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The Excellency Of The Bible
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Great God, with wonder and with praise,
On all thy works I look;
But still thy wisdom, power and grace
Shine brighter in thy Book.

The stars that in their courses roll,
Have much instruction given;
But thy good Word informs my soul
How I may climb to heaven.

The fields provide me food, and show
The goodness of the Lord;
But fruits of life and glory grow
In thy most holy Word.

Here are my choicest treasures hid,
Here my best comfort lies;
Here my desires are satisfy’d;
And hence my hopes arise.

Lord, make me understand thy law,
Show what my faults have been;
And from thy Gospel let me draw
Pardon for all my sin.

Here would I learn how Christ has dy’d
To save my soul from hell:
Not all the books on earth beside
Such heav’nly wonders tell.

Then let me love my Bible more,
And take a fresh delight
By day to read these wonders o’er,
And meditate by night.