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15 Rise, and your pilgrim-path pursue How blest are we, when we enjoy Soon shall the beatific vision,
Revived by this rich fruition; thy love, And in the sacrament thy bounty prove!
The Lamb in glory, meet your view. When we with humble shame, o Lamb.
T. 11. of God, Feed on thy body and thy preciousblood. COULD we sinners fully tell,
How our hearts with rapture swell, 2 Whenever we this highest good enjoy, Gladly then we would declare We promise thee anew fidelity;
Ev'n to angels what we share. Pow'r to perform thou hast for us
obtain'd When, by thy death, life was for man 2 But since words the happiness regain'd.
Which we feel, can ne'er express, 3 Make thou 'us monuments of grace. And what he bestows enjoy.
We adoring 'fore him lie, to show
[canst do; What wonders thou on sinners vile 3 Angels sing before his throne, O were in our whole walk this to be While we at his feet sink down; seen,
Gracious Jesus, Man and God, Thatofthy feast we have partakers been. What hast thou on us bestow'd! 4 We humbly pray that, with thy chosen train,
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[obtain; From this repast we may new strength
SINCE Jesus dy'd, my guilty soul to O deaden all that would thy grace save, withstand,
Heav'n's foretaste I may here already Or to its influence refuse to bend:
have : 5 We have nought good in us to bring Partaking of him sacramentally
O how unutterably blest am I, 'fore thee,
! Yet thou art ours and we're thyproperty, 2 When heav'nly bread he gives my Preserve to us this grace, we thee im
soul to eat,
That I may henceforth never him forTo have our part in thee for evermore. When I, a needy sheep of his blest
Drink of the stream that flows from
[live; The solemn invitation sounding :
But yet not I, but Christ in me shall
3 Let thy pow'r divine, we pray, 3 This holy bread and wine
Confirms us in the faith,
And we show forth his death.
Upon the altar of the cross,
Are to our souls delicious food.
2 This makes us all with one accord No pledge of love could be so great:
Yea, to be wholly one with thee,
And all that love thee, gracious Lord.
781.* T. 22. The debt is paid 'which we incurr’d, HAPPY, thrice happy hour of grace! And we're to happiness restor'd. I've seen by faith my Saviour's face, 4 Thy Holy Spirit with us leave, He did himself to me impart, So that we rightly may conceive, And made à coy’nant with
heart. What thou for ali believers hast Prepared in this blest repast.
2 Ah, might in my behavior shine
The pow'r of Jesus' love divine,
His conflict and his victory',
His seeking, and his finding me!
THOU,whoartpresent with thy church
I'll praise, for thou art good, When to enjoy thy flesh and blood,
We meet with one accord;
Until thou shalt appear;
it in our walk be seen,
By us sinners; what are we?[Beloved,
By thy redeeming love,
As to be wean'd from earthly things,
And fix our thoughts above;
May all that's carnal be subdu'd,
And mortify'd in us,
That we may glory in thy name,
And count all else but loss.
And drank the blood he shed for me, 2 For food he gives his flesh;
O may I never him forget!
I know he will remember me;
Live in his presence evermore! . "
XXXVI. Hymns for different Ages, Sexes, and Stations
in Life; or, Choir Hymns.
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2 Our Saviour was a lovely child,
His parent's chief delight, EACH division of thy fold,
In his behavior meek and mild, Freed from this world's vain tra And always acted right. dition,
3 A blessed pattern Christ our Lord Male or female, young or old,
Himself to children gave, In thee hath true joys' fruition ;
That they to him might joy afford, All in their allotted place
And never misbehave. Should walk worthy of thy grace.
4 A child true happiness may find, 2 Grant us a contented mind,
And humbly ought to pray That in their peculiar station
“ Lord Jesus, make my heart inclin'd Each may be to thee resign'd,
To love and to obey.”. Seeking only thy salvation.
5 “ I'm often stubborn, vain and wild, By thy staff we're safely led, Til in thee we're perfected.
Self-will'd and hard in heart;
Thy holy mind impart.”
O WHAT a wretched heart have I, THOUGH but a little child I am,
How full of sin and shame, Yet I may praise the slaughter'd Lamb, How obstinate continually, He loveth children tenderly,
How day by day to blame! He also loveth sinful me.
