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3 Eternal life thy words impart,

On these my fainting spirit lives;
Here sweeter comforts cheer

my

heart
Than all the round of nature gives.
4 Let earth's alluring joys combine,

While thou art near, in vain they call !
One smile, one blissful smile of thine,

My dearest LORD, outweighs them all. 5 Thy name my inmost powers adore, ,

Thou art my life, my joy, my care ;
Depart from thee !—'tis death—'tis more,

"Tis endless ruin, deep despair !
6 Low at thy feet my soul would lie,

Here safety dwells, and peace divine;
Still let me live beneath thine eye,
For life, eternal life, is thine.

STEELE.

440

(20 P.) 8s. Limefield 94.

Christian Union.

1 BLESS'D union! in Eden ne'er found,

No, not in a Paradise lost!
It grows on Immanuel's ground,

And Christ all his suff'rings it cost.
2 Why then so unwilling to part,

Since we shall ere long meet again?
Engravid on his hands and his heart,

How can we at distance remain ?
3 With Jesus we ever shall reign,

Transported his glories shall see,
And sing, Hallelujah! Amen!
Amen! even so let it be !

440 (3d P.) S. M. Ryland's 48. Finsbury 155.

For Fellowship Meetings.
1
UNITING hearts and hands,

Let each provoke his friend
To run the way of God's commands,

And keep it to the end.

2 May we our course pursue

With vigorr till we die,
Rejoicing in the pleasing view

Of fellowship on high. 3 It is a sweet employ

To join in worship here;
But how divine will be the joy

To meet and worship there!
440 (4th P.) S.M. Hopkins 157. Rutland 118.
1
DEAR Saviour, with thy flock

May we in love abide,
Protected from the noon-day beams,

And resting near thy side. 2 How precious is thy föld

To all the saints below;
Beneath thy tender watchful care,

They feed, and thrive, and grow.
3 Thy cause is dear to us;
Thy people are our choice;

i With them afresh we take our lot,

And with them will rejoice.

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440 (5th P.) C.M. Hammond 226. Sprague 166. Believers, in the Church below, holding Communion with

the Saints in Glory.
I COME, let us join our friends above

That have obtain’d the prize,
And on the eagle wings of love

To joy celestial rise.
2 Let saints below in concert sing

With those to glory gone;
For all the servants of our King

In heaven and earth are one. 3 One family we dwell in him;

One church above, beneath ;
Though now divided by the stream-

The narrow stream of death,

4 One army of the living God,

To his command we bow;
Part of the höst have cross'd the flood,

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 !
6 But now by faith we join our hands

With those that went before,
And greet the blood-besprinkled band

On the eternal shore,
7 But what a blessed hope is ours !

While here on earth we stay,
Do we not taste the heavenly powers,

And antedate that day?
8 Yet we would wait near Jordan's side

Until the signal's given;
Then, Lord of Hosts, the waves divide,

And land us safe in heaven. 441 L. M. Green's Hundred 89. Mark's 65.

Prayer for the whole Church.
N thee, thou all-sufficient God,

The springs of happiness arise,
That cheer this howling waste below,

And bless the mansions of the skies. 2 We, the productions of thy power,

And pensioners upon thy love,
Look to thy throne with longing eyes,

And wait thy blessings from above.
3 Protect the

young

from

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

thy grace,
Give to the mourners heavenly day,
Sustain the strong, and quick revive
The withering plants from their decay.

1 IN

BAPTISM.

442 112. Carey's 11. Uffculm 53.

CHRIST baptized in Jordan,
1
IN
N Jordan's tide the Baptist stands,

Immersing the repentant Jews;
The Son of God the rite demands,

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:
The sacred record, while you read,
Calls
you

to imitate the deed.
3 But, lo! from yonder opening skies

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;
Thro' parting skies the accents broke,

And bid us hear the Son of God:
O hear the awful word to-day,
Hear, all ye nations, and obey.

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;
Why should we then to do his will

Or be asham'd, or be afraid ?
3 With thee into thy watery tomb,

LORD, 'tis our glory to descend, 'Tis wond'rous

grace that gives us room
To lie interr'd by such a friend.
4 Yet as the yielding waves give way,

To let us see the light again,
So, on the resurrection-day,

The bands of death prov'd weak and vain. 5 Thus, when thou shalt again appear,

The gates of death shall open wide,
Our dust thy mighty voice shall hear,
And rise and triumph at thy side.

J. STENNETT:

444 8. 8, 6. Chatham 59. Broadmead 150.

Thus it becometh us, &c. Matt. iii. 15.
1
THUS
HUS it became the Prince of Grace,

And thus should all the favour'd race
High heaven's command fulfil;
For that the condescending God
Should lead his followers thro' the flood,

Was heaven's eternal will.
2 'Tis not as led by custom's voice
We make these

ways our favour'd choice,
And thus with zeal pursue ;
No, heaven's eternal sovereign Lord
Has, in the precepts of his word,
Enjoin'd us thus to do.

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