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3 Still with and in Thy people dwell;

Thy gracious plenitude reveal;
Till coming with Thy heavenly train,
We eye to eye “Behold the Man,"
And share Thy majesty divine,
And mount our thrones encircling Thine.


At the Baptism of a Child. 890 (360) L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1767.

NOD of eternal truth and love,
U Vouchsafe the promised aid we claim,
Thine own great ordinance approve,

The child baptized into Thy name,
Partaker of Thy nature make,

And give him all Thine image back. 2 Father, if such Thy sovereign will,

If Jesus did the rite enjoin,
Annex Thy hallowing Spirit's seal,

And let the grace attend the sign;
The seed of endless life impart,

Take for Thine own this infant's heart. 3 Answer on him Thy wisdom's end,

In present and eternal good;
Whate'er Thou didst for man intend,

Whate'er Thou hast on man bestowed,
Now to this favour'd child be given,

Pardon, and holiness, and heaven. 4 In presence of Thy heavenly host,

Thyself we faithfully require :
Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

By blood, by water, and by fire,
And fill up all Thy human shrine,
And seal our souls for ever Thine.

C.M. C. WESLEY. 1762.

Gen. xlviii. 16.
THE great redeeming Angel, Thee,
1 0 Jesus, we confess;

Pardon, ce of Thylly require Ghost,

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Do Thou our great Deliverer be,

And all our offspring bless.
2 Early discipled to the Lord,

May they be taught of Thee :
And, made to know and trust Thy word,

Wise to salvation be.
3 Thou who hast borne our sins away,

Our children's sins remove;
And bring them through their evil day,

To sing Thy praise above.
4 Partakers of Thy nature, make

Partakers of Thy grace ;
And then the heirs of glory take

To dwell before Thy face. 892

CEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand

With all-engaging charms :
Hark how He calls the tender lambs,

And folds them in His arms!
2 “ Permit them to approach,” He cries,

“Nor scorn their humble name :
For 'twas to bless such souls as these,

The Lord of angels came.”
3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands,

And yield them up to Thee;
Joyful that we ourselves are Thine,

Thine let our offspring be. 893


Watts. 1709. row large the promise, how divine,

To Abr'am and his seed !
“ I'll be a God to thee and thine,

Supplying all their need.”
2 The words of His extensive love

*From age to age endure ;
The Angel of the Covenant proves

And seals the blessing sure.

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3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,

To our great father given ;
He takes our children to His arms,

And calls them heirs of heaven. 14 O God, how faithful are Thy ways !

Thy love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of Thy grace
Blots out our children's name.


C. WESLEY. 1749.
At the Baptism of Adults.
NOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

) Honour the means ordained by Thee! Make good our apostolic boast,

And own Thy glorious ministry.
2 We now Thy promised presence claim,

Sent to disciple all mankind,
Sent to baptize into Thy name,

We now Thy promised presence find. 3 Father! in these reveal Thy Son ;

In these, for whom we seek Thy face,
The hidden mystery make known,

The inward, pure, baptizing grace. 4 Jesus! with us Thou always art :

Effectuate now the sacred sign; · The gift unspeakable impart,

And bless the ordinance divine.
5 Eternal Spirit! descend from high,

Baptizer of our spirits Thou !
The sacramental seal apply,

And witness with the water now ! 6 Oh! that the souls baptized herein

May now Thy truth and mercy feel ;
May rise and wash away their sin :
Come, Holy Ghost, their pardon seal !

78 & 6s. C. WESLEY. 1749. ATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost,

In solemn power come down!

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Present with Thy heavenly host,

Thine ordinance to crown :
See a sinful worm of earth!
Bless to him the cleansing flood!
Plunge him, by a second birth,

Into the depths of God.
2 Let the promised inward grace

Accompany the sign;
On his new-born soul impress

The character divine !
Father, all Thy love reveal !
Jesus, all Thy name impart!
Holy Ghost, renew and dwell

For ever in his heart !

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The Lord's Supper.

S.M. C. WESLEY. 1745.
NYOME, all who truly bear

The name of Christ your Lord,
His last mysterious supper share,

And keep His kindest word.
Hereby your faith approve

In Jesus crucified :
In memory of my dying love,

Do this,"—He said, -and died.
The badge and token this,

The sure confirming seal,
That He is ours, and we are His,

The servants of His will ;
His dear peculiar ones,

The purchase of His blood;
His blood which once for all atones,

And brings us now to God.
Then let us still profess

Our Master's honoured Name;
Stand forth His faithful witnesses,

True followers of the Lamb.

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In proof that such we are,

His saying we receive,
And thus to all mankind declare

We do in Christ believe.
4 Part of His church below,

We thus our right maintain ;
Our living membership we show,

And in the fold remain,
The sheep of Israel's fold,

In England's pastures fed ;
And fellowship with all we hold,
Who hold it with our Head.


Luke xxii. 19.
| CCORDING to Thy gracious word,
A In meek humility,
This will I do, my dying Lord,

I will remember Thee.
2 Thy body broken for my sake,

My bread from heaven shall be ;
Thy testamental cup I take,

And thus remember Thee.
3 Gethsemane, can I forget ?

Or there Thy conflict see
Thine agony and bloody sweat,

And not remember Thee ?
4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes,

And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice !

I must remember Thee :
5 Remember Thee, and all Thy pains,

And all Thy love to me ;
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains,

Will I remember Thee.
6 And when these failing lips grow dumb,

And mind and memory flee;
When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come,

Jesus, remember me.

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