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3 Now bless, thou God of love!
This ordinance divine ;
And make these children thine.
HYMN 462, L. M. 462
Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Baptizer of our spirits thou!
And witness with the water now.
And sprinkle thou th’ atoning blood; May Father, Son, and Spirit, join
To seal this child, a child of God.
HYMN 463, L. M. 463
The Baptism of a Household.
Eternal Parent of mankind!
Thy blessing let thy servants find. dol 2 Let the dear pledges of their love,
Like tender plants, around them grow: Thy present grace, and joys above,
Upon their little ones bestow. 3 Receive, at their believing hand,
The charge which they devote as thine, Obedient to their Lord's command;
And seal, with power, the rite divino. 4 To every member of their house,
Thy grace impart, thy love extend;
Grant every good that time allows, mf With heavenly joys that never end.
HYMN 464, S. M. 464
Prayer for the Sanctification of Children. aft 1 0
GOD of Abra’ın! hear
The parents' humble cry ;
While in the dust we lie.
In mercy thou hast given,
That we through grace may faithful prove,
In training them for heaven.
Their hearts to sanctify;
Our hopes on thee rely.
The penitential sigh ;
And fix their hopes on high.
We give them back to thee;
Oh! lead them by thy grace divine, mt Along the heavenly way.
HYMN 465, C. M. 465
The Condescension of Christ.
BEHOLD what condescending love
The riches of his grace!
To our forefathers given;
And calls them heirs of heaven.
Nor dare the claim resist,
Of such will heaven consist.
We give them up to thee;
HYMN 466, L. M. 466
Entering into Covenant. mf 10 happy day, that fixed my choice H!
? Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.
To him who merits all my love!
Let cheerful anthems fill the house,
While to his altar now I move.-
I am my Lord's, and he is mine;
Rejoiced to own the call divine.
Fixed on this blissful centre, l'est;
Here heavenly pleasures fill my breast. 5 High heaven, that hears the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear;
And bless in death a bond so dear.
HYMN 467, L. M. 467
A Welcome to Christian Fellowship.
Oh! come in Jesus' precious name;
And trust the Saviour does the same.
We'll seek in fellowship to prove,
Together bound by mutual love.
We 'll make our joys and sorrows known;
And count a brother's cares our own.
Receive assurance of our love;
Around the throne of God above.
HYMN 468, L. M.
OW I resolve, with all my heart,
With all my powers, to serve the Lord; Nor from his ways will I depart,
Whose service is a rich reward. 2 Oh! be his service all my joy !
Around let my example shine,
Till others love the blest employ,
And join in labors so divine.
My solemn, my determined choice,
And, in his kind commands, rejoice.
Nor wandering leave his sacred ways;
Great God! accept my soul's desire, < And give me strength to live thy praise.
HYMN 469, L. M. 469
Self-Dedication to God.
Purchased and saved by blood divine;
And own thy sovereign right in me.
Among the children of thy grace, p A wretched sinner, lost to God,
But ransomed by Immanuel's blood.
And consecrate to thee my all;
Be thine through all eternity. 470
HYMN 470, C. M.
The Young entering into Covenant. mf 1
COME, let us join our souls to God,
With eager hearts and hands.
And seek his favor there;
And pour. our fervent prayer.
The covenant of his grace ;
Its mem'ry e'er efface.
To seek their fathers' God;
Nor e'er forsake the happy path
HYMN 471, C. M. 471
Before the Lord we speak;
A vow we dare not break;-
Ourselves to Christ we yield ;
Nor ever quit the field.
But on his grace rely;
Å needful aid supply.
And keep us in thy ways;
Turn thou our prayers to praise.
HYMN 472, L. M. 472
On receiving new Members,
A hearty welcome here receive;
The joys, which only he can give.
Send his good Spirit from above,
And cause our hearts to burn with love. 3 Forgotten be each worldly theme,
When Christians see each other thus ; We only wish to speak of him,
Who lived, and died, and reigns, for us. 4 We'll talk of all he did and said,
And suffered for us, here below;-
And what he's doing for us now.
We'll love, and wonder, and adore;