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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.

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Psalm cxvi. 14. C. M.

BEDDOME

now,

1

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.

FOR THE ADMISSION OF MEMBERS.

700 Acts 11. 47.

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L. M. BATHURST. 1

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,

1

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.
1
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.

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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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