THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
48 ST. MARTINS. C. M.
WM. TANSUK, 1735.
I. Fa - ther
thy word, What
Delighting in the Word. C. M.
I Father of mercies in thy word,
What endless glory shines!
Forever be thy name adored
For these celestial lines.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Exhaustless riches find,
Riches above what earth can grant,
And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows
And yields a free repast,
Sublimer sweets than nature knows
Invite the longing taste.
4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life, and everlasting joys,
Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be
My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light!
6 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord,
Be thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
And view my Saviour there. Steele.
49 The Excellence of the Scriptures. C. M.
I Laden with guilt and full of fears,
I fly to thee, O Lord;
And not a glimpse of hope appears,
But in thy written word.
2 The volume of my Father's grace
Does all my grief assuage:
Flere I behold my Saviour's face,
Almost in every page.
3 This is the field where hidden lies
The pearl of price unknown;
That merchant is divinely wise
Who makes the pearl his own.
4 Here consecrated water flows
To quench my thirst of sin;
Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
Nor danger dwells therein.
5 O may thy counsels, mighty God,
My roving feet command :
Nor I forsake the happy road
That leads to thy right hand. Watts..