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In thee eternal life we know,
And heaven's unutterable bliss.
6 In part we only know thee here,
But wait thy coming from above; And we shall then behold thee uear,
And then shall all be lost in love.
L. M. 590. On the first approach at the Lord's Table
or confirmation LORD, I am thine, entirely thine,
Purchas'd and sav'd by blood divine; With full cousent thine I would be,
And own thy sov’reign right in me.
I yield to thee beyond recall;
Accept what I so freely yield!
Among the children of thy grace;
But ransom'd by Immanuel's blood.
Be thine thro' all eternity;
Now will I set the solemn seal.
Angels and men attest it too,
And seal the sacred contract there.
T'hat bought my guilty soul for God;
And consecrate to thee my all. 7 Do thou assist a fecble worm,
The great engagement to perform; .
Thy grace can full assistance lend,
L. M. 591.
On Adnussion of new Members.
Gen. xxiv. 31. ! WELCOME, thou well belov'd of God,
Thou heir of grace, redeem'd by blood; Welcome with us thy hand to join,
As partner of our lot divine.
We're trav’lling to a blissful place;
Corduct thce on from day to day. 3 Take up thy cross, and bear it on,
It shall be light, and not be long;
L. M. 592. Welcome to young Converts. 1 W ELCOME, ve hopeful heirs of heav'n,
This pledge is but the prelude giv'n
To that immortal feast above.
Around the sacramental board,
With Christ our dear and common Lord. 9 And if so sweet this feast below,
What will it be to meet above,
Are fruits of everlasting love!
While list’ning worlds the song approve,
FOR ELECTION OF CHURCH OFFICERS.
L. M. 593. At a Choice of church afficers.
AIR Sion's King, we suppliant bow,
And hail the grace thy church enjoys; Her holy officers are thine
With all the gifts thy love employs. 2 Up to thy throne we lift our eyes,
For blessings to attend our choice,
Shall make thy favour'd ways rejoice. 3 Happy in Jesus, their own Lord,
May they his sacred table spread,
And fill the holy poor with bread!
May their own hearts with grace be crown d! While patience, sympathy, and joy,
Adorn, and through their lives abound. 5 By purest love to Christ, and truth,
O may they win a good degree
And meet the smile of thine and thee! 6 And when the work to them assign'd
The work of love, is fully done,
LAYING THE CORNER STONE OY A CHURCE.
L. M. 594.
Luying the corner stone for a church.
To rear our sacred walls upon,
9 Where I record my name, says he,
And where my children honour me,
Vy ordinances with success. 3 But Jesus is the corner stone,
For us to build our hopes upon;
On him securely we abide.
Who didst between the cherubs dwell;
The sweetness of thy saving name. 6 Here may we prove the power of prayer,
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care;
CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH.
595. On opening
(428.) L. M. On opening a new place of worship A ND will the great eternal God
On earth establish bis abode?
3 Our Father's watchful care we bless,
Which guards our house of pray’r in peace, That no tumultuous foes invade,
To fill the worshippers with d. ead. $ These walls we to thy honour raise:
Long may they echo with thy praise;
With choicest tokens of thy grace. 5 Aud in the great deeisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
(529.) P. M. 596. God invited to dwell in his churches 1 IN sweet exalted strains
The King of glory praise:
Through everlasting days.
Sustains or sinks the distant poles. 2 Then, King of glory! come;
And with thy favour crown
This people as thy own.
How God can dwell with men below. 3 Here may thine ears attend
Our interceding cries,
All fragrant to the skies.
And spread the joys of heav'n around * Here may th' attentive throng
Imbibe thy truth and love;