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3 For our brethren we should too, + Then the souls he join'd together
Be accepted of his father,
And his kind protection share:
As thou art with him united,
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TH'enjoyment of Christ's flesh&blood,
His members closely should unite,
2 Love he most strongly did enforces. Thus are his disciples known.
Just ere he finished his course; 5 Yet the warmest mutual love,
For love most fervently he pray'd, That to brethren you're possessing Before in death he bow'd his head. By his blessing,
3 O that the Lord could quite fulfil
In us his testament and will!
To love each other we desire ;
Come, sacred love, our hearts inspire;
To walk towards the promis'd land; T. 167. For his appearance may with care FLOCK of Jesus, be united,
Each member day and night prepare. Covenant with him anew
5 Till we the Lord our Righteousness By his love divine excited,
Shall see in glory face to face,
O may we one in him remain!
How pleasant is love's harmony, 2 With love's ardor to be fired,
When brethren truly dwell
Together in heart's unity,
And cordial friendship feel.
2 Lord Jesus, in that very night
Ere thou didst bleed and die,
Thoa didst with thy disciples urge
Love's ever sacred tie.
3 Remind thy little flock, loo apt..
Among themselves to jar,
That all thy members unity
Was evin thy dying care.
One.mind and spirit be,
Each other fervenily,
O IN love what stores of grace
By this band our covenant
Move our pity,
Love makes living weighty, Assumedst, Lamb of God.
2 He, who is to Jesus Christ 2 Thou art the lovliest, Our only joy and treasure,
Quite resigned, Our heart's delight and pleasure,
And to walk his blessed ways
On his path, by love constrain'd,
And straight on proceedeth,
431, T. 165. E’er since thy mercy found us,
Thou Shepherd, ever kind ! JESUS, grant me to inherit,
Strengthen'd by thy aiding grace,
Thro' the guidance of thy Spirit, How fast can love-cords bind !
All the fruits of righteousness.
Grant me true humility,
To my friends and foes propitious.
2 Give me grace in all conditions Support, protect, and lead us,
Firmly to adhere to thee; Till we shall see his face,
And, 'midst all the exhibitions O boundless love and grace!
Of thy boundless love to me, 5 The elder's holy choir,
To let my poor neighbors share Who are in the Lamb's presence,
In my plenty, and my pray'r ;
By thy love to me imparted
Make me always tender-hearted.
WE in one covenant are join'd,, 6 Thanks, wisdom, majesty,
And one in Jesus are ; His ransom'd congregation
With voices, and with hearts combin'd
His praise we will declare:
He is our All in all.
Brings to him for salvation,
And for love's unity.
XXIV. Of following Jesus, and bearing his Reproach.
Yet they, by their conversation,
Afford a striking demonstration,
That they in Christ true riches share:
The greatest meekness show'd,
His path pursue,--and as 'tis due
Show in their conduct meekness too.
6 Blessed, who without cessation We desire it;
Hunger and thirst for that salvation, Come then, for we-belong to thee,
Which flows from Christ's pure rightApd bless us inexpressibly.
They are fill'd and satisfied, [eousness;
With richest dainties are supplied,
Who long and pant for saving grace.
Prove their life-giving food,
From year to year—they thrive,and bear
Fruits that to him well-pleasing are. Support us evermore,
7 All the merciful are blessed,
For they, when in their turn distressed,
Water to the poor
Is as an act of love recorded,
Free grace is theirs, and endless bliss; Who to the indigent
beneficent, On their own works, and bid defiance
He is blessed; To grace, will of salvation miss. But wo to them who scorn the same, 0
For God remember's not their name. may we all of thee Learn true humility,
8. All the pure in heart are blessed, Lowly Jesus,
Of joys unspeakable possessed,
Shall once obtain the grace,
To see him face to face :
I intreat thee,
Impart to me-that purity,
Dear Jesus, which I trace in thee.
9 They are objects of God's favor,
Who always faithfully endeavor,
As his children them he owneth,
Such souls the choicest blessingsgain.
Here is weeping;
Love is the character
bearing his Reproach
where'er thy steps I see Simply I may follow thee.
4 Thou the great victorious Lamb, May. he thro' grace-make us always Who all hosts of hell o'ercame,
Grant, that by thy blood I may Intent upon promoting peace.
Conqu’ror be till thy great day. 10 Blest are they who suffer gladly
5 When thou shalt on Zion stand, For doing good and living godly,
Who Jesus for their pattern take: May, I be at thy right hand; Yea,who bear their cross with meekness, Clothed in the glorious dress Suff'ring with patience,’midst all weak. Of thy spotless righteousness.
And earthlyjoys for him forsake;[ness For Jesus' help and love
435. T. 596. Their consolation prove;
O TELL me no more
Of this world's vain store ;-The time
for such trifles with me now is o'cr. 11 Blest are they who are despised,
2 A country I've found, In scornful manner stigmatized,
Where true joys abound;-To dwell,
I'm determin'don that happy ground,
3 The souls that believe, To take the bridegroom'sname upon her, In Paradise live :-And me in that
Should we of Jesus be asham'd ? number will Jesus receive. Far, far be this from us,
4 My soul, don't delay,
Saviour, and bless the glad day,
6 Perhaps, with the aim
do some May we be by faith united
dust tho'lam. To thee, who hast us all invited
7 Yet this is confest,
I count it most blest, -As at the begin-
ning, in him to find rest.
8 And when I'm to die, Faithful follwers,
• Receive me," I'll cry,
,For life Dear Lord, of thee ;-andgrant that we
everlasting thou for me didst buy." May ever love thee ardently.
9 So closely in mind T. 11.
To Jesus I'm join'd, -He'll not live in HOLY Lamb and Prince of peace,
glory and leave me behind.
10 Lo, this is the race Hear my soul implore thy grace:
I'm running thro' grace,-Henceforth, Let me thro' thy pow'r divine,
till admitted to see my Lord's face,
In thy lamb-like meekness shine. 2 Grant that faithfully I may As a lamb thy voice obey; Valiant, steadfast, may my love In the hardest trials prove. 3 Keep thou me, a feeble child, Sober, watchful, undefild;
LORD Jesus, 'tis with us thy aim,
That soul and body should be thine,
O take our hearts, and us incline
2 Whatlovecan becompar'd with thine! |2 Thy dying love doth justly claim
That I should live unto thy praise,
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Houses, or lands, or ought in life,
Delude thy heart, that thou desist
2 His words with due attention hear :
“ My cross whoever will not bear,
And all forsake to follow me,
3 First let us duly count the cost,
And then in Jesus place our trust,
If we on him alone depend,
4. If once the plough in hand we take, And let thy law be my delight. O let us thro' thy aiding grace,
Pursue our course with steadiness.
5 ľn those who faithful prove to death,
"MY yoke," saith Christ," upon you
Thy great name we praise & hallow; The world, and all its joys forsake,
And shun no tribulation :
2 Then let us follow Christ our Lord, 2. Christians are not here below Both soul and body off'ring,
To enjoy earth's transient treasure, Be cheerfully, with one accord,
His reproach they count a pleasure; For they who show true faithfulness
Shall gain a rich reward of grace,
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Who can by faith thy suffrings see, Whose name and profession
And not devote himself to thee, We'll honor for ever,