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C.M. C. Wesler. 1749.-
And glorify His name :
Whose mercies never end :
The King is now our Friend !
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,
And the sweet task of love!
Ye lovers of the Lamb;
Who think and speak the same : 6 You on our minds we ever bear,
Whoe'er to Jesus bow;
And, lo ! we reach you now.
Into your faithful hearts.
To carnal minds unknown,
Of life, and the white stone.
The Holy Ghost receive;
With God in Eden live
10 Live till the Lord in glory come,
And wait His heaven to share :
Go on :-we'll meet you there.
L.M. DODDRIDGE. 1755.
! 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;
With saints in their obscurest cell. 3 To Thee, may each united house,
Morning and night, present its vows :
Be taught Thy precepts, and Thy grace. 4 Oh! may each future age proclaim
The honours of Thy glorious name;
8 & 78. C. Wesley. 1749. DEACE be to this habitation !
I Peace to every soul herein!
Peace, the seal of cancelled sin ;
Peace to earthly minds unknown;
Here erect its glorious throne. 2 Now, Thy love-infusing Spirit
Shed in every heart abroad;
And, Redeemer, through Thy merit,
Make each child a child of God !
By the reconciling word;
Let them serve their heavenly Lord.
Fix in all our hearts Thy home,
Quickly let Thy kingdom come ;
Give our raptured souls to prove,
Heavenly, everlasting love !
L.M. 6 lines triplets. C. Wesley, 1767.
And kindly think and speak the same;
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 :
Of unanimity divine !
Constant supplies of hallowing grace ; .
RICE have they days
Till to a perfect man we rise,
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.
Prevent the dawning day;
And praise Thy Name, and pray.
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;
Some wise instruction brought. 5 When to laborious duties called,
Or by temptation tried,
And in Thy strength confide.
Let all our days be passed :
Nor shall we fear the last. 957
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Each present day, thy last esteem ;
Improve thy talent with due care;
For the great day thyself prepare.
And all thy secret thoughts, surveys. 4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
High praise to the Eternal King.
And hast refreshed me while I slept.
I may of endless life partake.
Disperse my sins as morning dew :
And with Thyself my spirit fill.
All I design, or do, or say ;
In Thy sole glory may unite. 958
Thou brightness of Thy Father's face ;
Whose beams disperse the shades of night: 2 Come, holy Sun of heavenly love,
Shower down Thy radiance from above ;
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray !
And sing the Father's glorious Name;