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2. We now return each to his tent,
698.* T. 159. Joyful and glad of heart,
THE SABBATH is for man, that he And from our solemn covenant
Therein may find repose, Thro' grace will ne'er depart:
And that the soul refresh'd may be Once more we pledge both heart
By Christ, the church's spouse: and hand,
Now doth his ransom’d, happy bride, As in God's presence here we stand,
Fruit of his anguish when he died, To live to him, and him alone,
Enjoy a true sabbatic rest, Till we surround his throne.
In his communion blest. 696.*
699. LORD Jesus, for our call of grace, GRACIOUS Lord,
- with one acTo praise thy name in fellowship cord, We humbly meet before thy face,
We're assembled in thy name; And in thy presence love-feast keep: Deign to hear-our fervent prayer, Shed in our hearts thy love abroad, Mercy is our only claim, Thy Spirit's unction now impart; While with tears and blushing face Grant we may all, O Lamb of God, We our sins to thee confess, In thee be truly one in heart. Z. And our hearts with thanks o'erflow
For the grace thou dost bestow. 697.
700. SHEPHERD of souls, refresh and
Thy chosen pilgrim-flock, (bless JESUS, knit all our souls to thee, With manna in the wilderness, Unite us all in one, With water from the rock. And in our meetings every where
Be thou our aim alone: 2. Hungry and thirsty, faint and
As thou when here below, (weak, Reign thou sole monarch of our Our souls the joys celestial seek,
Without a rival reign; (hearts, That from thy sorrows flow.
Till we with angels join above
To praise the Lamb once slain. 3. We would not live by bread alone,
Stonehouse. But by that word of grace,
701.* In strength of which we travel on To our abiding-place.
WE who here together are assem4. Be known to us in breaking bread, Joining hearts and hands in one,
bled, But do not then depart; Saviour, abide with us, and spread
Bind ourselves with love that's un
dissembled, Thy table in our heart.
Christ to love and serve alone: 5. Then sup with us in love divine: 0 may our imperfect songs and Thy body and thy blood,
(Jesus: That living bread, that heavenly Be well-pleasing unto thee, Lord wine,
Say, “ My peace I leave with you:" Be our immortal food.
Amen, Amen, be it so. C. R. v. Z
702.* T. 166. Thou teachest us the way to bliss :
Keep under thy protection WELCOME among thy flock of That church of which He ruler is ; grace
We'll follow thy direction. z. With joyful acclamation, Thou, whom our Shepherd we
703. confess: Come, feed thy congregation: ALL hail! our church's Elder dear! We own the doctrine of thy cross Jesus, her glorious Head,
To be our sole foundation ; To thy disciples now appear, Accept from every one of us
As risen from the dead : The deepest adoration.
Let our rejoicing souls in thee 2. Lord Jesus, to our hearts reveal And hear thy gentle voice anew
The tokens of thy passion see,
Say, “Peace be unto you!”
, 2. Rememb’ring what our fathers That hand which to thy family,
told With tender love's affection,
Thou didst in their young day, Ere thou ascendedst up on high,
This solemn jubilee we hold, Imparted benediction.
That we, as then did they,
Ourselves in covenant may bind, 3. O thou, the church's Head and with soul and strength, with heart Lord,
(sea, Who as a shepherd leadest Through life, in death, on land, o'er Thy flock, and richly with thy word Meekly to follow thee. And sacrament us feedest:
3. Revive thywork amidst the years; What shall we say ? lost in amaze, Our hearts bow down before thee; l on heathen soils to sow in tears,
Our brethren still employ,
With hope to reap in joy; (few,
Though wide the fields, the laborers 4. Our heavenly Father, hear our If thou our failing faith renew, prayer:
The weakest of thy servants, we By virtue of Christ's suffering. Can do all things, through thee. In whom we all accepted are,
J. Montgomery. Receive us as thine offering: To us the counsels of thy love,
T. 230. Its depths, its heights unravel : And may we all through mercy Behold thy church with supplica
JESUS, God of our salvation, prove
tion The fruit of thy Son's travail.
Humbly appears before thy face; 5. O Spirit in the Godhead's throne, By thy powerful love constrained, Accept our adoration;
Since from thy death we life obThou ever didst attend the Son, tained,
(praise : And aid his ministration; We give thee glory, thanks, and
O listen to our prayer,
Accept our promises : (sion To meet thee us prepare
Thy death, thy wounds, and pasWith due reverence; (feel, Abide our heart's confession, No tongue can tell-what joy we Till we shall see thee face to face. When thou, Lord, dost thyself re
