The excellency of the Bible.
Great God, with wonder and with praise
On all thy works I look:
But still thy wisdom, power, and grace
Shine brighter in thy Book.
The stars that in their courses roll
Have much instruction given;
But thy good Word informs my soul
How I may climb to heaven.
The fields provide me food, and show
The goodness of the Lord;
But fruits of life and glory grow
In thy most holy Word.
Here are my choicest treasures hid;
Here my best comfort lies;
Here my desires are satisfied;
And hence my joys arise.
Lord, make me understand thy law:
Show what my faults have been;
And from thy Gospel let me draw
Pardon for all my sin.
Here would I learn how Christ has died
To save my soul from hell:
Not all the books on earth beside
Such heavenly wonders tell.
Then let me love my Bible more;
And take a fresh delight
By day to read these wonders o'er,
And meditate by night.