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6 Lord, we are few, but thou art near ;

Nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear;
Oh rend the heav'ns, come quickly down,

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,
Meet to recount his acts of grace,

And offer solemn pray’r and praise :
2 “ There, (says the Saviour,) will I be,

Amid this little company ;
“ To them unveil my smiling face;

“And shed my glories round the place.” 3 We meet at thy command, dear Lord,

Relying on thy faithful word;
Now send thy Spirit from above,

And fill our hearts with heav'nly love. 66.

The same. (L. M.)
INDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,

A hearty welcome here receive;
May we together now partake

The joys which only he can give. 2 To you and me by grace 'tis giv'n

To know the Saviour's precious name;
And shortly we shall meet in heav'n,

Our hope, our way, our end the same.
3 May he, by whose kind care we meet,

Send his good Spirit from above,
Make our communication sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love.

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4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,

When Christians meet together thus ;
We only wish to speak of him,
Who liv'd, and dy'd, and reigns for us.

5 We'll talk of all he did, and said,

And suffer'd for us here below;
The path he mark'd for us to tread,
And what he's doing for us now.

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6 Thus, as the moments pass away,

We'll love, and wonder, and adore ;
And hasten on the glorious day,
When we shall meet to part no more.

BAPTISM.

67. Baptism. Matt. xxviii. 19. Acts ii. 38. (L. M.) 1 T

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“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,
And sends his cov’nant with the seals,
To bless the distant British lands.

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Repent, and be baptiz'd, (he saith,)
“ For the remission of your sins ;"
And thus our sense assists our faith,
And shows us what his gospel means.

4 Our souls he washes in his blood,

As water makes the body clean;
And the good Spirit from our God

Descends like purifying rain.
5 Then we engage ourselves to thee,

And seal our coy’nant with the Lord ;
O may the great Eternal Three,
In heav'n our solemn vows record !

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;
" I'll bless thy num'rous race, and they

“ Shall be a seed for me.”
2 Abra'm believ'd the promis'd grace,

And gave his son to God;
But water seals the blessing now,

That once was seal'd with blood, 8 Thus Lydia sanctify'd her house,

When she receiv'd the word ;
Thus the believing jailor gave

His household to the Lord.
4 Thus later saints, Eternal King!

Thine ancient truth embrace ;
To thee their infant offspring bring,

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;
The young disciples bore the yoke,
Till Christ the painful bondage broke

2 By milder ways doth Jesus prove

His Father's covenant, and his love;
He seals to saints his glorious grace,

And not forbids their infant race.
3 Their seed is sprinkled with his blood;

Their children set apart for God;
His Spirit on their offspring shed,

Like water pour'd upon the head.
4 Let ev'ry saint, with cheerful voice,

In this large covenant rejoice ;
Young children, in their early days,
Shall give the God of Abra'm praise.

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 brings his graces down to sense,

And helps my faith to rise.
2 My eyes and ears shall bless his name,

They read and hear his word :
My touch and taste shall do the same,

When they receive the Lord. 3 Baptismal water is design’d

To seal his cleansing grace,
While at his feast of bread and wine

He gives his saints a place. 4 But not the waters of a flood

Can make my flesh so clean,
As by bis Spirit and bis blood

He'll wash my soul from sin.

5 Not choicest meats, or noblest wines,

So much my heart refresh,
As when my faith goes thro' the signs,

And feeds upon his flesh.
6 I love the Lord, who stoops so low,

To give his word a seal :
But the rich grace his hands bestow,

Exceeds the figures still.

71. Infant Baptism. (S. M.)
1
GREAT God, now condescend

To bless our rising race;
Soon may their willing spirits bend,

The subjects of thy grace. 2 O what a vast delight

Their happiness to see!
Our warmest wishes all unite

To lead their souls to thee. 3 Now bless, thou God of love,

This ordinance divine;
Send thy good Spirit from above,

And make these children* thine.

72.

The same. (L. M.)

1
CON
YOME, Holy Ghost, descend from high ;

Baptizer of our spirits thou !
The sacramental seal apply,
And witness with the water now.

Or, this infant.

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