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2 Come, Jesus, come; return again;
With brighter beam Thy servants bless,
And share Thy kingdom's happiness. 3 A feeble race, by passion driven,
In darkness and in doubt we roam,
Our hope, our harbour, and our home. 4 Yet ʼmid the wild and wintry gale,
When death rides darkly o'er the sea,
fail, Our prayers, Redeemer, rest on Thee. 5 Come, Jesus, come; and as of yore,
The prophet went to clear Thy way,
A dawning to Thy brighter day; 6 So now may grace, with heavenly shower,
Our stony hearts for truth prepare ;
Psalm cxvi. 14. C. M.
Before the Lord we speak:
A Vow we dare not break;
Ourselves to Christ we yield ; Nor from His cause will we depart,
Nor ever quit the field.
But on His grace rely,
4 O guide our doubtful feet aright,
And keep us in Thy ways;
Turn Thou our prayers to praise.
FOR THE ADMISSION OF MEMBERS.
700 Acts 11. 47.
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,
As fellow-heirs of heavenly grace.
The joys and griefs which others bear;
In all the offices of love.
And keep them steadfast to the end;
701 Gen. xxiv. 31. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
COstrenin, thou blessed of the Lord,
Our friend, our brother, now.
Of love, we offer thee:
From lics and vanity.
3 In weal or woe, in joy or care,
Thy portion shall be ours;
They lend their mutual powers,
As God to us hath done;
Whose faith the victory won.
As star by star grows dim,
Be lost and found in Him.
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;
Blots out the children's name.
Be dedicate to God;
And wash them in Thy blood.
Shall Thy salvation come,
In one eternal home.
703 Matt. xix. 14. C.M. DODDRIDGE 1 EE Israel's gentle Shepherd stands
And folds them in His arms.
Nor scorn their humble name;
The Lord of angels came. 3 We bring them, Lord, with thankful hands,
And yield them up to Thee ;
Thine let our offspring be.
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 ;
The family above. 4 “Their feeble frames my power shall raise,
And mould with heavenly skill :
And hands to do my will."
705 Gen. xlviii. 16. C.M. C. WESLEY.
Jesus, we confess
And all our offspring bless.
Our children's sins remove, And bring
them through their evil day,
Partakers of Thy grace,
To dwell before Thy face.
1706 1 Sam. 1. 27, 28. 112th M. C. WESLEY.
The souls we here present to Thee,
And then transplant to Paradise.
Preserve them for Thy glorious cause,
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.