2 Lord, look on me 'midst all my faults; 2 Yes, gracious Saviour, I believe,
And, when thou seest my guilt, Thou wilt a little child receive;
My wicked words and foolish thoughts, For thou didst bless them formerly,
Think why thy blood was spilt. And say,
1,65 Let children come to me.' 3 In that most precious river cleanse 3 Lord Jesus, unto me impart
And wash my crimes away, A humble, meek and docile heart;
My selfishness, and that offence O cleanse me in thy precious blood,
Which I have done to-day. Shed in my heart thy love abroad. 4 When thou, dear Jesus, wast a child,
Thou hadst no sin like me;
No faults appear'd in thee.
5 Thou wast more spotless than a dove,
More harmless than a lamb,
Obedient, humble, full of love,
And never once to blame. THO’Christ was God, and all things made,
6 But I am proud, and headstrong too, Himself he humbled thus :
Oft sadly misbehave; That he, a Seryant in our stead, I am not meek, like thee, and low; Might minister to us.
Me, Lord, in mercy save!
1 O might I but resemble thee, 4 Loving Jesus, holy Lamb,
That ev'ry one might know, In thy hands secure I am ;
Never from thy child depart.
Love and serve thee all my days;
Christ, the holy child, in me!
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Wast pleas'd a child to be,
Upon the cross for me.
Take me just as I am,
Thy love my heart doth claim.
3 Low at thy feet O may I bow, 3 Self-will, that cruel enemy,
Be thine, my Saviour, still;
In nothing bad myself allow,
Nor ever show self-will.
4 Preserve, I pray, my heart secure
From ev'ry hurt and stain;
First make it, and then keep it pure,
5 If early thou wilt take me hence 5 I'll make thy wondrous, dying love,
O that no harm will be!.
6 If thou wilt have me longer stay,
Help me to serve thee night and day,
While I am here beolw.
7 Then, after walking in thy ways, When thou wast a little child
And serving thee in love,
Receive me to thyself in peace,
To sing thy praise above.
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OUT of love and boundlessgrace, God, my heav'nly Father's will, Thou hast brought us to a place, Never his good Spirit grieve, Jesus, where we oft may hear Only to his glory live.
Of the suff'rings thou didst bear.
2 Be our Shepherd ev'ry day, 2 His mercy ev'ry sinner claims That we little lambs ne'er stray;
For all his flock he cares';' Whensoe'er we hear thy voice, The sheep he gently leads, the lambsTo obey may we rejoice.
He in his bosom bears. 3. Thanks to thee for all the care 3 If unto us our friends are good, That's bestow'd upon us here;
'Twas he their hearts inclin'd; May we evermore to thee
He bids our fathers give us food,
And makes our mothers kind.
grace, THOU Guardian of thy lambs, behold Our meanest sacrifice of praise,
He will not disapprove
For his unbounded love.
5 When children honor Jesus thus, 2 Let nothing in our minds take place, Out of the mouths of babes, like us,
And thank him for his grace, But what comes from thy blood and
His wisdom perfects praise,
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Who dost to all our wants attend,
Thou wast a child, and knowest well,
How we thy helpless children feel.
2 Grant unto us continually o Jesus, we adore ; Our kind and loving Saviour be,
The blessings of thy infancy;
Let us, thro' each succeeding year, Both now and evermore.
The merits of thy childhood share. 2 O take us up into thy arms, +? Then we are truly blest;
3 Thee, gracious Lord, wenow implore, Thy new-born babes are safe from. To manifest thyself still.more, harms,
And thus to teach us by degrees While leaning on thy breast.
To live a life of happiness. 3 Still as we grow in years,
4 May we thy mind still better know; And wisdom let us grow,
May we in grace and knowledge grow, That daily more we thee may praise,
And learn all that whereby we may
Adorn thy doctrine ev'ry way. More of thy mercy know. 4 Strong let us in thy grace abide,
5 o may we ever feel thee near,
And be employ'd in praise and pray'r,
May we in thy blest fellowship
Wake, do our daily work, and sleep..
6 Thus will our infant tongues re794.7 T. 14
cord JESUS; the Lord our Shepherd is, Thy birth and passion, gracious Lord, And did our souls redeem;
That thou who diedst in our stead, Our present and eternal bliss Art God, by whom all things were Are both secur'd in him.'