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HYMN CCXIII.
Come let us use the grace divine,

And all with one accord
In a perpetual cov'nant join

Qurselves to Christ the Lord. 2 Give up ourselves, thro' Jesu's pow'r,

His name to glorify,
And promise in this sacred hour

For God to live and die. 3 The cov’nant we this moment make

Be ever kept in mind :
We will no more our God forsake,

Or cast his words behind.
4 e never will throw off his fear,

Who hears our solemn vow :
And if thou art well pleas’d to hear,

Come down and meet us now.
5 Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Let all our hearts receive !
Present with the celestial hoft,

The peaceful answer give!
6 To each the cor’nant-blood apply,

Wņich takes our fins away;
And register our names on high,

And keep us to that day.

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HYMN CCXIV.

ON ADMITTING A NEW MEMBER

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BROTHER

in Chrift, and well-belov'd, To Jerus and his servants dear, Enter, and shew thyself approv'd;

Enter, and find that God is here.

2 'Scap'd from the world, redeem'd from fin,

By fiends pursu'd, by men abhorr’d,
Come in, poor fugitive, come in,

And share the portion of thy Lord. 3 Welcome from earth!-lo, the right-band

Of fellowship to thee we give!
With open arms and hearts we stand,

And thee in Jesu's name receive. 4 Say, is thy heart resolu'd as ours?

Then let it burn with sacred love;
Then let it taste the heav'nly pow'rs;

Partaker of the joys above. 5 Jesu, attend, thyself reveal!

Are we not met in thy great name?
Thee in the midst we wait to feel,

We wait to catch the spreading fame. 6 Thou God, that answereft by fire,

The Spirit of burning row impart,
And let the Aames of pure defire

Rise from the altar of our heart. 7 Truly our fellowship-below

With thee and with the Father is.;
In thee eternal lif: we know,

And heaven's unutterable bliss. 8 In part we only know thee here,

But wait thy coming from above,
And I shall then behold. th. e near, :

And I shall all be loft in love.

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HYMN CCXV.

ON VISITING A TRIIND.

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Prace be on this house bestow'd,

Peace on all that here reside;
Let the unknown peace of God.

With the man of peace abide

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Let the Spirit now come down;

Let the bleffing now take place : Son of Peace, receive thy crown,

Fulness of the gospel-grace.
2 Chrift, my Master and my Lord,

Let me thy forerunner be;
O be mindful of thy word,

Visit them, and visit me!
To this house, aad all herein

Now let thy salvation come!
Save our souls froń inbred fins

Make us thy eternal home! 3 Let us never, never rest,

Till the promise is fulfill'd;
Till we are of thee. pofseft,

Pardon’d, fan&ifyd, and feald !
Till we all, in love renew'd,

Find the pearl that Adam lost,
Temples of the living God,

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost !

HYMN CCXVI.

PARTING

Best
LEST be the dear uniting love

That will not let us part!
Our bodies may far off remove,

We still are one in heart.
2 Join'd in one fpirit to our Head,

Where he appoints we go ;
And still in Jesu's footsteps tread,

And hew nis praise below.
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may we ever walk in him,

And nothing know befide,
Nothing desire, nothing esteem,
But Jefus crucify'd !

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4 Closer and closer let us cleave

To his belov'd embrace ; Expect his fulaess to receive,

And grace to answer grace.
5 Partakers of the Saviour's grace,

The same in mind and heart,
Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place,

Nor life, nor death can part. 6 But let us haften to the day

Which shall our filesh restore; When death shall all be done away,

And bodies part no more !

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HYMN CCXVII. Jesus,, accept the praise

That to thy name belongs; Matter of all our lays,

· Subject of all our songs : Through thee we now together came,

And part exulting in thy name. 2 In Aesh we part awhile,

But still in spirit join'd, T'embrace the happy toil

Thou hast to each assign'd: And while we do thy blessed will,

We bear our heav'n about us ftilla 3 O let us thus go on

In all thy pleasant ways, And arm'd with patience, run

With joy th' appointed race ! Keep us and every seeking roul,

Till all attain the heav'nly goal, 4. There we shall meet again,

When all our toils are o'er, And death, and grief, and paing

And parting are no more,

We lauall with all our brethren rise,

And grasp thee in the framing skies. so happy, happy day,

That calls thy exiles home!
The heav'ns shall pass away;

The earth receives its doom :
Earth we fall view and heav'o defroyd,

And thout above the fiery void! 6 Then let us wait the round

That shall our souls release,
And labour to be found

Of him in sporless peace;
In perfect holiness renew'd,
Adorn'd with Chrift, and meet for God!

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STRIFE IN HEAVEN.

HYMN CCXVIII.
Heaven's courts a question rose,
Which caus’d a Itrife that ne'er shall close;
Which rank of all this ransom.'d race,

Qwes highest praise to sov’reign grace? 2 Infants here caught from womb and breast,

Claim right to fing above the relt;
As finding soon the happy More

They never saw 'nor fought before. 3 Others, arriy'd at riper age,

Before they left the earthly ltage,
Think grace deserves yet higher praise,
That wash'd the spots of num'rous days.
“'Tis I, says one, 'bove all my race,
Am debtor most to glorious grace ;
The chief of finners, you'il allow,
Should be the chief of fingers now."

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