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Hymn 50. PM Farewell, our friends and brethren!

William W. Phelps (LDS)
1. Farewell, our friends and brethren!

Here take the parting hand—

We go to preach the gospel

To ev'ry foreign land.
2. Farewell our wives and children,

Who render life so sweet—

Dry up your tears—be faithful

Till we again do meet.
3. Farewell ye scenes of childhood,

And fancies of our youth;

We go to combat error

With everlasting truth.
4. Farewell all carnal pleasure,

Which gilds the scenes of mirth,

Your days are surely number'd

To trouble man on earth.
5. Farewell, farewell our country—

Our home is now abroad

To labor in the vineyard,

In righteousness for God.
6. The gallant ships are ready

To waft us o'er the sea,

To gather up the blessed,

That Zion may be free.
Hymn 51. PM Yes, my native land, I love thee

Samuel F. Smith
1. Yes, my native land, I love thee,

All thy scenes I love them well,

Friends, connexions, happy country!

Can I bid you all farewell?

Can I leave thee—

Far in distant lands to dwell?
2. Home! thy joys are passing lovely;

Joys no stronger-heart can tell!

Happy home! 'tis sure I love thee!

Can I—can I—say Farewell?

Can I leave thee—

Far in distant lands to dwell?
3. Holy scenes of joy and gladness,

Ev'ry fond emotion swell,

Can I banish heart-felt sadness

While I bid my home farewell?

Can I leave thee-

Far in distant lands to dwell?
4. Yes! I hasten from you gladly,

From the scenes I love so well!

Faraway, ye billows, bear me:

Lovely native land farewell!

Pleas'd I leave thee—

Far in distant lands to dwell.
5. In the deserts let me labor,

On the mountains let me tell,

How he died—the blessed Savior—

To redeem a world from hell!

Let me hasten,

Far in distant lands to dwell.
6. Bear me on, thou restless ocean;

Let the winds my canvass swell—

Heaves my heart with warm emotion,

While I go far hence to dwell,

Glad I bid thee,

Hymn 52. PM Adieu, my dear brethren adieu

S. Mattison
1. Adieu, my dear brethren adieu,

Reluctant we give you the hand,

No more to assemble with you,

Till we on mount Zion shall stand.
2. Your acts of benevolence past,

Your gentle compassionate love,

Henceforth in our mem'ry shall last,

Though far from your sight we remove.
3. Our hearts swell with tender regret,

And sigh at each parting embrace,

While heaven our course must direct,

And others succeed in our place.
4. When journeying the gospel to preach,

Our course among strangers we steer,

Repentance and faith we will teach,

To all that are willing to hear.
5. O Shepherd of Israel draw near!

Thy glorious presence display,

Our parting reflections to cheer,

And help us thy voice to obey.
6. Help us to refrain from each ill,

Press forward for glory and peace,

Our sacred engagements fulfil,

Till thou shalt command our release.
7. Then may we to Zion repair,

And wait our blest Master to see,

To spend the Millenium there,

From sin and from sorrow set free.
8. How cheerful the thoughts of that rest,

With Jesus our Savior to reign,

Till we shall be chang'd with the blest,

And glory celestial obtain.
On Baptism.
Hymn 53. PM Come ye children of the kingdom

1. Come ye children of the kingdom,

Sing with me for joy to-day;

Gather round, as Christ's disciples,

Kneel with grateful hearts and pray.
2. There's a line contained in Matthew

What the Savior said to John,

And the sacred words from heaven,

This is my beloved Son.
3. As 'twas said to Nicodemus,

So I must be born again;

'Tis by water and the Spirit

I the promise may obtain.
4. So I will obey the Savior,

Keep his law and do his will,

That I may enjoy forever,

Happiness on Zion's hill.
Hymn 54. PM Jesus, mighty King in Zion

John Fellows
1. Jesus, mighty King in Zion,

Thou alone our guide shall be;

Thy commission we rely on,

We will follow none but thee.
2. As an emblem of thy passion,

And thy vict'ry o'er the grave,

We, who know the great salvation,

Are baptized beneath the wave.
3. Fearless of the world's despising,

We the ancient path pursue;

