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Conjugal Piety.
Hymn 352. 6-8's...

Religious Concord.
How good and pleasant 'tis to sce,

When brethren cordially agree,
And kindly think and speak the same:

A family of faith and love,

Combined to seek the things above, And spread the common Saviour's fatre.

The God of grace, who all invites, Who in our unity delights, Vouchsafes our intercourse to bless :

Revives us with refreshing showers;

The fulness of his blessing pours, And keeps our minds in perfect peace. 3 Jesus, thou precious Corner-stone,

Preserve inseparably one
Whom thou didst by thy Spirit join :

Still let us in thy Spirit live,

And to thy church the pattern give Of unanimity divine. 4. Still let us to each other cleave,

"And from thy plenitude receive Constant supplies of hallow'd grace,

Till to a perfect man we rise:

Rejoin our kindred in the skies,
And find prepared our heavenly place.

C. WESLEY. HYMN 353. 4-6's & 2.9's.

Conjugal Piety.
Come away to the skies,

My beloved, arise,
And rejoice in the day thou wast born:

On this festival day,

Come exulting away,
And, with singing, to Zion return.

We have laid up our love,
And our treasures above,

Closet Prayer.
Though our bodies continue below:

The redeem'd of the Lord,

We remember his word,
And, with singing, to Paradise go.

With singing we praise

The original grace,
By our heavenly Father bestow'd;

Our being receive

From his bounty, and live
To the honour and glory of God.

For thy glory we are

Created to share
Both the nature and kingdom divine:

Created again,

That our souls may remain In time and eternity thine.

Hallelujah we sing

To our Father and King,
And his rapturous praises repeat;

To the Lamb that was slain,

Hallelujah again,
Sing all heaven, and fall at his feet!

C. WESLEY.

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SECTION V.
PRIVATE DEVOTION.

HYMN 354. C.M.

Closet Prayer. FATHER of Jesus Christ, my Lord,

I humbly seek thy face ; Encouraged by the Saviour's word

To ask thy pardoning grace. 2 Entering into my closet. I

The busy world exclude;
In secret pray, for mercy cry,

And groan to be renew'd.

The still small Voice.
3 Far from the paths of men, to thee

I solemnly retire :
See thou, who dost in secret see,

And grant my heart's desire.
4 Thy grace I languish to receive,

The Spirit of love and power;
Blameless before thy face to live,

To live and sin no more.
5 Fair. would I all thy goodness feei,

And know my sins forgiven;
And do on earth thy perfect will,

As angels do in heaven.
6 O Father, glorify thy Son,

And grant what I require :
For Jesu's sake the gift send down,

And answer me by fire.
Kindle the flame of love within,

Which may to heaven ascend :
And now the work of grace begin,

Which shall in glory end. C. WESLEY.
HYMN 355. 8-7's & 6's.

The still small Voice.
Open, Lord, my inward ear.

And bid my heart rejoice;
Bid my quiet spirit hear

Thy comfortable voice;
Never in the whirlwind found,
Or where earthquakes rock the place:
Still and silent is the sound,

The whisper of thy grace
2 From the world, of sin, and noise,

And hurry, I withdraw;
For the small and inward voice

I wait with humble awe:
Silent am I now and still,
Dare not in thy presence move:
To my waiting soul reveal

The secret of thy love.

· Retirement

3 Show me, as my soul can bear,

The depth of inbred sin:
All the unbelief declare,

The pride that lurks within :
Take me, whom thyself hast bought,
Bring into captivity
Every high aspiring thought,

That would not stoop to thee, 4 Lord, my time is in thy hand;

My soul to thee convert;
Thou canst make me understand,

Though I am slow of heart:
Thine, in whom I live and move,
Thine the work, the praise is thine :
Thou art Wisdom, Power, and Love,
And all thou art is mine. C. WESLEY,

HYMN 356. C.M.

Retirement.
RETIRED from noise, my silent thoughts

On things celestial muse;
Reflection calmly looks behind,

While faith the future views. 2 Here all is rest and sweet repose:

Here all my sorrows cease: For Jesus meets my spirit here,

And kindly whispers peace.

HYMN 357. C.M.

The same.
Far from the world, O Lord, I flee,

From strife and tumult far;
From seenes 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.

For the Baptism of Adults. 3 There, if thy Spirit touch the soul,

And grace her mean abode;
Oh! 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 love 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.

SECTION VI.

SACRAMENTS: BAPTISM AND LORD'S

SUPPER.

HYMN 358. L.M.

For the Baptism of Adults
COME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Honour the means ordained by thee;
Make good our apostolic boast,

And own thy glorious ministry.
2 We now thy promised presence claim:

Sent to disciple all mankind;
Sent to baptize into thy name,

We now thy promised presence find. 3 Father, in these reveal thy Son:

In these, for whom we seek thy face,
The hidden mystery make known,

The hidden, pure baptizing grace.

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