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He spake obedient, and beneath
The yielding wave was laid.
From heaven's exalted height;
My joy, my chief delight.”
His name we will profess, Like him, desirous to fulfil
Each law of righteousness. 5 No more we'll count ourselves our own,
But his in bonds of love; 0! may such bonds for ever draw
Our souls to things above. 425. L. M. STENNETT. 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 the wave. 2 With thee into thy wat’ry tomb,
Lord, 'tis our glory to descendi
To lie interred by such a friend !
To let us see the light again;
The bands of death proved weak and vain. 4 Thus when thou shalt again appear,
The gates of death shall open wide;
Shall rise and triumph at thy side.
With huinble joy and holy fear,
Let saints and angels hail the day! 2 In thine assembly here we stand,
Obedient to thy great command ;
3 The Word, the Spirit, and the Bride,
Must not invite and be denied ;
Interred in such a liquid grave?
Receive us rising from the stream;
And dwell in Zion as our home.
The dear Redeemer lies;
And thence beholds himn rise.
Their ardent zeal t express; And in the Lord's appointed way,
Fulfil all righteousness. 3 With joy we in his footsteps tread,
And would his cause maintain, Like him be numbered with the dead,
And with him rise and reign. 4 His presence oft revives our hearts,
And drives our fears away ; When he commands, and strength imparts,
We cheerfully obey.
Our grateful voices raise;
Our lives shall all be praise.
Redeemed and saved by Jesus' blood,
And choose the path he trod before. 2 Inspired with zeal he meekly came,
To Jordan's highly honoured stream,
Are exhibited to view.
4 He sanctified this mystic rite,
That we in it might take delight;
And be baptized beneath the stream: 5 Behold the place where Jesus lay,
Believe in him, and him obey;
P. M. VERMONT COLL.
With beams of heavenly light,
To prove it plain and right:
And all unite to speak the same. 2 Thus Peter, who obeyed
What Jesus said, was wise ;
Repent, and be baptized.
If you believe in Christ you may.
Whole households did believe,
Whose gospel they'd received.
As sacred history does relate. 4 We see 'tis no new thing,
To teach and then baptize;
Christ's ordinance to prize.
And go as they have led the way. 430: C. M. NEWTON.
After Baptism. 1 PROCLAIM, saith Christ, my wondrons To all the sons of men ;
[grace He that believes, and is baptized,
Salvation shall obtain. 2 Let plenteous grace descend on those,
Who hoping in thy word,
This day have publicly declared,
That Jesus is their Lord.
And run the Christian race;
Find all-sufficient grace. 431.
C. M. DODDRIDGE. Practical improvement of Baptism. 1 ATTEND, ye children of our God;
Ye heirs of glory, hear;
Might charm the dullest ear.
Your souls to sin must die;
With Christ ascend on high.
Enthron'd divinely fair;
And your forerunner there.
On wings of faith and love; Above your choicest treasure lies,
And be your hearts above. 432. L. M.
WATTS. The Lord's Supper instituted. 1 'TWAS on that dark, that doleful night,
When powers of earth and hell arose Against the Son of God's delight,
And friends betrayed him to his foes2 Before the mournful scene began,
He took the bread, and blest and brake; What love through all his actions ran !
What wondrous words of grace he spake! 3 "This is my body broke for sin:
Receive and eat the living food ;"
“'Tis the new covenant in my blood." 4"Do this,” he cried," till time shall end,
In memory of your dying friend;
Meet at my table, and record
The love of your departed Lord.” 5 Jesus, thy feast we celebrate,
We show thy death, we sing thy name Till thou return, and we shall eat
The marriage supper of the Lamb. 433. L. M. ANONYMOUS. 1 'TWAS on the night when doomed to know
The eager rage of every foe,
The Saviour of the world took bread; 2 And, after thanks and glory given
To him that rules in earth and heaven,
And thus to all his followers spoke: 3 My broken body thus I give
For you, my friends, take eat and live;
That brings my wond'rous love to view. 4 Then in his hands the cup he raised,
And God anew he thanked and praised;
And from his lips salvation flowed.
To cleanse the soul in sin that lies ;
And heaven's eternal grace revealed. 6 With love to man this cup is fraught,
Let saints partake the sacred draught;
Christ's invitation to the Table. 1 JESUS invites his saints
To meet around his board ;
Communion with their Lord. 2 For food he gives his flesh;
He bids us drink his blood; Amazing favour--matchless grace
of our redeeming Lord !