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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 Jesus, 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 !

Amen.
From St. Bernard. R. Palmer. (tr.)

310.
1 BREAD of heaven, on Thee we feed,

For Thy Flesh is meat indeed ;
Ever may our sculs 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. Amen.

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Glad sight! the holy Church

Spreads forth her wings of love,
To welcome to her breast a child

Begotten from above.
Begotten at the font

By God the Spirit's power,
A gentle lamb from Satan snatched

In childhood's helpless hour.

2

3

E’en now around the font,

Unseen by mortal eye,
Bright ministering Angels watch

The wondrous mystery.

4

There to receive their charge

In readiness they stand,
And long to guide its feeble steps

To their own happy land.

5

And all the host of heaven

Rejoice before the Lord,
To see one child of fallen man

A child of God restored.

6

Praise Him who made,-praise Him

Who did redeem our race;
Praise Him who doth us sanctify

With pure baptismal grace. Amen.

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312.
LORD! may the inward grace abound

Through Thine appointed outward sign;
A milder seal than Abraham found

Of covenant blessings more divine;
Which opens glory to our view

Beyond the brightest hope he knew. 2 Type of the Spirit's living flow,

In faith we pour the hallowed stream ;
We sign the cross upon the brow,

The solemn pledge of truth to Him,
Who shed for us His precious Blood
To seal the covenant of God.

3 Baptized into the Trinity,

Adopted children of Thy grace,
Oh help us, Lord, to live to Thee,

A humble, pure, and faithful race:
Instruct us, sanctify, defend,
And crown with heavenly life our end. Amen.

1

313
SAVIOUR, who Thy flock art feeding

With the Shepherd's kindest care,
All the feeble gently leading,

While the lambs Thy bosom share;

2

Now, these little ones receiving,

Fold them in Thy gracious arm;
There, we know, Thy word believing,

Only there, secure from harm!

3 Never, from Thy pasture roving,

Let them be the lion's prey ;
Let Thy tenderness so loving

Keep them all life's dangerous way:

4. Then, within Thy fold eternal,

Let them find a resting-place,
Feed in pastures ever vernal,

Drink the rivers of Thy grace!

5* Glory give we, praise and blessing,

To the Father, and the Son,
And the Holy Ghost, confessing

One true God, the Three in One. Amen.

Confirmation.

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O GOD, in whose all-searching eye
Thy servants stand, to ratify
The Vow Baptismal by them made,
When first Thy hand was on them laid !
Bless them, O Holy Father, bless,
Who Thee with heart and voice confess ;
May they, acknowledged as Thine own,
Stand evermore before Thy Throne.

2

O Christ, who didst at Pentecost
Send down from heaven the Holy Ghost !
Arm these thy youthful soldiers, Lord,
With shield of faith, and Spirit's sword;

Forth to the battle may they go,
And boldly fight against the foe,
And so at last receive from Thee
The palm and crown of victory.

3 Come, ever-blessed Spirit, come !

And make Thy servants' hearts Thy home;
Thus consecrated, Lord, to Thee
May each a living temple be:
Enrich that temple's holy shrine
With sevenfold gifts of grace divine ;
With wisdom, light, and knowledge, bless,
Strength, counsel, fear, and godliness.

O Trinity in Unity,
One only God, and Persons Three !
In whom, through whom, by whom we live,
To Thee we praise and glory give :
O grant us so to use Thy grace,
That we may see Thy glorious face,
And ever with the heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

C. Wordsworth,

315.

1 THINE for ever! God of love,

Hear us from Thy throne above ;
Thine for ever may we be,
Here and in eternity.

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