661. L. M. Anonymous. On Receiving Members.
1 Lord, we adore thy wondrous grace,
Who crown'st the gospel with success;
Subjecting sinners to thy yoke,
And bringing to the fold thy flock.
2 May those who have thy truth confessed
As their own faith, and hope, and rest,
From day to day still more increase
In faith, in love, and holiness.
3 As living members, may they share
The joys and griefs which others bear,
And active in their stations prove
In all the offices of love.
4 From all temptations now defend,
And keep them steadfast to the end,
While in thy house they still improve,
Until they join the church above.