186. C. M. Cowper. Light and Glory of the Word.
1 A glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic like the sun:
It gives a light to every age;
It gives, but borrows none.
2 The hand that gave it still supplies
The gracious light and heat:
His truths upon the nations rise;
They rise, but never set.
3 Let everlasting thanks be thine,
For such a bright display,
As makes a world of darkness shine
With beams of heavenly day.
4 My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of Him I love,
Till glory break upon my view
In brighter worlds above.