34. The Book of Nature and of Scripture

1 Behold the lofty Sky
Declares its Maker GOD,
And all his starry Works on high
Proclaim his Pow'r abroad.

2 The Darkness and the Light
Still keep their Course the same;
While Night to Day, and Day to Night,
Divinely teach his Name.

3 In ev'ry diff'rent Land
Their gen'ral Voice is known;
They shew the Wonders of his Hand,
And Orders of his Throne.

4 Ye British Lands, rejoice,
Here he reveals his Word,
We are not left to Nature's Voice,
To bid us know the Lord.

5 His Statutes and Commands
Are set before our Eyes,
He puts his Gospel in our Hands,
Where our Salvation lies.

6 His Laws are just and pure,
His Truth without Deceit,
His Promises for ever sure,
And his Rewards are great.

7 [Not Honey to the Taste
Affords so much Delight,
Nor Gold that has the Furnace past,
So much allures the Sight.

8 While of thy Works I sing,
Thy Glory to proclaim,
Accept the Praise, my GOD, my King
In my Redeemer's Name.]

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First Line: Behold the lofty sky
Title: The Book of Nature and of Scripture
Meter: Short Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1740
Topic: Book of Nature and Scripture; Evidence: of Sincerity; Fear: in the Worship of God (6 more...)
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