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HYMN 27. Second Part. C. M.

Infant Baptism. 1

THUS saith the mercy of the Lord, ,
I'll bless thy num'rous race, and they

Shall be a seed to me.
2 Abra'm believ'd the promis'd grace,

And gave his child to God; But water seals the blessing now

That once was seal'd with blood. 3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,

To our fore-fathers giv’n ;
He takes young children to his arms,

And calls them heirs of heav'n.
4 Our God, how faithful are his ways !

His love endures the same :
Nor from the promise of his grace

Blots out his childrens' name.
5 With the same blessings grace endows

The Gentile and the Jew;
If pure and holy be the root,

Such are the branches too.
6 Then let the children of the saints

Be dedicate to God;
Pour out thy Spirit on them, Lord !

And wash them in thy blood.
7 Thus to the parents and their seed

Shall thy salvation come ;
And num'rous households meet at last

In one eternal home.
8 Thy faithful saints, eternal King!

This precious truth embrace ;
To thee their infant offspring bring,

And humbly claim thy grace,

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HYMN 27. Third Part. L. M.

Baptism is instituted instead of circumcision. TH NHUS did the sons of Abra'm pass

Beneath the bloody seal of grace ; The young disciples bore the yoke,

Till Christ the painful bondage broke. 2 By milder ways doth Jesus prove

His Father's cov'nant, and his love ;
He seals to saints his glorious grace,

And not forbids their infant race. 3 Their seed is sprinkled with his blood,

Their children set apart for God;
His Spirit on their offspring shed,

Like water pour'd upon the head. 4 Let ev'ry saint with cheerful voice

In this large covenant rejoice:
Young children in their early days,
Shall give the God of Abra’m praise.

HYMN 27. Fourth Part. C. M.

Suffer little children to come unto me.
HE Saviour, with inviting voice,

Says " let your children come : * For them there's love within my breast,

“ And in my kingdom room. 2 Lord, at thy call, we bring our babes,

And give them up to thee; Let angels, and let men, behold,

And all our witness be.
3 Now our dear offspring are baptiz'd

According to his word :
As Abra'm his did circumcise,

Obedient to the Lord.
4 This water, sprinkled on the child,
Doth a rich emblem shew

Of pouring out the Spirit's grace,
To form the heart anew.
HYMN 27. Fifth Part. C. M.

Forbid them not.
1 BEHOLD what condescending love

Jesus on
To babes and sucklings he extends

The riches of his grace.
2 « Forbid them not,” is his command;

Then why should men resist? Our children now may be baptiz'd;

The church of such consist.
3 With flowing tears and thankful hearts,

We bring them, Lord, to thee;
Receive them, Jesus, to thine arms;

Thine may they ever be.
4 Thine may they be ; forever thine,

Thy ransom'd purchas'd seed ::
O! let this seal of sprinkling, now,

Be own'd of thee indeed.
5 Here, parents, with thanksgiving view

Your right to what you've done ;
Let songs of praises sound aloud
To the great Three in One.
HYMN 28. First Part. L. M.

The Lord's Supper.
WAS on that dark, that doleful night,

When pow'rs of earth and hell arose
Against the Son of God's delight,

And friends betrayed him to his foes : 2 Before the mournful scene began, He took the bread, and bless'd, and brake; What love thro' all his actions ran! What wondrous words of grace he spake !

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3. This is my body, broke for sin,

Receive and eat the living food ;
Then took the cup, and bless'd the wine :
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blood.
4 For us his flesh with nails was torn,

He bore the scourge, he felt the thorn;
And justice pour'd upon his head

Its heavy vengeance, in our stead.
mit For us his vital blood was spilt,
9 To buy the pardon of our guilt ;

When for black crimes of greatest size,

He gave his soul a sacrifice.
6 Do this, (he cried) 'till time shall end,
In mem'ry of your dying friend :

my table, and record
The love of your departed Lord.
7 Jesus, thy feast we celebrate,

We show thy death, we sing thy name ;
Till thou return, and we shall eat
The marriage supper of the Lamb.

HYMN 28. Second Part. L. M.

Communion with Christ at his tablo: 10 Jesus, our exalted Lord,

Dear name, by heav'n and earth ador'd!
Fain would our hearts and voices raise

A cheerful song of sacred praise.
2 But all the notes which mortals know,

Are weak and languishing and low;
Far, far above our humble songs,

The theme demands immortal tongues.
3 Yet while around his board we meet,

And humbly worship at his feet;
O let our warm affections move,
In glad returns of grateful love!

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4 Let faith our feeble senses aid,

To see thy wondrous love displayed ;
Thy broken flesh, thy bleeding veins,

Thy dreadful agonizing pains. 5 Let humble penitential woe,

With painful, pleasing anguish, flow;
And thy forgiving smiles impart
Life, hope, and joy to ev'ry heart.

IIYMN 29. S. M.

Bread and wine.
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JESUS invites his saints

To meet around his board ;
Here pardon's rebels sit, and hold

Communion with their Lord. 2 For food he gives his flesh;

He bids us drink his blood; Amazing favour! matchless grace

Of our descending God! 3. The sacred elements

Remain mere wine and bread: But signify and seal the love

Of Christ our cov'nant head. 4 This holy bread and wine

Maintains our fainting breath ; By union with our living Lord,

And int'rest in his death. 5 Our heay’nly Father calls

Christ and his members one ; We the young children of his love,

And he the first born Son. 6 We are but sey'ral parts

Of the same broken bread; The body hath its sev'ral limbs,

But Jesus is the head.

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