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He scatters with his truth each band
That hath his Church dismayed.
Let it be published so
And make thy Church still grow.
Let all amend their ways:
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,
Praise the Lord who for us died,
213. The Lord's Command to Baptize. JESUS came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and
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
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
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.
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.
God sent forth · his Son:
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
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 ;
He looks on young and old.
Our vows let us renew,
A Saviour kind and true,