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Gratitude and love.
And owns the grateful tie ;-
If tender thoughts within us burn
To feel a friend is nigh;-
2 O, shall not warmer accents tell
The gratitude we owe
To Him who died our fears to quell,
And save from endless wo?
3 While yet in anguish he survey'd
Those pangs he would not flee,
What love his latest words display'd !—
Meet and remember me.
4 Remember thee! thy death, thy shame,
The griefs which thou didst bear!
O mem'ry, leave no other name
So deeply graven there.
Figure and means of saving grace.
With lowly, thankful hearts, we praise; Author of this great mystery,
Figure and means of saving grace. 2 The sacred, true, effectual sign,
Thy body and thy blood it shows; The glorious instrument divine,
Thy mercy and thy strength bestows.
3 We see the blood that seals our peace;
Thy pard'ning mercy we receive;
The bread doth visibly express
The strength through which our spirits live.
4 Our spirits drink a fresh supply, And eat the bread so freely given, Till, borne on eagles' wings, we fly,
And banquet with our Lord in heaven.
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Discerning the Lord's body.
ESUS, all-redeeming Lord,
Magnify thy dying word;
In thine ordinance appear;
Come, and meet thy foll'wers here.
2 In the rite thou hast enjoin'd,
Let us now our Saviour find;
Drink thy blood for sinners shed,
Taste thee in the broken bread.
3 Thou our faithful hearts prepare;
Thou thy pard'ning grace declare:
Thou that hast for sinners died,
Show thyself the Crucified!
4 All the power of sin remove;
Fill us with thy perfect love;
Stamp us with the stamp divine;
Seal our souls forever thine.
GOD, unseen, yet ever near, Thy presence may we feel; And thus, inspired with holy fear, Before thy table kneel.
2 Here may thy faithful people know The blessings of thy love;
The streams that through the desert flow,The manna from above.
3 We come, obedient to thy word,
To feast on heavenly food;
Our meat, the body of the Lord,
Our drink, his precious blood.
4 Thus may we all thy words obey;
For we, O God, are thine;
And go rejoicing on our way,
Renew'd with strength divine.
The supper of the Lamb.
HEE, King of saints, we praise
For this our living bread;
Nourish'd by thy preserving grace,
And at thy table fed.
2 Yet still a higher seat
We in thy kingdom claim,
Who here begin by faith to eat
The supper of the Lamb.
3 That glorious heavenly prize,
We surely shall attain,
And, in the palace of the skies,
With thee forever reign.
Obeying the command.
ESUS, we thus obey
Thy last and kindest word;
Here, in thine own appointed way,
We come to meet our Lord.
2 The way thou hast enjoin'd,
Thou wilt therein appear;
We come with confidence to find
Thy special presence here.
3 Whate'er the' Almighty can
To pardon'd sinners give,
The fulness of our God made man,
We here with Christ receive.
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The efficacy of the atoning blood. ICTIM divine! thy grace we claim death we show;
Once offer'd up a spotless Lamb,
In thy great temple here below, Thou didst for all mankind atone, And standest now before the throne.
2 Thou standest in the holiest place,
As now for guilty sinners slain;
The blood of sprinkling speaks, and prays,
All-prevalent for helpless man;
Thy blood is still our ransom found,
And speaks salvation all around.
3 We need not now go up to heaven
To bring the long-sought Saviour down;
Thou art to all already given,
Thou dost e'en now thy banquet crown;—
every faithful soul appear,
And show thy real presence here.
A foretaste of glory.
WHAT delight is this,
Which now in Christ we know,-
An earnest of our glorious bliss,
Our heaven begun below!
2 When He the table spreads,
How royal is the cheer;
With rapture we lift up our heads,
And own that God is here.
3 The Lamb for sinners slain,
Who died to die no more,
Let all the ransom'd sons of men,
With all his hosts, adore.
4 Let earth and heaven be join'd,
His glories to display,
And hymn the Saviour of mankind
In one eternal day.
Rejoicing at the table, with godly sorrow.
Jesus, our exalted Lord,
The Name by heaven and earth adored,
Fain would our hearts and voices raise
A cheerful song of sacred praise.
2 But all the notes which mortals know,
Are weak, and languishing, and low;
Far, far above our humble songs,
The theme demands immortal tongues.
3 Yet while around his board we meet,
And humbly worship at his feet,
O let our warm affections move,
In glad returns of grateful love!
4 Let humble, penitential wo,
In tears of godly sorrow flow;
And thy forgiving smiles impart
Life, hope, and joy to every heart.
9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. The Spirit's quickening influences.
COME, thou everlasting Spirit,
All the Saviour's dying merit,
All his suff'rings for mankind:
True recorder of his passion,
Now the living faith impart; Now reveal his great salvation Unto every faithful heart.
2 Come, thou Witness of his dying;
Come, Remembrancer divine;
Let us feel thy power applying
Christ to every soul, and mine;
Let us groan thine inward groaning;
Look on Him we pierced, and grieve;
All partake the grace atoning,-
All the sprinkled blood receive.
Universal gladness and joy.
GLORY to God made with Heaven;
The Son of God came down to die,
That we might be forgiven.