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442 112. Carey's 11. Uffculm 53.
Christ baptized in Jordan.
Immersing the repentant Jews;
Nor dares the holy man refuse;
The emblem of his future grave. 2 Wonder, ye heavens! your Maker lies
In deeps conceal'd from human view;
A fit example thus for you:
Calls you to imitate the deed.
What beams of dazzling glory spread! Dove-like th' Eternal SPIRIT flies,
And lights on the Redeemer's bead; . Amaz'd they see the pow'r divine
Around the Saviour's temples shine. 4 But, hark! my soul, hark and adore !
What sounds are those that roll along? Not like loud Sinai's awful roar,
But soft and sweet as Gabriel's song? This is my well-beloved Son,
I see well pleas’d what he hath done. 5 Thus the Eternal FATHER spoke,
Who shakes creation with a nod; Thro' parting skies the accents broke, . And bid us hear the Son of God;
O hear the awful word to-day,
Hear, all ye nations, and obey..
443 L. M. Bramcoate 8. Portugal 97.
. A Baptismal Hymn. 1 THE great Redeemer we adore, ,
Who came the lost to seek and save, Went humbly down from Jordan's shore,
To find a tomb beneath its wave, 2 Thus it becomes us to fulfil ,
All righteousness, he meekly said; Why should we then to do his will
Or be asham’d, or be afraid ?
LORD, 'tis our glory to descend,
To lie interr'd by such a friend.
To let us see the light again,
The bands of death prov'd weak and vain.. 5 Thus, when thou shalt again appear,
The gates of death shall open wide,
J. STENNETT: 444 8. 8. 6. Chatham 59. Broadmead 150.
Thus it becometh us, &c. Matt. iii. 15. ITHUS it became the Prince of Grace,"
1 And thus should all the favour'd race
High heaven's command fulfil;
Was heaven's eternal will.
And thus with zeal pursue ;
Enjoin'd us thus to do.
3 And shall we ever dare despise
Where condescending Heaven,
His will reveal'd has given ?
And still direct our way To those bright realms of peace and rest, Where all th’ exulting tribes are bless'd, and
With one great choral day. NORSK V 445 8. 7. Welsh 210. Carlisle 95.
Invitation to follow the Lamb. 1 HUMBLE souls, who seek salvation
Thro’ the Lamb’s redeeming blood, Hear the voice of Revelation,
Tread the path that Jesus trod ::
In his mighty name confide;
Own him as your sovereign guide. 2 Hear the bless'd Redeemer call you,
Listen to his gracious voice; Dread no ills that can befall you,
While you make his ways your choice: Jesus says, Let each believer,
Be baptized in my name': He himself in Jordan's river
Was immers'd beneath the stream. 3 Plainly here his footsteps tracing,
Follow him without delay;
Lo! your Captain leads the way:
Jesus' grave before you lies;
After his example rise.
146 C. M. Charmouth 28. Matthew's 34. The Believer constrained by the Love of Christ to
follow him. EAR LORD, and will thy pardoning love
Embrace a wretch so vile ? Wilt thou my load of guilt remove,
And bless me with thy smile ? ? Hast thou the cross for me endur’d, á And all its shame despisid ? * And shall I be asham’d, 0 LORD,
With thee to be baptiz’d? ,3 Didst thou the great example lead,
In Jordan's swelling flood ? .
Reproves my cold delays:
In thy delightful ways.
447 C. M. Devizes 14. Otford 106. Ĉ Difficulties in the way of Duty surmounted Hinder me not,
Gen. xxiv. 56.
W A wife for Isaac, went,
Her parents gave consent.
His journey to delay;
Since God hath crown'd my way.
My soul to him did wed; · Hinder me not, nor friends nor foes,
Since God my way hath sped.
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4 Stay, says the world, and taste awhile
My every pleasant sweet ;
Because the way is great.
Or force shall thee detain; ... Hinder me not, I will be gone,
My God has broke thy chain!] 6 In all my Lord's appointed ways,
My journey I'll pursue ;
For I must go with you.
I'll follow where he goes ;
"Tho' earth and hell oppose,
I'll go at his command;
To my. Immanuel's land.
Still this my cry shall be, Hinder me not, come, welcome death, .' I'll gladly go with thee. DR. RYLAND,
448 C. M. Bath Chapel 26. Huddersfield 202.
1. In Jordan's swelling flood,
In tears, and sweat, and blood. 2 Thus was his sacred body laid
Beneath the yielding wave;
Out of the liquid grave,
In thy own footsteps tread,