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HYMN 454, 8s, 78 and 4. 454

Fountain of Life.
1 CEE, from Zion's sacred mountain,

Streams of living water flow!
God has opened there a fountain,

That supplies the plains below:
They are blesséd,

Who its sovereign virtues know.
2 Throngh ten thousand channels flowing:

Streams of mercy find their way;
Life, and health, and joy bestowing,

Making all around look gay: mf

O ye nations !
f Hail the long-expected day.
mf 3 Gladdened by the flowing treasure,

All-enriching as it goes;
Lo, the desert smiles with pleasure, -

Buds and blossoms as the rose :
Every object

Sings for joy where'er it flows.
4 Trees of life, the banks adorning,

Yield their fruit to all around;
Those who eat are saved from mourning,

Pleasure comes, and hopes abound;
Fair their portion !-

Endless life, with glory crowned.

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HYMN 455, C. M. 455

Christ receiving Children. dol 1 SEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand,

Hark! how he calls the tender lambs,

And folds them in his arms!
2 Permit them to approach,” he cries,

“Nor scorn their humble name;

For 't was to bless such souls as these, mf The Lord of angels came."

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3 We bring them, Lord ! in thankful hands,

And yield them up to thee;
Joyful that we ourselves are thine,-

Thine let our offspring be.
4 Ye little flock! with pleasure hear,-

Ye children! seek his face ;
mf And fly, with transports, to receive

The blessings of his grace. mp 5 If orphans they are left behind,

Thy guardian care we trust;

That care shall heal our bleeding hearts, P

If weeping o'er their dust.


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HYMN 456, L. M. 456

Infant Baptism.
1 LORD! encouraged by thy grace,

We bring our infant to thy throne;
Give it within thy heart a place,

Let it be thine, and thine alone.
2 Wash it from every stain of guilt,

And let this child be sanctified;
Lord! thou canst cleanse it, if thou wit,

And all its native evils hide.
3 We ask not, for it, earthly bliss,

Or earthly honors, wealth or fame:
The sum of our request is this-

That it may love and fear thy name. 4 This infant we, by faitlı, commit

To thy kind love and guardian care ; We lay it at the Saviour's feet,

He will not let it perish there.

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HYMN 457, C. M. 457

The Promise to Abraham.
OW large the promise—how divine,

To Abraʼm and his seed!
“I'll be a God to thee and thine,

Supplying all their need.”
2 The words of his extensive love,

From age to age, endure;
The Angel of the covenant proves,

And seals the blessings sure.

3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,

To our forefathers given;
He takes young children in ais arins,

And calls them heirs of heaven.
mf 4 Our God,how faithful are his ways!

His love endures the same;

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HYMN 458, S. M. 458

Christ biessing Children. тр 1

HE Saviour kindly calls

Our children to his breast;
He holds them in his gracious arms;

Himself declares them blest.
2 “Let them approach,” he cries,

“Nor scorn their humble, claim;
The heirs of heaven are such as these,

For such as these I came."
inf 3 With joy we bring them, Lord !

Devoting them to thee,

that, as we are thine,
Thine may our offspring be.




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HYMN 459, C. M. 459

The Saviour blessing Children.
1 HEN Jesus left the throne of God,

He chose an humble birth; тр A man of grief, like us, he trod P

A lonely path on earth.
2 Like him, may we be found below,

In wisdom's paths of peace;
Like him, in grace and knowledge, grow,

As years and strength increase.
dot 3 Sweet were his words, and kind his look,

When mothers round him pressed;
Their infants, in his arms, he took,

And on his bosom blessed. mf 4 When Jesus into Salem rode,

The children sang around;
For joy, they plucked the palms, and strewed

Their garments on the ground.

f" 5 "Hosanna !"-our glad voices raise

“Hosanna to our King !"
Could we forget our Saviour's praise,

The stones themselves would sing.

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HYMN 460, C, M. 460

Infants, living or dying, in the Arms of Cirist.
1 HY life I read, my dearest Lord !

With transport all-divine;
Thine image trace, in every word,

Thy love, in every line.
2 With joy, I see a thousand charms,

Spread o'er thy lovely face;
While infants in thy tender arms,

Receive the smiling.grace.
mp3 “I take these little lambs,” said he,

“And lay them on iny breast;
Protection they shall find in me

In me, be ever blest.
4. “Death may the bands of life unloose,

But can '{ dissolve my love;
Millions of infant souls compose

The family above.
5 Their feeble frames my power shall raise

And mould with heavenly skill;
I'll give them tongues to sing my praise,

And hands to do my will."
6 His words, ye happy parents! hear,

And shout, with joys divine:
Dear Saviour! all we have and are

Shall be for ever thine.


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HYMN 461, S. M. 461

The Spirit in Baptism.
1 (REAT God! now condescend

To bless our rising race;
Soon may their willing spirits bend,

The subjects of thy grace.
2 Oh! what a pure delight

Their happiness to see!
Our warmest wishes all unite,

To lead their souls to thee.

3 Now bless, thou God of love!

This ordinance divine ;
Send thy good Spirit from above,

And make these children thine.

HYMN 462, L. M.
Baptism of the Holy Ghost.

462 COME Holy Ghost! come from on high,

spirits The sacramental seal apply,

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And witness with the water now.

2 Exert thy gracious power divine,

And sprinkle thou th' atoning blood;
May Father, Son, and Spirit, join

To seal this child, a child of God.


HYMN 463, L. M. 463

The Baptism of a Houschold.
1 UNITED prayers ascend to thee,
Smile on this waiting family;

Thý blesuing let thy servants find. dol 2 Let the dear pledges of their love,

Like tender plants, around them grow: Thy present grace, and joys above,

Upon their little ones bestow. 3 Receive, at their believing hand,

The charge which they devote as thine, Obedient to their Lord's command;

And seal, with power, the rite divine. 4 To every member of their house,

Thy grace impart, thy love extend;

Grant every good that time allows, mf With heavenly joys that never end.

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HYMN 464, S. M.
Prayer for the Sanctification of Children,

afe 10 GOD of Abya’m! hear

The parents' humble cry;
In covenant mercy now appear,

While in the dust we lie.
% These children of our love,

In mercy thou hast given,

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