XXVI. Divine Knowledge from Creation

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.

Text Information
First Line: The book of nature open lies
Title: Divine Knowledge from Creation
Publication Date: 1799
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Creation: Proves the being and perfections of God
Language: English
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