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2 Thou standest in the holiest place,
As now for guilty sinners slain;
The blood of sprinkling speaks, and prays,
All-prevalent for helpless man;
Thy blood is still our ransom found,
And speaks salvation all around.

3 We need not now go up to heaven To bring the long-sought Saviour down; Thou art to all already given,

Thou dost e'en now thy banquet crown;To every faithful soul appear, And show thy real presence here.

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A foretaste of glory.

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WHAT delight is this,
Which now in Christ we know,—
An earnest of our glorious bliss,
Our heaven begun below!

2 When He the table spreads,
How royal is the cheer;
With rapture we lift up our heads,
And own that God is here.

S. M.

3 The Lamb for sinners slain,
Who died to die no more,
Let all the ransom'd sons of men,
With all his hosts, adore.

4 Let earth and heaven be join'd,
His glories to display,

And hymn the Saviour of mankind
In one eternal day.

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L. M.

Rejoicing at the table, with godly sorrow.

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TO Jesus, our exalted Lord,

The Name by heaven and earth adored, Fain would our hearts and voices raise A cheerful song of sacred praise.

2 But all the notes which mortals know,
Are weak, and languishing, and low;
Far, far above our humble songs,
The theme demands immortal tongues.
3 Yet while around his board we meet,
And humbly worship at his feet,
O let our warm affections move,
In glad returns of grateful love!
4 Let humble, penitential wo,
In tears of godly sorrow flow;
And thy forgiving smiles impart
Life, hope, and joy to every heart.
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9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87.
The Spirit's quickening influences.
COME, thou everlasting Spirit,
Bring to every thankful mind
All the Saviour's dying merit,

All his suff'rings for mankind:
True recorder of his passion,

Now the living fire impart; Now reveal his great salvation Unto every faithful heart.

2 Come, thou Witness of his dying;
Come, Remembrancer divine;
Let us feel thy power applying

Christ to every soul, and mine:
Let us groan thy inward groaning;
Look on Him we pierced, and grieve;
All partake the grace atoning,-
All the sprinkled blood receive.

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S. M.

Universal gladness and joy.

GLORY to God on highth Heaven;

The Son of God came down to die,
That we might be forgiven.

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2 His precious blood was shed,
His body bruised, for sin :
Remember this in eating bread,
And this in drinking wine.
3 Approach his royal board,
In his rich garments clad;
Join every tongue to praise the Lord,
And every heart be glad.

4 The Father gives the Son;
The Son, his flesh and blood:
The Spirit seals; and faith puts on,
The righteousness of God.

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9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. The heavenly banquet.

JEST

ESUS spreads his banner o'er us,
Cheers our famish'd souls with food;
He the banquet spreads before us,
Of his mystic flesh and blood.
Precious banquet; bread of heaven;
Wine of gladness, flowing free;
May we taste it, kindly given,

In remembrance, Lord, of thee. 2 In thy holy incarnation,

When the angels sang thy birth; In thy fasting and temptation;

In thy labours on the earth;
In thy trial and rejection;

In thy suff'rings on the tree;
In thy glorious resurrection;
May we, Lord, remember thee,
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5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.

Pardon-grace-glory.

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ONS of God, triumphant rise; Shout the' accomplish'd sacrifice; Shout your sins in Christ forgiven,Sons of God, and heirs of heaven.

2 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.

3 Him by faith we taste below,
Mightier joys ordain'd to know;
When his utmost grace we prove,
Rise to heaven by perfect love.

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12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 76. For a parting blessing.

AMB of God, whose dying 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 applied,
The sinner's pardon seal;
Speak us freely justified,

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!

THE GOSPEL.

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10th P. M. 8 lines 8s.

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The Fountain of living waters. FOUNTAIN of life and of grace In Christ, our Redeemer, we see: For us, who his offers embrace, For all, it is open and free: Jehovah, himself, doth invite

To drink of his pleasures unknown: The streams of immortal delight,

That flow from his heavenly throne. 2 As soon as in him we believe,

By faith of his Spirit we take: And, freely forgiven, receive

The mercy for Jesus's sake! We gain a pure drop of his love; The life of eternity know; Angelical happiness prove,

And witness a heaven below.

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C. M.

All-sufficiency of the gospel.

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HE gospel! O, what endless charms Dwell in that blissful sound; Its influence every fear disarms, And spreads delight around.

2 Here pardon, life, and joy divine, In rich effusion flow,

For guilty rebels, lost in sin,

And doom'd to endless wo.

3 The' almighty Former of the skies Stoops to our vile abode;

While angels view with wond'ring eyes, And hail the' incarnate God.

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