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2 Hark! hark!—the sounds draw nigh,
The joyful hosts descend;
Jesus forsakes the sky,
To earth his footsteps bend;

He comes to bless our fallen race;

He comes with messages of grace.

3 Bear, bear the tidings round;
Let every mortal know
What love in God is found,
What pity he can show;

Ye winds that blow, ye waves that roll,

Bear the glad news from pole to pole.

4 Strike, strike the harps again,
To great Immanuel's name;
Arise, ye sons of men,
And # his grace proclaim;
Angels and men, wake ev'ry string,
'Tis God, the Saviour's praise we sing.

HYMN 445. 7, 6. Montgomery.
Blighthelmstone. Margate.
1 HAIL to the Lord's anointed !
Great David's greater Son;
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun:
He eomes to break oppression,
To set the captive free;
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.

2 He comes, with succor speedy, To those who suffer w":j

To help the poor and needy, And bid the weak be strong; To give them songs for sighing, Their darkness turn to light, Whose souls condemn’d and dying, Were precious in his sight. 3 He shall come down, like showers Upon the fruitful earth, And love and joy, like flowers, Spring in nis path to birth: Before him, on the mountains, Shall peace the herald go, And righteousness in fountains From hill to valley flow.

4 For Him shall pray'r unceasing,

And daily vows ascend;

His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end:

The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;

His name shall stand for ever;
That name to us is—Love.

BAPTISM.

HYMN 446. L. M.
Leyden. Sterling.
Baptism. *
1 OBEDIENT to our Zion's King,

We to his holy laver bring

These happy converts, who have known And trusted in his grace alone.

2 Lord, in thy house they seek thy face; Oh, bless them with peculiar grace; Refresh their souls with love divine; Let beams of glory round them shine.

3 Ye, who your native vileness mourn,
And to the great Redeemer turn,

Arise, his gracious call obey,
And be baptiz'd without delay.

HYMN 447. L. M. Collyer. Bath. Kent. Household Baptism. 1 UNITED pray'rs ascend to thee, Eternal parent of mankind; Smile on this waiting family— Thy face they seek, and let them find.

2 Let the dear pledges of their love, Like tender plants around them grow; Thy present grace, and joys above, Upon their little ones bestow.

3 Receive, at their believing hand,
The charge which they devote as thine,
Obedient to their Lord's £-
And seal with pow'r the rite divifie.

4. To ev'ry member of their house,
Thy grace impart, thy love extends
Grant ev'ry good that time allows,
With heav'nly joys that neve:

HYMN 448. C. M. Doddridge.

St. Ann's. Arlington.
Mark x. 14.

1 SEE 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, hine let our offspring be. 4 Ye little flock, with pleasure hear; Ye children seek his face; And fly with transports to receive The blessings of his grace. 5 If orphans they are left behind, Thy guardian care we trust; That care shall heal our bleeding heart, If weeping o'er their dust.

HYMN 449. C. M. Hyde. Barby. Clarendon. Chapel. 1 SHEPHERD, who lead'st with tender care, The feeble of thy fold,— Who dost regard the weakest there, And #" steps uphold;

2 This little helpless lamb receive, In mercy, to thy breast; * And let parental fondness leave It safely there to rest. 3 Surround it with thy guardian love, Through all life's dang'rous way; Ne'er let it from thy pastures rove, Nor be the lion's prey. 4 In thine eternal, heav'nly home, Oh, let it find a place; And be, when life and toils are done, A trophy of thy grace.

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HYMN 450. C. M. Doddridge. - Barby. Bedford. Canterbury. Practical Improvement. Col. iii. 1. 1 ATTEND, ye children of your God, . Ye heirs of glory, hear; For accemts, so divine as these, Might charm the dullest ear. 2 Baptiz'd into your Saviour's death, our souls to sin must die: With Christ, your Lord, ye live anow, 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.

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