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6 (What is there which I have not done,
To give me right to this ?
And him as Lord confess.) 7 Like Ethiopia's Eunuch, lo!
My Master I obey;
512. L. M. Mr. S. Deacon. Saul's Conversion and Baptism. Acts ix. 1
With letters to Damascus went:
Sorpris'd him in meridian day. 2 Enlighten'd by celestial beams,
He drops his persecuting schemes, And trembling, cries to Jesus now, “ Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? 3 Jesus, with pity in his breast,
Answers the penitent's request-
Rose at his word, and was baptiz'd. 4 Jesus is sov'reign still, and we
Are under bis authority;
Is right for us to practise too.
Celestial beams upon us shine ;
And him with reverence regard.] 6 Lord, we no longer hesitate ;
Our souls to thee we dedicate;
513. C. Mr. S. Deacon.
The Importance of Obedience. 1 T'importance of a sacred rite, For he's a Being infinire,
And awful is his word.
His creatures to fulfil ;
Or counteract his will.
3 Adam might think the thing but small,
And ventur'd to transgress;
To all the human race.
His God did disobey :
The labour of that day?
With messages express;
For eating at the place.
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Of the mysterious word.
To wash in Jordan's flood, ll
Or others were as good.
To do, or not to do;
When not attended to.
Our great Redeemer's will;
His pleasure to fulfil
It matters Dot to us;
514. C. M. Mr. S. Deacon.
W great the readiness of those,
With God's beloved Son ? 2 But did the Pharisees reject
The counsel of the Lord ?
The great Redeemer's word? · Rom. v. 12. +1 Sam. xv.
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3 John was a servant, Christ the Son,
And those who disobey,
A greater risk than they 4 Then let us justify the Lord,
And do as he advis'd:
515. S. M.
Ordinance of Baptism.
Depress'd with grief and shame,
Now call upon his name. 2 Rejoice, ye contrite hearts,
That tremble at his word;
As was your hrmble Lord. 3 Bath'd in repentant tears,
The sins which you deplore,
And shall be seen no more. 4 Ye who in Christ believe,
And to his sceptre bow,
What he has done for you. 5 Unspotted robes you wear,
Your sighs to songs are turn'd,
Who late in ashes mourn'd. 6 Ye with your Lord are ris'n,
Aspire to things above:
516. Mr. Fellowes.
Hear the voice of revelation,
Tread the path that Jesus trod.
In his mighty name confide;
Come yoints christiaus, follow Jesus;
2 riear the blest Redeemer call you,
Listen to his gracious voice; Dread no ills that can befal yon,
While you make his ways your choice. Jesus saya, “ Let each believer
“ Be baptized in my name :" He himself, in Jordau's river,
Was iininers'd beneath the stream. 3 Plainly here, bis footsteps tracing,
Follow him without delay;
Y sur forerunner leads the way.
Jesu's grave before you lies!
517. Mr. S. Deacon, Encouragement to Candidates at Baptism. 1
Down into go He hath suffer'd to release us
From the gulf of endless woe. 2 Let not popular opinion
In religion be your rule; Yield to Jesus the dominion,
Be disciples in his school. 3 Read your bible for inst:action,
There you find the will of God, There yon find the introduction
To the church is through the flood. 4 Now let this assembly witness
Whose you are, and whom you serve:
Follow him without reserve.
He's the master of the wave:
Soon he will awake and save. 6 Now descend into the water,
Think how Jesus was baptiz'd! He for us was led to slanghter,
He for us was sacritic'd! 7 Shame from ev'ry boson vanish,
Jesus, thou hast led the way: All intruding terror banish, While we cheerfully obey.
Come ye believing souls, to-day
518 L M. Mr. S. Deacon.
The same. 1
Depend upon your Saviour's word: Jesns has been baptiz'd, and now
He gives encouragement to you.
With pleasure down into the stream;
Ilis blessed voice from day to day. 3 Soon will your trials all be o'er,
Soon you shall reach the heav'nly shore!
519. P. M. Mr. S. Deacon.
Invitation and Encouragement. 1
Confess the Lord in whom ye trust;
And seal'd it by the Holy Ghost.
You are the Lord's, and not your own. 2 He dowy into the water went,
And John baptiz'd the Saviour there ;
Stands in the sacred volume clear;
See you baptiz d the Saviour's way! 3 Go down into the water, go;
Fear not to hearken to your God:
O'erwhelm'd in sufferings and blood!
That you might triumph in his name. 4 Now chow your gratitude and love
By your obedience to his word;
And live for ever with your Lord.
520. L. M. Mr. S. Deacon.
Now on the water's brink we stand;