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2 Among the saints on earth
Let mutual love be found; Heirs of the same inheritance,
With mutual blessings crown'd. 3 Thus will the church below
Resemble that above;
And every heart is love. 693
His image bear below :
With love to man will glow.
Can live in enmity;
As we are loved by thee.
Our hopes and fears the same, With bonds of love our hearts unite,
With mutual love inflame. 4 So may the unbelieving world
See how true Christians love; And glorify our Saviour's grace,
And seek that grace to prove. 694
• S. M. Sweet communion. DLEST are the sons of peace D 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.
3 Thus on the heavenly hills
The saints are blest above,
And all the air is love. 695
C. M. The bond of perfectness. MHE sacred bond of perfectness
| Is spotless charity; O let us, Lord, we pray, possess
The mind that was in thee.
Made perfect first in love. 3 With ease our souls through death shall glide
Into their paradise ;
Triumphant through the skies.
The same delight we prove; In earth, in paradise, in heaven,
Our all in all is love. 696
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Publish we his praise below:
We are met in Jesus' name; See with joy each other's face,
Follwers of the bleeding Lamb. 2 Let us then sweet counsel take,
How to make our calling sure; Our election how to make,
Past the reach of hell, secure :
Build we each the other up;
Pray we for our faith's increase; Solid comfort, settled hope,
Constant joy, and lasting peace. 3 More and more let love abound:
Let us never, never rest, Till we are in Jesus found,
Of our paradise possess'd :He removes the flaming sword,
Calls us back, from Eden driven; To his image here restored,
Soon he takes us up to heaven. 697
C. M. All-uniting faith. T ET all in whom the Spirit glows, 1 In whom God's word hath place, The all-uniting faith disclose,
The all-endearing grace. 2 Then shall the world, admiring, view
The gather'd flock at rest; And own the Son divinely true,
The saints divinely blest. 698
L. M. One fold and one shepherd. NIVER of peace and unity, U Send down thy mild, pacific Dove; We all shall then in one agree,
And breathe the spirit of thy love. 2 We all shall think and speak the same
Delightful lesson of thy grace : One undivided Christ proclaim,
And jointly glory in thy praise. 3 O let us take a softer mould,
Blended and gather'd into thee; Under one Shepherd make one fold,
Where all is love and harmony.
4 Regard thine own eternal prayer,
And send a peaceful answer down: To us thy Father's Name declare;
Unite and perfect us in one. 5 So shall the world believe and know
That God hath sent thee from above, When thou art seen in us below,
And every soul displays thy love.
3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. Bear ye one another's burdens. MHOU God of truth and love,
I We seek thy perfect way, · Ready thy choice to approve,
Thy providence to obey;
In the same age and place ?
To see each other's face ;-
That we might one remain ;--
And bear each other's pain ;-
Our kindred spirits here,
Before thy throne appear ;-
5 Then let us ever bear
To fight our passage through ;
Our souls unto that day !
And then transport away,
C. M. And so fulfil the law of Christ. MRY us, O God, and search the ground
I Of every sinful heart: Whate'er of sin in us is found,
O bid it all depart.
Leave us not comfortless;
Of everlasting peace.
Each other's cross to bear : Let each his friendly aid afford,
And feel his brother's care.
Our little stock improve;
And perfect us in love.
Let us in all things grow,
And spotless here below.