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As touching children, Jesus saith; "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.")
We desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better: we shall never taste death; and we shall attain unto the resurrection of the dead; for the body, which we shall put off, this grain of corruptibility, shall put on incorruption our flesh shall rest in hope.
The Father and the Son, who quicken whom they will, and the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead, will also quicken this body, because the Spirit of God. hath dwelt in it.
Glory be to Him who is the Resurrection and the Life! He was dead, and behold He liveth for evermore! And he that believeth in Him, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
Glory be to Him in the church which waiteth for Him, and in that which is around Him; for ever and ever, Amen.
T. 79. CONG. While here, the great salvation
Procur'd by Jesus' passion
Our fav'rite theme shall be;
In heav'n to all eternity.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with us all.
* To be used only at the burial of a child.
COLLECTION OF HYMNS, &c.
I. Of the WORD of GOD.
T. 119. HOLY Lord, :||:
Holy and almighty Lord!
Thou who, as the great Creator,
And to man, redeem'd by Jesus' blood,
2 Thanks and praise, :||:
3 Day nor night :||:
Never let us hold our peace;
4 Lord our God, :||:
May thy precious, saving word,
[cease, GOD's holy word, which ne'er shall Proclaimeth pardon, grace and peace;
Directs to Jesus and his blood,
2 As fallen creatures could not bear
3 This sacred word exposeth sin,
4 It also shews God's boundless grace
Who turns to Jesus Christ his Son.
5 This gospel cheers the poor in heart,
6 It gathers God's elected flock,
7 Preserves believers in the faith
8 Receive our cordial thanks, O Lord,
3.* T. 84.
DEAREST Jesus! we are here,
2 Reason gives no saving light
3 Holy Ghost, eternal God,
4. T. 106.
SPIRIT of truth, essential God, Who didst the saints of old inspire, Shed in their hearts thy love abroad, And touch their lips with sacred fire: Thou Guide divine, who dost impart The truth to man, instruct each heart!
2 Most holy and almighty Lord, Whose presence fills both earth and heav'n,
May we believe thy written word,
5. T. 22.
'TWAS by an order from the Lord, The ancient prophets spoke his word; His Spirit did their tongues inspire, And warm'd their hearts with heav'nly ⚫ fire.
LORD Jesus, with thy children stay
2 In these degen❜rate evil days
3 Thy sacred word is all our boast;
4 Lord, from such teachers us preserve
5 The cause and glory, Lord, are thine;
7.* T. 16.
FROM the doctrines I'll ne'er waver,
3 Speak, O Lord, thy servant heareth
FAIN would I, dear Redeemer, learn,
2 Sigh after sigh to thee I send,
3 Let human arts make others wise,
9. T. 22.
O HOW I love thy holy word,
2 What are the mines of shining wealth, The strength of youth, the bloom of health!
What are alljoys compar'd with those
There grace and truth are seen:
2 The gospel, as a polish'd glass,
3 O Lamb of God, the book unseal,
4 That thou for us didst live and die,
11. T. 97.
HERE in thy presence we appear, Lord Jesus Christ, thy word to hear; Our wand'ring thoughts and hearts incline
With thirst t'imbibe thy word divine; That all our minds drawn from this earth to thee,
May love thee more, and serve thee faithfully.
2 God Holy Spirit, now impart
II. Of the Fall and Corruption of Man, and his
16.* T. 212.
From mis'ry and destruction;
2 By one man's guilt we were enslav'd
Were sentenced to perdition;
3 Since God bestow'd his only Son On his rebellious creature,
To save our souls, which were undone,
His death and resurrection;
4 I send my cries unto the Lord,
I fear no condemnation.
5 His word's a lamp unto my feet;
This light where-e'er it doth appear,
Revealeth Christ our Saviour Unto the lost, who firmly trust In him alone for ever.
17.* T. 132.
2 Who can maintain the bold conceit,
That fallen man is able T'observe, by means of nat'ral light, The first and second table! The Lord a feigned work abhors; Mere flesh increaseth but the curse Of our entail'd corruption.
3 Thelawcry'd, "justice mustbe done, Or man doom'd to damnation ;" But Mercy sent th' eternal Son,
Who purchas'd our salvation, Fulfill'd the law in its extent, And gave its wrath a thorough vent, To spare the sons of Adam.
4 Christ, having all the law fulfill'd,
Through his blest cross and passion, Is now the Rock whereon we build
Our faith and whole salvation : We call him Lord our Righteousness, Whose death hath purchas'd life and*
And ransom'd us for ever. [grace, 5 The law reveal'd sin's sinfulness, Enhanc'd the accusation; The gospel tenders saving grace,
To sinners consolation, Bids all lay hold on Jesus' cross; The law could ne'er retrieve our loss, Ev'n with our best performance. 6 True faith by Jesus in us wrought, By works is manifested; That faith is empty, which is not By works of love attested: Yet faith alone us justifies; Love to our neighbor but implies, We are sincere believers.