36. The Books of Nature an of Scripture compar'd; or, The Glory and Success of the Gospel

1 The Heav'ns declare thy Glory, Lord,
In ev'ry Star thy Wisdom shines;
But when our Eyes behold thy Word,
We read thy Name in fairer Lines.

2 The rolling Sun, the changing Light,
And Nights and Days thy Pow'r confess;
But the blest Volume thou hast writ
Reveals thy Justice and thy Grace.

3 Sun, Moon and Stars convey thy Praise
Round the whole Earth, and never stand:
So when thy Truth began its Race,
It touch'd and glanc'd on ev'ry Land.

4 Nor shall thy spreading Gospel rest
Till thro' the World thy Truth has run;
Till Christ has all the Nations blest
That see the Light, or feel the sun.

5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Bless the dark World with heav'nly Light;
Thy Gospel makes the Simple wise;
Thy Laws are pure, thy Judgments right.

6 Thy noblest Wonders here we view
In Souls renew'd and Sins forgiv'n;
Lord, cleanse my Sins, my Soul renew,
And make thy Word my Guide to Heav'n.

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First Line: The Heav'ns declare thy Glory, Lord
Title: The Books of Nature an of Scripture compar'd; or, The Glory and Success of the Gospel
Meter: Long Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1740
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Topic: Book of Nature and Scripture; Evidence: of Sincerity; Fear: in the Worship of God (6 more...)
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