelation welcomed and disseminated.
JAIL, sacred truth! whose piercing rays
Dispel the shades of night;
Diffusing o'er a ruin'd world
The healing beams of light.
2 Thy word, O Lord, with friendly aid,
Restores our wand'ring feet;
Converts the sorrows of the mind
To joys divinely sweet.
8 O send thy light and truth abroad,
In all their radiant blaze;
And bid the' admiring world adore
The glories of thy grace.
The universal bond of love.
HE glorious universe around,
The heavens with all their train,
Sun, moon, and stars, are firmly bound
In one mysterious chain.
? The earth, the ocean, and the sky,
To form one world agree;
Where all that walk, or swim, or fly,
Compose one family..
3 God in creation thus displays.
His wisdom and his might,
While all his works with all his ways
4 In one fraternal bond of love,.
One fellowship of mind,
The saints below and saints above
Their bliss and glory find.
5 Here, in their house of pilgrimage,
Thy statutes are their song;
There, through one bright, eternal age,
Thy praises they prolong.
6 Lord, may our union form a part
Of that thrice happy whole;
Derive its pulse from thee, the heart,
Its life from thee, the soul.
One in Christ Jesus.
ET party names no more
The Christine world o'erspread;
Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,
Are one in Christ their Head.
2 Among the saints on earth
Let mutual love be found;
Heirs of the same inheritance,
With mutual blessings crown'd.
8 Thus will the church below
Resemble that above;
Where streams of bliss forever flow,
And every heart is love.
Love the test of discipleship.
OUR God is love; and all his saints
His image bear below:
The heart with love to God inspired,
With love to man will glow.
None who are truly born of God
Can live in enmity;
Then may we love each other, Lord,
As we are loved by thee.
Heirs of the same immortal bliss,
Our hopes and fears the same,
With bonds of love our hearts unite,
With mutual love inflame.
4 So may the unbelieving world
See how true Christians love;
And glorify our Saviour's grace,
And seek that grace to prove.
BLEST are the sons of peace,
Whose hearts and hopes are one; Whose kind designs to serve and please Through all their actions run.
2 Blest is the pious house
Where zeal and friendship meet;
Their songs of praise, their mingled vows,
Make their communion sweet.