Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law.@Psalm 119:18
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Samuel S. Wesley (1810-1876)

Salathial C. Kirk, Musings Along the Way (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A. H. Sickler, 1900), page 77. This hymn could be used for evening Bible study and other venues.

Ashburton (Wesley) Samuel S. Wesley, in A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kemble (London: John F. Shaw, 1864), page 57 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Salathial C. Kirk (1845 - ca. 1917)

By Thy favor, Lord, we gather
In our circle here tonight;
Guide our minds, O gracious Father,
Give them more than human sight;
Lead us ever,
In our studies, toward the light.

See we in the realm of story
Nations flourish and decline?
In their fall, as in their glory,
May we see the Hand divine;
Lamp of wisdom,
Shine on every page and line.

As we search the field of learning,
Let us sift as we pursue;
By the higher light discerning
What is false and what is true;
Choosing rather
Older truth than errors new.