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771.* 1. 583. 15 Rise, and your pilgrim-path pursue How blest are we, when we enjoy Soon shall the beatific vision,

Revived by this rich fruition; thy love, And in the sacrament thy bounty prove!"

The Lamb in glory, meet your view. When we with humble shame, o Lamb

773.* T. 11. of God, Feed on thy body and thy precious blood.

precious blood. COULD we sinners fully tell,

O

How our hearts with rapture swell, 2 Whenever wethis highest good enjoy, We promise thee anew fidelity; henever wethis highest good enjoy, Gladly then we would declare

Ev'n to angels what we share.
Pow'rto perform thou hast for us obtain'd.
When, by thy death, life was for man 2 But since words the happiness
regain'd.

Which we feel, can ne'er express, 3 Make thou us monuments of grace,

We adoring 'fore him lie, to show

do; And what he bestows enjoy. What wonders thou on sinners vile 3 Angels sing before his throne, O were in our whole walk this to be While we at his feet sink down; seen,

Gracious Jesus, Man and God, Thatofthy feast we have partakers been. What hast thou on us bestow'd! 4 We humbly pray that, with thy

774.* T. 583. chosen train,

[obtain;ls From this repast we may new strength SINCE Jesus dy'd, my guilty soul to O deaden all that would thy grace save, withstand,

Heav'n's foretaste I may here already Or to its influence refuse to bend.

have : 5 We have nought good in us to bring a

O how unutterably blest am I, 'fore thee,

Partaking of him sacramentally! . Yet thou artours,and we're thyproperty, 2 When heav'nly bread he gives my Preserve to us this grace, we thee im- soul to eat,

[get; plore,

That I may henceforth never him forTo have our part in thee for evermore. When I, a needy sheep of his blest

1 flock, 772. T. 26.

Drink of the stream that flows from AH! who are we, thou God of love!) Christ, the Rock! That we should hear, thro' grace 3 I live now, and to God myself will abounding,

give,

[live; The solemn invitation sounding:

But yet not I, but Christ in me shall Prepare for the Lamb's feast above.”

His mercy and his goodness I shall taste 2 Prostrate before the mercy-seat

Both here below, and when with him We sinners lie, with holy trembling, at rest. The elders' blissful choir resembling, Who cast their crowns before thy feet.

775.* T. 11. 3 Here more than Tabor's glories shine: JESUS, who to save hast pow'r, Heart-captivating meditation ! .. And who livest evermore Ev'n here thou feed'st thy congregation For thy flock to intercede, With heav'nly manna, food divine ! | Helping us in time of need; 4 Here it is good for us to be! 2 Thou who a divine repast Our souls imbibe, while here we tarry, For the poor prepared hast, The breezes of the sanctuary, Giving thy own flesh and blood The atmosphere of Calvary. As the hungry sinner's food;

3 Let thy pow'r divine, we pray, 13 This holy bread and wine Be our strength and only stay,

Confirms us in the faith, Till we drop this mortal vest,

In love and union with our Lord, And the spirit goes to rest.

And we show forth his death. 776.* T. 22.

780.* T. 26. FOR that amazing love and grace, THOU slaughter'd Lamb, thy flesh and Which doth our thoughts by far surpass, which thou didst sacrifice for us, (blood, To eat thy flesh and drink thy blood, Upon the altar of the cross, Thanks be to thee, O Lamb of God! |

Are to our souls delicious food. . 2 Thy sacred body thou didst give For us, that we thereby might live;

12 This makes us all with one accord No pledge of love could be so great :

To love each other fervently,

Year to be wholly one with thee, O may we ne'er thy love forget.

..And all that love thee, gracious Lord, 3 Thy precious blood for sinners spilt Cleanseth our hearts, removes our guilt, 781.* T. 22. The debt is paid which we incurrd, HAPPY, thrice happy hour of grace! And we're to happiness restor’d.

I've seen by faith my Saviour's face, 4 Thy Holy Spirit with us leave, He did himself to me impart, So that we rightly may conceive, And made a cov'nant with my heart. What thou for all believers hast

2 Ah, might in my behavior shine Prepared in this blest repast.

The pow'r of Jesus' love divine, 777.* T. 151. His conflict and his victory, LORD Christ! I give thee praises;

His seeking, and his finding me! Thy hand ne'er intermits

782.* T. 590. To show'r, as each day passes, On me thy benefits;

THOU,who art present with thychurch Thy name, all names exceeding, According to thy word,

I'll praise, for thou art good, When to enjoy thy flesh and blood, Art with thy 'flesh me feeding,

We meet with one accord; To drink giv'st me thy blood.

