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3 Should not I for gladness leap, JESUS, thou Source of life, impart
Led by Jesus as his sheep;
For when these blest days are over, Thy blood unto my thirsting heart,
To the arms of dear Saviour
I shall be convey'd to rest :
lot is blest!
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. MAY the stream from thee, the Rock, MORE than shepherd's faithfulness Gracious Jesus,
To his flock our Saviour showeth; Richly bless thy thirsting flock,
From the treasures of his grace And refresh us!
He the choicest gifts bestoweth : 'Tis the source of pow'r, of life, As his sheep by him we're own'd, And salvation,
Since his blood for us aton'd. To thy congregation.
2 They who feel their want and need,
Thirsting for his great salvation, 766.* T. 580.
On the richest pastures feed,
With celestial joys be fed.
My Shepherd is the Lamb,
The living Lord, who dy'd;
With all that's truly good I am View the well-springs of salvation !
Most plenteously supply'd; Drink, and live, with an emotion
He richly feeds my soul Of unfeigned heart's devotion !
With manna from above, ? May to Jesus, while we're living, And leads me where the rivers roll From our works redound thanksgiving, Of everlasting love. And our lowly, meek behavior
2 My table he doth spread Clearly show we love our Saviour.
With choicest fare, and I
And eat most joyfully;
The merits of his toil.
3 When faith and hope shall cease, Yea, my worthless name he knows?
And love prevail alone, 2 Trusting his mild staff always, I then stall see him face to face, I go in and out in peace ;
And know as I am known; He will feed me with the treasure Then I my Shepherd's care Of his grace in richest measure ; Shall praise, and him adore, When athirst to him I cry,
And in his Father's house shall share Living water he'll supply.
True bliss for evermore,
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15 Rise, and your pilgrim-path pursue How blest are wé, when we enjoy Soon shall the beatific vision,
Revived by this rich fruition; thy love, And in the sacrament thy bounty prove! The Lamb in glory, meet your view: ' When we with humble shame, 0 Lamb
773.* T. 11. of God, Feed on thy body and thy preciousblood. COULD we sinners fully
, 2 Whenever wethis highest good enjoy, Gladly then we would declare
How our hearts with rapture swell, We promise thee anew fidelity;
Ev’n to angels what we share.
Which we feel, can ne'er express, 3 Make thou us monuments of grace. And what he bestows enjoy.
We adoring 'fore him lie, to show
(canst do ; What wonders thou on sinners vile 3 Angels sing before his throne, O were in our whole walk this to be. While we at his feet sink down; seen,
Gracious Jesus, Man and God, Thatofthy feast we have partakers been. What hast thou on us biestow'd ! 4. We humbly, pray that, with thy chosen train,
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[obtain; From this repast we may new strength SINCE Jesus dy'd, my guilty soul to O deaden all that would thy grace Heav'n's foretaste I may here already
withstand, Or to its influence refuse to bend:
have : 5 We have nought good in us to bring Partaking of him sacramentally!
O how unutterably blest am I, 'fore thee, Yet thou artours, and we'rethyproperty, 2 When heav'nly bread he gives my Preserve to us this grace, we thee im
soul to eat,
may henceforth never him forTo have our part in thee for evermore. When I, a needy sheep of his blest
Drink of the stream that flows from
[live; The solemn invitation 'sounding : • Prepare for the Lamb's feast above." His mercy and his goodness I shall taste
But yet not I, but Christ in me shall
Giving thy own flesh and blood
3 Let thy pow'r divine, we pray,
3 This holy bread and wine Be our strength and only stay,
Confirms us in the faith, Till we drop this mortal vest,
In love and union with our Lord, And the spirit goes to rest.
And we show forth his death, 776.* T. 22.
780.* T. 26. FOR that amazing love and grace, THOU slaughter'd Lamb, thy flesh and Which doth our thoughts by far surpass, which thou didst sacrifice for us, (blood, To eat thy flesh and drink thy blood, Upon the altar of the cross, Thanks be to thee, O Lamb of God!
Are to our souls delicious food. 2 Thy sacred body thou didst give
2 This makes us all with one accord For us, that we thereby might live; No pledge of love could be so great :
To love each other fervently,
Yea, to be wholly one with thee, O may we ne'er thy love forget.
And all that love thee, gracious Lord. 3 Thy precious blood for sinners spilt Cleanseth our hearts, removes our guilt,
T. 22. The debt is paid which we incurr'd, HAPPY, thrice happy hour of grace! And we're to happiness restor’d.
I've seen by faith my Saviour's face, 4 Thy Holy Spirit with us leave, He did himself to me impart, So that we rightly may conceive, And made a coy'nant with my heart. What thou for ali believers hast Prepared in this blest repast.
2 Ah, might in my behavior shine
The pow'r of Jesus' love divine,
His conflict and his victory,
His seeking, and his finding me!
THOU,who art present with thychurch Thy name, all names exceeding, According to thy word,
I'll praise, for thou art good, When to enjoy thy flesh and blood, Art with thy flesh me feeding,
We meet with one accord;
Until thou shalt appear;
it in our walk be seen, PRAISE be giv'n to Christ our souls That we thy foll'wers are.
