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And hasten on the glorious day,
When we shall meet to part no more.
HYMN 473, L. M. 473
The Lord's Supper instituted. р 1
When powers of earth and hell arose,
Against the Son of God's delight, р
And friends betrayed him to his foes :2 Before the mournful scene began,
He took the bread, and blessed, and brake: What love through all his actions ran!
What wondrous words of grace he spake ! 3 This is my body, broke for sin ;
Receive and eat the living food :”—
“'T is the new covenant in my blood."
In mem'ry of your dying friend;
The love of your departed Lord.”
We show thy death, we sing thy name, < Till thou return, and we shall eat mf The marriage supper of the Lamb.
HYMN 474, C. M. 474
The new Covenant sealed.
Shall stand for ever good:
And sealed the grace with blood.
I set my worthless name;
And make my humble claim.
Which Jesus did bequeath;
'T was purchased with a dying groan, mp
And ratified in death. 4 The light and strength, the pard’ning grace,
And glory shall be mine:
My life and soul, my heart and flesh,
And all my powers are thine.
HYMN 475, 78.
READ of heaven! on thee I feed,
For thy flesh is meat indeed ;
Through the life of him that died.
This blest cup of sacrifice;
'T is thy wounds, my healing give; mp To thy cross I look and live :
Thou, my life! Oh! let me be inf Rooted, grafted, built on thee.
HYMN 476, L. M.
The Memorials of Grace.
Where our weak senses reach him not;
To thrust our Saviour from our thought. 2 He knows what wandering hearts we have,
Apt to forget his lovely face;
These kind memorials of his grace.
And earth grow less in our esteem;
Christ and his love fill every thought, mf And faith and hope be fixed on him. 4 While he is absent from our sight,
'T is to prepare our souls a place,
That we may dwell in heavenly light, mf And live for ever near his face. 477
HYMN 477, s. M.
To meet around his board:
Communion with their Lord.
aft 3 This was compassion, like a God,
That, when the Saviour knew
His pity ne'er withdrew. mf 4 Now, though he reigns exalted high,
His love is still as great ;
Nor lets his saints forget.
While we his death record, mf And, with our joy for pardoned guilt, p> Mourn that we pierced the Lord.
HYMN 480, L. M. 480
The Day of Espousals. mf 1
JESUS, thou everlasting King !
Accept the tribute that we bring;
Accept the well-deserved renown, < And wear our praises as thy crown.
2 Let every act of worship be,
Like our espousals, Lord! to thee;
We first received thy pledge of love, mf 3. The gladness of that happy day
Our hearts would wish it long to stay ;
Nor comfort sink, nor love grow cold. 4 Each foll'wing minute, as it flies,
Increase thy praise, improve our joys;
HYMN 481, C. M.
, we behold The wonders of thy grace; But most of all admire, that we
Should find a welcome place. aft 2 We, who were all defiled with sin,
And rebels to our God;
And trampled on his blood ;
Humble Communion with Christ.
3 What strange, surprising grace is this,
That we, so lost, have room?
And freely bids us come.
Join all your sacred powers ;
No Saviour is like ours.
HYMN 482, C. M.
The triumphal Feast.
Where pleasure never dies. mf 2 Jesus, our God, invites us here,
To this triumphal feast;
For each redeeméd guest.
For favors so divine ?
To be for ever thine.
The tribute of our tongues ;
Exceed our noblest songs.
HYMN 483, C. M. 483
The Gospel Feast.
With Christ within the doors,
The choicest of her stores!
Join to admire the feast,
Each of us cry, with thankful tongues, P
“Lord! why was I a guest ?
And enter while there's room,
When thousands make a wretched choice, mp And rather starve than come ?"