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HYMN 878. C. M. 1. HAIL, happy morn! whose early ray Welcome again, auspicious day!

To our reviving eyes. 2. On this blest morn, birth-day of hope !

Let not one soul be sad.
This is the day the Lord hath made,

And bids his saints be glad.
3. Come, and the wonders of the day

In notes harmonious sing ; Tell to the world the conquests gain'd

By your victorious King
4. O happy souls, that feel the pow'r

Of his attractive love!
With him they die, with him they live,
And seek the things above.

HYMN 879. P. M.

Close of the Service. 1. LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing;

Fill our hearts with joy and peace! Let us each, thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace.

o refresh us,

Trav’lling through this wilderness. 2. Thanks we give and adoration For thy gospel's

joyful sound.
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound!

May thy presence
With us evermore be found!

HYMN 380. P. M. 1. THANKS for mercies past receive ;

Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us henceforth how to live,

With eternity in view.
2. Bless thy word to old and young ;
Grant

us, Lord! thy peace and love; And, when life's short course is run, Take us to thy house above.

HYMN 381. L. M.

The Christian Farewell. 1. THY presence, everlasting God!

Wide through all nature spreads abroad: Thy watchful eyes which never sleep,

In ev'ry place thy children keep. 2. While near each other we remain, • Thou dost our lives and pow’rs sustain ;

When sep’rate, we rejoice to share,

Thy counsels and thy gracious care. 3. To thee we now commit our ways,

And still implore thy heav'nly grace.
Still cause thy face on us to shine,

And guard and guide us still as thine. 4. Give us in thy beloved house,

Again to pay our grateful vows;
Or, if that joy no more be known,
Give us to meet around thy throne,

XXIII.
BAPTISM.

drous grace

HYMN 382. c. M.

Of Adults. 1." PROCLAIM,” said Christ, “ God's won

To all the sons of men:
He who believes and is baptis’d,

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

Who, hoping in his word, This day have publicly 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.

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4. And when the awful message comes,

To call their souls away ;
May they be found prepar'd to live
In realms of endless day.”

HYMN 383. S. M.

Baptism of Children.
1.
L
ORD! what our ears have heard,

Our eyes delighted trace,
Thy love in long succession shown

To ev'ry virtuous race.
2. Our children thou dost claim,

And mark them out for thine: Ten thousand blessings to thy name

For goodness so divine !
3. Thy cov’nant may they keep,

And bless the happy bands,
Which closer still engage their hearts

To honour thy commands. 1. How great thy mercies, Lord!

How plenteous is thy grace, Which in the promise of thy love

Includes our rising race ! 5. Our offspring, still thy care,

Shall own their Fathers' God, To latest times thy blessings share, And sound thy praise abroad.

HYMN 384. c. M.
1. SEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand!

With all-engaging eharms!
Hark! how he calls the tender lambs,

And takes them in his arms!
2. “ Permit them to approach, (he cries)

Nor scorn their humble name; It was to save such souls as these,

With pow'r and love I came.” 3. We bring them, Lord, with grateful hearts,

And yield them up to thee; Rejoic'd that we ourselves are thine,

Thine let our offspring be!

Thy care,

4. Thus Lydia's house was sanctified,

When she receiv'd the word; Thus the believing jailor gave

His family to the Lord. 5. Ye little flock, with pleasure hear ;

Ye children seek his face ; And fly with transport to receive

The gospel of his grace.
6. If orphans they are left behind,

O God! we trust;
And let thy promise cheer our hearts,
If weeping o'er their dust.

HYMN 885. C. M. Practical improvement of baptism. 1. ATTEND; ye children of your God,

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

Engage th' attentive ear :-
2. Baptis’d into yoậr Saviour's death,

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

With Christ ascend on high.
3. Rise from these earthly trifles, rise,

On wings of faith and love ;
In heav’n your choicest treasure lies,

And be your hearts above.

XXIV.
THE LORD'S SUPPER.

HYMN 886. C. M.
1. COME, let us join our souls to God

In everlasting bands;
And seize the blessings he bestows,

With eager hearts and hands. 2. Come, let us seal, without delay,

The coy’nant of his grace ;

Nor shall the years of distant life

Its memory efface. 3. Thus

may

our rising offspring haste
To seek their Fathers' God;
Nor e'er forsake the happy path
Their youthful feet have trod,

HYMN 387. L. M.
1.'T WAS on that dreadful, doleful night,

When the whole pow'r of darkness rose Against the Son of God's dehght,

And friends betray'd him to his foes ; 2. Before the mournful scene began,

He took the bread, and bless'd, and brake: What love through all his actions ran!

What wondrous words of grace he spake! 3.“ This is my body broke for sin ;

“Receive and eat the living food.” Then took the cup and bless'd the wine:

“ 'Tis the new cov'nant in my blood.” 4. “Do this (he cried) 'till time shall end,

“ In mem’ry of your dying friend : “ Meet at my table, and record “ The love of your departed Lord.”

HYMN 888. L. M. 1.“ ' E 'AT, drink, in mem'ry of your friend!"

Such was our Master's last request; Who all the pangs of death endurd,

That we might live for ever blest. 2. Yes, we'll record thy matchless grace,

Thou dearest, tend’rest, best of friends! Thy dying love the noblest praise

Of long eternity transcends. 3. 'Tis pleasure more than earth can give,

Thy goodness through these veils to see, Thy table food celestial yields;

And happy they who sit with thee. 4. But oh! wliat vast transporting joys

Shall fill our breasts, our tongues inspire, When join'd with the celestial train,

Our grateful souls thy love admire!

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