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4 Still let us to each other cleave, And from thy plenitude receive
Constant supplies of hallowing grace; Till to a perfect man we rise, O’ertake our kindred in the skies,
And find prepar'd our heavenly place.
Hail! Governor Divine!
What gentle laws are thine!
Love spoke in every breath; Vigorous it reign'd through all his life,
And triumph d in his death.
Our frozen souls to move;
That we each other love.
In every act and thought;
Each selfish view forgot.
All earth and heaven embrace.
C.M.-Christian Love. 1 HOW sweet, how heavenly is the sight,
When those that love the Lord,
And so fulfil his word.
2 When each can feel his brother's sigh,
And with him bear a part,
And joy from heart to heart. 3 When free from envy, scorn, and pride,
Our wishes all above,
And shew a brother's love.
Through every bosom flows;
In every action glows.
The happy souls above,
His bosom glow with love.
P.M.- Brotherly Love. Ps. cxxxin. 1 HOW beautiful the sight
Of brethren who agree
And bonds of charity:
O'er all his robes, from Aaron's head. 2 'Tis like the dews that fill
The cups of Hermon's flowers;
Bright with the drops of showers, When mingling odours breathe around,
And glory rests on all the ground. 3 For there the Lord commands
Blessings, a boundless store,
Yea, life for evermore:
Our dying Master stands!
Receive his last commands.
What tender accents fell!
Became its Author well.
3 “ Blest is the man whose softening heart
Feels all another's pain;
Was never rais d in vain: 4 “Whose breastexpands with generous warmth,
A stranger's woes to feel;
He wants the power to heal.
To every child of grief:
And brings unask'd relief. 6 “ To gentle offices of love,
His feet are never slow:
A brother in a foe.
My peace to him I give;
His trembling soul shall live.
And mercy from above Descend on those who thus fulfil
The perfect law of love.”
379. L.M.- The Heart purified to Love by the Spirit. 1 Pet. i. 22. 1 GREAT Spirit of immortal love,
Vouchsafe our frozen hearts to move:
To all that own a Saviour's name. 2 Still let the heavenly fire endure,
Fervent and vigorous, true and pure;
Join in the dear fraternal band.
The smiling blessings on thy wing,
380. L.M.—Communing with our Heurts. Ps.iv. 4. 1 RETURN, my roving heart, return,
And chase these shadowy forms no more: Seek out some solitude to mourn,
And thy forsaken God implore. 2 Wisdom and pleasure dwell at home:
Retir'd and silent seek them there: True conquest is our souls to o'ercome,
True strength to break the tempter's snare. 3 And thou, my God, whose piercing eye
Distinct surveys each deep recess, In these abstracted hours draw nigh,
And with thy presence fill the place. 4 Through all the mazes of
My search let heavenly wisdom guide, And still its radiant beams impart,
Till all be search'd and purified. 5 Then with the visits of thy love,
Vouchsafe my inmost soul to cheer, Till every grace shall join to prove,
That God hath fix d' his dwelling there.
MEDITATION AND RETIREMENT,–MODERATION.
From strife and tumult far;
His most successful war.
With prayer and praise agree,
For those who follow thee.
And grace her mean abode,
She communes with her God!
Her solitary lays;
Nor thirsts for human praise. 5 Author and guardian of my life,
Sweet source of light divine,
My Saviour thou art mine! 6 What thanks I owe thee, and what love!
A boundless, endless store,
When time shall be no more.
382. P.M.-Christian Moderation. 1 Cor. vii, 29-31. 1 SPRING up, my soul, with ardent flight, Nor let this earth delude thy sight
With glittering trifles gay and vain :
And faith displays the shining train.