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As touching children, Jesus saith; "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.")
We desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better: we shall never taste death; and we shall attain unto the resurrection of the dead; for the body, which we shall put off, this grain of corruptibility, shall put on incorruption : our flesh shall rest in hope.
The Father and the Son, who quicken whom they will, and the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead, will also quicken this body, because the Spirit of God. hath dwelt in it.
Glory be to Him who is the Resurrection and the Life! He was dead, and behold He liveth for evermore! And he that believeth in Him, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
Glory be to Him in the church which waiteth for Him, and in that which is around Him; for ever and ever,
T. 79. Cong. While here, the great salvation
Procur'd by Jesus' passion
Our fav'rite theme shall be ;
In heav'n to all eternity.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with us all.
* To be used only at the burial of a child.
COLLECTION OF HYMNS, &c.
1. Of the WORD of GOD.
T. 119. HOLY Lord, :/:
Directs to Jesus and his blood,
And teacheth us the will of God. Holy and almighty Lord !
2 As fallen creatures could not bear Thou who, as the great Creator,
The awful voice of God to hear, By all creatures art ador'd ;
By men the Spirit of the Lord Source of universal nature !
Reveald God's holy cov’nant word. And to man, redeem'd by Jesus' blood, Gracious God! :11:
3 This sacred word exposeth sin, 2 Thanks and praise, :11:
Convinceth us that we're unclean; ‘Lord our God, be ever thine,
Points out the wretched, fallen state That thy word to us is given,
Of all mankind, both small and great. Teaching us, with pow'r divine, That the Lord of earth and heaven,
4. It also shews God's boundless grace
Toward the fallen human race,
Eternal life to ev'ry one
Who turns to Jesus Christ his Son. 3 Day nor night :Il: Never let us hold our peace;
5 This gospel cheers the poor in heart.. In his blood-bought congregation
And heav'nly riches doth impart; Never shall his praises cease;
Sets forth the myst’ry of the cross, God,
And that Christ's blood aton'd for us': as man, made an oblation, Suffer'd, bled & dy'd, my soul for thee,
6 It gathers God's elected flock, Joyful be! :il:
Groundsthemon Jesus Christ the rock, 4 Lord our God, :/:
Serves to instruct us and reprove, May thy precious, saving word, Confirms our hope, inflames our love; Tili
our race is here completed, Light unto our path afford !
7 Preserves believers in the faith And, when in thy presence seated, Of Christ and his atoning death; We to thee will render, for thy grace, Prompts us to do God's holy will, Ceaseless praise. :ll:
And leads us safe to Salem's hill.
8 Receiveour cordial thanks, O Lord,
(cease, For granting us thy holy word; GOD's holy word, which ne'er shall' O may we thereby guided be, Proclaimeth pardon, grace and peace; Till we in heav'n shall dwell with thee!
3.* T. 84.
2 OGod! mine eyeswith pleasure look DEAREST Jesus! we are here,
On the dear volume of thy book ;
Redeemer's face I see, By thy word to gain instruction; And read his name, who dy'd for me. Grant to us an open ear, And thy Spirit's manuduction ; 3 Let the false raptures of the mind That we, freed from things terrestrial,
Be lost and vanish in the wind; May aspire to joys celestial.
Here I can fix my hope secure; 2 Reason gives no saving light
This is thy word, and must endure. Unto fallen human nature; But thy Spirit clears our sight,
6.* T. 22. Makes the sinner a new creature; And by his divine emotion,
LORD Jesus, with thy children stay Prompts our hearts to true devotion. Till dawn of thy eternal day;
And let thy glorious gospel light, 3 Holy Ghost, eternal God,
Till then, dispel the gloom of night. We now humbly ask the favor: Shed in all our hearts abroad
2 In these degen'rate evil days The great love of God our Saviour: We pray for constancy and grace, Bless our pray’r and meditation, Thatwe keep pure,mostgracious Lord, And accept our supplication. Thy holy sacraments and word. 4,
3 Thy sacred word is all our boast;
In this thy church can boldly trust : SPIRIT of truth, essential God, This doth alone to bliss direct; Who didst the saints of old inspire, All other doctrines we reject. Shed in their hearts thy love abroad,
4 Lord, from such teachers us preserve And touch their lips with sacred fire:
Who from the holy scriptures swerve, Thou Guide divine, who dost impart The truth to man, instruct each heart!
And by false doctrines would deceive
Those who thee love and thee believe. 2 Most holy and almighty Lord,
5 Thecause and glory, Lord, are thine; Whose presence fills both earth and heav'n,
Thy word is pure, and truth divine: May we believe thy written word,
Assist us to rely on thee,
And keep us thine eternally.
7.* T. 16. 3 Come, thou divine Interpreter,
FROM the doctrines I'll ne'er waver, Our sloth and ignorance thouknow'st: Ah, teach us humbly to revere
In the holy scriptures stor'd; The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
O what sweetness do I savor
In each sacred cov’nant-word!
While the book I 'fore me hold,
To each truth my heart saith Amen, 'TWAS by an order from the Lord,
One the other doth unfold. The ancient prophets spoke his word; 3 Speak, O Lord, thy servant heareth His Spirit did their tongues inspire, With deep awe attentively; And warm'd their hearts with heav'nly What thy holy word declareth fire.
