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5 Samaria next the truth receiv'd
No other plan was then devis'd
Both men and women were baptis’d.
• Jesus is God's eternal Son! Beneath the stream this rite receiv'd,
And onward went rejoicing home. 7 The master of the Roman band,
With all his house in Christ believe,
He and his house this rite receive. 8 Taught by the gospel's cheering light,
The jailor and his house believ'd,
In which they had the truth receiv'd. 9 Lydia receives the kind embrace;
Her household feel the cheering beam:
And bow beneath the flowing stream. 10 Where is the text ?-Where found when sought!
Where 's the command that God has given,
By faith in Christ, the way to heaven? 11 Buried beneath the yielding stream,
We thus decla.e our death to sin;
Jesus arose and lives again.
76. 11's. Altered.
, Arise, be baptis’d, and no longer delay ; Though flesh should be backward, and duty seem hard, Be bold and determind to follow your Lord; The way he conducts you will prove to be best. He'll crown you with conquest and bring you to rest, 2 When from his disciples about to remove,
A lasting commission he gave them in love:
Go teucn all the nations my grace to receive, • Baptising them all who prosess to believe, Observe my commandments, and conse afler me,
And I will protect and be with you alway.' 3 Apostles attended to what he had done;
They preach'd and baptis'd in the way he had shown:
T' receive all his children who love him sincere;
The Father approv'd of what Jesus had done. 5 If friends should oppose you and try to retard,
Be steadfastly looking to Jesus your Lord;
77. 8. 7. Relief Hymns.
Forsaking all to follow Christ.
Thou, from hence my all shalt be;
They have left my Saviour too ;
But my Saviour will be true.
I have call'd thee, Abba, Father,
Thou hast fixt my heart on thee; Storms may howl, and clouds may gather,
All must work for good to me: Man may trouble and distress me,–
"Twill but drive me to thy breast; Life with trials hard may press m2,
Heaven will bring me sweeter rest. 3 Know, my soul, thy full salvation,
Rise o'er sin, and sear, and care;
Something still to do or bear:
Think what Father's smiles are thine,
Child of heaven, canst thou repine ? 4 Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Arm'd with faith, and wing'd with prayer,
God's own hand shall guide thee there.
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim-days,
The Captive delivered. (OME, all ye who ever have mercy obtain'd, Come, join in an anthem, let praises resound,
And tell all around us what treasures we've found. 2 When sin, like a mountain tremendously great,
My soul fill'd with horror to view her sad state,
No hope of obtaining the favour of grace.
(If damn'd, I must own that the sentence is just,)
4 Like a captive deliver'd from bondage and pain,
Who log in a dungeon of darkness had lain,
All glory to Jesus, my Saviour and King.
No longer your pleasure my passions invites;
I'm now bound to praise him as long as I live. 6 When time rolls around, and eternity 's near,
And Gabriel's loud voice like a trump we shall hear
79. 9. 8.
Your voices together unite,
Who fills us with love and delight;
"Twill help us devoutly to move,
Attracts all our powers above.
Pursuing the road unto pain;
And brought me to trust in his name:
How quickly my guilt did remove!
That God such a sinner did love! 3 O'erpower'd with mingled emotion,
• A sinner, O Lord,' I exclaim'd;
So utterly guilty, reclaim'd ?
Like torrents abundantly flow'd ;
Į selt to rely on his word.
And now I am pressing to Canaan,
Bit Jordan is rolling before;
Its hillows how loudly they roar!
And cause all its raging to cease,
I'd walk through its valley in peace. 5 His rod and his staff shall support me,
His pastoral voice I shall hear;
He's promis'd to with me there :
To join happy spirits above,
Shall yied to the ocean of love.
Thorigh long yo'ı have lain at the pool;
Believe in his name and be whole:
I once more entreat you to go;
Who died to redeem us from woe. 7 0, look to the blessed Redeemer,
And hope in his mercy alone;
For sinners he lay in the tomb:
Arise! he invites you to come-
80. 8. 8. 8. 8. 7. Anon.
To feel a heavenly union.