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C.M. C. Wesler. 1749.-
T IFT up your hearts to things above,
u Ye followers of the Lamb,
And join with us to praise His love,

And glorify His name :
2 To Jesu's Name give thanks and sing,

Whose mercies never end :
Rejoice! rejoice! the Lord is King ;

The King is now our Friend !
3 We, for His sake, count all things loss;

On earthly good look down ; : And joyfully sustain the cross,

Till we receive the crown. 4 O let us stir each other up,

Our faith by works to' approve,
By holy, purifying hope,

And the sweet task of love!
5 Love us, though far in flesh disjoined,

Ye lovers of the Lamb;
And ever bear us on your mind,

Who think and speak the same : 6 You on our minds we ever bear,

Whoe'er to Jesus bow;
Stretch out the arms of faith and prayer,

And, lo ! we reach you now.
7 The blessings all on you be shed,
.: Which God, in Christ, imparts ;
We pray the Spirit of our Head

Into your faithful hearts.
8 Mercy and peace your portion be,

To carnal minds unknown,
The hidden manna, and the tree

Of life, and the white stone.
9 Let all who for the Promise wait,

The Holy Ghost receive;
And, raised to our unsinning state,

With God in Eden live

10 Live till the Lord in glory come,

And wait His heaven to share :
He now is fitting up our home :-

Go on :-we'll meet you there.

THE FAMILY.

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L.M. DODDRIDGE. 1755.

Family Religion.
DATHER of men ! Thy care we bless,

! Which crowns our families with peace : From Thee they spring; and by Thy hand

They are, and shall be still, sustained. 2 To God, most worthy to be praised,

Be our domestic altars raised;
Who, Lord of heaven, scorns not to dwell

With saints in their obscurest cell. 3 To Thee, may each united house,

Morning and night, present its vows :
Our servants there, and rising race,

Be taught Thy precepts, and Thy grace. 4 Oh! may each future age proclaim

The honours of Thy glorious name;
While pleased, and thankful, we remove
To join the family above.

8 & 78. C. Wesley. 1749. DEACE be to this habitation !

I Peace to every soul herein!
Peace, the foretaste of salvation ;

Peace, the seal of cancelled sin ;
Peace, that speaks its heavenly Giver ;

Peace to earthly minds unknown;
Peace divine, that lasts for ever,-

Here erect its glorious throne. 2 Now, Thy love-infusing Spirit

Shed in every heart abroad;

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And, Redeemer, through Thy merit,

Make each child a child of God !
Claim for Thine each faithful servant

By the reconciling word;
Pure in heart, in spirit fervent,

Let them serve their heavenly Lord.
3 Prince of Peace, if Thou art near us,

Fix in all our hearts Thy home,
By Thy last appearing cheer us,

Quickly let Thy kingdom come ;
Answer all our expectation,

Give our raptured souls to prove,
Glorious, uttermost salvation,

Heavenly, everlasting love !

L.M. 6 lines triplets. C. Wesley, 1767.
OW good and pleasant ’tis to see,
1 When brethren cordially agree,

And kindly think and speak the same;
A family of faith and love,
Combined to seek the things above,

And spread the common Saviour's fame! 2 The God of grace, who all invites, Who in our unity delights,

Vouchsafes our intercourse to bless ; Revives us with refreshing showers, The fulness of His blessing pours,

And keeps our minds in perfect peace. 3 Jesus, Thou precious Corner-stone, Preserve inseparably one,

Whom Thou didst by Thy Spirit join :
Still let us in Thy Spirit live,
And to Thy Church the pattern give

Of unanimity divine !
4 Still let us to each other cleave,
And from Thy plenitude receive

Constant supplies of hallowing grace ; .

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Till to a perfect man we rise,
O’ertake our kindred in the skies,

And find prepared our heavenly place. 900 (556)

C.M. DODDRIDGE. 1755. MHRICE happy souls, who born from heaven,

1 While yet they sojourn here, Humbly begin their days with God;

And spend them in His fear.
2 So may our eyes, with holy zeal,

Prevent the dawning day;
And turn the sacred pages o'er,

And praise Thy Name, and pray.
3 Midst hourly cares, may love present

Its incense to Thy throne ; . And while the world our hands employs,

Our hearts be Thine alone. 4 As sanctified to noblest ends,

Be each refreshment sought;
And by each various providence,

Some wise instruction brought. 5 When to laborious duties called,

Or by temptation tried,
We'll seek the shelter of Thy wings,

And in Thy strength confide.
6 In solid, pure delights like these,

Let all our days be passed :
Nor shall we then impatient wish,

Nor shall we fear the last. 957

L.M.

Ken. 1675.
WAKE, my soul, and with the sun
A Thy daily stage of duty run :
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise

To pay thy morning sacrifice.
2 Thy precious time misspent, redeem;

Each present day, thy last esteem ;

Improve thy talent with due care;

For the great day thyself prepare.
3 In conversation be sincere ;
Keep conscience, as the noon-tide, clear ;
Think how All-seeing God thy ways,

And all thy secret thoughts, surveys. 4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,

And with the angels bear thy part,
Who, all night long, unwearied sing

High praise to the Eternal King.
5 All praise to Thee, who safe hast kept,

And hast refreshed me while I slept.
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,

I may of endless life partake.
6 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew :

Disperse my sins as morning dew :
Guard my first springs of thought and will,

And with Thyself my spirit fill.
7 Direct, control, suggest, this day,

All I design, or do, or say ;
That all my powers, with all their might,

In Thy sole glory may unite. 958

L.M.

CHANDLER. 1837.
From the Latin of AMBBOS.
JESUS, Lord of heavenly grace,

Thou brightness of Thy Father's face ;
Thou Fountain of eternal light,

Whose beams disperse the shades of night: 2 Come, holy Sun of heavenly love,

Shower down Thy radiance from above ;
And to our inward hearts convey

The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray !
3 And we the Father's help will claim,

And sing the Father's glorious Name;
His powerful succour we implore,
That we may stand, to fall no more.

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