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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 would we all thy words obey,

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

Renew'd with strength divine.o

385 This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with [108.

them.-Luke xv. 2. 1 Not worthy, Lord, to gather up the crumbs

With trembling hand that from thy table fall, A weary heavy-laden sinner comes,

To plead thy promise and obey thy call. 2 I am not worthy to be thought thy child,

Nor sit the last and lowest at thy board; Too long a wanderer, and too oft beguiled,

I only ask one reconciling word. 3 One word from thee, my Lord, one smile, one

look, And I could face the cold rough world again ; And with that treasure in my heart could brook

The wrath of devils and the scorn of men. 4 And is not mercy thy prerogative:

Free mercy,-boundless, fathomless, divine ? Me, Lord, the chief of sinners, me forgive !

And thine the greater glory, only thine. 5 I hear thy voice : thou bidst me come and rest.

I come, I kneel, I clasp thy pierced feet; Thou bidst me take my place,-a welcome

guest Among thy saints, and of thy banquet eat.

6 My praise can only breathe itself in prayer,

My prayer can only lose itself in thee: Dwell thou for ever in my heart, and there,

Lord, let me sup with thee : sup thou with


386 I will love him and will manifest myself [10s,

to him.-John xiv. 21. 1 HERE, O my Lord, I see thee face to face ;

Here faith can touch and handle things

unseen ; Here would I grasp with firmer hand thy grace,

And all my weariness upon thee lean. 2 Here would I feed upon the bread of God;

Here drink with thee the royal wine of

Here would I lay aside each earthly load,

Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven. 3 I have no help but thine; nor do I need

Another arm save thine to lean upon ;
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed ;
My strength is in thy might, thy might

alone. 4 Mine is the sin, but thine the righteousness;

Mine is the guilt, but thine the cleansing

blood : Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peaceThy blood, thy righteousness, O Lord, my

God. 5 Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear ;

The feast, though not the love, is pass'd and

gone, The bread and wine remove, but thou art here Nearer than ever-still


shield and sun.


6 Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;

Yet passing, points to the glad feast above; Giving sweet foretastes of the festal joy, The Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and


387 My flesh is meat indeed, my blood is drink [9s. 8s.

indeed.-John vi. 55.
1 BREAD 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; 2 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.

388 Whoso eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood [Sıx 78.

hath eternal life.-John vi. 54.
1 BREAD of heaven, on thee we feed,

For thy flesh is meat indeed;
Ever may our souls be fed
With this true and living bread;
Day by day with strength supplied

Through the life of him who died.
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;
Jesu, may we ever be
Grafted, rooted, built in thee.k


389 Behold the Lamb of God.—John i. 36.
1 LAMB of God, whose bleeding 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.
4 Lord, we would not hence depart

Till thou our wants relieve,
Write forgiveness on our heart,

And all thine image give.
Still our souls shall cry to thee,
Till perfected in holiness,
O remember Calvary,
And bid us go



390 Thou preparest a table before me. [D. 88.79.

Ps. xxiii. 5.
1 ISRAEL's Shepherd, guide me, feed me,

Through my pilgrimage below;
And beside the waters lead me,

Where thy flock rejoicing go.



O how sweet and comfortable

In the wilderness to see
Such provision, and a table

Spread for sinners, yes, for me.
2 Symbols there of love receiving,

In thy feast of bread and wine,
Thankful, with a heart believing,

I behold the Saviour mine.
In that bruised body broken,

In the shedding of that blood,
What a gracious pledge and token,

Lord, I have for every good.
3 Come, my soul, temptation flying,

Arm thee for the strife within ;
Jesus, thy Redeemer, dying,

Stamps an infamy on sin.
Yield, my heart, no longer harden'd,

Rouse thy every latent power;
Cleansed and wash'd, and freely pardon'd,
Go in

and sin no more."

391 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his [S.M.

banner over me was love.—Song ii. 4.
1 SWEET feast of love divine;

that makes us free
To feed upon this bread and wine,

In memory, Lord, of thee.
2 Here every welcome guest

Waits, Lord, from thee to learn
The secrets of thy Father's breast,

And all thy grace discern.
3 Here conscience ends its strife,

And faith delights to prove
The sweetness of the bread of life,

The fulness of thy love.

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