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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 !

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

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.

7. Conder


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.



E’en now around the font,

Unseen by mortal eye,
Bright ministering Angels watch

The wondrous mystery.


There to receive their charge

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

To their own happy land.


And all the host of heaven

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

A child of God restored.


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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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.


SAVIOUR, who Thy flock art feeding

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

While the lambs Thy bosom share;


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.


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.


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,


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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