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2 Still, O Lord, our faith increase;
Cleanse from all uprighteousness:
Root out every seed of ill.
Lore, the proof that Christ we know;
Hymn 158. L. M. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee. Psalm cxxii. 6.
ORD, hear our prayers for Zion's peace,
Thy gifts abundantly increase;
Enlarge and fill us all with God. 2 Before thy sheep, great Shepherd, go,
And guide into thy perfect will! Cause us thy hallow'd name to know,
The work of faith in us ful6l.
O let us all be saints indeed;
4 Take the dear purchase of thy blood:
Thy blood shall wash us white as snow;
Hymn 159. P. M.
hood, a holy nation, a peculiar people. 1 Pet.
Come, Jesus, in thy name to join
In love's benign command.
To help each other on; Companions through the wilderness; To share a moment's pain, and seize
An everlasting crown.
As angels do above!
Thy sweet constraining love!
Through ev'ry hallow'd breast;
Our everlasting rest.
Hymn 160. P. M.
So making peace. Eph. ii. 15.
RINCE of universal peace,
Destroy the enmity;
Unjte us all in thee:
Till conquer'd by thy mercy's power,
And their own flesh devour. 2 O that now with pardon blest,
We each might each embrace!
And feed upon thy grace!
Great Shepherd, make thygoodness known;
Hymn 161. P. M. If any fellowship of the Spirit; if any bowels and mercies ; fulfil ye my joy. Phil. ii. 1, 2.
COLY Lamb, who thee confess,
Tbee they ever keep in view,
2 Early in the temple meet,
Let us still our Saviour greet;
Power like thee, our Lord, to live. 3 Vessels, instruments of grace,
Pass we thus our happy days,
Hymn 162. L. M. And they continued steadfast in the apostles* doctrine and fellowship. Acts ii. 42.
To Jesus and each other cleav'd;
In mystic fellowship of love.
They liv'd, and spake, and tho't the same
Their ceaseless sacrifice of praise. 3 With grace abundantly endu'd,
A pure, believing multitude;
4 O what an age of golden days!
O what a choice, peculiar race!.
Hymn 163. L. M.
And in breaking of bread and prayers.
Acts ii. 42.
E different sects, who all declare,
Your stronger proofs divinely give,
And show me where the Christiavs live! 2 Your claim, alas! ye cannot prove :
Ye want the genuine mark of love:
For sure thou hast a church below. 3 Scatter'd o'er all the carth they lie,
Till thou collect them with thine eye!
And charm into a beauteous frame. 4 For this the pleading Spirit groans,
And cries in all thy banisbed ones :
And make us of one mind and heart. 5 Join every soul that looks to thee,
In bonds of perfect charity;