All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16
Words: Isaac Watts, Divine and Moral Songs 1715, number 7, alt.
Music: Caithness Scottish Psalter, 1635 (🔊 pdf nwc).
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 giv’n;
But Thy good Word informs my soul
How I may climb to Heav’n.
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
A pardon for my sin.
Here would I learn how Christ has died
To save my soul from hell:
Not all the books on earth beside
Such heav’nly 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.