C. R. v. Z. veal.
T. 185. 2. Thee to approach with awe we
HEAD and Ruler of thy congreventure, Entreating thee our gates to enter;
gation, Our souls and bodies are thine own:
Which thou lov'st un eakably,
And to whom thou oft a deep senSpeak to every church division, We'll hear thy voice with deep im- Giv'st of thy complacency ; (sation pression,
() regard our hearts within us glowFor we are bound to thee alone
(o'erflowing, To thee in each concern
And the contrite tears our eyes
While We'll always humbly turn;
blush with humble Want we insight,
shame, Let us by thee-instructed be,
And adore thy holy name. Then in thy light the light we see. 2. Jesus, great High-priest of car 3. Thus our bliss will last for ever;
profession, While we enjoy thy love and favour, We in confidence draw near; (sion And safe neath thy shadow rest, Of our grateful hearts to hear:
Condescend in mercy the confesWe with joyful acclamation Adore thee as thy congregation,
Thee we gladly own in every nation Thou art our Head and Lord con- Ilead and Master of thy congrefess'd:
gation. To thee, Ancient of Days,
Conscious that in every place Be honour, power, and praise
Thou dispensest life and grace. Now and ever:
3. Thy blest people, trusting in thy Lord, grant that we-eternally
merit, May put our trust alone in thee. On the earth's extended face, Countess Zinzendorf. From each other far, but one in
Sound with one accord thy praise: TO Christ we homage pay,
May we never cease to make conWe covenant this day,
(salvation: Him to serve with all our strength, That thy death's the cause of our
Him to love with all our heart, We to thee, our Head and King, Him to follow, till at length Joyful Hallelujahs sing. We obtain in heaven our part.
708. 706.* T. 79.
THOU, who so graciously didst INCLINE thine ear in favour
lead To us, most gracious Saviour, Israel of old, from bondage freed,
And by thine own almighty hand Assure us of thy pardoning love: Didst guide them to the promis'do root out whate'er impedeth land,
(the day, Thy Spirit's work or discord breedA cloud thy brightness veiling in eth,
(move: By night thy pillar'd fire did mark Each stumbling-block from us retheir way;
Those who have gone astray
Cause to return, we pray, 2. That mighty power thou then
Faithful Shepherd: didst show,
With thee our Guide, Attends us still, where'er we go,
May we abide: And we, tho' undeserving, share
Preserve us lest we turn aside. Thy tender love, thy watchful care, While we thy leadings faithfully
(in view. And keep the cloud and pillar still
LORD, thy church's Rock, 3. May we to thee, our Shepherd,
Who dost rule thy flock, cleave,
Elder of this congregation, Thy Holy Spirit never grieve,
We with humble adoration And love each other heartily ;
Thee, and thee alone, Thereby the scorning world will
Our chief Shepherd own.
J. Swertner. see,
(God, That we are children of the living A chosen people, bought with
711.* Jesus' blood.
(RECEPTION LITURGY. A.) 709.
IN the name of Jesus Christ our O THOU God of our salvation,
Lord, Behold thy blood-bought congre
The church's Head by us ador'd, gation
The Brethren’s congregation now Assembled here before thy face;
Into her fold receiveth you ;Pondering on thy gracious dealing. 2. With us in Jesus to be one, We would express our grateful to follow him, and him alone, feeling
To enjoy his faithful shepherd-care And joyful Hallelujahs raise : And his reproach and joy to share. But when we in thy light
3. O may our Lord, the God of grace, Discern, how we requite
Who gives you in his fold a place, Thee, O Jesus,
Own you his blood-bought property, We blush for shame,
And lead and bless you constantly. Ours is the blame, But praise is due unto thy name.
4. With heart and hand you now we own;
(known, 2. Deeply conscious of transgres- The Lord, tó whom your heart is sion,
Cause your whole walk ’mongst us To thee we turn, hear our con
to be fession,
His joy and your felicity.
5. The God of peace you sanctify, And by her gracious Lord and With us to yield him praise and joy;
Head That spirit, soul, and body may Is gently govern'd, train'd, and led. Be blameless till his perfect day.
3. Enjoy, then, with the church, Gregor.
And in our joy, and grief, and care, (RECEPTION LITURGY. B.)
With us take thy allotted share. THIS flock of Christ receiveth thee; While, conscious of her poverty,
4. As his redeem'd from this world's Before her Saviour she appears
thrall, Withfervent sighs and contrite tears. Let us make sure our blessed call;
That, when the Bridegroom comes, 2. Yet doth her inmost soul rejoice,
we may Because she hears the Shepherd's Be found wise virgins in that day. voice,
XXXIV. THE SERVANTS OF CHRIST.
713.* T. 166. For Jesus day and night employ'd, HIGH on his everlasting throne,
His husbandry they toil to clear:
The love of Christ their hearts The King of saints his work surveys, Marks thedearsouls he calls his own, and strengthens their unwearied
(hands; And smiles on his peculiar race: He rests well pleased their toil to They spend their blood, and sweat,
To cultivate Immanuel's lands. Beneath his easy yoke they move, With all their heart and strength 4. Alarm’d at their successful toil, agree
Satan and his wild spirits rage: In the sweet labour of his love. They labour to tear up, and spoil, 2. His eye the world at once looks And blast the rising heritage: A vast uncultivated field; (thro', In every wilderness they sow Mountains and vales in ghastly show The seed of death, the carnal mind; A barren, uncouth prospect yield: They would not let one virtue grow, Clear’d of the thorns by civil care,
Nor leave one seed of good behind. A few less hideous wastes are seen; 15. Yet still the servants of their Lord Yet still they all continue bare,
Look up, and calmly persevere; And not one spot of earth is green. Supported by the Master's word, 3. See, where the servants of their The adverse powers they scorn to A busy multitude, appear; (God, fear;