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BAVARIA. 8, 7. D.

German Melody.

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ban - ner o'er us, Cheers our famished souls with food; {e the pan.squet spreads be-fore

us Of His mys - lic flesh and blood. D. C. May we taste it, kind - ly giv · en,

In re - membrance, Lord, of Thee.

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Precious ban - quet; bread of heav - en;

Wine of glad - ness, flow-ing free:

907 In Remembrance of Christ,
2 In Thy holy incarnation,

When the angels sang Thy birth;
In Thy fasting and temptation;

In Thy labors on the earth;
In Thy trial, and rejection;

In Thy sufferings on the trec;
In Thy glorious resurrection ;
May we, Lord, remember Thee.

Rev. Roswell Park. (1807-1869) 1836. 908

Showing the Lord's Deat).

1. Cor. xi. 20.
1 While in sweet communion feeding

On this carthly bread and wine,
Saviour, may we see Thee bleeding

On the cross, to make us Thine.
Now our eyes for ever closing

To this fleeting world below,
On Thy gentle breast reposing,

Teach us, Lord, Thy grace to know. 2 Though unseen, be ever near us,

With the still small voice of love, Whispering words of peace to cheer us,

Every doubt and fear remove. Bring before us all the story

Of Thy life and death of woe, And, with hopes of endless glory, Wean our hearts from all below.

Sir Edward Denny. (1796–) 1839.

"Closer than a Brother." 909 (Abridged form.) I ONE there is, above all others,

Well deserves the name of Friend;

His is love beyond a brother's,

Costly, free, and knows no end.
Which of all our friends, to save us,

Could or would have shed his blood?
But our Jesus died to have us

Reconciled in Him to God.
2 When He lived on earth abaséd,

Friend of sinners was His name;
Now above all glory raised,

He rejoices in the same.
O for grace our hearts to soften;

Teach us, Lord, at length to love;
We, alas, forget too often
What a Friend we have above.

Rev. John Newton. (1925–1807.) 1779 ab. 910

Giving the Heart
1 Take my heart, O Father, take it;

Make and keep it all Thine own;
Let Thy Spirit melt and break it,

This proud heart of sin and stone.
Father, make it pure and lowly,

Fond of peace, and far from strife;
Turning from the paths unholy

of this vain and sinful life.
2 Ever let Thy grace surround it;

Strengthen it with power divine,
Till Thy cords of love have bound it:

Make it to be wholly Thine.
May the blood of Jesus heal it,

And its sins be all forgiven;
Holy Spirit, take and seal it,
Guide it in the path to heaven.

Salbath Hymn Book. 1858.

PROMISE. 8, 7. D.

From Hymns Ancient and Modern. 1861.

1. Through the night of doubt and sorrow, Onward goes the pilgrim band, Singing songs of

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ex - pec-ta-tion, Marching to the Promised Land. And before us thro’the darkness Gleameth

clear the guiding Light; Brother clasps the hand of brother, And steps fearless thro' the night.

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"Igjennem Nat og Traengsel." 912

Prayer for Union. 2 One the light of God's dear presence, 1 Hall, Thou God of grace and glory, Never in its work to fail,

Who Thy name hast magnified, Which illumes the wild rough places By redemption's wondrous story, Of this gloomy haunted vale.

By the Saviour crucified; One the object of our journey,

Thanks to Thee for every blessing, One the faith which never tires,

Flowing from the Fount of love; One the earnest looking forward,

Thanks for present good unceasing, One the hope our God inspires.

And for hopes of bliss above. 3 One the strain which mouths of thousands 2 Hear us, as thus bending lowly, Litt as from the heart of one;

Near Thy bright and burning throne, One the conflict, one the peril,

We invoke Thee, God most holy, One the march in God begun,

Through Thy well-beloved Son ; One the gladness of rejoicing

Send the baptism of Thy Spirit, On the Resurrection shore,

Shed the pentecostal fire; With One Father o'er us shining

Let us all Thy grace inherit, In His love for evermore.

Waken, crown each good desire. 4 Go we onward, pilgrim brothers, Visit first the cross and grave,

3 Bind Thy people, Lord, in union,

With the sevenfold cord of love;
Where the cross its shadow flingeth,
Where the boughs of cypress wave.

Breathe a spirit of communion

With the glorious hosts above ; Then, a shaking as of earthquakes,

Let Thy work be seen progressing ; Then, a rending of the tomb,

Bow each heart, and bend each knee, Then, a scattering of all shadows,

Till the world, Thy truth possessing, And an end of toil and gloom.

Celebrates its jubilee.
Bernhardt Severin Ingemann. (1789—1862.)
Tr. by Rev. Sabine Baring Gould. (1834–) 1867.

Rev. Thomas William Aveling (1815–) 1844

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Knit together in Love." 913

3 When, free from envy, scorn, and pride, Col ii. 2.

Our wishes all above, 2 Our hearts have often burned within,

Each can his brother's failings hide, And glowed with sacred fire,

And show a brother's love; While Jesus spoke, and fed and blessed,

And filled th' enlarged desire. 4 When love, in one delightful stream, 3 The little cloud increases still,

Through every bosom flows; The heavens are big with rain ;

When union sweet, and dear esteem, We haste to catch the teeming shower,

In every action glows. And all its moisture drain.

