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And the good spirit from onr God
Descends like purifying rain.
And seal our cov'nant with the Lord;
To find a tomb beneath the wave. &" Thus it becomes us to fulfil,
“ All righteousness;" he meekly said : Why should we then to do his will,
Or be asham'd, or be afraid? 3 With thee into thy wat'ry tomb,
Lord, 'tis our glory to descend; 'Tis wondrous grace that gives us room,
To lie interr'd by such a Friend!
O'erwhelm'd thy body and thy soul:.
Anil over this black terrors roll.
To let us see the light again;
The bands of death prov'd weak and vain. 6 Thus when thou shalt again appear,
The gates of death shall open wide;
Shall rise and triumph at thy side.
A glorious form resembling thine;
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voice is this; what lovely voice, That bids my heart and soul rejoice,
And banishes my fear.
In charming accents fly!
1 W "Tatich echoes in my ear?
3“ Go into all the world and preach
“ The gospel's joyful sound; “ My mercy and
compassion reach “ To sinners all arouud. 4“ [Go, let them all be well appriz'd,
à This on their hearts engray'd, “ He that believes, and is baptizů,
• Shall be for ever sav'd. 5“ But stubborn sinners, who refuse
* The privilege proclaim'd; “ Who mercy, such as this, abuse,
“ Shall be for ever damu'a."). 6 And will the Lord of Life receive
“ Such guilty wornis as we? Jesus, we in thy name believe, And humbly come to thee!
504. L. M. Mr. Fellowes. Obedience to Christ's Commission.
10 teach the nations, and baptize," His glad apostles took the word,
And round the nations preach'd their Lord. 2 Commission'd thus, by Zion's king,
We to his holy laver bring
And trusted in his grace alone.
O bless them with peculiar grace:
505. L. M. Mr. Fellowes.
Public Confession of Christ. 1
With hupuble joy, and holy fear, Thy, wise injunctions to obey!
While saints and angels hail the day! 2 In thy assembly here we stand,
Obedient to thy great command;
And thy sweet voice invites us through. 3 The word, the spirit, and the bride,
Must not invite, and be deny'd;
4 Thus we, dear Saviour, own thy name,
Receive 13, rising from the stream
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? Then, gracious God, help us to find
The wise intention of his mind! 2 This shows that he's authority,
To govern, institute, decree;
To prove who would his voice obey. 3 By this we see our filthiness,
Our need of purifying grace,
A rising to a life divine.
Put test of our sincerity;
Dispos'd to do the will of God.
Show forth his death, his agony;
The body of our sin destroy'd.
The scriptures evidently show;
507. L. M. Dr. Watts. Believers buried with Christ in Baptism.
Rom. vi. 3, &c. 1 ,
O we not know that solemn word,
Put off the body of our sil?
Rais'd from corruption, guilt and death;
3 No more let sin or Satan reign
Over our mortal flesh again:
508. Mr. Fellowes. Buried with Christ in Baptism. Rom. vi. I
Thou alone our guide shalt be;
We would follow none but thee. 2 As an emblem of thy passion,
And thy vict'ry o'er the grave
Are baptiz'd beneath the wave. 3 Fearless of the world's despising,
We the ancient path pursue:
In honour of their head.
That now we turn aside ?
And take another guide ?
According to thy will;
And strictly to fulfil.
And search their writings o'er,
And we desire no more.
The way to heav'nly rest;
510. Sevens. Mr. S. Deacon.
The Eunuch. Acts. viii. 20-40 1 EE the pious Eunuch ride,
What he could not understand,
Philip soon to him explain'd. 2 Now the Eunuch, with surprise,
Jesus, as the Saviour, spiesof his privilege appriz'd,
Straight desires to be baptiz'd. 3 Philip answers his request,
“If thou dost believe, thou may'st."
Plunges him beneath the stream.
See the Eunuch glad at heart,
As we hope to do to-day.
There we see a Saviour's name;
511. C. M. Mr. S. Deacon. Reflection on the Eunuch's Baptism. Acts whil 1 WELL, now my ignorance ! see, It is a privilege to be
Baptiz'd in Jesu's name.
Too great to be endur'd;
And buried with my Lord.
Commanded John to teach;
Bade his apostles preach.
Their faith and love profess'd;
Are those who dare resist!
However it's despis'd;