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4. And when the awful message comes,
HYMN 383. s. M.
1. LORD! what our ears have heard,
2. Our children thou dost claim,
3. Thy cov'nant may they keep,
5. Our offspring, still thy care,
1. SEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand!
Hark! how he calls the tender lambs,
2. "Permit them to approach, (he cries) Nor scorn their humble name;
It was to save such souls as these,
3. We bring them, Lord, with grateful hearts,
4. Thus Lydia's house was sanctified,
5. Ye little flock, with pleasure hear;
6. If orphans they are left behind,
HYMN 385. 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 your Saviour's death,
3. Rise from these earthly trifles, rise,
THE LORD'S SUPPER.
HYMN 386. c. M.
COME, let us join our souls to God
And seize the blessings he bestows,
2. Come, let us seal, without delay, The cov'nant of his grace;
Nor shall the years of distant life
3. Thus may our rising offspring haste
HYMN 387. L. M.
1.'TWAS on that dreadful, doleful night,
When the whole pow'r of darkness rose Against the Son of God's delight,
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."
"The love of your departed Lord."
AT, drink, in mem'ry of your friend!” Such was our Master's last request; Who all the pangs of death endur'd, That we might live for ever blest.
2. Yes, we'll record thy matchless grace,
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! what vast transporting joys
Shall fill our breasts, our tongues inspire, When join'd with the celestial train,
Our grateful souls thy love admire!
HYMN 389. L. M.
T HIS feast was Jesus' high behest, This cup of thanks his last request. Ye, who can feel his worth, attend: Eat, drink, in mem❜ry of your friend. 2. Around the patriot's bust ye throng; Him ye exalt in swelling song; For him the wreath of glory bind, Who freed from vassalage his kind. 3. And shall not he your praises reap, Who rescues from the iron sleep? The great Deliverer, whose breath Unbinds the captives ev'n of death? 4. Shall he, who sinful men to save, Became a tenant of the grave, Unthank'd, uncelebrated, rise, Pass unremember'd to the skies!
5. Christians! unite with loud acclaim,
HYMN 390. s. M.
1. JESUS invites his saints
To meet around his board:
Here those he died to save may hold Communion with their Lord.
2. Our heav'nly Father calls
Christ and his members one;
3. We are but sev'ral parts
Of the same broken bread:
4. Let all our pow'rs be join'd,
HYMN 391. c. M.
foll'wers of the Prince of peace,
2. The love, which all his bosom fill'd,
3. And do you love him? do you feel Your warm affections move?
This is the proof which he demands,
4. Let each the sacred law fulfil;
Be ev'ry temper form'd by love,
5. Let none, who call themselves his friends,
HYMN 392. L. M.
JESUS is gone above the skies,
Where our weak senses reach him not, And carnal objects court our eyes,
To thrust our Saviour from our thought.
2. He knows, what wand'ring hearts we have,
And earth grow less in our esteem;
And faith and hope be fix'd on him. 4. While he is absent from our sight,
Tis to prepare our souls a place;