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2 Incline their hearts to learn Thy will,
Their opening minds with knowledge ful;
Matt. xxviii. 19, 20. 7's. B. GUEST. 1 TEAVENLY Father, máy Thy love
Let this infant find a place
In Thy covenant of grace.
Listen to our humble prayer ;
Cleanse this child from nature's guilt. 3 Holy Ghost, to Thee we cry,
Thou this infant sanctify;
Seal him to redemption's day. 4 Great Jehovah, Father, Son,
Holy Spirit, Three in One,
THE LORD'S SUPPER. 709
1 Cor. xi. 23, &c. L.M. WATTS. 'T ,
When powers of earth and hell arose Against the Son of God's delight,
And friends betrayed Him to His foes: 2 Before the mournful scene began, He took the bread, and bless'd,
and brake : What love through all His actions ran ! What wondrous words of grace He spake!
3 This is my body, broke for sin ; Receive and eat the living food : Then took the cup, and bless'd the wine;
"Tis the new covenant in my blood.
In memory of your dying Friend;
The love of your departed Lord. 6 Jesus, Thy feast we celebrate;
We shew Thy death, we sing Thy name,
1 Cor. X. 16, 17.
WATTS 1 ESUS invites His saints
To meet around His board :
Communion with their Lord. 2 For food He gives His flesh,
He bids us drink His blood; Amazing favour! matchless grace
Of our descending God ! 3 Our heavenly Father calls
Christ and His members one; We the dear children of His love,
And He the first-born Son. 4 We are but several parts
Of the same broken bread; The body hath its several limbs,
But Jesus is the head. 5 Let all our powers be joined,
His glorious name to raise ; Pleasure and love all every mind,
And every voice be praise.
2 Cor. viil. 9. C. M. WATTS. 1 COW condescending and how kind Our misery reached His heavenly mind,
And pity brought Him down.
To raise us to His throne;
But cost His heart a groan.
That when the Saviour knew
His pity ne'er withdrew.
His love is still as great :
Nor let His saints forget.
While we His death record,
Mourn that we pierced the Lord.
Gal. vi. 14. L, M.
WATTS. 1 THEN I survey the wondrous cross
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride. 2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God:
I sacrifice them to His blood.
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
4 His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o'er His body on the tree;
And all the globe is dead to me.
That were a present far too small;
1713 Luke xiv. 16, &c.
L. M. WATTS. Ow rich are Thy provisions, Lord !
The fruits of life o'erspread the board,
The cup o'erflows with heavenly love. 2 We are the poor, the blind, the lame,
And help was far, and death was nigh;
And every want received supply.
From paths of darkness and despair,
Glad to enjoy Thy presence here.
That left the heaven of His abode,
To bring us wanderers back to God? 8 It cost Him death to save our lives;
To buy our souls it cost His own;
Were bought with agonies unknown. 6 Our everlasting love is due
To Him that ransomed sinners lost,
Luke xiv. 17; 22, 23. C. M. WATTS. COW sweet and awful is the place, While everlasting love displays
The choicest of her stores! 2 While all our hearts and all our songs
Join to admire the feast, We each exclaim with thankful tongues,
“Lord, why was I a guest ? 3 “Why was I made to hear Thy voice,
“And enter while there's room ; “When thousands make a wretched choice,
“And rather starve than come ?" 4 'Twas the same love that spread the feast,
That sweetly forced us in ;
And perished in our sin.
Constrain the earth to come; Send Thy victorious word abroad,
And bring the strangers home. 6 We long to see Thy churches full,
That all the chosen race May with one voice, and heart, and soul,
Sing Thy redeeming grace.
715 1 John v. 6.
1 v. . S. M. WATTS. 1
To praise our God on high, Who from His bosom sent His Son,
To bring us strangers nigh. 2 Nor let our voices cease
To sing the Saviour's name; Jesus, the Ambassador of peace,
How cheerfully He came !