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3 Be especially intreated
T. 185. To own thy servants, who are seated HEAD and Ruler of thy congregation,
Before thy face, tho' poor they are ; Whom thou lov'st unspeakably, And in all their conferences
And to whom thou often a sensation
Giv'st of thy complacency,
Of our hearts, and tears our cheeks
bedewing; Do thy pleasure ;
Lord, we blush with humble shame, All our distress,
And adore thy holy name. O Lord, redress, For without thee there's no success. 2 Jesus, great High Priest of our pro
fession, 4 Ruler of the congregations,
We in confidence draw near, Which thou hast gather'd from all na
Condescend in tions,
the confession We thee implore thy church to lead;
Of our grateful hearts to hear! Shepherd, who so kindly guidest
Thee we gladly own in ev'ry nation Thy flock, and over them presidest,
Head and Master of thy congregation, Thy sheep for ever tend and feed : Conscious, that in ev'ry place What joy, what matchless grace
Thou dispensest life and grace. Will still in future days
3 Thy blest people trusting in thy merit Be displayed,
On the earth's extended face, When our good Lord,
From each other far, but one in spirit, Who keeps his word,
Sound with one accord thy praise ! To the stray'd sheep will help afford! May we never cease to make confession, 5 In the dust we sink before thee,
That thy death's the cause of onr salAnd for thy boundless love adore thee,
vation ; Thee, Lord, our All in all we own;
We to thee, our Head and King,
THOU, who so graciously didst lead In thee, we've always found
Israel of old from bondage freed, Efficacious;
And by thy own almighty hand We will proclaim
Didst guide them to the promis'd land, Thy saving name,
A cloud thy brightness veiling in the day, / O Lord, who ever art the same. At night thy pillar'd fire did mark 6 Thus our bliss will last for ever; While we enjoy thy love and favor,
2Thatmightypow'rthou then didst show
We are assurd attends us now,
We still thy tender, watchful care,
Tho' undeserving, richly share, Whose Head and Lord thou art If we thy leadings faithfully pursue, confest:
Foll'wing thy Spirit's teaching, as'tisdue. To th' Ancient of all days
3 May we to thee,our Shepherd, cleave, Might, honor, pow'r and praise Thy holy Spirit never grieve, Be for ever!
And love each other heartily, Lord, grant that we
Thereby the scorning world will see, Eternally
That we're the temple of the living God, May place our confidence in thee, A chosen people bought by Jesus' blood.
4 Arise then, and with due respect, 714. T. 146.
With humble shame and willingness, O MAKER of my soul,
Do what our Saviour duth direct, My ev'ry hair's Creator,
Endowed with disciples' grace! Who turn'st my tears to joy,
Since Jesus to release from sin And heal'st my sin-sick nature;
Unto his people power gave,
We in his name are now wash'd clean,
have. Thy servants' only Guide ; The church's Lord and Head
5 Lord Jesus Christ, we pray,
near, Thou ever dost abide.
Forgive us all our trespasses ;
Impart to us thy pard'ning grace! 715.
As our High-Priest lift up thy hand,
That hand the nailonce pierced thro', LORD, thy church's Rock,
Thy mercy unto us extend,
Rich blessings upon all bestow.
6 Inspire our hearts with mutual love, Thee, and thee alone
O may we truly humble be, Our chief Shepherd own.
Thy faithful servants ever prove,
Who yield in all things joy to thee :
In due obedience to thy word 716.* T. 166.
Wenow have wash'd each other's feet,
Thy blest example, gracious Lord, WHEN our great Sov’reign from on To follow, we find always meet. high,
7 Sure as thou art the church's Head, Our Lord and Saviour was aware,
Sure as we dust and ashes are, That he his chosen family,
So sure we, by thy blood once shed, O'er whom he watch'd with tender
Are now, thro' grace, absolv'd and care,
clear: Would be constrained soon to leave;. Sure as thy cross's church remains
He, fill'd with love and grief intense, To the blind world a spectacle, To them his farewel blessing gave,
So sure in her thy Spirit reigns, Before his suff'rings did commence.
