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T. 22. The Saviour's blood and righteousness

My beauty is, my glorious dress;
Thus well array'd I need not fear,

When in his presence I appear. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with us all. Amen.

LITANY AT BURIALS.

No. 2.

LORD, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us..

Christ, hear us. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kinge dom come; thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven : give us this: day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever: Amen.

Holy Father, accept us as thy children in thy beloved Son, Jesus Christ, who came forth from thee, and came into the world, was made flesh, and dwelt among us, took on him the form of a servant, and hath redeemed us, lost and undone human creatures, from all sin and from death, with his holy and precious blood, and with his innocent suffering and dying; to the end that we should be his own, and in his kingdom live under him and serve him, in eternal righteousness, innocence, and happiness; forasmuch as he, being risen from the dead, liveth and reigneth, world without end. Amen.

Therefore, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours.

Whosoever liveth and believeth in Christ, shall never die; for He is the Resurrection and the Life, and went to prepare a place for us,. and will come again, and receive us unto himself, that where he is, there we may be also.

Meanwhile none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to him.. self; for whether we live, we live unto the Lord, and whether we die, we die unto the Lord; whether we live therefore or die, we are the Lord's: for to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that de might be Lord, both of the dead and living.

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

T. 14. Now to the earth let these remains*

In hope committed be,
Until the body chang'd attains

To immortality.

We poor sinners pray,

Hear us, gracious Lord and God:

And keep us in everlasting fellowship with the church triumphant, and let us rest together in thy presence from our labours. Amen.

(† As touching children, Jesus saith, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.)

We desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better: we shall never taste death; and we shall attain unto the resurrection of the dead; for the body, which we shall put off, this grain of corruptibility, shall put on incorruption: our flesh shall rest in hope. The Father and the Son, who quicken whom they will

, and the Spirit of Him who raised up Jesus from the dead, will also quicken these our mortal bodies, if so be that the Spirit of God hath dwelt in them.

Glory be to Him who is the Resurrection and the Life. He was dead, and behold he liveth for evermore. And he that believeth in Him, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

Glory be to Him in the church which waiteth for Him, and in that which is around Him, for ever and ever. Amen.

T. 79. While here, the great salvation,

Procurd by Jesus' passion,

Our favourite theme shall be:
By virtue of his merit,
We shall true life inherit

In heaven to all eternity. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with us all. Amen.

* During the singing of this verse, the corpse is committed to the grave.

+ To be used only at the burial of a child.

I. THE WORD OF GOD.

(1.) 1.* T. 119. Directs to Jesus and his blood,

And teaches us the will of God. HOLY Lord, :11:

2. As guilty creatures could not bear Holy and almighty Lord,

The awful voice of God to hear, Thou who, as the great Creator,

By men the Spirit of the Lord
Art by all thy works ador'd;
Source of universal nature, (blood,

Reveal'd his holy covenant word. And to man, redeem'd by Jesus' 3. This sacred word exposes sin, Sovereign good; :11:

Convinces us that we're unclean;

Points out the wretched, ruin'd 2. Thanks and praise, :||:

state

(great. Thanks and praise be ever thine,

Of all mankind, both small and That thy word to us is given,

4. It also shows God's boundless Teaching us with power divine, That the Lord of earth and heaven,

grace

Towards the fallen human race, Everlasting life for us to gain,

And offers life to every one Once was slain. :ll:

Who turns in faith to his dear Son. 3. Day nor night, :11:

5. This gospel cheers the poor in Never let us hold our peace;

heart, In his blood-bought congregation And heavenly riches doth impart; Never shall his praises cease; Sets forth the mystery of the cross, God, as man, made an oblation,

And that Christ's blood aton'd for Suffer'd, bled, and died, my soul, Joyful be. :ll:

(for thee;

6. It gathers God's elected flock, 4. Lord our God, :Il:

Beneath the shade of Christ the May thy precious, saving word, rock, Till our race is here completed, Serves to instruct us and reprove, Light unto our path afford; Confirms our hope, inflames our And, when in thy presence seated, love :We to thee will render for thy 7. It keeps believers in the faith Ceaseless praise. :ll: (grace of Christ and his atoning death ;

C. Gregor. Prompts us to do God's holy will, (2.)

T. 22. And leads us safe to Salem's hill. GOD'S holy word, which ne'er 8. Receive our cordial thanks, O shall cease,

[peace, Lord, Proclaims free pardon, grace and For granting us thy holy word;

us :

2. *

5. *

T. 16.

O may we thereby guided be, 13. Let the false raptures of the mind Till we in heaven shall dwell with Be lost and vanish in the wind; thee.

