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771.* T. 583.
HOW blest are we, when we enjoy thy love,
And in the sacrament thy bounty prove! When we with humble shame, O Lamb of God,
Feed on thy body and thy precious blood. 2 Whenever we this highest good enjoy, We promise thee anew fidelity; Pow'r to perform thou hast for us obtain'd When, by thy death, life was for man regain'd.
3 Make thou us monuments of grace, to show [canst do; What wonders thou on sinners vile O were in our whole walk this to be
That of thy feast we have partakers been. 4 We humbly pray that, with thy chosen train, [obtain; From this repast we may new strength O deaden all that would thy grace withstand,
Or to its influence refuse to bend.
5 We have nought good in us to bring
Yet thou art ours, and we're thy property, Preserve to us this grace, we thee implore,
To have our part in thee for evermore.
772. T. 26.
AH! who are we, thou God of love! That we should hear, thro' grace abounding,
The solemn invitation sounding: "Prepare for the Lamb's feast above." 2 Prostrate before the mercy-seat We sinners lie, with holy trembling, The elders' blissful choir resembling, Who cast their crowns before thy feet. 3 Here more than Tabor's glories shine: Heart-captivating meditation! Ev'n here thou feed'st thy congregation With heav'nly manna, food divine! 4 Here it is good for us to be! Our souls imbibe, while here we tarry, The breezes of the sanctuary, The atmosphere of Calvary.
[get; That I may henceforth never him for When I, a needy sheep of his blest flock,
Drink of the stream that flows from Christ, the Rock!
3 Let thy pow'r divine, we pray, Be our strength and only stay, Till we drop this mortal vest, And the spirit goes to rest.
776.* T. 22.
FOR that amazing love and grace,
777.* T. 151.
LORD Christ! I give thee praises;
PRAISE be giv'n to Christ our soul's
Yet when he to his rich pastures leads us, Where he with his sacred body feeds us, And we drink his blood once shed, We are richly comforted.
779. T. 582.
COME, O my soul, and sing How Jesus thee hath fed; How Jesus gave himself to thee, The true and living Bread. 2 For food he gives his flesh;
He bids us drink his blood; Amazing favor, matchless grace Of our incarnate God!
3 This holy bread and wine
Confirms us in the faith, In love and union with our Lord, And we show forth his death.
780.* T. 26. THOU slaughter'd Lamb, thy flesh and Which thou didst sacrifice for us, [blood, Upon the altar of the cross,
Are to our souls delicious food.
To love each other fervently,
HAPPY, thrice happy hour of grace!
THOU,whoartpresent with thy church
When to enjoy thy flesh and blood,
2 May we so captivated be
By thy redeeming love,
XXXVI. Hymns for different Ages, Sexes, and Stations
in Life; or, Choir Hymns.
784. T. 33.
EACH division of thy fold,
Freed from this world's vain tradition,
Male or female, young or old,
In thee hath true joys' fruition;
That in their peculiar station
A. For Children.
785. T. 22.
THOUGH but a little child I am,
2 Our Saviour was a lovely child,
In his behavior meek and mild,
3 A blessed pattern Christ our Lord
That they to him might joy afford,
4 A child true happiness may find,
5" I'm often stubborn, vain and wild,
O WHAT a wretched heart have I,
How day by day to blame!
2 Lord, look on me 'midst all my faults; And, when thou seest my guilt,
2 Yes, gracious Saviour, I believe,
3 Lord Jesus, unto me impart
786. T. 14.
THO' Christ was God, and all things made,
Himself he humbled thus: That he, a Servant in our stead, Might minister to us.
My wicked words and foolish thoughts,
4 When thou, dear Jesus, wast a child,
5 Thou wast more spotless than a dove,
And never once to blame.
6 But I am proud, and headstrong too,
I am not meek, like thee, and low;
Like thee, Oh, make me pure;
3 Self-will, that cruel enemy,
4 0 may I never speak a word
4 Loving Jesus, holy Lamb, In thy hands secure I am ; Fix thy temple in my heart, Never from thy child depart.
5 Teach me to show forth thy praise,
790.* T. 14.
THOU, gracious Saviour, for my good Wast pleas'd a child to be,
And thou didst shed thy precious blood Upon the cross for me.
2 Come take me as thy property, Take me just as I am,
I know that I belong to thee,
Thy love my heart doth claim.
Nor ever show self-will.
4 Preserve, I pray, my heart secure
5 If early thou wilt take me hence
6 If thou wilt have me longer stay,
7 Then, after walking in thy ways,
791. T. 11. OUT of love and boundless grace, Thou hast brought us to a place, Jesus, where we oft may hear Of the suff'rings thou didst bear.
THOU Guardian of thy lambs, behold
2 Let nothing in our minds take place, But what comes from thy blood and grace;
May that sink deep into each heart,
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2 His mercy ev'ry sinner claims; For all his flock he cares;
The sheep he gently leads, the lambs He in his bosom bears.
3 If unto us our friends are good, 'Twas he their hearts inclin'd; He bids our fathers give us food, And makes our mothers kind. 4 Then let us thank him for his grace, Our meanest sacrifice of praise, He will not disapprove
For his unbounded love.
5 When children honor Jesus thus,
Out of the mouths of babes, like us,
795.* T. 22.
JESUS! the children's dearest Friend,
4 May we thy mind still better know;
5 O may we ever feel thee near, And be employ'd in praise and pray'r, May we in thy blest fellowship Wake, do our daily work, and sleep. 6 Thus will our infant tongues record
Thy birth and passion, gracious Lord,