5 Love is the golden chain that binds 4 A rill, a stream, a torrent flows;

The happy souls above; But pour a mighty flood :

And he's an heir of heaven that finds O sweep the nations, shake the earth, His bosom glow with love. Till all proclaim Thee God.

Rev. Joseph Swain. (1761—1796.) 1789 5 And when Thou mak'st Thy jewels up, 915 The Sacrament a Pledge of Heaver.

And sett'st Thy starry crown, I HAPPY the souls to Jesus joined, When all Thy sparkling gems shall shine, And saved by grace alone;

Proclaimed by Thee Thine own; Walking in all thy ways, we find 6 May we, a little band of love,

Our heaven on earth begun. We sinners, saved by grace,

2 The Church triumphant in Thy love, From glory unto glory changed,

Their mighty joys we know; Behold Thee face to face.

They sing the Lamb in hymns above, Rev. William Edward Miller. (1966—1839.) 1800 And we in hymns below. 914 "The golden Chain."

3 Thee, in Thy glorious realm, they praise, 1 How sweet, how heavenly is the sight, And bow before Thy throne; When those who love the Lord

We, in the kingdom of Thy grace: In one another's peace delight,

The kingdoms are but one. And so fulfil His word.

4 The holy to the holiest leads; 2 When cach can feel his brother's sigh, From hence our spirits rise ; And with him bear a part ;

And he that in Thy statutes treads
When sorrow flows from eye to eye,

Shall meet Thee in the skies.
And joy from leart to heart;

Rev. Charles Wesley. (1708—1788.) 1745

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One Church, one Army.
2 Let saints below in concert sing

With those to glory gone;
For all the servants of our King

In earth and heaven are one. 3 One family, we dwell in Him,

One Church above, beneath,
Though now divided by the stream,

The narrow stream of death. 4 One army of the living God,

To His command we bow; Part of the host have crossed the flood,

And part are crossing now.
5 E'en now to their eternal home

Some happy spirits fly;
And we are to the margin come,

And soon expect to die. 6 Dear Saviour, be our constant Guide ;

Then, when the word is given, Bid Jordan's narrow stream divide, And land us safe in heaven.

Rev. Charles Wesley. 1759. ab. and. alt.

|3 Toil, trial, suffering, still await

On earth the pilgrim-throng;
Yet learn we, in our low estate,

The Church triumphant's song. 4 “ Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain,"

Cry the redeemed above,
Blessing and honor to obtain,

And everlasting love." 5 “Worthy the Lamb," on earth we sing,

“Who died our souls to save; Henceforth, O Death, where is thy sting?

Thy victory, O Grave ?"
6 Then, hallelujah, power and praise

To God in Christ be given;
May all who now this anthem raise,
Renew the strain in heaven.

James Montgomery. (1771—1854.) 1825, 1853. 918

At Parting.
I BlEst be the dear, uniting love,

That will not let us part;
Our bodies may far off remove,

We still are joined in heart.
2 Joined in one spirit to our Head,

Where He appoints we go,
And still in Jesus' footsteps tread,

And do His work below.
3 Partakers of the Saviour's grace,

The same in mind and heart,
Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place,
Nor life, nor death can part.

Rev. Charles Wesley. 1742. ab.

917

The Church militant learning the Church

triumphant's Song. I SING we the song of those who stand

Around the eternal throne,
Of every kindred, clime, and land,

A multitude unknown. 2 Life's poor distinctions vanish here;

To-day, the young, the old, Our Saviour and His flock appear

One Shepherd and one fold.

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The March to Canaan.

919 The Saints above."

3 'T was through the Lamb's most precious 2 Once they were mourning here below, They conquered every foe; (blood, And wet their couch with tears ;

And to His power and matchless grace They wrestled hard, as we do now,

Their crowns and honors owe. With sins, and doubts, and fears.

4 Lord, may I ever keep in view 3 I ask them, whence their victory came? The patterns Thou hast given; They, with united breath

And ne'er forsake the blessed path Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb,

Which led them safe to heaven. Their triumph to His death.

Rev. John Needham 1768 4 They marked the footsteps that He trod; 921 His zeal inspired their breast;

1 Forth to the Land of Promise bound, And following their incarnate God,

Our desert path we tread ; Possess the promised rest.

God's fiery pillar for our guide, 5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise, His Captain at our head.

For His own pattern given, While the long cloud of witnesses

2 E'en now we faintly trace the hills, Show the same path to heaven.

And catch their distant blue;
Rev. Isaac Watts. (1674-1748 ) 1709.

And the bright city's gleaming spires

Rise dimly on our view. 920 The ancient Worthies.

3 Soon, when the desert shall be crossed, 1 RISE, O my soul, pursue the path,

The flood of death past o'er, By ancient worthies trod;

Our pilgrim hosts shall safely land Aspiring, view those holy men

On Canaan's peaceful shore. Who lived and walked with God.

4 There love shall have its perfect work, 2 Though dead, they speak in reason's ear, And prayer be lost in praise ; And in example live ;

And all the servants of our God Their faith, and hope, and mighty deeds, Their endless anthems raise. Still fresh instruction give.

Rev. Henry Alford. (1810-1871.) 1828.

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