Twas By An Order From The Lord

‘Twas by an order from the Lord,
The ancient prophets spoke His Word;
His Spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warm’d their hearts with heav’nly fire.

The works and wonders which they wrought
Confirmed the messages they brought:
The prophet’s pen succeeds His breath,
To save the holy words from death.

Great God! mine eyes with pleasure look
Upon Thy precious holy book;
There my Redeemer’s face I see,
And read His name who died for me.

Let the false raptures of the mind
Be lost, and vanish in the wind;
Here I can fix my hope secure:
This is Thy word, and must endure.