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By our loving mutually,
9. O make us quite conformid to By our being one in thee.
May we, supported by thy grace,
W. Foster. BEHOLD us, Lord, rough stones we are,
405. Yet for thy building us prepare; Reject not one of us, we pray, OLET thy love our hearts constrain, Thy Spirit's voice may all obey. Jesus, thou God of love; 2. O may thy flock still more in- The bond of peace let us maintain;
All discord far remove.
Let love pervade our hearts.
Where Jesus' footsteps shine ?
Who would not own the pleasing 4. Tender compassion may we show, Share in each other's weal and woe,
Of charity divine? (sway Rejoice with those that do rejoice, 4. United firmly by thy grace, And with the weeping sympathize.
We shall thy followers prove:
The frowning world must then con5. At all times may we ready be,
fess; Yea, even in deep poverty,
“See how these Christians love." The wants of others to relieve,
Wesley. And soothe and comfort them that grieve.
406. 6. And be it our concern, to seek CHERISH us with kindest care, In nothing to offend the weak, Jesus, we thy brethren are, To bear with their infirmities, Of thy flesh and of thy bone; And others, not ourselves to please. To the end, O love thine own. 7. Grant us in meekness to reclaim, 2. As our Head us move and guide, Those who have been in aught to Divers gifts to each divide: blame,
Plac'd according to thy will,
Each the other's burden bear,
In his weal and woe take share. By thee, our Master, Lord, and 4. If one member honour'd be, Head.
All rejoice most heartily;
If one suffer, all a part
2. By thy reconciling love Bear with sympathizing heart. Every stumbling-block remove; 5. Closely join’d to thee, our Head, Lord, us all in thee unite, Nourished by thee and fed,
To enjoy thy saving light. Let us daily growth receive, 3. Make us all one heart and mind, And with thee in union live. Courteous, merciful, and kind,
Lowly, meek in thought and word, 407. T. 14. As thou wast on earth, O Lord. BLEST Saviour, on my soul im- 4. Let us for each other care,
The image of thy mind, (press Each the other's burden bear; To bear my brother's waywardness, In our conduct patterns be Long-suffer, and be kind.
Of unfeign'd humility. 2. 'Tis hard the worldling's scoff to meet,
409.* And that from day to day,
FLOCK of Jesus, be united, To mark the scorner in his seat,
Covenant with him anew; And be the drunkard's lay.
By his love divine excited, 8. More hard to bear the look un- Praise and serve him as 'tis due: kind,
O that nothing whatsoever The word that causeth pain, May relax this blessed tie; Where nature's closest ties should In thy love, most gracious Saviour,
And love alone obtain. (bind, Grant us all stability. 4. Most hard, when brethren in the 2. With love's ardour to be fired,
By selfish passions borne, (Lord, Let us with each other vie; Aid the rude world, by glance or So that, should it be required, word,
For the brethren we could die: To wreathe the crown of thorn. O what boundless love did Jesus 5. Yet when I think what patient May his holy pattern teach us,
To his enemies display!
How love ought to bear the sway. And that right lovingly ? 3. O that we, his steps to follow,
'Midst affliction, scorn, and spite, 6. O yes—what wrong to me is By brother, friend, or foe, (done, Did each other more excite:
And his sacred name to hallow,
Every one stir up his brother
To keep Jesus still in view,
Thus encouraging each other 408. T. 11. His example to pursue. JESUS, we look up to thee, 4. Then the souls he joined together Let us in thy name agree;
Will, according to his prayer, Thou who art the Prince of peace, Be accepted of his Father, Bid contention ever cease.
And his kind protection share:
GRANT, Lord, that with thy direc
tion: “Love each other,” we comply, Aiming with unfeigned affection Thy love to exemplify: Let our mutual love be glowing; Thus will all men plainly see, That we, as on one stem growing, Living branches are in thee. 2. 0 that such may be our union, As thine with the Father is, And not one of our communion E'er forsake the path of bliss: May our light 'fore men with
brightness, From thy light reflected, shine; Thus the world will bear us witness, That we, Lord, are truly thine.
HOW pleasant is love's harmony,
Each other fervently. Z.
|In one another's peace delight,
And so fulfil his word 2. When each can feel his brother's sigh, And with him bear a part; When sorrow flows from eye to eye, And joy from heart to heart;
3. When free from envy, scorn, and Our wishes all above, (pride,
Each can a brother's failings hide, And show a brother's love;
4. When love, in one delightful stream, Through every bosom flows: When union sweet, and fond esteem, In every action glows. 5. Love is the golden chain, that binds The happy souls above;
And he's an heir of heaven tha
His spirit fill'd with love. (finds
Swaine. 413. T. 582.
BLEST is the tie that binds Our hearts in christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above.
2. Before our Father's throne We pour our ardent prayers; Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, Our comforts and our cares.
3. We share our mutual woes; Our mutual burdens bear; And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.
4. From sorrow, toil, and pain, 2. Is this our high calling, harmoAnd sin, we shall be free;
nious to dwell, (praises to tell, And perfect love and friendship And thus in sweet concert Christ's reign
In peace and blest union our moThrough all eternity.
ments to spend, Fawcett. And live in communion with Christ
as our friend ?414.*
3. O yes, having found in the Lord JESUS, grant me to inherit,
our delight, (by night; Strengthen’d by thy aiding grace, He is our chief object by day and Thro' the guidance of thy Spirit,
This knits us together, no longer we All the fruits of righteous
(is our home. Grant me true humility,
We all have one Father, and heaven Faith and zeal to live for thee; To mankind ( make me gracious,
416. To my friends and foes propitious.
WHEN brethren dwell in unity 2. Give me grace in all conditions In Jesus' ransom'd fold, Firmly to adhere to thee;
Join’d by love's ever sacred tie, And, 'midst all the exhibitions
'Tis pleasant to behold: (scends, Of thy boundless love to me, Like dew his grace on them deTo let my poor neighbour share Yea, his rich blessing he commands In my plenty and my prayer: Upon their going out to rest; By thy love to me imparted
Their coming in is blest. Make me always tender-hearted.
2. We tread on consecrated ground, 3. In the lonely house of mourning, For 'tis his own abode, Thro' the weeping family, (ing, The sparrow here a nest hath found, Comfort, medicine, meat, and cloth- Thine altars, O Lord God: May I minister to thee:
Blest they who to his courts repair, May I calm the orphan's cry, To seek him in his house of prayer; Make the widow sing for joy, To such he will himself reveal, And the captive's moan distressing His praises they shall tell. Raise to songs of praise and blessing.
WE in one covenant are join'd, WHAT bronght us together, what And one in Jesus are; joined our hearts?
With voices and with hearts comThe pardon which Jesus, our High- His praise we will declare: priest, imparts :
In doctrine and in practice one, 'Tis this which cements the disci- We'll love and serve the Lord alone; ples of Christ,
With one accord sound forth his Who are into one by the Spirit Till we shall see his face. (praise