O grant us to show forth thy death,

| Until thou shalt appear; 778.* T. 185.

And may it in our walk be seen, PRAISE be giv'n to Christ our soul's That we thy foll’wers are.

By us sinners; what are we?[Beloved, Feeble human creatures, far removed

12 May we so captivated be From angelic purity :

By thy redeeming love, Yet when hetohis rich pastures leads us, A

As to be wean'd froin earthly things, Where he with his sacred body feeds us,

1 And fix our thoughts above; And we drink his blood once shed,

May all that's carnal be subdu'd, We are richly comforted.

And mortify'd in us,

That we may glory in thy name,
779. T. 582.

And count all else but loss.
COME, O my soul, and sing
How Jesus thee hath fed ;

783.* T. 96. How Jesus gave himself to thee, SINCE Jesus' body I have eat, The true and living Bread.

And drank the blood he shed for me, 2 For food he gives his flesh;

O may I never him forget! He bids us drink his blood;

I know he will remember me; Amazing favor, matchless grace And I shall, when this life is o’er, Of our incarnate God!

{Live in his presence evermore!

XXXVI. Hymns for different Ages, Sexes, and Stations

in Life; or, Choir Hymns.

..784. T. 33.

12 Our Saviour was a lovely child,

| His parent's chief delighi, EACH division of thy fold,

In his behavior meek and mild, Freed from this world's vain tra- And always acted right. dition,

3 A blessed pattern Christ our Lord Male or female, young or old,

| Himself to children gave, In thee hath true joys' fruition ;

That they to him might joy afford, All in their allotted place

And never misbehave. Should walk worthy of thy grace.

4 A child true happiness may find, 2 Grant us a contented mind,

And humbly ought to pray : That in their peculiar station

“Lord Jesus, make my heart inclin'd Each may be to thee resign'd,

To love and to obey."
Seeking only thy salvation.
By thy staff we're safely led,

15 “ I'm often stubborn, vain and wild, Till in thee we're perfected.

| Self-will'd and hard in heart;
O Lord, to me thy chaste, thy mild,

Thy holy mind impart."
A. For Children.

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TO WHAT a wretched heart have I, THOUGH but a little child I am, I How full of sin and shame, Yet I may praise the slaughter'd Lamb, How obstinate continually, He loveth children tenderly,

How day by day to blame ! He also loveth sinful me.

12 Lord, look on me 'midst all my faults; 2 Yes, gracious Saviour, I believe, 1: And, when thou seest my guilt, Thou wilt a little child receive: My wicked words and foolish thoughts, For thou didst bless them formerly, I Think why thy blood was spilt. And say, “ Let children come to me.” 13 In that most precious river cleanse 3 Lord Jesus, unto me impart

1 And wash my crimes away, A humble, meek and docile heart; My selfishness, and that offence O cleanse me in thy precious blood,

1 Which I have done to-day. Shed in my heart thy love. abroad. 14. When thou, dear Jesus, wast a child, 4 Save me from liking what is ill, I Thou hadst no sin like me; Teach me to do thy holy will; No wicked words thy lips defild, Each day prepare me, thro’thy grace, No faults appear'd in thee, To meet thee, and behold thy face.

15 Thou wast more spotless than a dove,

More harmless than a lamb, 786. T. 14.

Obedient, humble, full of love, THO’Christ was God, and all things

And never once to blame. ., made,

16 But I am proud, and headstrong too, Himself he humbled thus :

Oft sadly misbehave; That he, a Servant in our stead, I am not meek, like thee, and low; Might minister to us.

Me, Lord, in mercy save!

7 O might I but resemble thee, 14 Loving Jesus, holy Lamb,'

That ev'ry one might know, In thy hands secure I am ; '. I love the Saviour, and will be Fix thy temple in my heart, His follwer here below.

Never from thy child depart. 8 Imprint thine image in my heart, 15 Teach me to show forth thy praise, Bestow thy Holy Ghost,

Love and serve thee all my days; And an obedient mind impart; Oh, might all around me see Then I shall not be lost.

Christ, the holy child, in me!

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790.* T. 14. O LORD, forgive a sinful child, THOU, gracious Saviour, for my good

Whose heart is all unolean; 1 Wast pleas'd a child to be, How bad am I, and how defild, And thou didst shed thy precious blood How prone to ev'ry sin!

