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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,
Α: make thy great salvation known:
521. C. M. Dr. Doddridge.
Col. iii. 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;
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
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!
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 fears to quell, no soul to save.
Till then-I boast a Saviour slain!
Baptism a Privilege.
AY I believe that Jesus died,
And rose again for me?
And to his bosom flee?
In bis most precious name?
And bear reproach and slame? 3 Will he permit a worm like me
Upon him to depend?
Be such a sinner's friend?
And there my right I find;
Thou art the Larnb for sinners slain,
The Saviour of mankind.
The gospel is proclaim'd;
My character is nam'd.
This firm foundation lay:
Thy gospel I obey..
And there will rely;
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 :
Steadfast as the gospel stauds. 3 Do I in his truth confide?
Do I in his love abide?
Do I follow him of choice?
Reckon all for him as loss?
Even down into the stream
Died, to set my spirit free;
Rules of conduct to dispense. 6 Lord, behold me here to-day,
Thy injunction to obey;
All thy pleasure to fulfil, 7 desire to be thy friend;
Love thy truth, and it defend :
8 Work in me to will and do;
Save my soul from ev'ry foe;
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,
And proud blasphemers learn t'adore. 4 Gentiles and Jews his laws obey,
Nations remote their offerings bring,
To their exalted God and King. 5 O may his conquests still increase,
And while fresh wreaths adorn his brow,
And saints bis growing glories show. 6 Loud hallelujabs to the Lamb,
From all below and all abuve,
526. C. M. J. Newton
(grace, He that believes, and is baptiz'd,
Salvation shall obtain."
who hoping in thy word,
That Jesus is their Lord.
And run the christian race;
Find all-sufficient grace.
1“ PROCLAIM," saith Christ,
527. Mr. S. Deacon.
On thy promise we depend;
Be our ever present friend. 2 In obedience to our Saviour,
We expose ourselves to shame;
Immanuel's precepts to obey !
On this occasion to revere
Conclusion. 1 !
Descending from above:
With peace, and joy, and love.
And send the happy day,
And cheerfully obey.
With purity and zeal :
With pleasure do his will.
530. L. M. Dr. Watts. Christ crucified, the Wisdom and Power of
To spread her Maker's praise abroad: ev'ry labour of his hands