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6 What thanks I owe thee, and what love!
A boundless, endless store
When time shall be no more.
SACRAMENTS: BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
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COME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
And own thy glorious ministry.
Sent to disciple all mankind;
We now thy promised presence find. 3 Father, in these reveal thy Son;
In these, for whom we seek thy face,
The hidden, pure baptizing grace. 4 Jesus, with us thou always art:
Effectuate now the sacred sign:
And bless the ordinance divine.
Baptizer of our spirits thou:
And witness with the water now. 6. O that the souls baptized herein,
May now thy truth and mercy feel:
[L. B. 465.] 8 lines 7 & 6. FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost,
In solemn power come down!
Thy ordinance to crown:
Into the depths of God.
Accompany the sign:
The character divine:
For ever in his heart!
6 lines 8. God of eternal truth and love, Vouchsafe the promised aid we claim; Thy own great ordinance approve; The child baptized into thy name, Partaker of thy nature make,
And give him all thy image back. 2 Father, if such thy sov’reign will,
If Jesus did the rite enjoin,
Take for thy own this infant's heart. 3 Answer on him thy wisdom's end,
In present and eternal good;
4 In presence of thy heavenly host,
Thyself we faithfully require :
L. M. LORD Jesus! is thy table spread? And does thy cup with love o'erflow? Thither be all thy children led,
And let them all thy bounty know. 2 Hail, sacred feast! which Jesus makes,
Rich banquet of his flesh and blood;
This sacred stream, that heavenly food. 3 Lord, let thy table honour'd be,
And furnish'd well with joyful guests:
Who here its sacred pledges tastes. 4 Let crowds approach with hearts sincere,
And round thy holy altar bend;
Let not the joy or profit end.
Bid all our drooping spirits live;
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Thy inward witness give;
The death by which we live.
Which told his mortal pain,
Tore up the graves, and shook the ground,
And rent the rocks in twain.
3 Repeat the Saviour's dying cry,
heart so loud, That every heart may now reply,
This was the Son of God!
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COME to the Supper, come!
Sinners, there still is room! Every soul may be his guest: Jesus gives the general word; Share the monumental feast,
Eat the supper of your Lord. 2 In this authentic sign,
Behold the stamp divine;
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Jesus is gone above the skies,
'To drive the Saviour from our thought. 2 He knows what wandering hearts we have,
Apt to forget his lovely face;
These kind memorials of his grace. 3 Let sinful sweets be all forgot,
And earth grow less in our esteem:
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Thee, who diedst to save thy foe? 2 Thee, the Saviour of mankind,
Gladly now we call to mind;
Take the tokens of thy love.
Here thy painful passion show,
Till thy arms receive us home.
There the sacred use is o'er;
[L. B. 531.] 8 lines 7 & 6. LAMB of God, whose dying love
We thus recall to mind,
And let us mercy find:
And bid us go in peace.
The sinner's pardon seal;
And all our sickness heal: