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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;
Where streams of bliss forever flow,

And every heart is love. 693

C. M.
Love the test of discipleship.
NUR God is love; and all his saints

His image bear below :
The heart with love to God inspired,

With love to man will glow.
2 None who are truly born of God

Can live in enmity;
Then may we love each other, Lord,

As we are loved by thee.
3 Heirs of the same immortal bliss,

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,
Where joy like morning dew distils,

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.
2 Grant this, and then from all below

Insensibly remove:
Our souls the change shall scarcely know,

Made perfect first in love. 3 With ease our souls through death shall glide

Into their paradise ;
And thence on wings of angels ride

Triumphant through the skies.
4 Yet when the fullest joy is given,

The same delight we prove; In earth, in paradise, in heaven,

Our all in all is love. 696

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Sweet counsel.
NYLORY be to God above,
U God, from whom all blessings- flow;
Make we mention of his love;

Publish we his praise below:
Call’d together by his grace,

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.

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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;
Enter into thy wise design,
And sweetly lose our will in thine.
2 Why hast thou cast our lot

In the same age and place ?
And why together brought

To see each other's face ;-
To join with softest sympathy,
And mix our friendly souls in thee?
3 Didst thou not make us one,

That we might one remain ;--
Together travel on,

And bear each other's pain ;-
Till all thy utmost goodness prove,
And rise renew'd in perfect love?
4 Surely thou didst unite

Our kindred spirits here,
That all hereafter might

Before thy throne appear ;-
Meet at the marriage of the Lamb,
And all thy gracious love proclaim.

5 Then let us ever bear
i 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.
6 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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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.
2 If to the right or left we stray,

Leave us not comfortless;
But guide our feet into the way

Of everlasting peace.
3 Help us to help each other, Lord,

Each other's cross to bear : Let each his friendly aid afford,

And feel his brother's care.
4 Help us to build each other up;

Our little stock improve;
Increase our faith, confirm our hope,

And perfect us in love.
5 Up into thee, our living Head,

Let us in all things grow,
Till thou hast made us free indeed,

And spotless here below.

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