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3 Be especially intreated
Before thy face, tho poor they are ; Whom thou lov'st unspeakably,
And to whom thou often a sensation
Giv'st of thy complacency,
Of our hearts, and tears our cheeks
Lord, we blush with humble shame,
And adore thy holy name.
We in confidence draw near,
Condescend in mercy
Of our grateful hearts to hear !
Head and Master of thy congregation,
Thy sheep for ever tend and feed : Conscious, that in ev'ry place
Thou dispensest life and grace.
3 Thy blest people trusting in thy merit Be displayed,
On the earth's extended face,
From each other far, but one in spirit,
Sound with one accord thy praise ! To the stray'd sheep will help afford! May we never cease to makeconfession, 5 In the dust we sink before thee,
That thy death's the cause of onr sal
We to thee, our Head and King,
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THOU, who so graciously didst lead
Israel of old from bondage freed,
And by thy own almighty hand
Didst guide them to the promis'd land,
A cloud thy brightness veiling in the day,
2Thatmightypow'rthou then didst show By.thee our Shepherd led, we're blest; We still thy tender, watchful care,
We are assur'd attends us now,
Tho' undeserving, richly share,
If we thy leadings faithfully pursue, confest:
Foll'wing thySpirit's teaching,as'tisdue. T.0 th’ Ancient of all days
3 May we to thee,our Shepherd, cleave,
And love each other heartily,
Thereby the scorning world will see,
That we're the temple of the living God, May place our confidence in thee, A chosen people bought by Jesus' blood,
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4. Arise then, and with due respect, T. 146.
With humble shame and willingness, O MAKER of my soul,
Do what our Saviour doth 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, Chief Shepherd of thy flock,
We in his name are now wash'd clean, Thy servants' only Guide;
And with Lord
part may have. The church's Lord and Head
5 Lord Jesus Christ, we pray, Thou ever dost abide.
Forgive us all our trespasses;
Impart to us thy pard’ning grace!
As our High-Priest lift up thy hand,
That hand the nailonte pierced thro', LORD, thy church's Rock,
Thy mercy unto us extend,
Řich 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.*
We now 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.
7 Sure as thou art the church's Head,
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 farewell 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,
(Reception Liturgy. A.)
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 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, “ To you I've an example shown:
Ye call me Master, Lord and Head, And his reproach and joy to share.
3 O may our Lord, the God of grace, To one another do the same." While
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,
And owns that by her Lord and Head
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,
With us take thy allotted share. (Reception Liturgy. B.)
15 As his redeem'd from this world's
appears. Be found wise virgins in that day.
XXXIV. Of HOLY BAPTISM.
5 Besprinkle him, O 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 blood andwater his true bath:
pollution, Not with water onlycame 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;
But he who is a child :
Therefore the children are by God Polluted sinners, and true grace dis
Heirs of his kingdom styl'd. penseth
To live to him. Is heaven theirs ? none shalt forbid
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.
FATHER of Jesus Christ our Lord ! A cleansing laver to provide
(In him our Father too) For man, from sin redeemid;
O bless, we pray, with one accord,
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.
" This is a child of God.” Accept' this child we now baptize
And here present to thee;
725. 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
part. Of his unspotted righteousness.
3 Vouchsafe to be present, thou Fa
And thou our Redeemer, and merciful
[inspire. Dispenseth purity.
And all with thy love and salvation
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727. T. 582. O BLEST Redeemer ! in thy side
COME, lowly souls, that mourn,
The blood which Jesus spilt,
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,
Christwith his blood will blot them out, In which thou, Lord, wast bury'd
Remember them no more.
4 Ye who in Christ believe,
Sing your Redeemer's love, and tell
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:
Who late in ashes mourn'd.
Aspire to things above,
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 ʼmidst his own, When Jesus was betrayed,
With pensive mind oppressed, And, viewing hell's collected might,
As man felt sore dismayed ;
Yet see his face with matchless grace
4. In bread and wine to them he gave
His blood, shed guilty.souls to save;
For thus the Lord hath spoken,
To heal, revive and cheer us.