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2 To sit one day beneath thine eye
And hearthy gracious voice,
Exceeds a whole eternity
Employ'd in carnal joys.
3 Lord, at thy threshold I would wait
While Jesus is within,
Rather than fill a throne of state,
Or live in tents of sin.

4 Could I command the spacious land
And the more boundless sea,
For one blest hour at thy right hand
I’d give them both away. Watts,

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP.

448. Union and Peace. S. M.

1 Blest 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.

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3 Thus, when on Aaron's head
They pour'd the rich perfume,
The oil through all his raiment spread,
And pleasure fill'd the room.
4 Thus, on the heav'nly hills,
The saints are blest above;
Where joy like morning dew distils,
And all the air is love. Watts.

449. Christian Love. L. M.

1 Now by the mercies of my God,
His sharp distress, his sore complaints,
By his last groans, his dying blood,
I charge my soul to love the saints.
2 The Spirit, like a peaceful dove,
Flies from the realms of noise and strife;
Why should we vex and grieve his love,
Who seals our souls to heav'nly life?
3 Tender and kind be all our thoughts,
Through all our lives let mercy run:
So God forgives our num’rous faults,

For the dear sake of Christ his Son.
- Watts.

450. Christian Love. C. M. 1 How sweet, how heavenly is the sight, • When those who 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 sorrows flow 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 show a brother's love!
4 Let love, in one delightful stream,
Through every bosom flow;
And union sweet, and dear esteem,
In every action glow.

5 Love is the golden chain that binds . The happy Souls above; And he's an heir of heaven who finds His bosom glow with love. Swain,

451. Fellowship. C. M.

1 Our souls, by love together knit,
Cemented, mix’d in one:
One hope, one heart, one mind, one voice:
'Tis heaven, on earth begun.

2. Our hearts have often burn’d within,
And glow’d with sacred fire,
While Jesus spoke, and fed, and bless'd,
And fill'd th’ enlarg’d desire.

3 The little cloud increases still,
The heavens are big with rain;
We haste to catch the teeming shower,
And all its moisture drain.

4. A rill, a stream, a torrent flows! .
But pour a mighty flood;
Oh! sweep the nations, shake the earth,
Till all proclaim thee God.

5 And when thou mak'st thy jewels up,
And set'st thy starry crown;
When all thy sparkling gems shall shine,
Proclaim'd by thee thine own;

6 May we, a little band of love,
We sinners, sav'd by grace,
From glory unto glory chang'd,
Behold thee face to face. Miller.

452. Meeting of Christian Friends.L.M.

1 Kindred in Christ, for his dear sake,
A hearty welcome here receive;
- May we together now partake -
The joys which only he can give.
2 May he, by whose kind care we meet,
Send his good Spirit from above;
Make our communications sweet,

And cause our hearts to burn with love.

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3 Forgotten be each earthly theme,
When christians see each other thus;
We only wish to speak of HIM
Who lived, and died, and reigns, for us.

4. We'll talk of all he did and said,

And suffer'd for us here below;
The path he mark’d for us to tread,
And what he's doing for us now.

5 Thus, as the moments pass away, We'll love, and wonder, and adoreAnd hasten on the glorious day

When we shall meet—to part no more.
Newton.

453. At Parting. S. M.

1 Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above. -

2 Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

3 We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

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