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L. M.

The works and the word of God.
Psalm 19.


The heavens declare thy glory, Lord!

In every 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 power 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 touched and glanced on every land.

4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest

Till through 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 heavenly light:

Thy gospel makes the simple wise,

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right.

6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renewed, and sins forgiven;

Lord! cleanse my sins, my soul renew,

And make thy word my guide to heaven.

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