Young Christian's first lesson-book/Lesson Two
The knowledge of God and our duty to be learned from the Bible.
HOW ſhall a little infant learn
This great this infinite concern,
What my Almighty Maker is.
And what the way this God to pleaſe?
Shall ſome bright angel ſpread his wing,
The welcome meſſage down to bring?
Or muſt we dig beneath the ground.
Deep as where ſilver mines are found?
I bleſs his name for what I hear;
The word of life and truth is near:
His goſpel ſounds through all our land,
Bibles are lodg'd in every hand;
That ſacred Book, inſpir’d by God,
In our own tongue is ſpread abroad:
That Book may little children read,
And learn the knowledge which they need.
I'll place it ſtill before my eyes,
For there my hope and treaſure lies.