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2 Can we have our hearts in heaven,

And yet earthly-minded live?
Can we who have been forgiven,

Not forget and not forgive ?
Can we hate an erring brother,

Only love when we are loved,
And not bear with one another,

By Christ's Holy Spirit moved ?
3 Ah! no hater, or blasphemer,

None who slander and defame,
Can be one with the Redeemer,

Who was gentle as a lamb;
None, O Lord, who are unholy,

Shall Thy perfect beauty see ;
Teach me to be meek and lowly,

Teach me to resemble Thee.

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WATTS. 1709. TTAPPY the heart where graces reign,

1 Where love inspires the breast : .. Love is the brightest of the train,

And strengthens all the rest.
2 Knowledge, alas ! 'tis all in vain,

And all in vain our fear :
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign,

If love be absent there.
3 'Tis love that makes our cheerful feet

In swift obedience move :
The devils know, and tremble too;

But Satan cannot love.
4 This is the grace that lives and sings,

When faith and hope shall cease;
'Tis this shall strike our joyful strings,

In the sweet realms of bliss.
5 Before we quite forsake our clay,

Or leave this dark abode,
The wings of love bear us away,

To see our gracious God.

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C.M. R. C. TRENCH. 1851.
And the oil stayed.—2 Kings iv. 6.
POUR forth the oil, pour boldly forth,
I It will not fail until
Thou failest vessels to provide,

Which it may largely fill.
2 Dig channels for the streams of love,

Where they may broadly run;
And love has overflowing streams

To fill them every one.
3 But if, at any time, thou cease

Such channels to provide,
• The very founts of love for thee

Will soon be parched and dried.
: 4 For we must share, if we would keep,

That good thing from above,
Ceasing to give, we cease to have :

Such is the law of love.

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C.M. DODDRIDGE. 1755. TATHER of mercies, send Thy grace

! All powerful from above,
To form in our obedient souls

The image of Thy love.
2 Oh, may our sympathising breasts

The generous pleasure know,
Kindly to share in others' joy,

And weep for others' woe.
3 When the most helpless sons of grief

In low distress are laid,

Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,
. And swift our hands to aid.
4 So Jesus looked on dying man,

When throned above the skies,
And midst the einbraces of His God,
• He felt compassion rise.

5 On wings of love the Saviour flew

To raise us from the ground :
And shed the richest of His blood,

A balm for every wound.

· For Believers Interceding. 826 (286)

286) L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1758.

ET God, who comforts the distrest,
L Let Israel's Consolation hear!
Hear, Holy Ghost, our joint request,

And show Thyself the Comforter;
And swell the' unutterable groan,

And breathe our wishes to the Throne ! 2 We weep for those that weep below,

And, burdened for the afflicted, sigh;
The various forms of human woe

Excite our softest sympathy,
Fill every heart with mournful care,

And draw out all our souls in prayer.
3 We wrestle for the ruined race,

By sin eternally undone,-
Unless Thou magnify Thy grace,

And make Thy richest mercy known,
And make Thy vanquished rebels find

Pardon in Christ for all mankind.
4 Father of everlasting Love,

To every soul Thy Son reveal,
Our guilt and suffering to remove,

Our deep, original wound to heal ;
And bid the fallen race arise,
And turn our earth to Paradise.

L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1758.

For Peace.
OUR earth we now lament to see

With floods of wickedness o'erflowed,
With violence, wrong, and cruelty,-

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One wide-extended field of blood, Where men like fiends each other tear,

In all the hellish rage of war. 2 As 'listed on Abaddon's side,

They mangle their own flesh, and slay ; Tophet is moved, and opens wide

Its mouth for its enormous prey ; And myriads sink beneath the grave,

And plunge into the flaming wave 3 O might the universal Friend

This havoc of His creatures see !
Bid our unnatural discord end ;

Declare us reconciled in Thee;
Write kindness on our inward parts,

And chase the murderer from our hearts ! 4 Who now against each other rise,

The nations of the earth, constrain
To follow after peace, and prize

The blessings of Thy righteous reign,
The joys of unity to prove,
The Paradise of perfect love!

L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1758.

For the Mahometans.
CUN of unclouded Righteousness,
D With healing in Thy wings arise,
A sad benighted world to bless,

Which now in sin and error lies,
Wrapt in Egyptian night profound ;

With chains of hellish darkness bound. 2 The smoke of the infernal cave,

Which half the Christian world o'erspread,
Disperse, Thou heavenly Light, and save:

The souls by that Impostor led,
That Arab-thief, as Satan bold,
Who quite destroyed Thy Asian fold.
3 O might the blood of sprinkling cry

For those who spurn the sprinkled blood !

Assert Thy glorious Deity,

Stretch out Thine arm, Thou Tri-une God! Root out Thy Unitarian foe,

The crescent by the cross o'erthrow. 4 Come, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Thou Three in One, and One in Three!
Resume Thy own, for ages lost,

Finish the dire apostasy ;
Thy universal claim maintain,
And Lord of the creation reign !

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L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1758.
. For the Heathen.
T ORD over all, if Thou hast made,
1 Hast ransomed, every soul of man,-.
Why is the grace so long delayed ?

Why unfulfilled the saving plan ?
The bliss, for Adam's race designed,

When will it reach to all mankind ? 2 Art Thou the God of Jews alone,

And not the God of Gentiles too ?
: To Gentiles make Thy goodness known :

Thy judgments to the nations show;
Awake them by the gospel call :
Light of the world, illumine all !
3 The servile progeny of Ham

Seize, as the purchase of Thy blood ;
Let all the Heathen know Thy Name;

From idols to the living God
The dark Idolaters convert;

And shine in every Pagan heart !
4 As lightning launched from east to west,

The coming of Thy kingdom be ;
To Thee, by angel-hosts confest,

Bow every soul and every knee;
Thy glory let all flesh behold !
And then fill up Thy heavenly fold.

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