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Would die, be buried, rise with thee,
Our ever-living head.
449 8. 7. Northampton Chapel 126.
Buried with Christ in Baptism, Rom. vi, 4.
Thou alone our guide shalt be;
We would follow none but thee :
And thy vict'ry o'er the grave,
We the ancient path pursue ;
To a life divinely new.
450 L. M. Chard 175. · Rochford 22.
A Baptismal Hymn.
The path their great Redeemer trod;
The meek, the lowly Son of God!
And to a heavenly life aspire,
They shine in clean and bright attire !
Of JESUS, we to own begin;
Pledge of the pardon of our sin.
Who shows his grace to sinful men:
In concert join the loud Amen. 3. STENNETT.
451 L. M. Rippon's 188. Bredby 165.
Not ashamed of Christ. : ' 1 JESUS! and shall it ever be ?
A mortal man asham'd of thee! '
Let evening blush to own a star;
O’er this benighted soul of mine. . 3 Asham'd of Jesus ! just as soon
Let midnight be asham'd of noon:
Bright Morning-Star! bid darkness flee. 4 Asham’d of Jesus! that dear friend
On whom my hopes of heaven depend !
That I no more revere his name.
When I've no guilt to wash way,
No fears to quell, no soul to save.
Till then I boast a Saviour slain!
That Christ is not asham'd of me! 7 [His institutions would I prize,
Take up my cross—the shame despise ;
And yield obedience to his laws.] GREGG. 452 L. M. Bramcoate 8. New Court 173. The Candidates—They were baptized both Men and
Women, Acts viii. 12. 1 CREAT God! we in thy courts appear, : With humble joy and holy fear,
Thy wise injunctions to obey;
Let saints and angels hail the day!
2 Great things, O everlasting Son!
Great things for us thy grace hath done:
Our willing feet to meet thee move.. 3 In thy assembly here we stand,
Obedient to thy great command;
Must not invite and be deny'd;
Interr'd in such a liquid grave ?
453 (1st P.) C. M. Bedford 91. Ann's 58. Morning before Baptism; or, at the Water-side, Psalm
cxix. 32. TOW great, how solemn is the work: 14 Which we attend to day! Now for a holy, solemn frame,
O God! to thee we pray.
When, pain’d and griev'd at heart,
Reliev'd our every smart.
Be exercis'd again ;
. In exercise remain.
Wake fortitude and joy:
Our happy thoughts employ.
To all around we own;
Drive each rebellious, rival lust,
Each traitor, from the throne. . - 6 Instruct our minds, our wills subdue,
To heaven our passions raise, That hence our lives, our All, may be " Devoted to thy praise. 453 (20 P.) L. M. Denbigh 54. Addison's 1.
The Candidates at the Water-side.
On what thy blessed Son hath done;
Baptiz’d, or unbaptiz’d, we die.
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; .
Long as the heav’ns their anthems raise. 454 L. M. Ailie Street 241. Derby 169.
U Aloud th' ascending Jesus cries :
And round the nations préach'd their LORD.
And trusted in his grace alone.
O bless them with peculiar grace :
SINGLE VERSES ON BAPTISM. 455-467 L. M. Old Hund. 100. Portugal 97. W HATE'ER to thee, our LORD! belongs
Is always worthy of our songs:
Demand our wonder and our praise. 600
Hosanna to the Church's head,
BEDDOME. Come, ye redeemed of the LORD, Come, and obey his sacred word ; He died, and rose again for you! What more could the Redeemer do ?
We to this place are come to show
Eternal Spirit! heavenly Dove ! -
All ye that love IMMANUEL's name,
Ye who your native vileness mourn,
As it is now pretty common to sing by the water-side, and as some of our bretbren give out a verse or two, whilo they are administering the ordinance, these single verses may be acceptable.