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3 Never, from thy pasture roving,
Let them be the lion's prey;
Keep them all life's dangerous way: 4 Then, within thy fold eternal,
Let them find a resting place;
Drink the rivers of thy grace. 318
1 And suffered them to come;'
We bring these children home. 2 To thee, O God, whose face
Their angels still behold, We bring them, praying that thy grace
May keep, thine arms enfold. 3 And as this water falls
On each unconscious brow,
To make them pure as thou!
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THIS child we dedicate to thee,
And let thy love its life prolong. 2 O may thy Spirit gently draw
Its willing soul to keep thy law;
3 We, too, before thy gracious sight,
Once shared the blest baptismal rite,
With love, and thanks, and praises now 4 Grant that with true and faithful hear We still may act the Christian's part, Cheered by each promise thou hast given, And labouring for the prize in heaven.
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For thy blessing,
Lo! we all unite to pray.
Sanctify them from the womb;
Raise them to thy heavenly throne. 3 Make their parents wise, to train them
In the nurture of the Lord;
May their households *** Find in heaven a lasting home! 321 . L. M. DEAR Saviour, if these lambs should
From thy secure inclosure's bound,
And, lured by worldly joys away, I
Among the thoughtless crowd be found; 2 Remember still that they are thine, IS
That thy dear sacred name they bear; Think that the seal of love divine,to I
The sign of covenant grace they wear. 3. In all their erring, sinful years, feel & boo let them ne'er forgotten be; Remember all the prayers and tears
Which made them consecrate to thee. 4 And when these lips no more can pray,
These eyes can weep for them no more, Turn thou their feet from folly's way;
The wanderers to thy fold restore.
Fill us with a Saviour's love.
In the house, and by the way,
Till thy truth shall make them blest.
We commit them to thy care;
Let them all thy blessings share; ! Grace on earth, and bliss in heaven. 2 In the morning of their days : May their hearts be drawn to thee; Let them learn to lisp thy praise
In their earliest infancy. 3 Cleanse their souls from every stain,
Through the Saviour's precious blood; Let them all be born again,
And be reconciled to God. 4 For this mercy, Lord, we cry; • Bend thine ever-gracious ear; While on thee our souls rely, Hear our prayer, in mercy, hear.
THE LORD'S SUPPER.
THE LORDS OU 324 8s & 7s. On the night of that last supper,
Seated with his chosen band, Christ, as food to all his brethren,
Gives himself with his own hand. 2 He, as man with man conversing,
Staid, the seeds of truth to sow;
Wondrously, his life of woe.
Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail. 4 To the everlasting Father,
Through the Son who reigns on high, Be salvation, honour, blessing,
Might, and endless majesty.
TF human kindness meets return,
To feel a friend is nigh;
The gratitude we owe
And save from death and woe ? ; 3 While yet in anguish he surveyed i
Those pangs he would not flee, What love his latest words displayed,
“Meet and remember me!” 4 Remember thee! thy death, thy shame,
Our sinful hearts to share!
But his recorded there!
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ACCORDING to thy gracious word,
We will remember thee.
Our bread from heaven shall be:
And thus remember thee. 3 Gethsemane can we forget?
Or there thy copflict see,
And not remember thee?