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And to effect this glorious change,
Did Jesus shed His blood ? 2 0 for a song of ardent praise,
To bear our souls above!
Or damp our grateful love !
And bring us yet more near ; Here may we see Thy glories shine,
And taste Thy mercies here.
In such a scene as this,
The saints complete in bliss.
(L. M.) 1 LORD, while Thy suff'rings I survey,
And faith enjoys a heav'nly ray,
Present anew the dreadful scene, 2 For mortal crimes, a sacrifice,
The Lord of life and glory dies :
Where justice, truth and pity shine!
'Twas with our guilt His soul was tried !
4 Awake each heart, arise each soul,
And join the blissful choirs above:
(L.m. Old 112th.) 10 Bread of life! giv’n from above,
Pledge of MESSIAH's dying love;
And weep and look at Calvary.
Who gav'st for us Thy flesh and blood,
(L. M, Old 112th) 10
Glorious ordinance, divine,
Which blessings to our souls conveys,
The strength’ning and refreshing grace;
Thou pledge of everlasting rest!
Who suffer'd once for us below,
Help us to celebrate Thy love,
And thus Thy death and passion shew,
(Old 112th.) 1 MYST’RY of grace ! th’ Immortal dies !
Who can explore the vast design ? In vain the highest seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine. The LAMB of God atonement made, He the vast ransom fully paid.
2 Angels, archangels, join your praise,
In this blest theme your songs employ,
In endless symphonies of joy,
3 Then shall the triumph be complete,
Then perfect love shall ever glow; There, lost in wonder at His feet,
Our praise no interval shall know. There all His acts of grace record; There dwell for ever with the LORD.
BAPTISM OF INFANTS,
Mark 8. 14.
1 BORN to fufil all righteousness,
Commission'd to redeem ; Behold th’ eternal Son of God,
Baptiz'd in Jordan's stream,
The sacred rite we own;
The off'ring at Thy throne, 3 The mystic water sanctify
By Thy effective word,
Beloved by the LORD.
Descend celestial Dove ! This earthly nature renovate,
Inscribe Thy law of love. 5 The taint of inbred sin efface,
Wash with a Saviour's blood, And let maturer life attest
The cov'nant made with God. 6 Under Thy banner may we fight;
Constrain'd by truth and love
Then shout His praise above.
1 Go, teach the nations, and baptize,
Aloud th' ascending SAVIOUR cries;
2 LORD in Thy house, we seek Thy face,
Now crown Thy ord'nance with Thy grace,
3 Eternal SPIRIT, Sacred Dove,
On this baptismal water move,
4 Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below;