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N memory of the Saviour's love,
We keep the sacred feast,

Where every humble contrite heart
Is made a welcome guest.

By faith we take the Bread of Life, With which our souls are fed ; And Cup, in token of His Blood That was for sinners shed.

Under His banner thus we sing
The wonders of His love,

And thus anticipate by faith

The heavenly feast above.

Preparation.

Meditation.

I COR. xi. 24, and 1 COR. x. 16, 17.

"This do in remembrance of Me."

"For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till He come.

"The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread."

DEMEMBER, my soul, that the Lord, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me, appointed the ordinance which I have

now the opportunity of observing. With good reason ought I always to remember this pledge of His exceeding great love.

It reminds me of pardoning mercy, through the sacrifice of His death, for "we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of our sins."

It suggests the privileges of fellowship and communion, to which He graciously admits me-communion with all the members of His redeemed family in heaven and earth; fellowship with Him as our common Lord.

It helps me to see what is meant by appropriation. The body of our Lord Jesus Christ was given for me; His blood was shed for me; I am to eat this bread, I am to drink this cup. Eating and drinking are acts of personal appropriation; no one can do these acts for me. I see in them that personal appropriation of faith which the Holy Spirit of God teaches the people of Christ to exercise in their gracious loving Saviour. May such faith be mine!

I gather, too, from this ordinance that my

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