And thou dost in thy temple dwell. 2 Feeling beforehand all the weight Of those dire scenes of pain and woe,
T. 22. Which he well knew did him await,
(Reception Liturgy. A.) His love towards his own to show, IN th' name of Jesus Christ our Lord. He water in a bason pour'd, And washed his disciples' feet;
The church's Head, by us ador’d,
His brethren's congregation now Their souls already by his word,
Into her fold receiveth you; Save one, were cleansed ev'ry whit. 3 When he this act of love had done, To follow him, and him alone ;
2 With us in Jesus to be one, He unto his disciples said:
T' enjoy his faithful Shepherd-care, you
l’ve an example shown: Ye call me Master, Lord and Head,
And his reproach and joy to share. If I as such have wash'd your feet, 3 O may our Lord, the God of grace, To one another do the same." While you receive the kiss of
peace, This solemn act to celebrate,
Own you his blood-bought property; We're now assembled in his name. And lead, and bless you constantly.
4 With heart & hand you now we own; 2 But yet she can in truth rejoice, The Lord, to whom your heart is Because she hears the Shepherd's voice, known,
And owns that by her Lord and Head Cause your whole walk’mongst us to be She's gently govern'd, train’d and led. His joy, and your felicity.
3 While we the kiss of peace impart, 5 The God of peace you sanctify, We own thee one with us in heart, With us to yield him praise and joy; In Christ, who is the only ground That spirit, soul, and body may That in one cov'nant we are found. Be blameless, till his perfect day.
4 Enjoy then with the church, Christ's
The privileges of his house;
And in our joy, and grief, and care,
5 As his redeem'd from this world's (Reception Liturgy. B.)
thrall, This flock of Christ receiveth thee: With us make sure thy blessed call: While conscious of her poverty, That when the Bridegroom comes we She weepeth often contrite tears, may When 'fore her Saviour she appears. Be found wise virgins in that day.
XXXIV. Of HOLY BAPTISM.
719. T. 58. 15 Besprinkle him, Jesus, Son of God,
Now with thy precious all-atoning WHEN we baptize a sinner in
blood; Christ's death,
Cleanse both soul and body from all Then is the bloodandwater his true bath:
pollution, Not with wateronlycame the Lord Jesus; And grant to him the seal of absoluHe came with water and with blood
Thy peace divine. to bless us. Praise be to God! .2 The water is in baptism seen by eyes;
T. 590. On Jesus' blood not seen our faith relies; HEAV'N'skingdom none shall enter in We are well persuaded this fountain
But he who is a child : cleanseth
Therefore the children are by God Polluted sinners, and true grace dis
Heirs of his kingdom styld. penseth
To live to him. Is heaven theirs ? none shall forbid 3 This precious blood is full of energy, A child to come to him! It washeth clean, and cures effectually; Who shall forbid the water-flood And the Holy Spirit, unto us tender’d, A babe to overstream ? Bears witness pow'rfully that we are 2 O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, render'd Children of God.
Be present with us here:
To us his words are dear.
With Jesus too. This solemn act in faith.
3 The heav'nly hosts rejoice with us! 12 Water the body laves ; An infant here they see,
And, if ’tis done by faith, Whom Jesus, by his precious blood, The blood of Jesus surely saves Hath sav'd from misery.
The sinful soul from death. The children's angels, who behold
3 Baptiz'd into his death, The Father on his throne,
We rise to life divine; For Jesus' sake will surely tend
The Holy Spirit works the faith,
And water is the sign.
724. T. 14. LORD Jesus, from thy pierced side
FATHER of Jesus Christ our Lord! Both blood and water stream'd,
(In him our Father too) A cleansing laver to provide
O bless, we pray, with one accord, For man, from sin redeem'd;
The work we have to do. Thou saidst, “ Preach pardon to the lost,
2 Jesus ! as water well apply'd Baptize them in the name
Will make the body clean; Of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;" So in the fountain of thy side We now will do the same.
