Desire of knowledge; or, The
teachings of the Spirit with the word.
Ver. 64 66 18.
Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord,
How good thy works appear!
Open mine eyes to read thy word,
And see thy wonders there.
Ver. 73 125.
My heart was fashion’d by thy hand,
My service is thy due:
O make thy servant understand
The duties he must do.
Since I’m a stranger here below,
Let not thy path be hid;
But mark the road my feet should go,
And be my constant guide.
4 When I confess’d my wandering ways,
Thou heardst my soul complain;
Grant me the teachings of thy grace,
Or I shall stray again.
Ver. 33 34.
If God to me his statutes shew,
And heavenly truth impart,
His work for ever I’ll pursue,
His laws shall rule my heart.
Ver. 50 71.
This was my comfort when I bore
Variety of grief;
It made me learn thy word the more,
And fly to that relief.
[In vain the proud deride me now;
I’ll ne’er forget thy law,
Nor let that blessed gospel go
Whence all my hopes I draw.
Ver. 27 121.
When I have learn’d my Father’s will
I’ll teach the world his ways;
My thankful lips inspir’d with zeal
Shall loud pronounce his praise.]