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3 Inspired with wisdom from above,

And with discretion bless'd ; Displaying meekness, temperance, love, Of

every grace possess'd. 4 Sound in the faith, sincere, and grave,

And full of good report : Not such as filthy lucre crave,

Or praise or favour court.
5 Not slanderers, or double tongued,

Or men of empty boast;
But those to whom the praise belonged,

Of faithful, sober, just.
6 These are the men we seek of thee,

O God of righteousness ; Such may our deacons ever be, With such thy people bless.

492.
L. M.-On the appointment of a minister.
1 WE bid thee welcome in the name

Of Jesus our exalted head;
Come as a servant, -so He came,

And we receive thee in his stead.
2 Come as a Shepherd ; guard and keep

This fold from hell, and earth, and sin; Nourish the lambs, and feed the sheep,

The wounded heal, the lost bring in. 3 Come as a Watchman; take thy stand

Upon thy tower amidst the sky,
And when the sword comes on the land,

Call us to fight, or warn to fly.
4 Come as an Angel, hence to guide

A band of pilgrims on the way,
That safely walking at thy side,

We fail not, faint not, turn nor stray.

5 Come as a Teacher sent from God,

Charged his whole counsel to declare; Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod,

While we uphold thy hands with prayer. 6 Come as a Messenger of peace,

Fill'd with the Spirit, fir'd with love;
Live to behold our large increase,
And die to meet us all above.

496.
L. M.- Reception into Christian fellowship. Gen. xxiv. 31.
1 COME in, thou blessed of the Lord,

Enter in Jesus' precious name,
We welcome thee with one accord,

And trust the Saviour does the same. 2 Those joys which earth cannot afford,

We'll seek in fellowship to prove,
Join'd in one spirit to our Lord,

Together bound by mutual love.
3 And while we pass this vale of tears,

We'll make our joys and sorrows known; We'll share each other's hopes and fears,

And count a brother's cares our own. 4 Once more our welcome we repeat;

Receive assurance of our love :
O may we all together meet
Around the throne of God above,

502. S. M.– The attractive influence of a crucified Saviour. John xii. 32. 1 BEHOLD the amazing sight,

The Saviour lifted high!
Behold the Son of God's delight,

Expire in agony.
2 For whom, for whom, my heart,

Were all these sorrows borne?
Why did he feel that piercing smart,

And meet that various scorn ?

3 For love of us he bled,

And all in torture died; 'Twas love that bow'd his fainting head,

And op'd his gushing side. 4 I see and I adore,

In sympathy of love :
I feel the strong attractive power

To lift my soul above.
5 Drawn by such cords as these,

Let all the earth combine With cheerful ardour to confess

The energy divine.
6 In thee our hearts unite,

Nor share thy griefs alone,
But from thy cross pursue their flight
To thy triumphant throne.

503. P.M.- The Lord's supper. John vi. 1 BREAD of the world, in mercy broken, Wine of the soul in

mercy

shed! By whom the words of life were spoken,

And in whose death our sins are dead! 2 Look on the heart by sorrow broken,

Look on the tears by sinners shed,
And be thy feast to us the token,
That by thy grace our souls are fed.

504.

7.6.- The same. 1 LAMB of God, whose bleeding love

We now recall to mind,
Send the answer from above,

And let us mercy find;
Think on us who think on thee,

And every struggling soul release;
O remember Calvary,

And bid us go in peace.

2 By thine agonizing pain,

And bloody sweat, we pray;
By thy dying love to man,

Take all our sins away:
Burst our bonds and set us free,

From all iniquity release :
O remember Calvary,
And bid us go

in

peace.
3 Let thy blood, by faith apply'd,

The sinner's pardon seal :
Speak us freely justify’d,

And all our sickness heal :
By thy passion on the tree,

Let all our griefs and troubles cease:
O remember Calvary,
And bid us go

in

peace.
4 [Never will we hence depart,

Till thou our wants relieve ;
Write forgiveness on our heart,

And all thine image give !
Still our souls shall cry to thee,

Till perfected in holiness :
() remember Calvary,
And bid us go in peace.]

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505.

75.- After the Lord's supper. 1 SONS of God, triumphant rise,

Shout the accomplish'd sacrifice !
Shout your sins in Christ forgiven,

Sons of God, and heirs of heaven. 2 Ye that round our altars throng,

Listening angels join the song ;
Sing with us, ye heavenly powers,

Pardon, grace, and glory ours !
3 Love's mysterious work is done ;

Greet we now the’ atoning Son;
Heal’d and quicken'd by his blood,
Join'd to Christ and one with God.

4 Him by faith we taste below,

Mightier joys ordain'd to know,
When his utmost grace we prove,
Rise to heaven by perfect love,

506. L M.- For a friendly or benefit society. 1 OUR souls shall magnify the Lord,

In him our spirits shall rejoice : Assembled here, with one accord,

Our hearts shall praise him with our voice. 2 Since He regards our low estate,

And hears his servants when they pray,
We humbly plead at mercy's gate,
Whence none are ever turn'd

away. 3 God of our hope! to Thee we bow,

Thou art our Refuge in distress;
The Husband of the widow Thou,

The Father of the fatherless! 4 The poor are thy peculiar care,

To them thy promises are sure;
Thy gifts, “ the poor in spirit” share,

O may we always thus be poor. 5 May we thy law of love fulfil,

To bear each other's burdens here;
Suffer and do thy righteous will,

And walk in all thy faith and fear. 6 Didst thou not give thy Son to die,

For our transgressions, in our stead?
And can thy goodness aught deny,

To those for whom thy Son hath bled ? 7 Then may our union, here begun,

Endure for ever, firm and free ;
At Thy right-hand may we be one,

One with each other, and with Thee !

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