Shall my rule and practice be.
8. T. 22.
11. FAINwould I, dear Redeemer, learn, HERE in thy presence we appeat, Fain what is excellent discern; Lord Jesus Christ, thy word to hear; Thy will would search, my duty know; Our wand'ring thoughts and hearts inO let thy word the secret show ! cline
With thirst t'imbibe thy word divine; 2 Sigh after sigh to thee I send, That I thy word may comprehend,
That all our minds drawn from this
earth to thee, That word, which learnt&understood, Affords the soul a lasting food.
May love thee more, and serve thee
faithfully. 3 Let human arts make others wise,
2 God Holy Spirit, now impart My learning from the cross shall rise; Thy wounds, thy passion, death and Thy unction to each longing heart; Isallthe knowledgethatIcrave.(grave,
Us with thy heav'nly light and fire,
To sing, to pray, and preach inspire; 4 With pity view me at thy feet, Thus blest,in spirit and in truth shallwe To be instructed, Lord, I wait; Give praise unto the Father, Son, and Here will I lie, nor wish to rise
Thee. Till by thy cross I am made wise,
T. 58. 9. T. 22. O HOW I love thy holy word,
MOST gracious God; to thee we ren
der praise, Thy gracious covenant, O Lord !
Since thy blest word, replete with truth It guides me in the peaceful way; and
[favor; I'll think upon it all the day.
Teachethus to know thee and seek thy 2 Whatare the mines ofshining wealth, To us it proveth a life-giving savor, The strength of youth, the bloom of
Through Jesus Christ. health!
13. * What are alljoys compar’d with those
. Thine everlasting word bestows! GIVE us thy Spirit, Lord, that we,
With gladness and humility,
The holy scriptures may believe,
and truth are seen : Asthy own word,tomakeus truly wise, Ah, could I study day and night, And not as man's invention or device, And meditate therein!
14.* T, 83 2 The gospel, as a polish'd glass, Thy glory lets us see;
O WHAT peace divinely sweet And by beholding there thy face
Fills my soul, when I've the favor We're render'd like to thee.
To sit down at Jesus' feet,
And his gracious words to savor ! 3 O Lamb of God, the book unseal,
Then I open heart and ear; And to our hearts explain ;
What he saith finds entrance there. Let all its life and spirit feel, And he av'nly wisdom gain.
T, 11. 4 That thou for us didst live and die, LET the splendor of thy word
Make known to us, dear Lord; Light unto our path afford ; To us the promises apply,
That we in thy truth and grace Contained in thy word.
May proceed throughout our race.
II. Of the Fall and Corruption of Man, and his
Redemption by Christ.
T, 132. WHEN Adam fell, the frame entire OUR whole salvation doth depend
Of nature was infected; (dire, On God's free grace The source, whence came the poison All our best works can ne'er defend Was not to be corrected,
A boast in our own merit : But by God's grace, which saves our
Derived is our righteousness
From Christ and his atoning grace; From mis'ry and destruction;
He is our Mediator. The fatal lust, indulg'd at first, 2 Who can maintain the bold conceit, Brought death as its production,
That fallen man is able 2 By one man's guilt we were enslav'd T'observe, by means of nat'ral light, To sin, death, and the devil;
The first and second table ! But by another's grace are sav’d,
The Lord a feigned work abhors; Through faith, from all this evil: Mere fresh increaseth but the curse And as we all, by Adam's fall,
Ofour entail'd corruption. Were sentenc'd to perdition; 3 Thelawcry'd,"justice mustbe done, so for us hath Christ by his death Or man doom'd to damnation ; Regained life's fruition.
But Mercy sent th'eternal Son,
Who purchas'd our salvation, 3 Since God bestow'd his only Son
Fulfilld the law in its extent, On his rebellious creature,
And gave its wrath a thorough vent, To save our souls, whichwere undone,
To spare the sons of Adam.
4 Christ, having all the law fulfilld, His death and resurrection ;
Through his blest cross and passion,
Is now the Rock whereon we build Do not delay! make sure, this day,
Our faith and whole salvation : Thy calling and election.
We call him Lord our Righteousness, 4 I send my cries unto the Lord, Whose death hath purchas'd life and My heart implores this favor,
And ransom'd us for ever. (grace, To grant me of his living word
5 The law reveald sin's sinfulness, A never-failing savor ; (claim
Enhanc'd the accusation; That sin and shame may lose their
The gospel tenders saving grace, To hinder
To sinners consolation,
Bids all lay hold on Jesus' cross ; I fear no condemnation.
The law could ne'er retrieve our loss, 5 His word's a lamp unto my feet;
Ev'n with our best performance. My soul's best information; 6 True faith by Jesus in us wrought, My surest guide and path to meet By works is manifested; Eternal consolation;
That faith is empty, which is not This light where-e'er it doth appear, By works of love attested:
Revealeth Christ our Saviour Yet faith alone us justifies; Unto the lost, who firmly trust Love to our neighbor but implies, In him alone for ever,
We are sincere believers,