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3 John was a servant, Christ the Son,
And those who disobey,
A greater risk than they
And do as he advis'd;
515. S. M.
Ordinance of Baptism.
Depress'd with grief and shame, Wash'd in the dear Redeemer's blood,
Now call upon his name. 2 Rejoice, ye contrite hearts,
That tremble at bis word;
As was your hrmble Lord. 3 Bath'd in repentant tears,
The sins which you deplore,
And shall be seen no more. 4 Ye who in Christ believe,
And to his sceptre bow,
What he has done for you. 5 Unspotted robes you wear,
Your sighs to songs are turn'd,
Who late in ashes mourn'd. 6 Ye with your Lord are ris'n,
Aspire to things above:
516. Mr. Fellowes.
Throngh the Lamb's redeeming blood,
Tread the path that Jesus trod.
In his mighty name confide;
2 riear the blest Redeemer call you,
Listen to his gracious voice;
While you make his ways your choice.
“ Be baptized in my name:" He himself, in Jordau's river,
Was iininers'd beneath the stream. 3 Plainly here, his footsteps tracing,
Follow him without delay;
Y uur forerunner leads the way.
Jesui's grave before you lies!
517. Mr. S. Deacon. Encouragement to Candidates at Baptism. 1
COME: yoning Christiaus, follow Jesus;
From the gulf of endless woe. 2 Let not popular opinion
In religion be your rule;
Be disciples in his school.
There you find the will of God,
To the church is through the flood. 4 Now let this assembly witness
Whose you are, and whom you serve:
Follow him without reserve.
He's the master of the wave:
Soon he will awake and save. 6 Now descend into the water,
Think lww Jesus was baptiz'd! He for us was led to slanghter,
He for us was sacritic'd! 7 Shame from ev'ry bosoni vanish,
Jesus, thou hast led the way : All intruding terror banish,
While we cheerfully obey.
518 L M. Mr. S. Deacon.
The same. 'C
Depend upon your Saviour's word: Jesus has been baptiz'd, and now
He gives encouragement to you.
With pleasure down into the stream;
Ilis blessed voice from day to day. 3 Soon will your trials all be o'er,
Soon you shall reach the heav'nly shore !
519. P. M. Mr. S. Deacon.
Invitation and Encouragement. 1 Cone
ye believing souls, today
Confess the Lord in whom ye trust;
And seal'd it by the Holy Ghost.
You are the Lord's, and not your own. 2 He down into the water went,
And John baptiz'd the Saviour there;
Stands in the sacred volume clear;
See you baptiz'd the Saviour's way! 3 Go down into the water, go;
Fear not to hearken to your God:
O'erwhelm'd in sufferings and blood!
That you might triumph in his name. 4 Now show your gratitude and love
By your obedience to his word;
And live for ever with your Lord.
520. L. M. Mr. S. Deacon.
Now on the water's brink we stand;
Ready to sink beneath the wave;
A lively einblem of the grave.
Divert our steady feet aside;
We venture down into the stream.
'Tis not a lake of fire nor blood:
Then follow him, and be baptiz'd. (Pause while the Ordinance is administered.) 4 Behold, ye multitude, behold!
This was the way in days of old:
Then where's the sin, or where's the shame? 5 Lord of the universe I look down,
And make thy great salvation known:
521. C. M. Dr. Doddridge.
Col. iij. 1.
Ye heirs of glory, hear;
Might charm the dullest ear.
Your souls to sin must die ;
With Christ ascend on high.
Enthron'd divinely fair;
And your forerunner there.
On wings of faith and love;
And be your hearts above.
When we attempt to fly;
522, L. M. Mr. Gregg.
Not ashamed of Christ.
A mortal man asham'd of thee!
Whose glories shine throngh endless days. 9 Ashamd of Jesus ! sooner far
Let evening blash to own a star
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! just as soon
Let midnight be asham'd of noon; 'Tis midnight with my soul till he,
Bright Morning Star? bids darkness flee. 4 Asham'd of Jesus! that dear friend
On wbom my bopes of heav'n depend!
That I no more revere his name. 5 Asham'd of Jesus! yes, I may,
When I've no guilt io wash away,
No fears to quell, no soul to save.
Till then-I boast a Saviour slain!
523. C. M. Mr. S. Deacon.
Baptism a Privilege. If thou believest-thou mayest. Acts viii. 37. 1
And to his bosom flee?
In bis most precious name?
And bear reproach and sliaine? 3 Will he permit a worm like me
Upon him to depend?
Be such a sinner's friend?
And there my right I find;
* MAXno believe that Jesus eļied,