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8 From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,

[host, Through gates of pearl streams in the countless Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Hallelujah!
W. W. HOW. 1867.

1200 There shall be no night there. -Rev. 21. 25. 1 THERE is no night in heaven;

In that blest world above
Work never can bring weariness,

For work itself is love.

2 There is no grief in heaven;

For life is one glad day:
And tears are of those former things

Which all have passed away. 3 There is no sin in heaven;

Behold that blessed throng-
All holy is their spotless robe,

All holy is their song!
4 There is no death in heaven;

For they who gain that shore
Have won their immortality,

And they can die no more.
5 Lord Jesus, be our Guide;

(lead us safely on,
Till night and grief and sin and death
Are past, and heaven is won!

F. M. KNOLLIS. 1860. THE CHURCH OF CHRIST :

ITS ORDINANCES AND PRIVILEGES.

9.8.9.8.8.8. Baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.—Matt. 28. 19. 1 APTIZED into Thy name most holy,

O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost !
I claim a place, though weak and lowly,

Among Thy seed, Thy chosen host;
Buried with Christ, and dead to sin,

Thy Spirit now shall dwell within.
2 My loving Father here doth take me

To be henceforth his child and heir,
My faithful Saviour now doth make me

The fruit of all His sorrows share;
My Comforter will comfort me,

When darkest clouds around I see. 3 And I have vowed to fear and love Thee,

And to obey, Thee, Lord, alone
I felt Thy Spirit inly move me,

And dared to pledge myself Thy own,
Renouncing sin to keep the faith,

And war with evil to the death.
4 Yea, all I am, and love most dearly,

To Thee I offer now the whole ;
O let me make my vows sincerely,

Take full possession of my soul ;
Let nought within me, nought I own,

Serve any will but Thine alone.
5 And never let my purpose falter,

O Father, Son and Holy Ghost !

But keep me faithful to Thine altar,

Till Thou shall call me from my post ;
So unto Thee I live and die,
And praise Thee evermore on high.

RAMBUCH, 1723. 1202 Jesus Himself drew near and went with

them.-Luke 24. 15. 1 FALet my religious hours alone ;

JAR from my thoughts, vain world, begone, Fain would my eyes my Saviour see ;

I wait a visit, Lord, from Thee.
2 My heart grows warm with holy fire,

And kindles with a pure desire :
Come, my dear Jesus, from above,

And feed my soul with heavenly love. 3 The trees of life immortal stand

In fragrant rows at Thy right hand :
And in sweet murmurs, by their side,

Rivers of bliss perpetual glide.
4 Haste, then, but with a smiling face,

And spread the table of Thy grace ;
Bring down a taste of truth divine,

And cheer my heart with sacred wine.
5 Blest Jesus, what delicious fare !

How sweet Thy entertainments are !
Never did angels taste above

Redeeming grace, and dying love.
6 Hail, great Immanuel, all divine,

In Thee thy Father's glories shine:
Thou brightest, sweetest, fairest one,
That
eyes have seen, or angels known.

ISAAC WATTS. 1719.

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L.M. 1203 The table of the Lord.—Mal. 1. 12. 1 TY God, and is Thy table spread ?

Thither be all Thy children led,

And let them all its sweetness know.
2 Hail! sacred feast, which Jesus makes,

Rich banquet of His flesh and blood;
Thrice happy he who here partakes

That sacred stream, that heavenly food.
3 Why are these emblems still in vain

Before unwilling hearts displayed ?
Was not for you the Victim slain ?
Are
you

forbid the children's bread ?
4 O let Thy table honoured be,

And furnished well with joyful guests ;
And may each soul salvation see,

That here its sacred pledges tastes.
5 Let crowds approach with hearts prepared,

With hearts inflamed let all attend;
Nor, when we leave our Father's board,

The pleasure or the profit end.
6 Revive Thy dying churches, Lord,
And bid our drooping graces live;

that
energy

afford
A Saviour's grace alone can give.

PHILIP DODDRIDGE. 1755.

And more,

1204 This do, in remembrance of Me.

L.M.

1 Cor. 11. 25.
1
A?
T Thy command, our dearest Lord,

Here we attend Thy dying feast,
Thy love, like wine, adorns the board,
Thy presence gladdens every guest,

2 Our faith adores Thy bleeding love,

And trusts for life in One that died;
We hope for heavenly crowns above

From a Redeemer crucified.
3 Let the vain world pronounce it shame,

And fling their scandals on Thy cause ;
We come to boast our Saviour's name,

And make our triumphs in His Cross. 4 With joy we tell the scoffing age,

He that was dead has left His tomb;
He lives above their utmost rage,
And we are waiting till He come.

ISAAC WATTS. 1719.

1205 And in the evening He cometh with the

twelve. —Mark 14. 17.

1 TESUS, to Thy table led,

fed

With the true and living Bread! 2 While upon Thy Cross we gaze,

Mourning o'er our sinful ways,

Turn our sadness into praise ! 3 From the bonds of sin release,

Weak and wavering faith increase,

Grant us, Lamb of God, Thy peace! 4 Draw us to Thy wounded side

Whence there flows the healing tide,

There our sins and sorrows hide.
5 Lead us by Thy piercèd hand,

Till around Thy throne we stand
In the bright and better land!

R. H. BAYNES. 1863.

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