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HYMN XXVII. S. M.

1 How pleasant the repast

These elements afford !
And in partaking them we hold

Communion with our Lord.

2 0 may the bread and wine

Maintain our fainting breath, By union with our living Lord,

And interest in his death!

3 Our heavenly Father calls

Christ and his members one ; We are the children of his love,

And he the first born son.

4 We are but several parts

Of the same broken bread : One body hath its several limbs,

But Jesus is the head.

5 Let all our powers be joined,

His glorious name to raise ; Pleasure and love fill every mind

And tune each voice to praise.

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1 JESUS, the friend of man,

Invites us round his board ; ,
The welcome summons we obey,

And own our gracious Lord.

2 Here we survey that love

Which spoke in every breath,
Which crowned each action of his life,

And triumphed in his death.

3 Here, with our highest powers,

O let his name be sung;
Let gratitude fill every heart,

And flow from every tongue.

4 Let praise be our employ

While life and breath remain;
And, when we soar to worlds of joy,

We'll raise a nobler strain.

HYMN XXIX. C. M.

The lore of God in the Gospel.

1 LORD, we adore thy boundless grace,

The heights and depths unknown of pardon, life, and joy, and peace,

In thy beloved son.

2 Come, all ye pining, hungry poor,

The Saviour's bounty taste; Behold a never-failing store

For every willing guest.

3 Here shall your numerous wants receive

A free, a full supply ;
He has unmeasured bliss to give,

And joys that never die.

4 Lord, bring unwilling souls to thee

By thy resistless power;
Thy boundless grace let rebels see,

And at thy feet adore !

HYMN XXX. S. M.

66 The kingdom of God is within you."

1 Lord, let thy kingdom come!

Let thy good spirit find
A calm abode, a peaceful home,

A temple, in our mind.

2 In us reveal thy laws,

And teach us all thy will,
That we, devoted to thy cause,

Thy pleasure may fulfil.

3 Rule constantly within :

Thy gracious power make known: Destroy the last remains of sin,

And claim us for thine own.

4 Let peace, and joy, and love,

Be fully, freely, given;
And may our every grace improve,

Till we are fit for heaven.

HYMN XXXI. C. M.

The invitation accepted.

1 LORD, we thy invitation hear,

And come with willing feet: Pleased at thy table to appear,

Our Saviour there to meet.

2 We share the pledges of thy love,

And taste the rich repast ;
How kind the endearing tokens prove;

Long may their pleasures last!

3 Salvation's flowing cup we take,

And thankful tribute pay:
O may the cheering draught we make

Health to our souls convey!

4 The nourishment thy feasts afford

Shall the full stature give
Of perfect men in Christ our Lord,

That we with him may live.

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