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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!
645. C. M. ANONYMOUS.
Coming to the Lord's Supper.
Be banished from the heart,
And light and life impart.
Our souls how apt to stray;
To keep us in the way!
His mercy did ordain,
And faith and hope sustain. 4 Since such his condescending grace,
Let us with hearts sincere,
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,
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.
Beyond expression dear:
And celebrate it here.
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
647. S. M. ENGLISH BAPTIST COLL.
In thine appointed way;
Our solemn vows we pay. 2 0, bless this sacred rite,
To bring us near to thee;
Our strength shall also be.
648. C. M. GREENWOOD.
The Table of the Lord.
With reverent joy and love;
And will obedient prove,
Who bled and died for me?
To make me pure and free.
To love him more and more;
649. S. M.
WATTS. Grateful Remembrance of Christ. 1 Jesus, the Friend of man,
Invites us to his board ;
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;
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,
“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;'
Hearts devoted, Lord, to thee. 3 May thy grace our souls awake
Make them glow with holy love;
Set our hearts on things above.