Wash thou this soul from sin. 2 Be present with us, Lord our God; 3 O Holy Ghost! with pow'r apply
This water can't make clean, The Saviour's cleansing blood; But while we pour it, cleanse by blood Own thou this babe, and testify: This infant from all sin.
6. This is a child of God." Accept this child we now baptize And here present to thee ;
725. T. 39. His
soul be precious in thine eyes, Now and eternally.
THOU who in the days of thy flesh
didst receive 722. T. 22.
The children, and to them thy blessing BURY'D in baptism with our Lord,
didst give; We rise with him, to life restor'd : Most gracious Redeemer, thy favor Not the bare life in Adam lost,
bestow But richer far, for more it cost.
On him we present thee, we pray,
bless him now. 2 Water can cleanse the flesh we own; But Christ well knows,and Christ alone, 2 Receive him, O Christ, as a lamb How dear to him our cleansing stood,
thou hadst lost, Baptiz'd with wrath, and bath'd in And think what a price his redempblood!
tion hath cost!
Thy name on his forehead, thy seal on 3 He by his blood aton'd for sin,
his heart, This precious blood can wash us clean, o merciful Shepherd and Bishop, im. And he arrays us in the dress
part. Of his unspotted righteousness.
3 Vouchsafe to be present, thou Fa
And thou our Redeemer, and merciful OUR baptism first declares
That we must cleansed be, O Holy Ghost, come with thy unction Then shows that Christ to all God's heirs and fire, Dispenseth purity,
And all with thy love and salvation
26. T. 22.
727. T. 582. O BLEST Redeemer! in thy side COME, lowly souls, that mourn,
Upon the cross was made a wound: Depress'd with grief and shame, The fountain by which we are purg'd, Wash in your Saviour's cleansing blood, Wherein our sin and guilt are drown'd. And call
his name. 2 Water and blood in streams hence 2 Rejoice, ye contrite hearts, ran,
The blood which Jesus spilt, And on the earth were freely spilt; While we with water you baptize, Water to sanctify and cleanse;
Will wash away your guilt. Blood to atone for heinous guilt. 3 While with repenting tears 3 This wondrous grace to represent
Your sins you now deplore, Baptismal waters were design'd,
Christ with his blood will blot them out, In which thou, Lord, wast bury'd
Remember them no more. too,
4 Ye who in Christ believe, To thy great Father's will resign'd. And to his sceptre bow, 4 Thus penitents who die to sin Sing your Redeemer's love, and tell With thee are bury'd in thy grave,
What he hath done for
you. Thus quicken'd to a life divine 5 Unspotted robes you wear,
Their souls a resurrection have. Your sighs to songs are turn'd: 5 And though their bodies turn to
Garments of praise adorn you now, dust,
Who late in ashes mourn'd. This holy symbol doth assure: 6 Ye with your Lord are ris'n; The resurrection of the just
Aspire to things above, Shall render them once bright and Mansions for you your Lord prepares, pure.
In realms of light and love.
XXXV. Of the HOLY COMMUNION.
3 In that most dark and doleful night, SEE Jesus seated ’midst his own, When Jesus was betrayed,
With pensive mind oppressed, And, viewing hell's collected might, Foreboding pangs and griefs unknown, As man felt sore dismayed; Amazed and distressed;
Yet see his face-with matchless grace Strong fears beset-but stronger yet Shine on his flock with healing, Love's pow'r his soul then moved, Pardon and peace revealing. And love the conqu’ror proved.
4 In bread and wine to them he
gave 2 With great desire he long'd, before His sacred body broken, His final, bitter suff'ring,
His blood, shed guilty souls to save; To eat the passover once more,
For thus the Lord hath spoken,
To heal, revive and cheer us.