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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.