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3 Eternal life thy words impart,
On these my fainting spirit lives;
While thou art near, in vain they call !
My dearest LORD, outweighs them all. 5 Thy name my inmost powers adore, ,
Thou art my life, my joy, my care ;
"Tis endless ruin, deep despair !
Here safety dwells, and peace divine;
(20 P.) 8s. Limefield 94.
1 BLESS'D union! in Eden ne'er found,
No, not in a Paradise lost!
And Christ all his suff'rings it cost.
Since we shall ere long meet again?
How can we at distance remain ?
Transported his glories shall see,
440 (3d P.) S. M. Ryland's 48. Finsbury 155.
For Fellowship Meetings.
Let each provoke his friend
And keep it to the end.
2 May we our course pursue
With vigorr till we die,
Of fellowship on high. 3 It is a sweet employ
To join in worship here;
To meet and worship there!
May we in love abide,
And resting near thy side. 2 How precious is thy föld
To all the saints below;
They feed, and thrive, and grow.
i With them afresh we take our lot,
And with them will rejoice.
440 (5th P.) C.M. Hammond 226. Sprague 166. Believers, in the Church below, holding Communion with
the Saints in Glory.
That have obtain’d the prize,
To joy celestial rise.
With those to glory gone;
In heaven and earth are one. 3 One family we dwell in him;
One church above, beneath ;
The narrow stream of death,
4 One army of the living God,
To his command we bow;
And part is crossing now. 5 Ten thousand to their
endless home This solemn moment fly; And we are to the margin come,
And soon expect to die !
With those that went before,
On the eternal shore,
While here on earth we stay,
And antedate that day?
Until the signal's given;
And land us safe in heaven. 441 L. M. Green's Hundred 89. Mark's 65.
Prayer for the whole Church.
The springs of happiness arise,
And bless the mansions of the skies. 2 We, the productions of thy power,
And pensioners upon thy love,
And wait thy blessings from above.
every snare, And let thy staff support the old ; Relieve the poor, nor let the rich
Have all their heritage in gold. 4 Let joyful saints still taste
442 112. Carey's 11. Uffculm 53.
CHRIST baptized in Jordan,
Immersing the repentant Jews;
Nor dares the holy man refuse; Jesus descends beneath the wave,
The emblem of his future grave. 2 Wonder, ye heavens! your Maker lies
In deeps conceal'd from human view; Ye saints, behold him sink and rise,
A fit example thus for you:
to imitate the deed.
What beams of dazzling glory spread! Dove-like th' Eternal SPIRIT flies,
And lights on the Redeemer's bead; Amaz'd they see the pow'r divine
Around the Saviour's temples shine. 4 But, hark! my soul, hark and adore !
What sounds are those that roll along ? Not like loud Sinai's awful roar,
But soft and sweet as Gabriel's song ? This is my well-beloved Son,
I see well pleas'd what he hath done. 5 Thus the Eternal FATHER spoke,
Who shakes creation with a nod;
And bid us hear the Son of God:
443 L. M. Bramcoate 8. Portugal 97.
A Baptismal Hymn. 1 THE great Redeemer we adore,
Who came the lost to seek and save, Went humbly down from Jordan's shore,
To find a tomb beneath its wave, 2 Thus it becomes us to fulfil
All righteousness, he meekly said;
Or be asham'd, or be afraid ?
LORD, 'tis our glory to descend, 'Tis wond'rous
grace that gives us room
To let us see the light again,
The bands of death prov'd weak and vain. 5 Thus, when thou shalt again appear,
The gates of death shall open wide,
444 8. 8, 6. Chatham 59. Broadmead 150.
Thus it becometh us, &c. Matt. iii. 15.
And thus should all the favour'd race
Was heaven's eternal will.
ways our favour'd choice,