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In the eternal world of joy. 507. The Sabbath commemorates Christ's rerir
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He calls the hour's his own.
And praise surround the throne. 2 To-day arose our glorious head,
And death's dread empire fell;
And all its wonders tell.
Ascends his destin'd throne:
And his Messiah own.
With messages of grace;
To save our sinful race.
The church on earth can raise!
Shall give him nobler praise.
4. BAPTISM.-OF INFANTS.
(383.) S. M.
Baptism of children.
Our eyes delighted trace,
To ev'ry virtuous race.
Ten thousand blessings to thy nanie
For goodness so divine!
And bless the happy bands,
To honour thy commands.
How plenteous is thy grace,
Includes our rising race! 5 Our offspring, still thy care,
Shall own their fathers'God,
And sound thy praise abroad. 509.
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With all-engaging charms!
And takes them in his arms!
Nor scorn their humble name; It was to save such souls as these,
With pow'r and love I came. 3 We bring them, Lord, with grateful hearts,
And yield them up to thee; Rejoic'd that we ourselves are thine,
Ï'hinę let our offspring be! 4 Thus Lydia's house was sanctified,
When she receiv'd the word; Thus the believing jailer gave
His family to the Lord. 5 Ye little flock, with pleasure hear;
Ye children, seek his face; And fly with transport to receive The gospel of his grace.
6 If orphans they are left behind,
Thy care, O God! we trust;
C. M. 510.
Infant Baptism. Mark x 140 · BEHOLD what condescending love
Jesus on earth displays!
The riches of his grace!
To our forefathers giv'u;
And calls them heirs of heaven.
“ Nor scorn their humble name; For 'twas to bless such souls as these,
The Lord of angels came.
And yield them to thee;
Thine may our offspring be.
And form his soul for God;
And wash him with thy blood.
Let thy salvation come;
In oue eternal home.”]
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of Adults. “PROCLAIM, * said Christ, “God's wonTo all the sons of men;
He who believes and is baptis'd,
Salvation shall obtain.”
Who, hoping in his word,
That Jesus is their Lord.
And run the Christian race;
Find all-sufficient grace.
To call their souls away;
In realms of endless day.
L. M. 512.
Baptism. Matt. xxviii. 18, 23. 1 COME, Eather, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Honour the means enjoin'd by Thee, Make good our Apostolic boast,
And own thy glorious ministry.
Sent to disciplc all mankind,
We now thy promis'd presence find. 8 Father in these reveal thy son,
In these for whom we seek thy face,
The inward, pure, baptizing grace.
Establish now the sacred sign,
And bless thine erdinance Divine.
$ Spirit divine, descend from high, Baptizer of our spirits Thou,
The sacramental seal apply,
And witness with the water now. 6 Oh! that the souls baptiz'd herein,
May now thy truth and mercy feel:
5. THE LORD'S şUPPER,
L. M. 513.
A preparatory Thought for the Lord's
Supper. Įs. liii. 1, 2, 3, ! WHAT heavenly man, or lovely God,
Comes marching downward from the skies! Array'd in garments roll'd in blood,
With joy and pity in his eyes? The Lord! the Saviour! yes, 'tis he!
I know him by the smiles he wears! Dear glorious man that clied for me,
Drench'd deep in agonies and tears! 3 Lo! he reveals his shining breast,
I own those wounds, and I adore;
Sweet fruit of those sharp pangs he bore! 4 Whence flow these favours so divine?
Lord! why so lavish of thy blood?
This heavenly wine, this sacred food?
That nail'd him to the cursed tree; 'Twas his own love the table spread
For such unworthy worms as we! 6 Then let us taste the Saviour's love;
Come, Faith, and feed upon the Lord: