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Anticipating the heavenly Sabbath.
5 0 long-expected day, begin;
oyful in the house prayer.
For 'tis a holy day.
2 Thither the tribes repair,
Where all are wont to meet;
3 Pray for Jerusalem,
4 Within these walls, may peace
5 For friends and brethren dear,
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In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
A sacrifice to thee:
And let us live our faith to prove,
The faith which works by humble love.
20 that our light may shine,
The character divine,
And then receive us up to' adore
The covenant with Abraham.
large the promise, how divine,
I am a God to thee and thine,
2 The words of his unbounded love.
3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
The sacramental seal.
OME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Honour the means ordain'd by thee; Make good our apostolic boast, And own thy glorious ministry.
2 We now thy promised presence claim; Sent to disciple all mankind,Sent to baptize into thy name,
We now thy promised presence find. 3 Father, in these reveal thy Son;
In these, for whom we seek thy face, The hidden mystery make known,
The inward, pure, baptizing grace. 4 Jesus, with us thou always art;
Effectual make the sacred sign; The gift unspeakable impart,
And bless the ordinance divine. 5 Eternal Spirit, from on high, Baptizer of our spirits thou, The sacramental seal apply,
And witness with the water now. 256
Suffer the little children to come unto me.
EE, Israel's gentle Shepherd stands
Hark, how he calls the tender lambs,
2 Permit them to approach, he cries,
3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands, And yield them up to thee;
Joyful that we ourselves are thine,
God's gracious promises.
Ten thousand blessings to thy Name,
2 Thee let the fathers own,
3 How great thy mercies, Lord!
4 Our offspring, still thy care,
Little ones brought to Jesus.
JESUS, kind, inviting Lord,
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2 Born they are, as we, in sin;
The Spirit's hallowing seal. (OD of eternal truth and love,
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Thine own great ordinance approve;
And let thy grace attend the sign:
3 Answer on him thy wisdom's end, In present and eternal good; Whate'er thou didst for man intend,
Whate'er thou hast on man bestow'd, Now to this favour'd child be given, Pardon, and holiness, and heaven.
2 0 what a pure delight
A blessing on the ordinance.
3 Now bless, thou God of love,