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2 Our souls receive diviner breath, Raised from corruption, guilt, aid

death; So from the grave did Christ arise,

And lives to God above the skies. 3 No more let sin or Satan reign

Over our mortal flesh again ;
The various lords we served before
Shall have dominion now no more.


709 Buried with Him by baptism into B4

death6, 4 1 APTIZED into our Saviour's death,

Our souls to sin must die;
With Christ our Lord we live anew,

With Christ ascend on high.
2 There, at His Father's hand He sits,

Enthroned divinely fair;
Yet owns Himself our brother still,

And our forerunner there. 3 O that our souls from earth could rise

On wings of faith and love; Above, our choicest treasure lies-

Lord, set our hearts above.

C.M. 710 A good profession before many wit

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ITNESS, ye men and angels now, To Him we make our solemn vow,

A vow we dare not break2 That, long as life itself shall last,

Ou ves to Christ we yield; Nor from His cause will we depart,

Or ever quit the field.
3 We trust not in our native strength,

But on His grace rely,
That with returning wants the Lord

Will all our need supply.
4 O guide our doubtful feet aright,

And keep us in Thy ways: And while we turn our vows to prayers, Turn Thou our prayers to praise.

113th, 711 Barded with Him by baptism into

.-Rom. 6. 4. 1 APTIZED into the Saviour's death, And live henceforth to Him alone, Serve Him with zealand patience here,

And wait till He, our life, appear, And raise us to a heavenly throne. 2 That holy rite, that solemn vow,

May we its heavenly influence know, Born from above, and kept and blest;

So passed Thypeople through theflood, So, guided by the shadowing cloud, They gained the promised Canaan'srest.

L.M. 712 He went on his way rejoicing.– 1 O

HAPPY day, that fixed my choice

On Thee, my Saviour and my God! Well may this glowing heart rejoice,

And tell its raptures all abroad.
2 O happy bond that seals my vows,

To Him who merits all my love!
Let cheerful anthems fill

His house, While to that sacred shrine I move. 3 Tis done; the great transaction's done!

I am my Lord's, and He is mine:
He drew me, and I followed on,

Glad to confess the voice divine. 4 Now rest, my long-divided heart;

Fixed on this blissful centre, rest;
With ashes who would grudge to part,

When called on angels' bread to feast? 5 High heaven, that heard thesolemn vow

That vow renewed shall daily hear:
Till in life's latest hour I bow,
And bless in death a bond so dear,

C.M. 713 He shau baptize you with the Holy

Ghost and with fire.-Matt. 3, 11. 1 ORD, Thou hast promised to baptize

, Whose faith on Thee alone relies,

Thy cross their only boast.

2 Baptize us in Thy Spirit, Lord,

And in that promised fire, Which may to us all zeal afford,

All gratitude inspire. 3 Upon us may Thy Spirit place,

As armour for our road, Faith, hope, and love, with every grace,

The panoply of God!
4 So may we, in temptation's hour,

Ourselves the victory win,
And rescue others from the power

of Satan and of sin.
5 So may we constant gladness feel,

Love God, our Father, more, And serve with undecaying zeal

Thyself, whom we adore. 6 So maywe go from strength to strength,

And daily grow in grace,
Till in Thy image raised ať length,
We see Thee face to face.


714 Field yourselves unto God.–Rom.


6, 13. 1 EVOTED unto Thee

By the baptismal sign, We own that, from the curse set free,

We are for ever Thine. 2 Come in Thy might and love,

Break all resistance down, All sloth and unbelief remove,

And make our hearts Thy throne. 3 Our whole salvation Thou!

Make us Thine own abode,
Baptize us in Thy Spirit now,

Our Father and our God!
This day, O Lord, this hour,
Fill us with love divine;
Put forth Thy sanctifying power,
And make us wholly Thine.

For to me to live is Christ, and to

die is gain.-Phil. 1, 21.
1 me to live let it be Christ,



If here into His death baptized,

His resurrection I attain.
2 As He was in the world, let me,
Born from above, my course fulfil ;
My meat, my drink, my business be

To do my Heavenly Father's will. 3 So when He comes with glory crowned,

To claim His own and call them His,
I in His likeness shall be found,
For I shall see Him as He is.

716 Ye are dead, and your life is hid

with 3. 1 We're into death baptized;

wave, And enter thus our Saviour's grave,

Buried with Him that died. 2 With Christ we die! that freed from sin,

With Christ we may arise; [win, New thoughts, new hopes, new lives, to

To fit us for the skies.
3 O Holy Ghost! to us be given!

And all our converse here
Be, waiting for the Lord from heaven,

Till Christ, our Life, appear.
4 And grant our faith the majesty,

The present joy and crown,
With Christ, e'en now, to live on high,
And there with Him sit down.


717 They first pave their own selces io


.2 . 8, 5 1 LORY to God, whose Spirit draws

Fresh soldiers to the Saviour's cause; Who thus baptized unto his name,

His goodness and their faith proclaim. 2 For these now added to the host,

Who in their Lord and Saviour boast, And consecrate to Him their days,

Accept, O God, our grateful praise. 3 Thus may Thy mighty Spirit draw,

All here to love and keep His law, Themselves His subjects to declare. And place themselves beneath His care

4 Lead them at once their Lord to own,
To glory in His cross alone,
And then, baptized, His truth to teach,
His love to share, His heaven to reach.


718 Then they that gladly received his | J suc

., ESUS, Thy sovereign grace we bless,


cess; Subjecting rebels to Thy throne,

And gathering to Thy fold Thine own. 2 Those who have now Thy truth confest

As their own faith, and hope, and rest, We, in Thy name, with joy embrace

As fellow-heirs of heavenly grace. 3 As living members, may they share

The joys and griefs which others bear; And active in their stations prove,

In all the offices of love.
4 From all temptations them defend,

And keep them stedfast to the end ;
Ever abiding in Thy love,
Until they join the church above.

719 They commended them to the Lora,

.-. 1 ET plenteous grace descend on

those Who, hoping in Thy word, This day have publicly declared

That Jesus is their Lord. 2 With cheerful feet may they advance,

And run the Claristian race;
And, through the troubles of the way

Find all-suficient grace.

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