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3 John was a servant, Christ the Son,

And those who disobey,
More buldly act, and surely run

A greater risk than they
4 Then let us justify the Lord,

And do as he advis'd;
And pity those who slight his word,
And will not be baptiz'd.

515. S. M.
Encouragement for Penitents at the

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;
In the baptismal laver plang'd,

As was your hrmble Lord. 3 Bath'd in repentant tears,

The sins which you deplore,
Dead in your Saviour's grave shall lie,

And shall be seen no more. 4 Ye who in Christ believe,

And to his sceptre bow,
Sing your Redeemer's love, and tel.

What he has done for you. 5 Unspotted robes you wear,

Your sighs to songs are turn'd,
Garments of praise adorn you now,

Who late in ashes mourn'd. 6 Ye with your Lord are ris'n,

Aspire to things above:
Mansions for you your Lord prepares
In realms of light and love.

516. Mr. Fellowes.
Invitation to follow the Lamb.
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TUMBLE soals who seek salvation,

Throngh the Lamb's redeeming blood,
Hear the voice of revelation,

Tread the path that Jesus trod.
Flae to him your only Savionr,

In his mighty name confide;
In the whole of your behaviour,
Own bin as your sov'reign guide.

2 riear the blest Redeemer call you,

Listen to his gracious voice;
Dread no ills that can befal you,

While you make his ways your choice.
Jesus says, “ Let each believer

“ 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;
Gladly his command embracing,

Y uur forerunner leads the way.
View the rite with understanding;

Jesui's grave before you lies!
Be interr'd at his commanding,
After his example rise.

517. Mr. S. Deacon. Encouragement to Candidates at Baptism. 1

COME: yoning Christiaus, follow Jesus;
He hath suffer'd to release us

From the gulf of endless woe. 2 Let not popular opinion

In religion be your rule;
Yield to Jesus the dominion,

Be disciples in his school.
3 Read your bible for instruction,

There you find the will of God,
There you find the introduction

To the church is through the flood. 4 Now let this assembly witness

Whose you are, and whom you serve:
Look to Jesus for your fitness;

Follow him without reserve.
5 Give your souls into his keepirig,

He's the master of the wave:
Though to sense he may be sleeping,

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.

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Depend upon your Saviour's word: Jesus has been baptiz'd, and now

He gives encouragement to you.
? Come, hear his voice, and follow him

With pleasure down into the stream;
Then rise and with de'ight obey,

Ilis blessed voice from day to day. 3 Soon will your trials all be o'er,

Soon you shall reach the heav'nly shore !
Then enter your eternal rest,
Completely &nvd, completely blest!

519. P. M. Mr. S. Deacon.

Invitation and Encouragement. 1 Cone

ye believing souls, today

Confess the Lord in whom ye trust;
He in his conduct show'd the way,

And seal'd it by the Holy Ghost.
Here let it publicly be shown,

You are the Lord's, and not your own. 2 He down into the water went,

And John baptiz'd the Saviour there;
The great, the glorious event,

Stands in the sacred volume clear;
o let this company today

See you baptiz'd the Saviour's way! 3 Go down into the water, go;

Fear not to hearken to your God:
Christ was baptiz'u in grief and wo;

O'erwhelm'd in sufferings and blood!
He bare your sins, your curse and shame,

That you might triumph in his name. 4 Now show your gratitude and love

By your obedience to his word;
Till you his whole salvation prove,

And live for ever with your Lord.
Then shall you be baptiz'd once more,
In seas of bliss without a shore.

520. L. M. Mr. S. Deacon.
The Administrator at the Water.
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Now on the water's brink we stand;

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Ready to sink beneath the wave;

A lively einblem of the grave.
2 Let neither shame, nor fear, nor pride,

Divert our steady feet aside;
'Tis thy appointment, in thy name

We venture down into the stream.
3 Come, then descend into the flood;

'Tis not a lake of fire nor blood:
Tis what your Saviour realiz'd,

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:
The same the Law, the Lord the same;

Then where's the sin, or where's the shame? 5 Lord of the universe I look down,

And make thy great salvation known:
Teach ev'ry sinner to obey,
And follow Jesus his own way.

521. C. M. Dr. Doddridge.
A practical Improvement of Baptism,

Col. iij. 1.
TTEND, ye children of our God;

Ye heirs of glory, hear;
For accents so divine as these

Might charm the dullest ear.
2 Baptiz’d into your Saviour's death,

Your souls to sin must die ;
With Christ, your Lord, ye live anew,

With Christ ascend on high.
3 There by his father's side he sits,

Enthron'd divinely fair;
Yet owns himself your brother still,

And your forerunner there.
4 Rise from these earthly trifles, rise

On wings of faith and love;
Above your choicest treasure lies,

And be your hearts above.
5 But earth and sin would drag us down

When we attempt to fly;
Lord, send thy strong attractive pow'r
To'raise and fix us high.

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522, L. M. Mr. Gregg.

Not ashamed of Christ.
ESUS! and shall it ever be,

A mortal man asham'd of thee!
Asham'd of thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glories shine throngh endless days. 9 Ashamd of Jesus ! sooner far

Let evening blash to own a star
He sheds the beams of light divine

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!
No; when I blush-be this uny shame,

That I no more revere his name. 5 Asham'd of Jesus! yes, I may,

When I've no guilt io wash away,
No tear to wipe, 1 o good to crave,

No fears to quell, no soul to save.
6 Till then-nor is my boasting, vain,

Till then-I boast a Saviour slain!
And O may this my glory be,
That Christ is not asham'd of me!

523. C. M. Mr. S. Deacon.

Baptism a Privilege. If thou believest-thou mayest. Acts viii. 37. 1

And ?
May I in Jesu's name confide,

And to his bosom flee?
2 I go down and be baptiz'd

In bis most precious name?
May I for Jesus be despis'd,

And bear reproach and sliaine? 3 Will he permit a worm like me

Upon him to depend?
And will he to eternity

Be such a sinner's friend?
4 Yes, Lord of all! thy word is plain,

And there my right I find;

* MAXno believe that Jesus eļied,

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