I love old hymns. Thank you Untobabes for starting this one. C.M. S. Stennett Excellency of the Scriptures. Ps. 19. 10; Luke 24. 32 1 Let avarice, from shore to shore Her favourite god pursue; Thy word, O Lord, we value more Than India or Peru. 2 When God the Holy Ghost reveals The riches it contains, And in the conscience safely seals The grandeur of its lines; 3 Then mines of knowledge, love, and joy Are opened to our sight; The purest gold without alloy And gems divinely bright. 4 The counsels of redeeming grace Those sacred leaves unfold; And here the Saviours lovely face Our raptured eyes behold. 5 Here light, descending from above, Directs our doubtful feet; Here promises of heavenly love Our ardent wishes meet. 6 Our numerous griefs are here redressed, And all our wants supplied; Nought we can ask to make us blest Is in this book denied.