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Hymn/Poem: O Lord, Thy Perfect Word

Father of mercies! in thy word,
What endless glory shines!
For ever be thy name adored,
For these celestial lines.

Here, the Redeemer’s welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life, and everlasting joys
Attend the blissful sound.

Oh! may these heavenly pages be
My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light.
Divine Instructor, gracious Lord!

– By Anne Steele, 1760. Found in Edwin Francis Hatfield, The Church Hymn Book: For the Worship of God (NP: A. B. Kidder’s Typography, 1872), p. 220, #358. Viewable online at Google Books.

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