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2 Come, Jesus, come; return again;

With brighter beam Thy servants bless,
Who long to feel Thy perfect reign,

And share Thy kingdom's happiness. 3 A feeble race, by passion driven,

In darkness and in doubt we roam,
And lift our anxious eyes to heaven,

Our hope, our harbour, and our home. 4 Yet ʼmid the wild and wintry gale,

When death rides darkly o'er the sea,
And strength and earthly daring

fail, Our prayers, Redeemer, rest on Thee. 5 Come, Jesus, come; and as of yore,

The prophet went to clear Thy way,
A harbinger Thy feet before,

A dawning to Thy brighter day; 6 So now may grace, with heavenly shower,

Our stony hearts for truth prepare ;
Sow in our souls the seed of power,
Then come and reap Thy harvest there.


Psalm cxvi. 14. C. M.




Before the Lord we speak:
To Him we make our solemn vow,-

A Vow we dare not break;
2 That, long as life itself shall last,

Ourselves to Christ we yield ; Nor from His cause will we depart,

Nor ever quit the field.
3 We trust not in our native strength,

But on His grace rely,
That, with returning wants, the Lord
Will all our need supply.

4 O guide our doubtful feet aright,

And keep us in Thy ways;
And while we turn our vows to prayers,

Turn Thou our prayers to praise.


700 Acts 11. 47.

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That crowns Thy gospel with success; Subjecting rebels to Thy throne,

And gathering to Thy fold Thine own. 2 Those who have now Thy truth confessed,

As their own faith, and hope, and rest,
We, in Thy name, with joy embrace,

As fellow-heirs of heavenly grace.
3 As living members, may they share

The joys and griefs which others bear;
And active in their stations prove,

In all the offices of love.
4 From all temptations them defend,

And keep them steadfast to the end;
Ever abiding in Thy love,
Until they join the church above.

701 Gen. xxiv. 31. C. M. MONTGOMERY.

COstrenin, thou blessed of the Lord,


Stranger nor
We welcoine thee with warm accord,

Our friend, our brother, now.
2 The hand of fellowship, the heart

Of love, we offer thee:
Leaving the world, thou dost but part

From lics and vanity.

3 In weal or woe, in joy or care,

Thy portion shall be ours;
Christians their mutual burdens bear,

They lend their mutual powers,
4 Come with us, we will do thee good,

As God to us hath done;
Stand but in Him, as those have stood,

Whose faith the victory won.
5 And when, by turns, we pass away,

As star by star grows dim,
May each, translated into day,

Be lost and found in Him.

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He takes young children to His arms,

And calls them heirs of heaven.

2 Our God, how faithful are His ways!

His love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of His grace

Blots out the children's name.
3 Then let the children of the saints

Be dedicate to God;
Pour out Thy Spirit on them, Lord,

And wash them in Thy blood.
4 Thus to the parents and their seed

Shall Thy salvation come,
And numerous households meet at last

In one eternal home.

703 Matt. xix. 14. C.M. DODDRIDGE 1 EE Israel's gentle Shepherd stands

Hark, how He calls the tender lambs,

And folds them in His arms.
2 Permit them to approach, He cries,

Nor scorn their humble name;
For 'twas to bless such souls as these,

The Lord of angels came. 3 We bring them, Lord, with thankful hands,

And yield them up to Thee ;
Joyful that we ourselves are Thine,

Thine let our offspring be.

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While infants in His tender arms

Receive the smiling grace.

2 “I take these little lambs," said He,

“And lay them in my breast; Protection they shall find in me,

In me be ever blest.

3 “Death may the bands of life unloose,

But can't dissolve my love ;
Millions of infant souls compose

The family above. 4 “Their feeble frames my power shall raise,

And mould with heavenly skill :
I'll give them tongues to sing my praiso,

And hands to do my will."

705 Gen. xlviii. 16. C.M. C. WESLEY.
The great Redeeming Angel, Thee,

Jesus, we confess
And still our great Deliverer be,

And all our offspring bless.
2 Thou who hast borne our sins away,

Our children's sins remove, And bring

them through their evil day,
To sing Thy praise above.
3 Partakers of our nature, make

Partakers of Thy grace,
And then the heirs of glory take

To dwell before Thy face.

1706 1 Sam. 1. 27, 28. 112th M. C. WESLEY.


The souls we here present to Thee,
And fit for Thy great service make
These heirs of immortality ;
Now let them in Thine image rise,

And then transplant to Paradise.
2 Unspotted from the world and pure,

Preserve them for Thy glorious cause,
Accustomed daily to endure
The welcome burden of Thy cross ;
Inured to toil and ent pain
Till all Thy perfect mind they gain.

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Isaiah xliv. 3, 4. L. M. 1

Our grateful vows, our fervent prayer; And with Thy choicest favours bless, And own as Thine our infant race.

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