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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.

375.
C.M.-Christian Sympathy. Gal. vi. 2.
1 HAIL! everlasting Prince of Peace!

Hail! Governor Divine!
How gracious is thy sceptre's sway!

What gentle laws are thine!
2 His tender heart with love o'erflow'd,

Love spoke in every breath; Vigorous it reign'd through all his life,

And triumph d in his death.
3 All these united charms he shews,

Our frozen souls to move;
This proof of love to him demands

That we each other love.
4 O be the sacred law fulfill’d,

In every act and thought;
Each angry passion far remov’d,

Each selfish view forgot.
5 Be thou, my heart, dilated wide
By thy Redeemer's

grace,
And, in one grasp of fervent love,

All earth and heaven embrace.

376.

C.M.-Christian Love. 1 HOW sweet, how heavenly is the sight,

When those that love the Lord,
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 pride,

Our wishes all above,
Each can his brother's failings hide,

And shew 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 that finds

His bosom glow with love.

377.

P.M.- Brotherly Love. Ps. cxxxin. 1 HOW beautiful the sight

Of brethren who agree
In friendship to unite,

And bonds of charity:
'Tis like the precious ointment, shed

O'er all his robes, from Aaron's head. 2 'Tis like the dews that fill

The cups of Hermon's flowers;
Or Zion's fruitful hill,

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,
From his unsparing hands,

Yea, life for evermore:
Thrice happy they who meet above,
To spend eternity in love!

378.

C.M.-Christian Charity.
1 BEHOLD where, breathing love divine,

Our dying Master stands!
His weeping followers, gathering round,

Receive his last commands.
2 From that mild Teacher's parting lips

What tender accents fell!
The gentle precept which he gave

Became its Author well.

3 “ Blest is the man whose softening heart

Feels all another's pain;
To whom the supplicating eye

Was never rais d in vain: 4 “Whose breastexpands with generous warmth,

A stranger's woes to feel;
And bleeds in pity o'er the wound

He wants the power to heal.
5 “ He spreads his kind, supporting arms

To every child of grief:
His secret bounty largely flows,

And brings unask'd relief. 6 “ To gentle offices of love,

His feet are never slow:
He views, through mercy's melting eye,

A brother in a foe.
7 “ Peace from the bosom of his God,

My peace to him I give;
And when he kneels before the throne,

His trembling soul shall live.
8 “ To him protection shall be shown,

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:
With ardour strong these breasts inflame,

To all that own a Saviour's name. 2 Still let the heavenly fire endure,

Fervent and vigorous, true and pure;
Let every heart and every hand,

Join in the dear fraternal band.
3 Celestial Dove! descend and bring

The smiling blessings on thy wing,
And make us taste those sweets below
Which in the blissful mansions grow.

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.

my heart,

MEDITATION AND RETIREMENT,–MODERATION.

381.

C.M.- Retirement.
1 FAR from the world, O Lord, I fee,

From strife and tumult far;
From scenes where Satan wages still

His most successful war.
2 The calm retreat, the silent shade,

With prayer and praise agree,
And seem by thy sweet bounty made

For those who follow thee.
3 There, if thy Spirit touch the soul,

And grace her mean abode,
O with what peace, and joy, and love,

She communes with her God!
4 There, like the nightingale, she pours

Her solitary lays;
Nor asks a witness of her song,

Nor thirsts for human praise. 5 Author and guardian of my life,

Sweet source of light divine,
And (all harmonious names in one)

My Saviour thou art mine! 6 What thanks I owe thee, and what love!

A boundless, endless store,
Shall echo through the realms above,

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 :
Wisdom divine directs thy view
To objects ever grand and new,

And faith displays the shining train.

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