1 The book of nature open lies,
With much instruction stor'd;
But till the LORD anoints our eyes,
We cannot read a word.
2 The knowledge of the saints excels
The wisdom of the schools;
To them his secrets God reveals,
Tho' men account them fools.
3 To them the sun and stars on high,
The flow'rs that paint the field,
And all the artless birds that fly,
Divine instruction yield.
4 The creatures on their senses press,
As witnesses to prove
Their Saviour's pow'r and faithfulness,
His providence and love.
5 Thus may we study nature's book,
To make us wise indeed!
And pity those who only look
At what they cannot read.
|First Line:||The book of nature open lies|
|Title:||Divine Knowledge from Creation|
|Topic:||Creation: Proves the being and perfections of God|