B. Beddome; T. Cotterill


GOD, in the gospel of His Son,

Makes His eternal counsels known;

Where love in all its glory shines,

And truth is drawn in fairest lines.


Here sinners of a humble frame

May taste His grace and learn His name;

May read in characters of blood,

The wisdom, power and grace of God.


The prisoner here may break his chains;

The weary rest from all his plains;

The captive feel his bondage cease;

The mourner find the way of peace.


O grant us grace, Almighty Lord,

To read and mark Thy holy Word;

Its truth with meekness to receive,

And by its holy precepts live.


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