My heart standeth in awe of Thy Word. Psalm 119:161
Words: William Cowper, circa 1770.
Music: Burlington John F. Burrowes, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good picture of Burrowes (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
A glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic like the sun;
It gives a light to every age;
It gives, but borrows none.
The Spirit breathes upon the Word
And brings the truth to sight;
Precepts and promises afford
A sanctifying light.
The hand that gave it still supplies
The gracious light and heat;
His truths upon the nations rise;
They rise, but never set.
Let everlasting thanks be Thine
For such a bright display.
As makes a world of darkness shine
With beams of heavenly day.
My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of Him I love,
Till glory breaks upon my view
In brighter worlds above.