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2 0, shall not warmer accents tell

The gratitude we owe To Him, who died, our fears to quell,

And save from sin and woe? 3 While yet his anguished soul surveyed

Those pangs he would not flee, What love his latest words displayed !

“ Meet and remember me." 4 Remember thee! thy death, thy shame,

The griefs which thou didst bear! 0, memory, leave no other name

But His, recorded there!


Coming to the Lord's Supper.
1 Let vain pursuits and vain desires

Be banished from the heart,
The Saviour's love fill every breast,

And light and life impart.
2 He knew how frail our nature is,

Our souls how apt to stray;
How much we need his gracious help

To keep us in the way!
3 These faithful pledges of his love

His mercy did ordain,
To bring refreshment to our souls,

And faith and hope sustain. 4 Since such his condescending grace,

Let us with hearts sincere,
Obedient to his holy will,
His table now draw near;

5 And while we join to celebrate

The sufferings of our Lord, May we perceive new grace


power T'obey his holy word.

646. S. M. FURNESS.

A Communion Hymn. 1 O, for a prophet's fire,

O, for an angel's tongue,
To speak the mighty love of him

Who on the cross was hung ! 2 In vain our hearts attempt,

In language meet, to tell How through a thousand sorrows burned

That flame unquenchable.
3 Yet would we praise that love

Beyond expression dear:
Come, gather round his table, then,

And celebrate it here.
4 These symbols of his death,

0, with what power they speak ! Prophetic lips and angels' lyres

Compared with these, are weak. 5 And shall they plead in vain

With our forgetful souls? Forbid it, God, while through our veins The vital current rolls. 42



Obeying Christ.
1 Here, Saviour, we would come,

In thine appointed way;
Obedient to thy high commands,

Our solemn vows we pay. 2 0, bless this sacred rite,

To bring us near to thee;
And may we find that as our day

Our strength shall also be.


The Table of the Lord.
1 Now I approach thy table, Lord,

With reverent joy and love;
I call to mind my Saviour's word,

And will obedient prove,
2 O, shall I not remember one,

Who bled and died for me?
Nor think on all that he has done,

To make me pure and free.
3 Yea, I'll remember him and strive

To love him more and more;
So that I may with Jesus live,
When this short life is o'er.


649. S. M.

WATTS. Grateful Remembrance of Christ. 1 Jesus, the Friend of man,

Invites us to his board ;
The welcome summons we obey,

And own our gracious Lord. 2 Here we show forth his love,

Which spake in every breath, Prompted each action of his life,

And triumphed in his death. 3 Here let our powers unite

His honored name to raise ; Let grateful joy fill every mind,

And every voice be praise. 4 One faith, one hope, one Lord,

One God alone we know;
Brethren we are ;


With kind affection glow.
5 Warmed with our Master's love,

And thy unmeasured grace, Lord! let our thankful hearts expand,

And all mankind embrace.

650. 78. M. BOWRING.

Communion Hymn. 1 Nor with terror do we meet

At the board by Jesus spread ; Not in mystery drink and eat

Of the Saviour's wine and bread.

2 'Tis his memory we record,

*T is his virtues we proclaim; Grateful to our honored Lord,

Here we bless his sacred name. 3 See him, on the dreadful day

Of his mortal agony,
Break the bread, and hear him say,

“Eat of this, and think of me!" 4 See him standing on the brink

Of the tomb, and hark, he cries, " Take the cup, and as ye drink,

O, remember him who dies !" 6 Yes, we will remember thee,

Friend and Saviour; and thy feast Of all services shall be

Holiest and welcomest.

651. 7s. M. ANONYMOUS.

A Communion Hymn. 1 At thy table, Lord of life,

May our souls find peace and rest; On the Saviour may we lean,

Safe repose upon his breast. 2 He invites us to this feast;

He hath said, “Remember me;'
May we corne with trustful hearts,

Hearts devoted, Lord, to thee. 3 May thy grace our souls awake

Make them glow with holy love;
While we take the bread and cup,

Set our hearts on things above.

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