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That all hereafter might
Before thy throne appear:

Meet at the marriage of the Lamb,

And all thy gracious love proclaim.

Then let us ever bear
The blessed end in view,
And join with mutual care,
To fight our passage through;
And kindly help each other on,
Till all receive the starry crown.
O may thy Spirit seal
Our souls unto that day !
With all thy fulness fill,
And then transport away!
Away to our eternal rest,
Away to our Redeemer's breast!

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Fo of our dying Lord,
Remember us for good;
O fulfil his faithful word,
And hear his speaking blood!
Give us that for which he prays:
Father, glorify thy Son;
Show his truth, and power, and grace,
And send the promise down.

2 True and faithful Witness thou,

O Christ, the Spirit give! Hast thou not receiv'd him now, That we might now receive? Art thou not the living Head : Life to all thy limbs impart; Shed thy love, thy Spirit shed, In every waiting heart.

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Glow our hearts to find thee near,
And swell to make thee room;

Present with us thee we feel,
Come, O come, and in us be!

With us, in us, live and dwell
To all eternity.

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1 ESUS, united by thy grace,
And each to each endear'd,
With confidence we seek thy face,
And know our pray’r is heard.

2 Still let us own our common Lord,
And bear thine easy yoke;
A band of love, a threefold cord,
Which never can be broke.

3 Make us into one spirit drink;
Baptise into thy Name;
And let us always kindly think,
And sweetly speak the same.

4 Touch'd by the loadstone of thy love,
Let all our hearts agree;
And ever tow’rds each other move,
And ever move tow’rds thee.

5 To thee inseparably join'd,
Let all our spirits cleave;
O may we all the loving mind
That was in thee receive!

6 This is the bond of perfectness, The spotless charity;

O let us (still we pray) possess

The mind that was in thee!

T Grant this, and them from all below Insensibly remove:

Our souls the change shall scarcely know,
Made perfect first in love!

8 With ease our souls through death shall glide
Into their paradise;
And thence on wings of angels ride,
Triumphant through the skies.

9 Yet when the fullest joy is giv'n,
The same delight we prove,
In earth, in paradise, in heav'n,
Our all in all is Love.

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1 ESUS, Lord, we look to thee,
Let us in thy name agree;

Show thyself the Prince of Peace:
Bid our jars for ever cease.

2. By thy reconciling love,
Every stumbling-block remove;
Each to each unite, endear;
Come, and spread thy banner here.

3 Make us of one heart and mind,
Courteous, pitiful, and kind;
Lowly, meek in thought and word,
Altogether like our Lord.

4 Let us for each other care,
Each the other’s burden bear:
To thy church the pattern give;
Show how true believers live. -

5 Free from anger and from pride,
Let us thus in God abide ;
All the depths of love express,
All the heights of holiness.

6 Let us then with joy remove . * To thy family above;

* 1.

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1 OME, and let us sweetly join,
Christ to praise in hymns divine:
Give we all with one accord,
Glory to our common Lord;
Hands, and hearts, and voices raise:
Sing as in the ancient days;
Antedate the joys above,
Celebrate the feast of love.
2 Strive we, in affection strive:
Let the purer flame revive;
Such as in the martyrs glow’d,
Dying champions for their God;
We like them may live and love;
Call'd we are their joys to prove;
Sav’d with them from future wrath;
Partners of like precious faith.
3 Sing we them in Jesu's name,
Now as yesterday the same;
One in every time and place,
Full for all of truth and grace:
We for Christ, our Master, stand,
Lights in a benighted land:
We our dying Lord confess,
We are Jesu’s witnesses.
4 Witnesses that Christ hath died:
We with him are crucify’d:
Christ hath burst the bands of death:
We his quick’ning Spirit breathe:
Christ is now gone up on high;
Thither all our wishes fly;

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Sits at God’s right hand above;
There with him we reign in love!

SECOND PART,

COME, thou high and lofty Lord!
Lowly, meek, incarnate Word;
Humbly stoop to earth again:
Come, and visit abject man!
Jesus, dear expected guest,
Thou art bidden to the feast:
For thyself our hearts prepare:
Come, and sit, and banquet there !

Jesus, we thy promise claim:
We are met in thy great name:
In the midst do thou appear,
Manifest thy presence here!
Sanctify us, Lord, and bless!
Breathe thy Spirit, give thy peace;
Thou thyself within us move:
Make our feast a feast of love.

Let the fruits of grace abound;
Let us in thy bowels sound,
Faith, and love, and joy increase,
Temperance and gentleness;
Plant in us thy humble mind,
Patient, pitiful, and kind:
Meek and lowly let us be,
Full of goodness, full of thee.

Make us all in thee complete;
Make us all for glory meet;
Meet t” appear before thy sight,
Partners with the saints in light.
Call, O call us each by name,
To the marriage of the Lamb :
Let us lean upon thy breast,
Love be there our endless feast!

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