Buried with our Lord, and rising

To a life divinely new.
Hymn 55 PM In Jordan's tide the prophet stands

1. In Jordan's tide the prophet stands,

Immersing the repenting Jews;

The Son of God the right demands,

Nor dares the holy man refuse:

Jesus descends beneath the wave,

The emblem of his future grave.
2. Wonder, ye heavens! your Maker lies,

In deep conceal'd from human view;

Ye men behold him sink and rise,

A fit example thus for you:

The sacred record, while you read,

Calls you to imitate the deed.
3. But, lo! from yonder op'ning skies,

What beams of dazling glory spread!

Dove-like the Eternal Spirit flies,

And lights on the Redeemer's head;

Amaz'd they see the power divine

Around the Savior's temple shine.
4. But hark, my soul, hark and adore!

What sounds are those that roll along,

Not like loud Sinai's awful roar,

But soft and sweet as Gabriel's song!

"This is my well-beloved Son;

"I see, well pleas'd, what he hath done."
5. Thus the eternal Father spoke,

Who shakes creation with a nod;

Through parting skies the accents broke,

And bid us hear the Son of God:

O, hear the awful word to-day;

Hear, all ye nations, and obey.
Hymn 56. PM Salem's bright King, Jesus by name

1. Salem's bright King, Jesus by name,

In ancient times to Jordan came

All righteousness to fill;

'Twas there the ancient prophet stood,

Whose name was John, a man of God,

To do his Master's will.
2. The holy Jesus did demand

His right to be baptized then,

The prophet gave consent;

On Jordan's banks they did appear,

And lo, John and his Master dear,

Then down the bank they went.
3. Down in old Jordan's rolling stream;

The prophet led the holy Lamb,

And there did him baptize:

Jehovah saw his darling Son,

And was well pleas'd in what he'd done,

And own'd him from the skies.
4. The opening heaven now complies,

The Holy Ghost like lightning flies,

Down from the courts above:

And on the holy heavenly Lamb,

The Spirit lights and does remain,

In shape like a fair dove.
5. This is my Son, Jehovah cries,

The echoing voice from glory flies,

O, children, hear ye him;

Hark! 'tis his voice, behold he cries,

Repent, believe, and be baptiz'd,

And wash away your sin.
6. Come, children, come, his voice obey,

Salem's bright King has mark'd the way,

And has a crown prepar'd;

O then arise and give consent,

Walk in the way that Jesus went,

And have the great reward.
7. Believing children gather round,

And let your joyful songs abound,

With cheerful hearts arise;

See, here is water, here is room,

A loving Savior calling, come,

O children, be baptiz'd.
8. Behold, his servant waiting stands,

With willing heart and ready hands

To wait upon the Bride;

Ye candidates your hearts prepare,

And let us join in solemn prayer,

Down by the water side.
On Sacrament.
Hymn 57. PM O God the eternal Father

William W. Phelps (LDS)
1. O God th' eternal Father,

Who dwells amid the sky,

In Jesus' name we ask thee

To bless and sanctify,

(If we are pure before thee,)

This bread and cup of wine,

That we may all remember

That off'ring so divine.
2. That sacred holy off'ring,

By man least understood,

To have our sins remitted,

And 'take his flesh and blood.

That we may ever witness,

The suff'rings of thy Son,

And always have his Spirit

To make our hearts as one.
3. When Jesus, the anointed,

Descended from above,

And gave himself a ransom

To win our souls with love;

With no apparent beauty,

That men should him desire—

He was the promis'd Savior,

To purify the fire.
4. How infinite that wisdom,

The plan of holiness,

That made salvation perfect,

And vail'd the Lord in flesh,

To walk upon his footstool,

And be like man, (almost,)

In his exalted station,

And die—or all was lost!
5. 'Twas done—all nature trembled!