Upon the cross for me, 2 Oh, change my vile, and stubborn 2 Come take me as thy property, heart,

Take me just as I am, Like thee, Oh, make me pure; I know that I belong to thee, To me thy love divine impart,

Thy love my heart doth claim. Keep me from sin secure.

13 Low at thy feet O may I bow, 3 Self-will, that cruel enemy, 1 Be thine, my Saviour, still; No more I would obey;

In nothing bad myself allow, Thy Spirit shall my Teacher be,

| Nor ever show self-will. And guide me in thy way.

14 Preserve, I pray, my heart secure 4 O may I never speak a word | From ev'ry hurt and stain; But what I truly mean,

First make it, and then keep it pure, Nor lie to thee, most gracious Lord, And shut to all that's vain. i By whom each thought is seen.

15 If early thou wilt take me hence 5 I'll make thy wondrous, dying love, O that no harm will be! Dear Lord, my daily song !

Since endless bliss will then commence, And joys, like theirs who sing above, When I shall live with thee. Shall tune my infant tongue.

6 If thou wilt have me longer stay,

In years and stature grow; 789. f. i1.

Help me to serve thee night and day,

While I am here beolw. LAMB of God, I look to thee,

17 Then, after walking in thy ways, Thou shalt my example be;

And serving thee in love, When thou wast a little child

Receive me to thyself in peace,
Thou wast gentle, meek and mild.

To sing thy praise above.
2 Due obedience thou didst show,
O make me obedient too;
Thou wast merciful and kind,
Grant me, Lord, thy loving mind.

791, T. 11. 3 Let me above all fulfil

OUT of love and boundless grace, God, my heav'nly Father's will, Thou hast brought us to a place, Never his good Spirit grieve, | Jesus, where we oft may hear Only to his glory live.

Of the suff'rings thou didst bear.

2 Be our Shepherd ev'ry day, 12 His mercy ev'ry sinner claims; That we little lambs ne'er stray; 1 For all his flock he cares; Whensoe'er we hear thy voice, The sheep he gently leads, the lambs To obey may we rejoice.

He in his bosom bears. 3. Thanks to thee for all the care 13 If unto us our friends are good, : That's bestow'd upon us here;

'Twas he their hearts inclin'd; May we evermore to thee

He bids our fathers give us food, For thy goodness grateful be.

And makes our mothers kind. 92. I, 22.

14 Then let us thank him for his grace, THOU Guardian of thy lambs, behold

He will not disapprove

old Our meanest sacrifice of praise, Us little ones of thy dear fold; Take us into thy special care,

For his unbounded love. Secure our souls from ev'ry snare. 15 When children honor Jesus thus,

And thank him for his grace, 2 Let nothing in our minds take place,

Out of the mouths of babes, like us, But what comes from thy blood and

His wisdom perfects praise. grace; May that sink deep into each heart, And let nought else have any part. 3 Set on our breasts thy Spirit's seal,

795.* T. 22. Within our hearts thy love reveal, And our poor souls securely keep

JESUS! the children's dearest Friend, Among thy flock, thy chosen sheep.

Who dost to all our wants attend,

Thou wast a child, and knowest well, 793. T. 14.

How we thy helpless children feel. LOVER of little children ! thee, O Jesus, we adore ;

2 Grant unto us continually . Dur kind and loving Saviour be,

The blessings of thy infancy;

Let us, thro' each succeeding year, Both now and evermore.

The merits of thy childhood share. 2 O take us up into thy arms, Then we are truly blest;

3 Thee, gracious Lord, wenowimplore, Thy new-born babes are safe from To manifest thyself still more.

And thus to teach us by degrees harms, While leaning on thy breast. To live a life of happiness. 3. Stillas we grow in years, in grace 14 May we thy mind still better know: And wisdom let us grow,

May we in grace and knowledge grow, That daily more we thee may praise,

And learn all that wherehy we may More of thy mercy know.

Adorn thy doctrine ev'ry way. 4 Strong let us in thy grace abide,

15 O mày we ever feel thee near, But ignorant of ill;

And be employ'd in praise and pray'r, From malice, subtlety and pride

May we in thy blest fellowship O Lord preserve us still.

Wake, do our daily work, and sleep.

16 Thus will our infant tongues re794. T. 14.

• cord JESUS, the Lord our Shepherd is, Thy birth and passion, gracious Lord,

And did our souls redeem ; | That thou who diedst in our stead, Our present and eternal bliss

Art God, by whom all things were Are both secur'd in him.

| made.

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