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COMMUNION OF SAINTS.
The universal bond of love.
THE glorious universe around,
The heavens with all their train,
2 The earth, the ocean, and the sky,
3 God in creation thus displays
While all his works with all his ways
4 In one fraternal bond of love,
The saints below and saints above
5 Here, in their house of pilgrimage,
6 Lord, may our union form a part
Derive its pulse from thee, the heart,
One in Christ Jesus.
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LET Party intime world o'erspread ;
Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,
2 Among the saints on earth
Where streams of bliss forever flow,
Love the test of discipleship.
OUR God is love; and all his saints
His image bear below:
The heart with love to God inspired,
2 None who are truly born of God
Then may we love each other, Lord,
3 Heirs of the same immortal bliss,
4 So may the unbelieving world
LEST are the sons of peace,
Whose hearts and hopes are one;
Whose kind designs to serve and please Through all their actions run.
2 Blest is the pious house
Where zeal and friendship meet;
Their songs of praise, their mingled vows, Make their communion sweet.
3 Thus on the heavenly hills
The saints are blest above,
The bond of perfectness.
THE sacred bond of perfectness
O let us, Lord, we pray, possess
2 Grant this, and then from all below
Our souls the change shall scarcely know,
3 With ease our souls through death shall glide Into their paradise;
And thence on wings of angels ride
In earth, in paradise, in heaven,
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GLORY be to God above,
God, from whom all blessings flow;
Foll'wers of the bleeding Lamb.
Past the reach of hell, secure :
Build we each the other up;
Constant joy, and lasting peace.
Len al in whom, word hath place,
ET all in whom the Spirit glows,
The all-uniting faith disclose,-
2 Then shall the world, admiring, view The gather'd flock at rest;
And own the Son divinely true,
The saints divinely blest.
One fold and one shepherd.
YIVER of peace and unity,
We all shall then in one agree,
And breathe the spirit of thy love.
2 We all shall think and speak the same
4 Regard thine own eternal prayer,
5 So shall the world believe and know
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Bear ye one another's burdens.
THOU God of truth and love,
Enter into thy wise design,
2 Why hast thou cast our lot
To see each other's face;
To join with softest sympathy,
3 Didst thou not make us one,
And bear each other's pain;-
4 Surely thou didst unite
Before thy throne appear;
Meet at the marriage of the Lamb,