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WE HUMBLY BESEECH THEE MOST MERCIFULLY TO

ACCEPT OUR ALMS.

371 Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the [C.M.

least of these my brethren, ye have done

it unto me.-Matt. xxv. 40.
1 FOUNTAIN of good, to own thy love

Our thankful hearts incline;
What can we render, Lord, to thee,

When all the worlds are thine ?
2 But thou hast needy brethren here,

Partakers of thy grace,
Whose humble names thou wilt confess

Before thy Father's face.
3 In their sad accents of distress

Thy pleading voice is heard;
In them thou may'st be clothed, and fed,

And visited, and cheer'd.
4 Thy face with reverence and with love

We in thy poor would see;
For, while we minister to them,

We do it, Lord, to thee.

372 All things come of thee, and of thine own have [88. 4.

we given thee.-1 Chron. xxix. 14.
1 O LORD of heaven and earth and sea,

To thee all praise and glory be;
How shall we show our love to thee,

Giver of all ?
2 The golden sunshine, vernal air,

Sweet flowers and fruits thy love declare;
Where harvests ripen, thou art there,

Giver of all.
3 For peaceful homes and healthful days,

For all the blessings earth displays,
We owe thee thankfulness and praise,

Giver of all.

4 Thou didst not spare thine only Son,

But gav'st him for a world undone,
And freely with that Blessed One

Thou givest all.
5 Thou giv'st the Holy Spirit's dower,

Spirit of life and love and power,
And dost his sevenfold graces shower

Upon us all.
6 For souls redeem'd, for sins forgiven,

For means of grace and hopes of heaven,
What can to thee, O Lord, be given,

Who givest all ?
7 We lose what on ourselves we spend,

We have as treasure without end
Whatever, Lord, to thee we lend,

Who givest all.
8 Whatever, Lord, we lend to thee

Repaid a thousandfold will be,
Then gladly will we give to thee,

Giver of all;
9 To thee, from whom we all derive

Our life, our gifts, our power to give.
O may we ever with thee live,

Giver of all. Amen.

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As every man hath received the gift, even

so minister the same one to another.-
1 Pet. iv. 10.
WE give thee but thine own,

Whate'er the gift may be;
All that we have is thine alone,

A trust, O Lord, from thee.
May we thy bounties thus

As stewards true receive,
And gladly as thou blessest us,

To thee our first-fruits give.

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3 0! hearts are bruised and dead,

And homes are bare and cold,
And lambs, for whom the Shepherd bled,

Are straying from the fold. 4 To comfort and to bless,

To find a balm for woe,
To tend the lone and fatherless

Is angel's work below. 5 The captive to release,

To God the lost to bring,
To teach the way of life and peace,

It is a Christ-like thing.
6 And we believe thy word,

Though dim our faith may be;
Whate'er for thine we do, O Lord,

We do it unto thee.*

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374 The barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the [8s. 78.

cruse of oil fail.-1 Kings xvii. 16. 1 Is thy cruse of comfort wasting ? rise and share

it with another, And through all the years of famice it shall

serve thee and thy brother : 2 Love divine will fill thy storehouse, or thy hand

ful still renew; Scanty fare for one will often make a royal feast

for two. 3 For the heart grows rich in giving; all its wealth

is living grain; Seeds, which mildew in the garner, scatter'd, fill

with gold the plain. 4. Is thy burden hard and heavy ? do thy steps

drag wearily? Help to bear thy brother's burden; God will 5 Numb and weary on the mountains, wouldst

bear both it and thee.

thou sleep amidst the snow? Chafe that frozen form beside thee, and together

both shall glow. 6 Art thou stricken in life's battle? Many

wounded round thee moan; Lavish on their wounds thy balsams, and that

balm shall heal thine own. 7 Is the heart a well left empty? None but God

its void can fill; Nothing but a ceaseless fountain can its cease

less longings still. 8 Is the heart a living power? self-entwined, its

strength sinks low; It can only live in loving, and by serving love

will grow."

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The Administration of the Lord's Supper,

or Holy Communion. “ YE THAT MIND TO COME TO THE HOLY COMMUNION

OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF OUR SAVIOUR CHRIST, DRAW NEAR WITH FAITH, AND TAKE THIS HOLY SACRAMENT TO YOUR COMFORT.'

375 Come ; for all things are now ready.

[L.M. Luke xiv. 17. 1 My God, and is thy table spread ?

And doth thy cup with love o'erflow?
Thither be all thy children led,

And let them all thy sweetness know. 2 Hail, sacred feast, which Jesus makes,

Rich banquet of his flesh and blood!
Thrice happy he who here partakes

That sacred stream, that heavenly food.

3 Why are its bounties all in vain

Before unwilling hearts display'd ?
Was not for you the Victim slain ?

Are you forbid the children's bread ? 4 O let thy table honour'd be,

And furnish:d well with joyful guests :
And may

each soul salvation see
That here its sacred pledges tastes."

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376 I am that bread of life.-John vi. 48. [L.M. 1 JESU, thou joy of loving hearts,

Thou Fount of Life, thou Light of men, From the best bliss that earth imparts,

We turn unfill'd to thee again. 2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;

; Thou savest those that on thee call; To them that seek thee, thou art good;

To them that find thee, All in All. 3 We taste thee, O thou living Bread,

And long to feast upon thee still ; We drink of thee, the Fountain-head,

And thirst our souls from thee to fill. 4 Our restless spirits yearn for thee,

Where'er our changeful lot is cast: Glad, when thy gracious smile we see;

Blest, when our faith can hold thee fast. 5 O Jesu, ever with us stay;

Make all our moments calm and bright;
Chase the dark night of sin away;

Shed o'er the world thy holy light.

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377 This do in remembrance of me.—Luke xxii. 19. [C.M.

1 ACCORDING to thy gracious word,

In meek humility,
This will I do, my dying Lord,

I will remember thee.

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