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3 And shall we ever dare despise
The gracious mandate of the skies,

Where condescending Heaven,
To sinful man's apostate race,
In matchless love and boundless grace,

His will reveal'd has given?
4 Thou everlasting gracious King,
Assist us now thy grace to sing ;

. And still direct our way To those bright realms of peace and rest, Where all th’exulting tribes are bless'd, With one great choral day.

NORMAN V 445 8. 7. Welsh 210. Carlisle 95.

I Invitation to follow the Lamb. HUMBLE souls, who seek salvation

T Thro' the Lamb's redeeming blood, Hear the voice of Revelation,

R Tread the path that Jesus trod :

und Flee to him your only Saviour;

li In his mighty name confide; In the whole of your behaviour, Own him as your sovereign guide.

4 2 Hear the bless'd Redeemer call

you, Listen to his gracious voice; Dread no ills that can befall

you, While you make his

ways your Jesus says, Let each believer

"Be baptized in my name': He himself in Jordan's river

Was immers'd beneath the stream. 3 Plainly here his footsteps tracing,

Follow him without delay;
Gladly his command embracing,

Lo! your Captain leads the way:
View the rite with understanding,

Jesus' grave before you lies;
Be interrà at his commanding,

After his example rise.



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146 C. M. Charmouth 28. Matthew's 34. The Believer constrained by the Love of Christ to

follow him, : DE

EAR LORD, and will thy pardoning love

Embrace a wretch so vile ?
Wilt thou


load of guilt remove,
And bless me with thy smile ?
? Hast thou the cross for me endur'd,

And all its shame despis'd ?
And shall I be asham’d, O LORD,

With thee to be baptiz'd ?
3 Didst thou the great example lead,

In Jordan's swelling flood ?

And shall my pride disdain the deed Ü

That's worthy of my God?
4 Dear LORD, the ardour of thy love

Reproves my cold delays:
And now my willing footsteps move

In thy delightful ways.

447 C.M. Devizes 14. Otford 106. Difficulties in the way of Duty surmounted Hinder me not,

Gen. xxiv, 56.
WHEN Abraham's servant to procure

A wife for Isaac, went,
He met Rebekah-told his wish,-

Her parents gave consent.
2 Yet for ten days they urg'd the man

His journey to delay;
Hinder me not, he quick reply'd,

Since God hath crown'd my way.
3 'Twas thus I cry'd, when Christ the LORD

My soul to him did wed;
Hinder me not, nor friends nor foes,
Since God my way hath sped.

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4 Stay, says the world, and taste awhile

My every pleasant sweet;
Hinder me not, my soul replies,

Because the way is great.
5 Stay, Satan my old master cries,
Ör force shall

thee detain ;
Hinder me not, I will be gone,

My God has broke thy chain ]
6 In all my Lord's appointed ways,

My journey I'll pursue ;
Hinder me not, ye much-lov'd saints,
For I must


7 Thro' floods and flames, if Jesus lead,

I'll follow where he goes;
Hinder me not, shall be my cry,

Tho' earth and hell oppose.
8. Thro' duty, and thro' trials too,

I'll go at his command;
Hinder me not, for I am bound

Immanuel's land.
9 And when my Saviour calls me home

Still this my cry shall be,
Hinder me not, come, welcome death,
I'll gladly go with thee.


448 C. M. Bath Chapel 26. Huddersfield 202.


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I THUS was the great Redeemer plang’d

In Jordan's swelling flood,
To show he must be soon baptiz'd

In tears, and sweat, and blood.
2 Thus was his sacred body laid

Beneath the yielding wave;
Thus was his sacred body rais'd

Out of the liquid grave,
3 Lord, we thy precepts would obey,

In thy own footsteps tread,

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Would die, be buried, rise with thee,

Our ever-living head.

449 8.7. Northampton Chapel 126.

Buried with Christ in Baptism, Rom. vi, 4.
1 JESUS! mighty King in Sion!

Thou alone our guide shalt be;
Thy commission we rely on,

We would follow none but thee :
2 As an emblem of thy passion

And thy vict'ry o'er the grave,
We who know thy great salvation,

Are baptiz'd beneath the wave.
3 Fearless of the world's despising,

We the ancient path pursue ;
Buried with our LORD, and rising

To a life divinely new.

450 L. M. Chard 175. - Rochford 22.

A Baptismal Hymn.
NEE how the willing converts trace

The path their great Redeemer trod;
And follow thro' his liquid grave

The meek, the lowly Son of God!
2 Here they renounce their former deeds,

And to a heavenly life aspire,
Their rags for glorious robes exchang’d,

They shine in clean and bright attire !
3 O sacred rite, by thee the name

Of JESUS, we to own begin;
This is our resurrection pledge,

Pledge of the pardon of our sin.
4 Glory to God, on high be given,

Who shows his grace to sinful men:
Let saints on earth, and hosts in heaven,
In concert join the loud Amen. J. STEMNETT.

451 L. M. Rippon's 188. Bredby 165.

Not ashamed of CHRIST.

1 JESUS! and shall it ever be?

A mortal man asham'd of thee!
Asham'd of thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glories shine thro' endless days! 2. Asham'd of Jesus! sooner far

Let evening blush to own a star;
He sheds the beams of light divine

O'er this benighted soul of mine. 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! just as soon

Let midnight be asham'd of noon:
'Tis midnight with my soul till he,

Bright Morning-Star! bid darkness flee. 4 Asham’d of Jesus ! that dear friend

On whom my hopes of heaven depend !
No; when I blush-be this


That I no more revere his name.
5 Asham'd of Jesus!, yes, I may,

When I've no guilt to wash way,
No tear to wipe, no good to crave,

No fears to quell, no soul to save.
6 Till then—nor is my boasting vain-

Till then I boast a Saviour slain !
And O may this my glory be,

That Christ is not asham'd of me! 7 THis institutions would I prize,

Take up my cross—the shame despise ;
Dare to defend his noble cause,

And yield obedience to his laws.] 452 L. M. Bramcoate 8. New Court 173. The Candidates--They were baptized both Men and

Women, Acts viii. 12. 1 GREAT Gon! we in thy courts appear, ,

With humble joy and holy fear,
Thy wise injunctions to obey;

Let saints and angels hail the day!


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