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4 He sanctified this mystic rite,
5 Behold the place where Jesus lay,
Come now and own your sovereign Lord.
429. P. M. VERMONT COLL.
NEVER does truth more shine,
Than when each text doth each explain,
Thus Peter, who obeyed
Thus Philip did t' the eunuch say,
Paul preached the word of grace,
Thus Christians were of ancient date,
We see 'tis no new thing,
This makes us cheerfully obey,
C. M. NEWTON.
1 PROCLAIM, saith Christ, my wondrous
To all the sons of men;
He that believes, and is baptized,
2 Let plenteous grace descend on those, Who hoping in thy word,
This day have publicly declared,
3 With cheerful feet may they advance,
And through the troubles of the way,
C. M. DODDRIDGE.
Practical improvement of Baptism.
For accents so divine as these
2 Baptiz'd into your Saviour's death,
With Christ, your Lord, ye live anew,
3 There by his Father's side he sits,
Yet owns himself your Brother still,
4 Rise from these earthly trifles, rise
L. M. WATTS.
The Lord's Supper instituted.
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;"
4 "Do this," he cried, "till time shall end,
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.
L. M. ANONYMOUS.
1 'TWAS on the night when doomed to know The eager rage of every foe,
That night in which he was betrayed,
For you, my friends, take eat and live;
That brings my wond'rous love to view.
And heaven's eternal grace revealed.
Christ's invitation to the Table.
1 JESUS invites his saints
To meet around his board;
2 For food he gives his flesh;
2 The tokens sent us to relieve
4 Increase our faith, and hope, and love;
C. M. BRYANT.
1 O GOD! accept the sacred hour
2 Still let us hold, till life departs,
Nor let our thoughtless, thankless hearts Forget what he has done.
3 His true disciples may we live,
And humbly learn like him to give
4 And oft along life's dangerous way,
1 THAT doleful night before his death,
Did, almost with his dying breath,
2 To keep the feast, Lord, we have met,
Help each poor trembler to repeat,
3 These sacred signs, thy suff'rings, Lord,
We eat and drink around thy board,
4 O tune our tongues, and set in frame,
L. M. ANONYMOUS.
1 THE Lord of life this table spread, With his own flesh and dying blood We on the rich provision feed,
And taste the wine, and bless the Lord. 2 Let worldly sweets be all forgot,
And earth grow less in our esteem;
7s. PRATT'S COLL.
Spiritual Nourishment from Christ. 1 BREAD of heaven! on thee we feed, For thy flesh is meat indeed :
Ever let our souls be fed
With this true and living bread!
2 Vine of heaven! thy blood supplies
Lord, thy wounds our healing give;
3 Day by day with strength supplied,
Rooted, grafted, built on thee!
C. M. STENNETT.
1 HERE at thy table, Lord, we meet,
Thy body is the bread we eat,
2 He, who prepares this rich repast,
3 Here peace and pardon sweetly flow;
We eat the bread-and drink the wine-