Yet, by the pow'r of faith,

He rose as God triumphant,

And broke the bands of death:

And, rising conq'rer, "captive

He led captivity,"

And sat down with the Father

To fill eternity.
6. He is the true Messiah,

That died and lives again;

We look not for another,

He is the Lamb 'twas slain;

He is the Stone and Shepherd

Of Israel—scatter'd far;

The glorious Branch from Jesse:

The bright and Morning Star.
7. Again, he is that Prophet

That Moses said should come,

Being raised among his brethren,

To call the righteous home,

And all that will not hear him,

Shall feel his chast'ning rod,

Till wickedness is ended,

As saith the Lord our God.
8. He comes, he comes in glory,

(The vail has vanish'd too,)

With angels, yea our fathers,

To drink this cup anew—

And sing the songs of Zion

And shout—'Tis done, 'tis done!

While every son and daughter

Rejoices—we are one.

Hymn 58. LM 'Twas on that dark, and solemn night

Isaac Watts
1. 'Twas on that dark, and solemn night,

When pow'rs of earth and hell arose,

Against the Son, e'en God's delight,

And friends betray'd him to his foes:
2. Before the mournful scene began,

He took the bread, and bless'd, and brake—

What love through all his actions ran!

What wondrous words of grace he spake!
3. "This is my body broke for sin;

"Receive and eat the living food."

Then took the cup, and bless'd the wine,

"'Tis the new cov'nant in my blood."
4. For us his flesh with nails was torn,

He bore the scourge, he felt the thorn;

And justice pour'd upon his head

Its heavy vengeance, in our stead.
5. For us his precious blood was spilt,

To purchase pardon for our guilt:

When for our sins, he suff'ring dies

And gave his life a sacrifice.
6. "Do this," he cried, "till time shall end,

"In mem'ry of your dying friend;

"Meet at my table, and record

"The love of your departed Lord."
7. Jesus, thy feast we celebrate;

We show thy death, we sing thy name,

Till thou return, and we shall eat

The marriage supper of the Lamb.
Hymn 59. PM Arise, my soul, arise

Charles Wesley
1. Arise, my soul, arise,

Shake off thy guilty fears,

The bleeding sacrifice

In my behalf appears;

Before the throne my Sur'ty stands,

My name is written on his hands.
2. He ever lives above,

For me to intercede,

His all-redeeming love,

His precious blood to plead;

His blood aton'd for all our race,

And sprinkles now the throne of grace.
3. Five bleeding wounds he bears,

Receiv'd on Calvary;

They pour effectual prayers,

They strongly speak for me;

Forgive him, O forgive, they cry,

Nor let that ransom'd sinner die!
4. The Father hears him pray,

His dear annointed One:

He cannot turn away

The presence of his Son:

His Spirit answers to the blood,

And tells me I am born of God.
5. My God is reconcil'd,

His pard'ning voice I hear:

He owns me for his child,

I can no longer fear;

With confidence I now draw nigh,

And Father, Abba Father, cry.
Hymn 60. CM Behold the Savior of mankind

Thomas Hastings
1. Behold the Savior of mankind

Nail'd to the shameful tree!

How vast the love that him inclin'd

To bleed and die for thee!
2. Hark, how he groans! while nature shakes,

And earth's strong pillars bend!

The temple's veil in sunder breaks,

The solid marbles rend.
3. 'Tis done! the precious ransom's paid,

"Receive my soul!" he cries:

See where he bows his sacred head!

He bows his head, and dies!
4. But soon he'll break death's envious chain

And in full glory shine:

O Lamb of God, was ever pain,

Was ever love like thine!
Hymn 61. CM Alas! and did my Savior bleed!

Isaac Watts
1. Alas! and did my Savior bleed!

And did my Sovereign die?

Would he devote that sacred head

For such a worm as I?
2. Was it for crimes that I have done,

He groan'd upon the tree?

Amazing pity! grace unknown!

And love beyond degree!
3. Well might the sun in darkness hide,

And shut his glories in;

When Christ the mighty Maker died,

For man the creature's sin!
4. Thus might I hide my blushing face,

While his dear cross appears;

Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,

And melt mine eyes to tears.
5. But drops of grief can ne'er repay

The debt of love I owe:

Here, Lord, I give myself away,

'Tis all that I can do.

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