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The tribute of its love to bring
To thee, our Saviour and our King: 4 Till every public temple raise
A song of triumph to thy praise;
To thee a temple shall become. 5 Still be it our supreme delight
To walk as in thy glorious sight;
VII. ORDINANCES AND SPECIAL
HYMN 86. III. 3.
While the lambs thy bosom share; 2 Now, these little ones receiving,
Fold them in thy gracious arm; There, we know, thy word believing,
Only there, secure from harm. 3 Never from thy pasture roving,
Let them be the Lion's prey;
Keep them all life's dangerous way: 4 Then, within thy fold eternal,
Let them find a resting-place;
HYMN 87. S. M.
Himself declares them blest.
2 "Let them approach," he cries,
"Nor scorn their humble claim; The heirs of heaven are such as these
For such as these I came.” 3 Gladly we bring them, Lord,
Devoting them to thee, een
Thine may our offspring be.
HYMN 88. S. M.
Ephesians vi. 10–13. SOLDIERS of Christ, arise, D And put your armour on, Strong in the strength which God supplies,
Through his eternal Son. 2 Strong in the Lord of hosts,
And in his mighty power,
Is more than conqueror.
With all his strength endued; And take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God.
And all your conflicts past,
HYMN 29. L. M.
On thee, my Saviour, and my God:
And tell thy goodness all abroad. 2 O happy bond, that seals my vows,
To him whó merits all my love, Let cheerful anthems fill his house,
While to his sacred throne I move.
3 'Tis done, the great transaction's done;
Deign, gracious Lord, to make me thine: Help me, through grace, to follow on,
Glad to confess thy voice divine. 4 Here rest, my oft-divided heart,
Fix'd on thy God, thy Saviour, rest; Who with the world would grieve to part ?
When callid on angels' food to feast? 5 High heaven, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renew'd shall daily hear,
HYMN 90. C. M.
A vow we dare not break:
Ourselves to Christ we yield; Nor from his cause will we depart,
Or ever quit the field.
But on his grace rely,
Will all our need supply.
And keep us in thy ways;
Turn thou our prayers to praise.
HYMN 91. C. M.
Is no vain sacrifice.
To fear the Lord betimes;
For sinners who grow old in sin,
Are harden'd by their crimes.
To mind religion young;
And make our virtues strong. 4 To thee, Almighty God, to thee
Our hearts we now resign:
HYMN 92. C.M.
, With vital ardour glows,
That beauty can disclose;
Are yet by vice enslaved,
And character engraved :
The sunshine of thy days;
Encompass all thy ways;
With vain regret, deplore,
That now return no more. 5 True wisdom, early sought and gain'd,
In age will give thee rest :
To make its evening blest.
THE LORD'S SUPPER.
Rev. v. 9, 12, 13.
Since all things by thy power were made,
And by thy bounty live.
Honour, and wealth, to gain,
A sacrifice was slain.
And ransom'd us to God,
By thy most precious blood.
By all in earth and heaven,
HYMN 94. L. M.
And let them thy sweet mercies know. 2 Hail ! sacred feast, which Jesus makes,
Rich banquet of his flesh and blood:
That sacred stream, that heavenly food. 3 Why are its bounties all in vain
Before unwilling hearts display'd ? Was not for you the victim slain?
Are you forbid the children's bread ? 4 O let thy table honour'd be,
And furnished well with joyful guests: And may each soul salvation see,
That here its holy pledges tastes. 5 Drawn by thy quickening grace, O Lord,
In countless numbers let them come; And gather from their Father's board,
The bread that lives beyond the tomb.