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He spake obedient, and beneath

The yielding wave was laid.
3 Hark! a glad voice; the Father speaks,

From heaven's exalted height;
“This is my Son, my well belov'd,

My joy, my chief delight.”
4 Jesus, the Saviour, well beloy'd!

His name we will profess, Like him, desirous to fulfil

Each law of righteousness. 5 No more we'll count ourselves our own,

But his in bonds of love; 0! may such bonds for ever draw

Our souls to things above. 425. L. M. STENNETT. 1 THE great Redeemer we adore,

Who came the lost to seek and save; Went humbly down from Jordan's shore,

To find a tomb beneath the wave. 2 With thee into thy wat’ry tomb,

Lord, 'tis our glory to descendi
"Tis wond'rous grace that gives us room,

To lie interred by such a friend !
3 Yet as the yielding waves give way,

To let us see the light again;
So on thy resurrection day,

The bands of death proved weak and vain. 4 Thus when thou shalt again appear,

The gates of death shall open wide;
Our dust thy powerful voice shall hear,

Shall rise and triumph at thy side.
426. L. M. FELLOWES.
I GREAT God, we in thy courts appear,

With huinble joy and holy fear,
Thy wise injunctions to obey ;.

Let saints and angels hail the day! 2 In thine assembly here we stand,

Obedient to thy great command ;
The sacred food is full in view,
And thy sweet voice invites us throug'

3 The Word, the Spirit, and the Bride,

Must not invite and be denied ;
Was not the Lord, who came to save,

Interred in such a liquid grave?
4 Thus we, dear Saviour, own thy name,

Receive us rising from the stream;
Then to thy table let us come,

And dwell in Zion as our home.
427. C. M. BEDDOME.
1 BURIED beneath the yielding wave,

The dear Redeemer lies;
Faith views him in the watery grave,

And thence beholds himn rise.
2 Thus it becomes his saints to-day,

Their ardent zeal t express; And in the Lord's appointed way,

Fulfil all righteousness. 3 With joy we in his footsteps tread,

And would his cause maintain, Like him be numbered with the dead,

And with him rise and reign. 4 His presence oft revives our hearts,

And drives our fears away ; When he commands, and strength imparts,

We cheerfully obey.
5 Now we, dear Jesus, would to thee

Our grateful voices raise;
Washed in the fountain of thy blood,

Our lives shall all be praise.
428. L. M. BEDDOME.
1 YE humble worshippers of God,

Redeemed and saved by Jesus' blood,
His sacred steps with care explore,

And choose the path he trod before. 2 Inspired with zeal he meekly came,

To Jordan's highly honoured stream,
And there a bright example gave,
Immersed beneath the flowing wave.
The swelling billows round him rise,
Fit emblem of his agonies;
His death and resurrection too,

Are exhibited to view.


4 He sanctified this mystic rite,

That we in it might take delight;
Come then as once your Saviour came,

And be baptized beneath the stream: 5 Behold the place where Jesus lay,

Believe in him, and him obey;
He will sufficient grace afford,
Come now and own your sovereign Lord.

1 NEVER does truth more shine,

With beams of heavenly light,
Than when the scriptures join

To prove it plain and right:
Than when each text doth each explain,

And all unite to speak the same. 2 Thus Peter, who obeyed

What Jesus said, was wise ;
And preached as he was led,

Repent, and be baptized.
Thus Philip did t'the eunuch say,

If you believe in Christ you may.
3 Paul preached the word of grace,

Whole households did believe,
And were baptized to Christ,

Whose gospel they'd received.
Thus Christians were of ancient date,

As sacred history does relate. 4 We see 'tis no new thing,

To teach and then baptize;
So Christians first began,

Christ's ordinance to prize.
This makes us cheerfully obey,

And go as they have led the way. 430: C. M. NEWTON.

After Baptism. 1 PROCLAIM, saith Christ, my wondrons To all the sons of men ;

[grace He that believes, and is baptized,

Salvation shall obtain. 2 Let plenteous grace descend on those,

Who hoping in thy word,

This day have publicly declared,

That Jesus is their Lord.
3 With cheerful feet may they advance,

And run the Christian race;
And through the troubles of the way,

Find all-sufficient grace. 431.

C. M. DODDRIDGE. Practical improvement of Baptism. 1 ATTEND, ye children of our God;

Ye heirs of glory, hear;
For accents so divine as these

Might charm the dullest ear.
2 Baptiz'd into your Saviour's death,

Your souls to sin must die;
With Christ, your Lord, ye live anew,

With Christ ascend on high.
3 There by his Father's side he sits,

Enthron'd divinely fair;
Yet owns himself your Brother still,

And your forerunner there.
4 Rise from these earthly trifles, rise

On wings of faith and love; Above your choicest treasure lies,

And be your hearts above. 432. L. M.

WATTS. The Lord's Supper instituted. 1 'TWAS on that dark, that doleful night,

When powers of earth and hell arose Against the Son of God's delight,

And friends betrayed him to his foes2 Before the mournful scene began,

He took the bread, and blest and brake; What love through all his actions ran !

What wondrous words of grace he spake! 3 "This is my body broke for sin:

Receive and eat the living food ;"
Then took the cup and blessed the wine:

“'Tis the new covenant in my blood." 4"Do this,” he cried," till time shall end,

In memory of your dying friend;

Meet at my table, and record

The love of your departed Lord.” 5 Jesus, thy feast we celebrate,

We show thy death, we sing thy name Till thou return, and we shall eat

The marriage supper of the Lamb. 433. L. M. ANONYMOUS. 1 'TWAS on the night when doomed to know

The eager rage of every foe,
That night in which he was betrayed,

The Saviour of the world took bread; 2 And, after thanks and glory given

To him that rules in earth and heaven,
That symbol of his flesh he broke,

And thus to all his followers spoke: 3 My broken body thus I give

For you, my friends, take eat and live;
And oft the sacred rite renew,

That brings my wond'rous love to view. 4 Then in his hands the cup he raised,

And God anew he thanked and praised;
While kindness in his bosom glowed,

And from his lips salvation flowed.
5 My blood I thus pour forth, he cries,

To cleanse the soul in sin that lies ;
In this the covenant is sealed,

And heaven's eternal grace revealed. 6 With love to man this cup is fraught,

Let saints partake the sacred draught;
Through latest ages let it pour
In memory of my dying hour.
434. S. M. WATTS.

Christ's invitation to the Table. 1 JESUS invites his saints

To meet around his board ;
Here pardoned rebels sit, and hold

Communion with their Lord. 2 For food he gives his flesh;

He bids us drink his blood; Amazing favour--matchless grace

of our redeeming Lord !

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