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THE LORD'S SUPPER.
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us , He left his death-recording rite:
He took, and blest, and brake the bread;
To purchase life and peace for you
Do this, my dying love to show :
To crown the sacramental feast,
And gave to them what he had blest; And, -Drink ye all of this, -- he said,la solemn mem'ry of the dead. 4 This is my blood, which seals the new
Eternal cov'nant of my grace:
For you and all the sinful race:
2 To keep the feast, Lord, we have met,
And to remember thee:
For me he died, for me!
To our remembrance brings :
But think on nobler things.
Thy vesture dipp'd in blood.
And make thy nature known;
And stamp us for thine own.
O let us all receive,
And sensibly beliete.
Let it thy blood impart;
To cheer each languid heart.
In us vouchsafe to be :
And all may live by thee.
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The invitation. TÆKing
of heaven his table spreads, Not Paradise, with all its joys,
Could such 'delight afford.
And endless life are given,
To raise our souls to heaven.
Were fed and feasted here;
Around the board appear.
Nor weak excuses frame; Crowd to your places at the feast,
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The bleeding Saviour's name, Their faithful hearts with us prepare,
And eat the Paschal Lamb. 2 This eucharistic feast,
Our every want supplies, And still we by his death are blest,
And share bis sacrifice.
His suff'rings to record,
Communion with our Lord. 4 We too with him are dead,
And shall with him arise ; The cross on which he bows his head
Shall lift us to the skies.
CCORDING to thy gracious word,
In meek humility,
I will remember thee.
And thus remember thee,
Or there thy conflict see,
And not remember thee!
And rest on Calvary,
I must remember thee!
And all thy love to me;
Will I remember thee.
in thy kingdom come,
And wash away my sin
Can make the foulest clean.
A fountain deep and wide :
In my Redeemer's side,
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Gratitude and love. human kindness meets return, IF
And owns the grateful tie :-
To feel a friend is nigh ;-
The gratitude we owe
And save from endless wo?
Those pangs he would not flee, What love his latest words display'd !
Meet and remember me. 4 Remember thee! thy death, thy shame,
The griefs which thou didst bear! O mem'ry, leave no other name
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With lowly, thankful hearts, we praise ;
Figure and means of saving grace.
Thy body and thy blood it shows;
Thy mercy and thy strength bestows. 8 We see the blood that seals our peace;
Thy pard 'uing merry we receive; The bread doth visibly express
The strength through which our spirita livo. 4 Our epirits drink a fresh supply,
And eat the bread so freely given, Till, borne on eagles' wings, we dy,
And banquet with our Lord in heaven.