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3 And shall we ever dare despise
Where condescending Heaven,
His will reveal'd has given?
. 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;
Lo! your Captain leads the way:
After his example rise.
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 ?
load of guilt remove,
And all its shame despis'd ?
With thee to be baptiz'd ?
In Jordan's swelling flood ?
And shall my pride disdain the deed Ü
That's worthy of my God?
Reproves my cold delays:
In thy delightful ways.
447 C.M. Devizes 14. Otford 106. Difficulties in the way of Duty surmounted Hinder me not,
Gen. xxiv, 56.
A wife for Isaac, went,
Her parents gave consent.
His journey to delay;
Since God hath crown'd my way.
My soul to him did wed;
• This Hymn may begin at the 6th verse.
4 Stay, says the world, and taste awhile
My every pleasant sweet;
Because the way is great.
thee detain ;
My God has broke thy chain ]
My journey I'll pursue ;
I'll follow where he goes;
Tho' earth and hell oppose.
I'll go at his command;
Still this my cry shall be,
448 C. M. Bath Chapel 26. Huddersfield 202.
I THUS was the great Redeemer plang’d
In Jordan's swelling flood,
In tears, and sweat, and blood.
Beneath the yielding wave;
Out of the liquid grave,
In thy own footsteps tread,
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.
Thou alone our guide shalt be;
We would follow none but thee :
And thy vict'ry o'er the grave,
Are baptiz'd beneath the wave.
We the ancient path pursue ;
To a life divinely new.
450 L. M. Chard 175. - Rochford 22.
A Baptismal Hymn.
The path their great Redeemer trod;
The meek, the lowly Son of God!
And to a heavenly life aspire,
They shine in clean and bright attire !
Of JESUS, we to own begin;
Pledge of the pardon of our sin.
Who shows his grace to sinful men:
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!
Whose glories shine thro' endless days! 2. Asham'd of Jesus! sooner far
Let evening blush to own a star;
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! just as soon
Let midnight be asham'd of noon:
Bright Morning-Star! bid darkness flee. 4 Asham’d of Jesus ! that dear friend
On whom my hopes of heaven depend !
When I've no guilt to wash way,
No fears to quell, no soul to save.
Till then I boast a Saviour slain !
That Christ is not asham'd of me! 7 THis institutions would I prize,
Take up my cross—the shame despise ;
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,
Let saints and angels hail the day!