By William Cleary
- A major
- Time signature
- Elhanan Winchester, 1794
Oft have I read the sacred book,
Yet frequently when there I look,
I find some heav'nly matter new.
The shining lustre doth surprise,
I gaze with newly opened eyes,
And glorious wonders rise to view.
How num'rous are the words of peace,
The sacred promises of grace!
Exceeding great and precious too!
A rich supply for all our needs,
Thy mercy, Lord, our want exceeds;
And all thy words are just and true.