By us sinners; what are we?[Beloved, Feeble human creatures, far removed
2 May we so captivated be From angelic purity:
By thy redeeming love, Yet when he to his rich pastures leads us,
As to be wean'd from earthly things, Where he with his sacred body feeds
And fix our thoughts above;
us, And we drink his blood once shed,
May all that's carnal be subdu'd,
And mortify'd in us,
That we may glory in thy name,
And count all else but loss.
And drank the blood he shed for me, 2 For food he gives his flesh;
O may I never him forget! He bids us drink his blood;
I know he will remember me; Amazing favor, matchless grace And I shall, when this life is o'er, Of our incarnate God!
Live in his presence evermore!
XXXVI. Hymns for different Ages, Sexes, and Stations
in Life; or, Choir Hymns.
2 Our Saviour was a lovely child,
His parent's chief delight, EACH division of thy fold,
In his behavior meek and mild, Freed from this world's vain tra- And always acted right. dition,
3 A blessed pattern Christ our Lord Male or female, young or old,
Himself to children gave, In thee hath true joys' fruition ;
That they to him might joy afford, All in their allotted place
And never misbehave. Should walk worthy of thy grace.
4 A child true happiness may, find, 2 Grant us a contented mind,
And humbly ought to pray: That in their peculiar station “ Lord Jesus, make my heart inclin'd Each may be to thee resign'd,
To love and to obey." Seeking only thy salvation.
5 “ I'm often stubborn, vain and wild, By thy staff we're safely led, Till in thee we're perfected.
Self-will'd and hard in heart;
Thy holy mind impart."
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O WHAT a wretched heart have I, THOUGH but a little child I am,
How full of sin and shame, Yet I may praise the slaughter'd Lamb, How obstinate continually, He loveth children tenderly,
How day by day to blame! He also loveth sinful me.
2 Lord, look on me'midst all my faults;
And, when thou seest my guilt, 2 Yes, gracious Saviour, I believe,
My wicked words and foolish thoughts, Thou wilt a little child receive; For thou didst bless them fornierly,
Think why thy blood was spilt. And say," Let children come to me.' 3 In that most precious river cleanse 3 Lord Jesus, unto me impart
And wash my crimes away, A humble, meek and docile heart; My selfishness, and that offence O cleanse me in thy precious blood,
Which I have done to-day. Shed in
my heart thy love abroad. 4. When thou, dear Jesus, wast a child, 4 Save me from liking what is ill,
Thou hadst no sin like me;
No wicked words thy lips defild,
5 Thou wast more spotless than a dove,
More harınless than a lamb,
Obedient, humble, full of love,
And never once to blame. made,
6 But I am proud, and headstrong too, Himself he humbled thus :
Oft sadly misbehave; That he, a Servant in our stead, I am not meek, like thee, and low; Might minister to us.
Me, Lord, in mercy save!
1 O might I but resemble thee, 4 Loving Jesus, holy Lamb,
That ev'ry one might know, In thy hands secure I am ;
Never from thy child depart. 8 Imprint thine image in my heart, 5 Teach me to show forth thy praise, Bestow thy Holy Ghost,
Love and serve thee all my days; And an obedient mind impart; Oh, might all around me see Then I shall not be lost.
Christ, the holy child, in me!
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790,* T. 14 O LORD, forgive a sinful child, THOU, gracious Saviour, for my good Whose heart is all unclean ;
Wast pleas'd a child to be, How bad am I, and how defild, And thou didst shed thy precious blood How prone to ev'ry sin!
Upon the cross for me. 2 Oh, change my vile, and stubborn 2 Come take me as thy property, heart,
Take me just as I am, Like thee, Oh, make me pure; I know that I belong to thee, To me thy love divine impart,
Thy love my heart doth claim. Keep me from sin secure.
3 Low at thy feet O may I bow, 3 Self-will, that cruel enemy,
Be thine, my Saviour, still; No more I would obey ;
In nothing bad myself allow, Thy Spirit shall my Teacher be,
Nor ever show self-will. And guide me in thy way.
4. Preserve, I pray, my heart secure 4. O may I never speak a word
From ev'ry hurt and stain; But what I truly mean,
First make it, and then keep it pure, Nor lie to thee, most gracious Lord, And shut to all that's vain. By whom each thought is seen.
5 If early thou wilt take me hence 5 I'll make thy wondrous, dying love,
O that no harm will be!.
6 If thou wilt have me longer stay,
and stature grow;
Help me to serve thee night and day:
While I am here beolw. LAMB of God, I look to thee,
7 Then, after walking in thy ways, Thou shalt my example be; When thou wast a little child
And serving thee in love,
Receive me to thyself in peace,
To sing thy praise above.
791, T. 11. 3 Let me above all fulfil
OUT of love and boundlessgrace, God, my heav'nly Father's will, Thou hast brought us to a place, Never his good Spirit grieve, Jesus, where we oft may hear Only to his glory live.
Of the suff'rings thou didst bear.