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THE LORD'S SUPPER. 120 MY God, and is Thy table spread ?

And does Thy cup with love o'erflow? Thither be all Thy children led,

And let them all its sweetness know.
2 Hail, sacred feast which Jesus makes,

Rich banquet of his flesh and blood !
Thrice happy he who here partakes

That sacred stream, that heavenly food !
3 O let Thy table honour'd be,

And furnished well with joyful guests;
And may each soul salvation see,
That here its sacred pledges tastes !

121 COME, my soul, in faith draw nigh:

Come, and taste a Saviour's love:
See Him suffer, bleed, and die ;

See Him pleading now above.
2. Come, behold his precious blood,

Shed, from sin to set thee free:
See his body, heav'nly food,

Bruis'd and torn with nails for thee.
3 Jesus, what a bounteous feast
Hungry souls are call'd to share !
Though of saints I am the least,

To Thy table I repair.

4 Here I think upon Thy love,

Till with sacred joy I burn,
Till my heart Thy mercies move,
Till I love Thee in return.

122 BREAD of the world, in mercy broken,

Wine of the soul, in mercy shed,
By whom the words of life were spoken,

And in whose death our sins are dead,-
Look on the heart by sorrow broken,

Look on the tears by sinners shed,
And be Thy feast to us the token

That by Thy grace our souls are fed.

123 BRETHREN, come! our Saviour bids

Bids us to a feast of love : [us,
Bless the Lord, whose bounty feeds us

With provision from above !
Ye for whom his life was given,
Come, and eat the bread of heaven!

2 Let us think of Him who bought us;

'Tis the Saviour's own command:
When we wander'd, Jesus sought us;

Now He leads us by the hand :
Now He gives us hope, and says,
We shall sing his endless praise.

3 Oh, how much his people owe Him,

For the love that He has shown !
Well may we surrender to Him

All that once we call'd our own :
Lord, we give ourselves to Thee;
Thou our Guide, our Master be!

124 To Thee, O Lord our God, we come !

For Thou art great, and Thou art good; Around Thy throne we know there's room, And on Thy table richest food.

2 'Tis sweet to know, that all we need

Is found in Him, by whom we live :
Then grant us that for which we plead,
Increase our faith, our sins forgive !

125 A BBA, Father, while we sing,

Hear the thankful praise we bring ;
Taught to cast our care on Thee,
Daily mercies, Lord, we see:
Yet enrich us with Thy grace,
Give us with Thy sons a place.

2 By the Holy Spirit led,

Nourish'd with celestial bread,
Strengthen'd through their mortal strife,
Kept to everlasting life,
Peace and hope to them are giv'n,
Time and glory, earth and heav'n.

3 What, though trials wait us here,
Christ endur'd what we must bear;
If his grace our strength sustain,
Welcome sorrow, shame, and pain ;
Peace shall flow from ev'ry loss,
Endless glory from the cross.

126 STAY, trembling soul ! and do not fear,

At Jesus' board for thee there's room ; He who hath loved thee, says, “Draw near;

'Tis Christ Himself that bids thee come. 2 Come, with thy burden'd, broken heart :

Partake His grace, so full, so free :
Believe, and thou shalt not depart

Unbless'd; for Jesus died for thee.
3 Confess thy guilt, forsake thy sin,

And wash thee white in Jesus' blood :
He who hath loved thee, says, “ Be clean,"

E'en Christ, thy Saviour, and thy God! 4 Though tremblingly thou dost fulfil

His last command, fear not; for He
Is Christ, thy pard’ning Saviour still,
Who loved and gave Himself for thee.

MINISTERS. 127 FATHER of mercies, bow Thine ear,

Attentive to our humble pray'r;
We plead for those who plead for Thee :

Faithful, successful may they be.
2 Cloth'd with an energy Divine,

Oh may their word indeed be Thine :
To us by them Thy truth reveal :

Strengthen their faith, and love, and zeal. 3 Teach them immortal souls to win,

And rescue from the snares of sin;
And when we hear the Shepherd's voice,
May we, the thankful flock, rejoice.

128 LORD, cause Thy face on us to shine;

Give us Thy peace, and seal us Thine :
Teach us to prize Thy means of grace,
To love Thine earthly dwelling-place;
And all Thy power and glory see
Within Thine hallowed sanctuary.

2 O King of Salem, Prince of Peace !

Bid strife among Thy subjects cease;
One is our faith, and one our Lord ;
One body, spirit, hope, reward ;
O may we one communion be,
One with each other, one in Thee !

3 Bless all, whose voice salvation brings,

Who minister in holy things :
Let many, in the judgment day,
Turned from the error of their way,
Their hope, their joy, their crown appear !
Bless those who teach, and those who hear.

129 SPIRIT of light and truth, from Thee

Help for our pastors we implore;
May they with open heart and free,
Teach all Thy Word, in all its pow'r.

2 When foemen watch their tents by night,

And gath'ring mists hang thick and wide,
Spirit of counsel and of might,
Their past'ral warfare safely guide :

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