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He scatters with his truth each band

That hath his Church dismayed.
Breathe out thy Word, O God, our Guide!

Let it be published so
That it may evermore abide,

And make thy Church still grow.
Let truth prevail, let faith abound,

Let all amend their ways:
Our Queen preserve, her foes confound,

Send peace in all her days.

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM. BAPTISM doth represent unto us our profession, which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto Him; that as He died and rose again for us, so should we who are baptized, die from sin and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.

212. Received into Christ's Flock. (7’s.)

PRAISE the Lord of heaven and earth,
Giver of the second birth ;
He into his Ark receives
Whoso upon Him believes.

Alleluia !

Praise the Lord who for us died,
Shedding from his precious side
Streams which wash the guilt of sin,
Fountains which can cleanse within.

Alleluia !
Praise Him for his blest command
To baptize in every land;
And baptizing all, to teach
Truths which every heart may reach.

Alleluia
Worship Him with thankful mind,
Keep that vow which doth you bind ;
Henceforth, unto evil dead,
Live anew with Christ your Head.

Alleluia !

213. The Lord's Command to Baptize. JESUS came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and

in earth.

Go ye therefore and teach all nations, bap

tizing them In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things Whatsoever I have commanded you: And, lo, I am with you alway, Even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt. xxviii. 18.

214. Christ's Faithful Soldiers. (7’s.)

HEAVENLY Father ! by thy grace
We were born of Christian race;
Early given unto Thee,
That thy children we might be.
We will praise the Saviour's name,
Who for our salvation came:
Once a child, for us He died,
That we might be justified.,
Now baptized unto his death,
We are his while we have breath;
Dead to sin, to God alive,
'Gainst all evil let us strive.
For with Him we have our part,
That new life should fill our heart;
Yea, with Him we hope to rise
To his kingdom in the skies.

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 like figure whereunto Even baptism doth also now save us, (Not the putting away of the filth of the

flesh,

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 bis Ark; Hath open'd unto us his gate,

And mark'd us with his mark.
Glory to God, whose goodness free,

To others grants the same;
Yea, hath commanded all should be

Baptized unto his name.
O Saviour! in our hearts awake

The mem’ry of our vow;
That we should every sin forsake,

And henceforth walk as Thou.
For we are of this world no more,

But dead to sin with Thee;
And henceforth, until life is o'er,

Alive to God should be.

217. The Adoption of Sons.
Ye are all the children of God :
By faith in Christ Jesus.
For as | many of you :
As have been baptized into Christ have

puton Christ.

God sent forth · his Son:
Made of a woman, made | under thee |

law, To redeem them that were | under · the |

law : That we might receive the adoption

of | sons, And because ye are sons : God hath sent forth the Spi• rit | of his

Son,
In | to your hearts:
Crying | Ab | ba | Father.

Gal. ii. 26 ; iv. 4.

CONFIRMATION. 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.
Baptized to him, called by his name,

Our vows let us renew,
And yield our hearts to him who came,

A Saviour kind and true,

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