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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.
And bids his saints be glad.
In notes harmonious sing ; Tell to the world the conquests gain'd
By your victorious King
Of his attractive love!
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
May thy presence
HYMN 380. P. M. 1. THANKS for mercies past receive ;
Pardon of our sins renew;
With eternity in view.
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.
And guard and guide us still as thine. 4. Give us in thy beloved house,
Again to pay our grateful vows;
HYMN 382. c. M.
Of Adults. 1." PROCLAIM,” said Christ, “ God's won
To all the sons of men:
Salvation shall obtain.”
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.
4. And when the awful message comes,
To call their souls away ;
HYMN 383. S. M.
Baptism of Children.
Our eyes delighted trace,
To ev'ry virtuous race.
And mark them out for thine: Ten thousand blessings to thy name
For goodness so divine !
And bless the happy bands,
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.
With all-engaging eharms!
And takes them in his arms!
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!
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.
O God! we trust;
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 :-
Your souls to sin must die ;
With Christ ascend on high.
On wings of faith and love ;
And be your hearts above.
HYMN 886. C. M.
In everlasting bands;
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
our rising offspring haste
HYMN 387. L. M.
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!