Here I can fix my hope secure; Bohemian Brethren. This is thy word and must endure.

Isaac Watts. (4.) 3. T. 106 or 90.

(7.) SPIRIT of truth, essential God, Who didst the saints of old inspire, FROM the doctrines I'll ne'er Shed in their hearts thy love waver; abroad,

(fire: In the holy scriptures stor’d; And touch their lips with sacred o what sweetness do I savour Thou Guide divine, who dost im- In each sacred covenant-word. part

(heart. The truth to man, instruct each 2. And if I myself examine,

While the book I'fore me hold, 2. Most holy and almighty Lord, To each truth my heart saith Amen, Whose presence fills both earth One tše other doth unföld.

and heaven, May we believe the written word, 3. Speak, O Lord, thy servant By thy own inspiration given:

heareth Thou only canst its truths explain; With deep awe attentively; Without thy aid we search in vain. What thy holy word declareth

Shall my rule and practice be. 3. Come, thou divine Interpreter, Our sloth and ignorance thou know'st;

(8.) Ah, teach us humbly to revere The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, FAIN would I, dear Redeemer, For all the mercy, truth, and grace,

learn, We in the holy scriptures trace.

Fain what is excellent discern;

Thy will would search, my duty (5.)

4.
T. 22.

know;

O let thy word the secret show. "TWAS by an order from the Lord,

(word;

2. Sigh after sigh to thee I send, The ancient prophets spoke his That I thy word may comprehend, His Spirit did their tongues inspire, That word, which, learnt and unAnd warm'd their hearts with hea derstood, venly fire.

Affords the soul enduring food. 2. O God, mine eyes with pleasure 3. Let human arts make others look

wise,

(rise ; On the dear volume of thy book; My learning from the cross shall There my Redeemer's face I see, Thy wounds, thy passion, death, And read his name, who died for

(crave. Are all the knowledge that I

F. W. Neisser..

6.

T. 22..

and grave

me.

T. 14.

4. With pity view me at thy feet;)(12.)

9.

T. 22. To be instructed, Lord, I wait;

O HOW I love thy holy word, Here will I lie, nor wish to rise, Till by thy cross I am made wise. It guides me in the peaceful way;

Thy gracious covenant, O Lord: (10.) 7. T. 97. I'll think upon it all the day. HERE in thy presence we appear,

2. What are the mines of shining Lord Jesus Christ, thy word to

wealth,

(health? hear;

(incline

The strength of youth, the bloom of Ourwandering thoughts and hearts What are all joys compared with

those With thirst to imbibe thy word

divine; (this earth to thee, Thine everlasting word bestows? That all our minds, drawn from

Cowper. May love thee more, and serve thee (13.) 10. faithfully.

HOW precious is the Book divine, 2. God Holy Spirit, now impart By inspiration given, Thy unction to each longing heart; Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine, Us with thy heavenly light and To guide our souls to heaven. fire

(inspire; To sing, to pray, and preach 2. It sweetly cheers our drooping Thus blest in spirit and in truth

hearts, (and Thee.

In this dark vale of tears; Give praise unto the Father, Son, Life, light, and joy it still imparts,

And quells our rising fears. (11.)

8. T. 14. 3. This lamp thro' all the tedious JESUS, thy word is my delight; night

There grace and truth are seen; Of life shall guide our way, Ah, could I study day and night, Till we behold the clearer light And meditate therein.

Of everlasting day. 2. The gospel, as a polish'd glass, (14.)

11.* Thy glory lets us see; And by beholding there thy face

O WHAT peace divinely sweet We're render'd like to thee.

Fills my soul, when I've the favour

To sit down at Jesus' feet, 3. O Lamb of God, the book unseal, And his gracious words to savour;

And to our hearts explain; Then I open heart and ear; Let all its life and spirit feel, What he saith finds entrance there. And heavenly wisdom gain.

Gregor. 4. That thou for us didst live and (15.)

die, Make known to us, dear Lord;

PRECIOUS Bible! what a treasure To us the promises apply,

Does the word of God afford ;
Recorded in thy word.

All I want for life or pleasure,
W. Hammond. Food and medicine, shield & sword:

all ve

T. 83.

12.

T. 89.

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