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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,

Α: 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 Baptismo

Col. iii. 1.
· ATT 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.

522, L. M. Mr. Gregg.

Not ashamed of Christ. 1

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

Whose glories shine throngh endless days. 2 Asham'd 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 whom my hopes of heav'n depend!
No; when I blush-be this my shame,

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

When I've no gui't io wash away,
No tear to wipe, 10 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.

AY I believe that Jesus died,

And rose again for me?
May I in Jesu's name confide,

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

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

And bear reproach and slame? 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;


Thou art the Larnb for sinners slain,

The Saviour of mankind.
5 To Jew and Gentile, bond and free,

The gospel is proclaim'd;
To ev'ry sinner-yes, to me,

My character is nam'd.
6 Infinite wisdom, power, and grace,

This firm foundation lay:
On this my confidence I place;

Thy gospel I obey..
7 Thy holy word my right secures,

And there will rely;
While that foundation firm endures,
Who can my claim deny?

524. Sevens. Mr. S. Deacon.

Self-Examination and Obedience. Ye are my Friends if- John xv. 14. 1 AMD.Jesa's friend or foe? I acknowledge him as Lord,

Do I hear and keep his word? 2 Let me no pretences bring,

For I can't deceive my king :
Whatsoever he commands,

Steadfast as the gospel stauds. 3 Do I in his truth confide?

Do I in his love abide?
Do I hear his blessed voice?

Do I follow him of choice?
4 Do I take and bear his cross 3

Reckon all for him as loss?
Do I humbly follow him,

Even down into the stream
5 Jesus, thou hast died for me;

Died, to set my spirit free;
Thou art worthy as my Prince,

Rules of conduct to dispense. 6 Lord, behold me here to-day,

Thy injunction to obey;
Grant me fortitude and skill,

All thy pleasure to fulfil, 7 desire to be thy friend;

Love thy truth, and it defend :
Special grace to me afford,
That I may not grieve the Lord.

8 Work in me to will and do;

Save my soul from ev'ry foe;
Let thy presence give me rest,
Till I'm consummately blesi.

525. L. M. Beddome.

The Increase of the Church. 1 Through distant lands his triumph spread,

for , And sinners, free'd from endless pains,

Own him their Saviour and their Head. 2 His sons and daughters from afar,

Daily at Sion's gates arrive; Those who were dead in sin before,

By sovereign grace are made alive. 3 Oppressors bow beneath his feet,

O'ercome by his victorious power,
Princes in humble posture wait,

And proud blasphemers learn t'adore. 4 Gentiles and Jews his laws obey,

Nations remote their offerings bring,
And, unconstrain'd, their homage pay

To their exalted God and King. 5 O may his conquests still increase,

And while fresh wreaths adorn his brow,
Let angels celebrate his praise,

And saints bis growing glories show. 6 Loud hallelujabs to the Lamb,

From all below and all abuve,
In lofty songs exalt his name,
In songs, as lasting as his love.

526. C. M. J. Newton
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my wondrocs

(grace, He that believes, and is baptiz'd,

Salvation shall obtain."
2 Let plenteous grace descend on those,

who hoping in thy word,
This day have pubļicly declar'd,

That Jesus is their Lord.
3 With cheerful feet may they go on,

And run the christian race;
And in the troubles of the way,

Find all-sufficient grace.

1“ PROCLAIM," saith Christ,

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527. Mr. S. Deacon.
I am with you. Matt. xxviii. 20.
1 OLY Jesus, now defend us,

On thy promise we depend;
All we want, in mercy send us;

Be our ever present friend. 2 In obedience to our Saviour,

We expose ourselves to shame;
0! may we enjoy thy favour,
While we glorify thy name.
528. L. M. Mr. S. Deacon.

Cheerful Obedience.
HY should we tarry or delay,

Immanuel's precepts to obey !
Vhat he was pleas'd to institute,
We should obey, and not dispute.
2 Gracious Redeemer! we appear

On this occasion to revere
Thy great authority; and show
Our readiness thy will to do.
529. C. M. Mr. S. Deacon.

Conclusion. 1 !

Descending from above:
To overwhelm the buman race

With peace, and joy, and love.
2 Grant, heav'nly King! what we desire,

And send the happy day,
When ALL shall after thee inquire,

And cheerfully obey.
3 Then will the nations serve the Lord

With purity and zeal :
With candour hear his blessed word,

With pleasure do his will.

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530. L. M. Dr. Watts. Christ crucified, the Wisdom and Power of

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