God speaks, and all things come to be; Psalm 33:9
God speaks, and Satan's legions flee, Luke 11:20
scattered by love's brave splendour;
God speaks, and our forgiveness seals;
God speaks, and generous grace reveals
in precepts wise and tender.
Though all I see must have an end
God's statues past all time extend
by breadth and length unbounded.
Though we are creatures of a day, Isaiah 40:8
though heaven and earth may pass away, Luke 21:33
God's word is deeper founded.
Grant this to me, Lord, let me live
and, living, keep your word, and give
my life to gain its treasure. Matthew 13:44
Here but a stranger, let me trace
my path toward a resting place
where I shall find pure pleasure
Much kindness you have shown to me,
promise and pledge of joy to be;
continue thus your blessing!
Wisdom that moulded all my life
guide me, in days so full of strife,
gently my heart possessing.
Bless'd are they all who hunger sore
to see your righteousness once more Matthew 5:6
enthroned in hearts and nations.
Bless'd are the pure in heart, who seek Matthew 5:8
to hear what God the Lord will speak Psalm 86:7
in blissful contemplations.
Bless'd be our God, who gives us light;
bless'd be the mercy and the might
which all the day attend us.
Bless'd be the promises of grace,
bless'd be the laws that still embrace,
enlighten, and defend us.