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5 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, 0 Lamb
T. 11. of God, Feed on thy body and thy precious blood. COULD we sinners fully tell,
How our hearts with rapture swell, 2 Whenever wethis highest good enjoy, Gladly then we would declare We promise thee anew fidelity; Pow'r to perform thou hast for us obtaind Ev’n to angels what we share. When, by thy death, life was for man
2 But since words the happiness regain'd.
Which we feel, can be'er express, 3 Make thou us monuments of grace. And what he bestows enjoy.
We adoring 'fore him lie, to show
[canst do; 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, That of thy feast we have partakers been. What hast thou on us bestow'd! 4 We humbly pray that, with thy
774.* chosen train, [obtain;
T. 583. From this repast we may new strength SINCE Jesus dy'd, my guilty soul to O deaden all that would thy grace
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 Partaking of him sacramentally!
O how unutterably blest am I, 'fore thee, Yet thou artours,and we'rethyproperty, 2 When heav'nly bread he gives my Preserve to us this grace, we thee im
soul to eat,
That I may henceforth never him forTo have our part in thee for evermore. When I, a needy sheep of his blest
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,
[live; The solemn invitation sounding : • Prepare for the Lamb's feast above." His mercy and his goodness I shall taste
But yet not I, but Christ in me shall 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.
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 we show forth his death.
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Are to our souls delicious food. 2 Thy sacred body thou didst give For us, that we thereby might live; To love each other fervently,
2 This makes us all with one accord No pledge of love could be so great: O may we ne'er thy love forget.
Yea, to be wholly one with thee,
And all that love thee, gracious Lord, 3 Thy precious blood for sinners spilt Cleanseth our hearts, removes our guilt,
T. 22. The debt is paid which we incurr’d, 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
heart. What thou for ali believers hast Prepared in this blest repast.
2 Ah, might in my behavior shine
The pow'r of Jesus' love divine,
His conflict and his victory,
His seeking, and his finding ine!
THOU,whoart 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;
it in our walk be seen, PRAISE be giv'n to Christ our souls That we thy follwers are.
By us singers; what are we?[Beloved, Feeble human creatures, far removed
2 May we so captivated be From angelic purity:
By thy redeeming love, Yet when he to his rich pastures leads us,
As to be wean'd from earthly things, Where he with his sacred body feeds us, May all that's carnal be subdu’d,
And fix our thoughts above; And we drink his blood once shed,
And mortify'd in us, We are richly comforted.
That we may glory in thy name,
And count all else but loss.
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 Hymus.
2 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.
5 “ I'm often stubborn, vain and wild, By thy staff we're safely led, Till in thee we're perfected.
Self-will'd and hard in heart;
Thy holy mind impart."
O WHAT a wretched heart have I, THOUGH but a little child I am,
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.
2 Lord, look on meʼmidst all my faults; 2 Yes, gracious Saviour, I believe,
And, when thou seest my guilt, Thou wilt a little child receive;
My wicked words and foolish thoughts, For thou didst bless them formerly,
Think why thy blood was spilt. And • Let children come to me." 3 In that most precious river cleanse
And wash 3 Lord Jesus, unto me impart
crimes away, A humble, meek and docile heart;
My selfishness, and that offence O cleanse me in thy precious blood,
Which I have done to-day. Shed in my heart thy love. abroad.
4 When thou, dear Jesus, wast a child, 4 Save me from liking what is ill,
Thou hadst no sin like me;
No wicked words thy lips defild,
5 Thou wast more spotless than a dove,
More harmless than a lamb,
Obedient, humble, full of love,
And never once to blame. THO’Christ was God, and all things made,
6 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, 4 Loving Jesus, holy Lamb, That ev'ry one might know, In thy hands secure
am ; I love the Saviour, and will be Fix thy temple in my heart, His foll’wer here below.
Never from thy child depart. 8 Imprint thine image in my heart, 5 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!
790.* O LORD, forgive a sinful child, THOU, gracious Saviour, for my good Whose heart is all unolean;
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.
3 Low at thy feet O may I bow, 3 Self-will, that cruel
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. Ảnd guide me in thy way.
4 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. By whom each thought is seen.
5 If early thou wilt take me hence 5 I'll make thy wondrous, dying love,
O that no harm will be !
6 If thou wilt have me longer stay,
and stature grow;
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; When thou wast a little child
And serving thee in love,
Receive me to thyself in peace,
To sing thy praise above.
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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
hear Only to his glory live.
Of the suff'rings thou didst bear.
2 Be our Shepherd ev'ry day, 2 His mercy ev'ry sinner claims; That we little lambs ne'er stray;
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 3 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.
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4 Then let us thank him for his grace, T, 22.
He will not disapprove THOU Guardian of thy lambs, behold
Our meanest sacrifice of praise,
For his unbounded love.
5 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.
JESUS! the children's dearest Friend, Among thy flock, thy chosen sheep.
Who dost to all our wants atfend,
Thou wast a child, and knowest well, 793. T. 14.
How we thy helpless children feel. LOVER of little children ! thee,
2 Grant unto us continually O Jesus, we adore ;
The blessings of thy infancy; Our kind and loving Saviour be,
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, wenow implore, Thy new-born babes are safe from To manifest thyself still more,
And thus to teach us by degrees harms,
To live a life of happiness. While leaning on thy breast. 3. Still as we grow
4 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
Adorn thy doctrine ev'ry way. More of thy mercy know. 4 Strong let us in thy grace abide,
5 O mày we ever feel thee near,
And be employ'd in praise and pray'r, But ignorant of ill; From malice, subtlety and pride
May we in thy blest fellowship
Wake, do our daily work, and sleep. O Lord preserve us still.
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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.