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4 Revive Thy dying Churches, Lord,

And bid our drooping graces live ;
And more that energy afford,

A Saviour's blood alone can give.

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JEST

ESUS invites His saints

To meet around His board ;
Here pardoned sinners kneel, and hold

Communion with their Lord.

2 Here we survey that love
Which spoke in every

breath;
Which crowned each action of His life,

And triumphed in His death. 3 Here let our powers unite

His glorious Name to raise;
Peace, love, and joy fill every mind,

And every voice be praise.

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BREAD

READ 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 !
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

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BREAD hof heaven ! on Thee we feed,

:

1 READ of heaven ! on Thee we feed,

Thy indeed
Ever may our souls be fed

With this true and living bread!
2 Vine of heaven, Thy blood supplies

This blest cup of sacrifice:
Lord, Thy wounds our healing give :

To Thy Cross we look and live.
3 Mighty Saviour, risen Lord,

Day by day Thy strength afford!
Jesu, may we ever be
Rooted, grafted, built on Thee !

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1 ACCORDING to Thy gracious word,

This will I do, my dying Lord,

I will remember Thee.
2 Thy body, broken for my sake,

My bread from heaven shall be ;
The cup of blessing I will take,

And thus remember Thee.
3 When to the Cross I turn mine eyes,

And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my Sacrifice !

I must remember Thee.
4 And when these failing lips grow dumb,

And thought and memory flee,
When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come,

Then, Lord, remember me!

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GOD, unseen yet ever near,

O

And thus, inspired with holy fear,

Before Thine altar kneel !
2 Here may Thy faithful people know

The blessings of Thy love,
The streams that through the desert flow,

The manna from above !
3 We come, obedient to Thy word,

To feast on heavenly food;
Our meat, the Body of the Lord,

Our drink, His precious Blood.
4 Thus may we all Thy words obey,

For we, O God, are Thine ;
And go rejoicing on our way,

Renewed with strength divine.

CONFIRMATION.

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Bestow Thy gifts of heavenly grace ;
And let the seed of sacred truth

Find in each heart a fruitful place.
2 Soon to appear before Thy sight

Their vow and promise to renew,
Prepare them for the solemn rite,

Bid each his heart and life review.

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3 The Cross that marked their infant brow,

May it a faithful emblem prove,
That they shall keep that sacred vow,

And walk as children of Thy love! 4 Now in the strength of power divine,

O may they all, with glad accord,
In holy covenant combine,

And join themselves to Christ the Lord ! 5 Thy sons and daughters may they be,

Confirmed and strengthened by Thy grace, And safe through life preserved by Thee,

In heaven behold Thee face to face. 69 1 ORD, shall Thy children come to Thee ?

A boon of love divine we seek;
Brought to Thine arms in infancy,
Ere heart could feel, or tongue could speak,
Thy children pray for grace, that they

May come themselves to Thee to-day. 2 Lord, shall we come, and come again ?

Oft as we see Thy table spread,
And, tokens of Thy dying pain,
The wine poured out, the broken bread ;
Bless, bless, O Lord, Thy children's prayer, ,

That they may come and find Thee there. 3 Loid, shall we come? not thus alone

At holy times, or solemn rite ?
But
every

hour till life be flown,
Throngh weal or woe, in gloom or light,
Come to Thy throne of grace, that we,
In faith, hope, love, confirmed may be.

4 Lord, shall we come, come yet again ?

Thy children ask one blessing more ;
To come, not now alone, but then,
When life, and death, and time are o'er,
Then, then to come, O Lord, and be
Confirmed in heaven, confirmed by Thee !

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MISSIONS.
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1 JESUS shall reign where'er the sun

Doth his successive journeys run ;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 2 To Him shall endless prayer be made,

And princes throng to crown His head;
His Name, like sweet perfume, shall rise

With every morning sacrifice.
3 People and realms of every tongue

Dwell on His love with sweetest song ;
And infant voices shall proclaim

Their early blessings on His Name.
4 Blessings abound where'er He reigns,

The prisoner leaps to loose his chains,
The weary find eternal rest,

And all the sons of want are blest. 5 Let every creature rise and bring

Peculiar honours to our King ;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen!

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