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214. Christ's Faithful Soldiers. (7's.)
HEAVENLY Father! by thy grace
215. The Ark of Christ's Church. The long suffering of God waited in the
days of Noah, While the ark was a preparing, Wherein few, that is, eight souls were
saved by water. The lıke figure whereunto Even baptism doth also now save us, (Not the putting away of the filth of the
But the answer of a good conscience to
wards God) By the resurrection of Jesus Christ : Who is gone into heaven.—1 Peter iii. 20.
216. Grafted into Christ's Church. (c.m.) O PRAISE the Lord, whose mercy great
Hath placed us in his Ark;
And mark'd us with his mark.
To others grants the same ;
Baptized unto his name.
The mem'ry of our vow ;
And henceforth walk as Thou.
But dead to sin with Thee;
Alive to God should be.
217. The Adoption of Sons.
put on | Christ.
God sent | forth · his | Son :
law, To redeem them that were | under the
law : That we might receive the a | doption •
of sons, And because | ye are sons : God hath sent forth the Spi • rit I of his |
Gal, iii. 26; iv. 4.
CHILDREN, at their baptism, promise repentance and faith by their sureties, which promise, when they come to age, themselves are bound to perform.
218. Your Promise at Baptism. (c.m.) PRAISE God, whose never failing grace
Will always guard his fold ; With mercy beaming from his face,
He looks on young and old.
Our vows let us renew,
A Saviour kind and true.
Thy grace, O Lord, to us impart,
And bless this hallowed rite; Thy Spirit pour on every heart,
And clothe our souls in white.
219. The God of Grace stablish you. They sent unto them Peter and John : Who, when they were come down, prayed
for them, That they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of
Only they were baptized
Acts viii, 14,
220. He shall Feed his Flock. (c.m.) Of Christ, O love to sing each day!
Of Christ, O love to learn !
O may our bosom burn !
And eyes that never sleep,
His feeble lambs and sheep.
And sweetly tune the tongue ;
Bids cares and follies all depart,
And helps along the young.
And numbers all their names ;
Their vows, their hearts, he claims.
221. Dead to sin, alive to God. Know ye not that so many of us as were
baptized into Jesus Christ Were baptized into his death ? Therefore we are buried with him by bap
tism into death : That like as Christ was raised up from the
dead By the glory of the Father, Even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom. vi. 3.
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.
For the continual remembrance of the sacrifice of the death of Christ, and of the benefits which we receive thereby. 222.
I am the Bread of Life. (7's.) LAMB of God, for sinners slain ! Sacrifice, our peace to gain ! Bread of life, which came from heaven! Thou, O Christ, for us wast given !