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they had deserved, and to restore us again to that happiness and glory, which we could never expect or hope to enjoy, had not Christ died for us. With what joy and thankfulness then must we cominemorate this exceeding love of God, in the salvation of finners by Jesus Chrift.
4. This was the proper end and designu of this institution, to perpetuate this wonderful love of Christ in laying down his life for us. And as our Saviour, a little before his crucifixion, said, Do this in rea membrance of me: which being a folemn command of our Master and only Savious thus dying for us, we cannot refuse.obedience thereunto, without being guilty of the most horrible ingratitude and con. tempt of his divine authority, who of his great love to us, laid down his life for all men, and for our salvation.
5. How then, my soul! can they who profefs themselves Christians, and hope for falvation by Jesus Christ, and do not pay obedience to this his command, clear themselves of a downright affront to his sacred majesty? may he not justly upbraid such Christians, as he did once the Jews, why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Oh! how unworthy are we of that salvation, which he has wrought for us, if we deny him so K.
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small a favour, such a reasonable request, as to commemorate his death and bitter passion once a month, or at least thrice a year, who did humble himself even to the death of the cross for us miserable finners, who lay in darkness, and in the shadow of death, that he might make us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life.
6. In this facrament of the Lord's fupper we have the pardon and remission of all our fins, the grace and assistance of God's holy Spirit, and the hopes of eternal life and happiness freely offered unto us: and therefore had we no love, no regard or reverence to the dying words of our crucified Saviour, yet furely the consideration of our own prefent and future advantage might prevail with us to be more frequent at the Lord's table than we usually are.
A Hymn of Thanksgiving on Friday Morning.
· In remembrance of the death of Christ. VOIV let my heart with godly fear
And mournful pleasure fing, The death of Christ our great High Priest,
Our Prophet, and our King! 'Tis he, my soul! whom God decreed,
For crimes which thou hast done, A facrifice and ranfom great,
Th' Almighty's only Son.
Sing then, ny foul, God's wondrous, love!
And bless thy Saviour's name,
By whom salvation came.
Hell's dark designs have broke,
Oh! bleft be thou, my rock.
His pray'r to God on high;
The mourning sinner's cry. ;
And gains access to God,
But walk i in! hcav’nty road.
All my remaining years ::
With pray’rs of thanks and tears.
Christ's death, God's love, and grace! Let the whole church address their king ? With joy and Songs of praise.
Sinners rejoice, and saints be glad !
Christ's death salvation brought, Which in the supper of the Lord,
We all to pruife are taught. Then make it your divine employ,
Pay thanks and honours due : Tho' many to the feast are called, The chosen are but few,
The Prayer on Friday Morning. For a thankful remembrance of the death of Christ. M OST holy and almighty God, our
M heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son, Jeius Christ, to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption, and haft inftituted and ordained holy myfteries as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance of his death and passion, to our great and endless comfort: behold, I do most affectionately, and with all the powers of my soul and body, return my most hearty praise and thanksgiving for thy great mercy and tender compassion to me and all mankind, in sending thine only Son into the world to redeem us from sin and misery, and by his meritorious death and passion to purchase for us eternal life. Grant, O Lord, that I may always most gratefully remember this exceeding
love of my only Saviour Jesus Christ thus dying for me; and work in me all such holy and heavenly affections, as may dispose my heart to be a worthy guest at that holy table, prepared for the continual remembrance of the facrifice of the death of Christ, and of those be, nefits, which we receive thereby. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities, who saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and loving. kindness.
I thy humble servant entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this my facrifice of praise and thankf. giving, most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, I and all thy whole church may obtain remission of our fins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here I offer and present unto thee, O Lord, my soul and body to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto thee, humbly beseeching thee, that I and all who are partakers of the holy communion, may be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although I am unworthy, through my manitold lins, to offer