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1 HRO’Christ when we together came In singleness of heart, We met, O Jesus, in thy name; And in thy name we part. 2 We part in body, not in mind, Our minds continue one; And each to each, in Jesus join'd, We happily go on. 3 Present in spirit still we are, And intimately nigh; While on the wings of faith and pray’r We Abba, Father cry. 4 Oh, may thy Spirit, dearest Lord, In all our travels still Direct and be our constant guard To Zion's holy hill. 5 Oh! what a joyful meeting there, Beyond these changing shades; White are the robes we then shall wear, And crowns upon our heads. 6 Haste, Lord, and bring us to the day When we shall dwell at home ; Come, O Redeemer, come away; O Jesus, quickly come.
I OME, christian brethren 'ere we part Join every voice and every heart,
One solemn hymn to God we raise,
One final song of grateful praise.
2 Christians, we here may meet no more,
But there is yet a happier shore;
And there, releas'd from-toil and pain,
Dear brethren, we shall meet again.
1 LEST be the dear, uniting love,
That will not let us part;.
Our bodies may far off remove—
We still are one in heart.
2 Join’d in one Spirit to our Head,
Where he appoints we go;
And still in Jesus’ footsteps tread,
And show his praise below.
3 Partakers of the Saviour's grace,
The same in mind and heart,
Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place,
Nor life, nor death can part.
4 But let us hasten to the day,
Which shall our flesh restore ;
When death shall all be done away,
And christians part no more
I F AREwell, dear friends, a short farewell,
Till we shall meet again above
In the sweet groves where pleasures dwell,
And trees of life bear fruits of love.
2 There glory sits on ev'ry face;— , There friendship smiles in ev’ry eye; There shall our tongues proclaim the grace, That led us homeward to the sky.
HYMN 538. C. M. TAYLoR.
1 OME, let us now forget our mirth,
And think that we must die;
What are our best delights on earth,
Compar'd with those on high
2 Our pleasures here will soon be past—
Our brightest joys decay;
But pleasures there forever last,
And cannot fade away.
3 Here sins and sorrows we deplore,
With many cares distrest,
But there the mourners weep no more,
And there the weary rest.
4 Our dearest friends, when death shall call,
At once must hence depart ;
But there we hope to meet them all,
And never, never part.
5 Then let us love and serve the Lord,
With all our youthful pow'rs;
And we shall gain this great reward,
This glory shall be ours.
HYMN 539. C. M. LoGAN. Job xiv. 2. 1 G* is thy morning;-flattering hope Thy sprightly step attends; But soon the tempest howls behind, And the dark night descends!
2 Before its splendid hour, the cloud
Comes o'er the beam of light;
A pilgrim in a weary land,
Man tarries but a night!
3 Determin’d are the days that fly
Successive o'er thy head;
The number'd hour is on the wing,
That lays thee with the dead.
I Y son, know thou the Lord, Thy father's God obey; Seek his protecting care by night, His guardian hand by day.
2 Call, while he may be found,
‘And seek him while he's near ;
Serve him with all thy heart and mind,
And worship him with fear.
3 If thou wilt seek his face,
His ear will hearthy cry;
Then shalt thou find his mercy sure,
4 But if thou leave thy God, * Nor choose the path to heav'n ; Then shalt thou perish in thy sins, And never be forgiv'n.
HYMN 41. C. M. DoDDRIDGE.
Seek first the kingdom. Matt. vi. 33.
1 OW let a true ambition rise,
And ardor fire our breast,
To reign in worlds above the skies,
In heav'nly glories drest.
2 Behold Jehovah's royal hand
A radiant crown display,
Whose gems with vivid lustre shine,
While stars and suns decay.
3 Away, each grov'lisg, anxious care,
Beneath a christian's thought;
Oh, spring to seize immortal joys,
Which your Redeemer bought.
4 Ye hearts, with youthful vigor warm,
The glorious prize pursue ;
Nor shall ye want the goods of earth,
While heav'n is kept in view.
1 ELIGION is the chief concern
Of mortals here below ;
May I its great importance learn,
Its sov’reign virtue know ! 403