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6 Lord, we are few, but thou art near ;
Nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear;
And make a thousand hearts thine own! 65.
The same. (L. M.) 1 THERE two or three with sweet accord, ,
Obedient to their sov'reign Lord,
And offer solemn pray’r and praise :
“ Amid this little company ;
“And shed my glories round the place.” 3 We meet at thy command, dear Lord,
Relying on thy faithful word;
And fill our hearts with heav'nly love. 66.
The same. (L. M.)
A hearty welcome here receive;
The joys which only he can give. 2 To you and me by grace 'tis giv'n
To know the Saviour's precious name;
Our hope, our way, our end the same.
Send his good Spirit from above,
4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,
When Christians meet together thus ;
5 We'll talk of all he did, and said,
And suffer'd for us here below;
6 Thus, as the moments pass away,
We'll love, and wonder, and adore ;
67. Baptism. Matt. xxviii. 19. Acts ii. 38. (L. M.) 1 T
“Go, teach the nations, and baptize;" The nations have receiv'd the word Since he ascended to the skies.
2 He sits upon th' eternal hills,
With grace and pardon in his hands,
Repent, and be baptiz'd, (he saith,)
4 Our souls he washes in his blood,
As water makes the body clean;
Descends like purifying rain.
And seal our coy’nant with the Lord ;
68. Children devoted to God in Baptism.
Gen. xvii. 7. Acts xvi. 14, 15, 33. (L.M.) I THUS saith the mercy of the Lord,
“ I'll be a God to thee;
“ Shall be a seed for me.”
And gave his son to God;
That once was seal'd with blood, 8 Thus Lydia sanctify'd her house,
When she receiv'd the word ;
His household to the Lord.
Thine ancient truth embrace ;
And humbly claim thy grace. 69. Circumcision and Infant Baptism. (C. Me) I THUS did the sons of Abra'm pass
Under the bloody seal of grace;
2 By milder ways doth Jesus prove
His Father's covenant, and his love;
And not forbids their infant race.
Their children set apart for God;
Like water pour'd upon the head.
In this large covenant rejoice ;
70. Faith assisted by Sense, or Preaching, Baptism,
and the Lord's Supper. (C. M.) *
Y Saviour God, my sov'reign Prince,
Reigns far above the skies!
And helps my faith to rise.
They read and hear his word :
When they receive the Lord. 3 Baptismal water is design’d
To seal his cleansing grace,
He gives his saints a place. 4 But not the waters of a flood
Can make my flesh so clean,
He'll wash my soul from sin.
5 Not choicest meats, or noblest wines,
So much my heart refresh,
And feeds upon his flesh.
To give his word a seal :
Exceeds the figures still.
71. Infant Baptism. (S. M.)
To bless our rising race;
The subjects of thy grace. 2 O what a vast delight
Their happiness to see!
To lead their souls to thee. 3 Now bless, thou God of love,
This ordinance divine;
And make these children* thine.
The same. (L. M.)
Baptizer of our spirits thou !
Or, this infant.