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This ordinance divine ;
Send thy good Spirit from above,

And make these children thine.

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HYMN 462, L. M. 462

Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
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Ꮯ TOME, Holy Ghost! come from on high,

Baptizer of our spirits thou!
The sacramental seal apply,

And witness with the water now.
2 Exert thy gracious power divine,

And sprinkle thou th’ atoning blood; May Father, Son, and Spirit, join

To seal this child, a child of God.

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HYMN 463, L. M. 463

The Baptism of a Household.
1 NITED prayers ascend to thee,

Eternal Parent of mankind!
Smile on this waiting family ;

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;

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HYMN 464, S. M. 464

Prayer for the Sanctification of Children. aft 1 0

GOD of Abra’ın! hear

The parents' humble cry ;
In covenant mercy now appear,

While in the dust we lie.
2 These children of our love,

In mercy thou hast given,

That we through grace may faithful prove,

In training them for heaven.
3 Oh! grant thy Spirit, Lord!

Their hearts to sanctify;
Remember now thy gracious word ;-

Our hopes on thee rely.
4 Draw forth the melting tear,

The penitential sigh ;
Inspire their hearts with faith sincere,

And fix their hopes on high.
õ These children now are thine,-

We give them back to thee;

Oh! lead them by thy grace divine, mt Along the heavenly way.

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HYMN 465, C. M. 465

The Condescension of Christ.
1

BEHOLD what condescending love
To babes and sucklings, he extends

The riches of his grace!
2 He still the ancient promise keeps,

To our forefathers given;
Young children in his arms he takes,

And calls them heirs of heaven.
3 Forbid them not, whom Jesus calls,

Nor dare the claim resist,
Since his own lips to us declare-

Of such will heaven consist.
4 With flowing tears, and thankful hearts,

We give them up to thee;
Receive them, Lord ! into thine arms, –
Thine may they ever be.

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.
2 Oh! happy bond, that seals my vows

To him who merits all my love!

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Let cheerful anthems fill the house,

While to his altar now I move.-
3 'T is done—the great transaction 's done;-

I am my Lord's, and he is mine;
He drew me, and I followed on,

Rejoiced to own the call divine.
4 Now rest, my long-divided heart!

Fixed on this blissful centre, l'est;
Here have I found a nobler part,

Here heavenly pleasures fill my breast. 5 High heaven, that hears the solemn vow,

That vow renewed shall daily hear;
Till, in life's latest hour, I bow,

And bless in death a bond so dear.

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HYMN 467, L. M. 467

A Welcome to Christian Fellowship.
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COME
YOME in, thou blessed of the Lord !

Oh! come in Jesus' precious name;
We welcome thee, with one accord,

And trust the Saviour does the same.
2 Those joys which earth cannot afford,

We'll seek in fellowship to prove,
Joined in one spirit to our Lord,

Together bound by mutual love.
3 And, while we pass this vale of tears,

We 'll make our joys and sorrows known;
We'll share each other's hopes and fears,

And count a brother's cares our own.
4 Once more, our welcome we repeat;

Receive assurance of our love;
Oh! may we all together meet,

Around the throne of God above.

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HYMN 468, L. M.

Entire Consecration.
1
Now

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,

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Till others love the blest employ,

And join in labors so divine.
3 Be this the purpose of my soul,

My solemn, my determined choice,
To yield to his supreme control,

And, in his kind commands, rejoice.
4 Oh! may I never faint nor tire,

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.
1

ORD! I am thine, entirely thine,

Purchased and saved by blood divine;
With full consent thine I would be,

And own thy sovereign right in me.
2 Grant me, in mercy, now a place,

Among the children of thy grace, p A wretched sinner, lost to God,

But ransomed by Immanuel's blood.
3 Thee, my new master, now I call,

And consecrate to thee my all;
Lord ! let me live and die to thee,

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,
And seize the blessings he bestows,

With eager hearts and hands.
2 Come, let us to his temple haste,

And seek his favor there;
Before his footstool humbly bow,

And pour. our fervent prayer.
3 Come, let us seal, without delay,

The covenant of his grace ;
Nor shall the years of distant life

Its mem'ry e'er efface.
4 Thus may our young companions haste,

To seek their fathers' God;

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Nor e'er forsake the happy path
Their fathers' feet have trod.

HYMN 471, C. M. 471

Public Profession.
1
YE
E men and angels! witness now,

Before the Lord we speak;
To him we make our solemn vow,

A vow we dare not break;-
2 That, long as life itself shall last,

Ourselves to Christ we yield ;
Nor, from his cause will we depart,

Nor ever quit the field.
3 We trust not in our native strength,

But on his grace rely;
May he, with our returning wants,

Å needful aid supply.
4 Oh! guide our doubtful feet aright,

And keep us in thy ways;
And, while we turn our vows to prayers,

Turn thou our prayers to praise.

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HYMN 472, L. M. 472

On receiving new Members,
1
KIN
INDRED in Christ! for his dear sake,

A hearty welcome here receive;
May we together now partake

The joys, which only he can give.
2 May he, by whose kind care, we meet,

Send his good Spirit from above,
Make our communications sweet,

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;-
The path he marked for us to tread,

And what he's doing for us now.
5 Thus,--as the moments pass away, -

We'll love, and wonder, and adore;

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