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3 Lent to us for a season, we

Lend him for ever, Lord, to thee;
Assured that, if to thee he live,

We gain in what we seem to give.
4 Large and abundant blessings shed,

Warm as these prayers, upon his head;
And on his soul the dews of grace,

Fresh as these drops upon his face.
5 Make him and keep him thine own child,

Meek follower of the Undefiled ;
Possessor here of grace and love,
Inheritor of heaven above.

399 Baptræing them in the name of the Father, [L.M.

and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Matt. xxviii. 19.
1 Come, Holy Ghost, descend from high,

Baptizer of our spirits thou,
The sacramental seal apply

And witness with the water now.
2 Pour forth thy energy divine,

And sprinkle the atoning blood;
May Father, Son, and Spirit join

To seal this child a child of God.”

400 That he may please him who hath chosen him (C.M.

to be a soldier.-2 Tim. ii. 4.
1 In token that thou shalt not fear

Christ crucified to own,
We print the cross upon thee here,

And stamp thee his alone.
2 In token that thou shalt not blush

To glory in his name,
We blazon here upon thy front

His glory and his shame.

3 In token that thou shalt not flinch

Christ's quarrel to maintain,
But 'neath his banner manfully

Firm at thy post remain.
4 In token that thou too shalt tread

The path he travell’d by,
Endure the cross, despise the shame,

And set thee down on high.
5 Thus outwardly and visibly

We seal thee for his own;

the brow that wears his cross

Hereafter share his crown. 401 Suffer the little children to come unto me, and [C.M.

forbid them not. --Mark x. 14.
1 JESU, we lift our souls to thee;

Thy Holy Spirit breathe;
And let these little infants be

Baptized into thy death.
2 O let thine unction on them rest,

Thy grace their souls renew;
And write within their tender breast

Thy name and nature too.
3 Thy faithful servants let them prove,

Girded with truth divine;
Be sharers in thy dying love,

And followers of thine.
4 Lord, plant us all into thy death,

That we thy life may prove;
Partakers of thy cross beneath,

And of thy crown above."





Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy

sins, calling on the name of the Lord. -
Acts xxii. 16.
STAND, soldier of the cross,

Thy high allegiance claim,
And vow to hold the world but loss

For thy Redeemer's name.

2 Arise, and be baptized,

And wash thy sins away;
Thy league with God be solemnized,

Thy faith avouch'd to-day.
3 Our heavenly country now,

Our Lord and Master, thine,
Receive imprinted on thy brow

His passion's awful sign.
4 No more thine own, but Christ's,--

With all the saints of old,
Apostles, seers, evangelists,

And martyr throngs enroll’d, -
5 In God's whole armour strong,

Front hell's embattled powers :
The warfare may be sharp and long,

The victory must be ours.
6 O bright the conqueror's crown,

The song of triumph sweet,
When faith casts every trophy down

At our great Captain's feet.

403 The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth [C.M.

us from all sin.--1 John i 7
1 For ever here my rest shall be,

Close to thy bleeding side;
This all my hope and all my plea,

For me the Saviour died.
2 My dying Saviour and my God,

Fountain for guilt and sin,
Sprinkle me ever with thy blood,

And cleanse and keep me clean.
3 Wash me, and make me thus thine own,

Wash me, and mine thou art:


but not my feet alone ; My hands, my head, my heart.


4 The atonement of thy blood apply,

Till faith to sight improve;
Till hope in full fruition die,

And all my soul be love.

Catechism: Hymns for Children.



404 The children crying in the temple, and saying, [C.M.

Hosanna to the Son of David.--Matt. xxi. 15.
1 HOSANNA! raise the pealing hymn

To David's Son and Lord;
With Cherubim and Seraphim

Exalt the incarnate Word.
2 Hosanna ! Lord, our feeble tongue

No lofty strains can raise :
But thou wilt not despise the young,

Who meekly chant thy praise.
3 Hosanna! Sovereign, Prophet, Priest,

How vast thy gifts, how free!
Thy blood, our life; thy word, our feast;

Thy name, our only plea.
4 Hosanna! Master, lo, we bring

Our offerings to thy throne;
Not gold, nor myrrh, nor mortal thing,

But hearts to be thine own.
5 Hosanna ! once thy gracious ear

Approved a lisping throng;
Be gracious still, and deign to hear

but grateful song
6 O Saviour, if, redeem'd by thee,

Thy temple we behold,
Hosannas through eternity

We'll sing to harps of gold.


405 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under [C.M.

his wings shalt thou trust.-Ps. xci. 4.
1 The morning bright with rosy light

Has waked me from my sleep;
Father, I own thy love alone

Thy little one doth keep.
2 All through the day, I humbly pray,

Be thou my guard and guide;
My sins forgive, and let me live,

Lord Jesu, near thy side.
3 O make thy rest within my breast,

Great Spirit of all grace;
Make me like thee, then shall I be

Prepared to see thy face.


406 He shall gather the lambs with his arm, and [8s. 73.

carry them in his bosom.- Isa. xl. 11.
1 Jesu, tender Shepherd, hear me,

Bless thy little lamb to-night;
Through the darkness be thou near me,

Keep me safe till morning light.
2 Through this day thy hand has led me,

And I thank thee for thy care;
Thou hast warm'd me, clothed and fed mo,

Listen to my evening prayer.
3 Let my sins be all forgiven,

Bless the friends I love so well;
Take me, when I die, to heaven,

Happy there with thee to dwell.m

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