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5 At all times may we ready be, 3 Sweetly may we all agree, As far as our ability
Useful to each other be, Permits us, to relieve the want
Each the other's burden bear, Of all the poor and indigent. In his weal and woe take share. 6 Yea, this be our concern, to seek
4 If one member honor'd be, In nothing to offend the weak,
All rejoice most heartily ;
5. Closely join'd to thee, our Head, Those, who have been in oughtto blame, Nourished by thee and fed, Mindful that we, as well as they,
Let us daily growth receive, Are liable from thee to stray.
And with thee in union live. 8 May we, tho' gifts be manifold, As members of one body, hold
424. T. 11.
Bid contention ever cease.
2 By thy reconciling love
Lord, us all in thee unite,
To enjoy thy saving light.
Courteous, merciful, and kind,
Lowly, meek in thought and word, All discord far remove.
As thou wast on earth, O Lord. 2 Us into closest union draw,
4 Let us for each other care, And in our inward parts
Each the other's burden bear; Write thou indelibly thy law;
In our conduct patterns be Let love pervade our hearts.
Of unfeign'd humility. 3 Who would not now pursue
way, Where Jesus' footsteps shine ?
T. 155. Who would not own the pleasing sway NEVER yet hath in this world Of charity divine ?
Love that highest pitch attained, 4 United firmly by thy grace, Tho' unfeigned.
We shall thy follwers prove; That it could compared be,
Show'd unto his rebel creature,
While as yet his enemy. CHERISH us with kindest care, 2 Ah! behold the Son of God! Jesus, we thy brethren are,
Who for those that crucify'd him, Qf: thy flesh and of thy bone;
And deny'd him, To the end O love thine own.
('Mongst whom, to my griefand shame, 2 As our Head us move and guide, Stands Dicers gifts to each divide;
Pardon from his Father craveth, Plac'd according to thy will, Yea, ev'n his tormentors saveth; Let us all thy mind fulfil,
This his love is still the same.
3 For our brethren we should too, + Then the souls he join'd together To lay down our lives be willing, Will, according to his pray’r, Thus fulfilling
Be accepted of his father, What he of his flock desires,
And his kind protection share:
As thou art with him united,
Serve each other willingly.
427.* T. 22. Him your Saviour;
TH'enjoymentofChrist's flesh&blood, That you're his, the world will own
Which is on earth our highest good, Then alone,
His members closely should unite,
2 Love he most strongly did enforces.
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 how'd his head., By his blessing, When compared with his love,
3 O that the Lord could quite fulfil Weak doth prove;
In us his testament and will!
To love each other we desire; For, to save us from damnation,
Come, sacred love, our hearts inspire; By becoming our oblation, Love immense our God did move.
+ We join together heart and hand,
To walk towards the promis'd land; 426.* 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, Praise and serve him as 'tis due:
shall see the Lamb once slaing O that nothing whatsoever
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 Be our aim continually,
Together in heart's unity, So that, should it be required,
And cordial friendship feel. For the brethren we could die:
2 Lord Jesus, in that very night O what boundless love did Jesus
Ere thou didst bleed and die, To bis enemies display!
Thou didst with thy disciples urge May his holy pattern teach.us,
Love's ever sacred tie. How love ought to bear the sway. 3 O that we, his steps to follow,
3 Remind thy little flock, tog apt 'Midst affiction, scorn and spite,
Among themselves to jar,
That all thy members unity
Was even thy dying care.
One mind and spirit be; Thus encouraging each other
And love with unremitting zeal His example to pursue.
Each other fervently,
T. 124 JEHOVAH! holy Lamb,
O IN love what stores of grace Christ, who pur hearts hast fired
Are contained !
By this band our covenant
Move our pity,
2 He, who is to Jesus Christ 2 Thou art the lovliest,
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, O let us taste thy favor,
Strengthen'd by thy aiding grace, And thy rich bounty savor,
Thro' the guidance of thy Spirit, We're closely to thee join'd,
All the fruits of righteousness.
Grant me true humility,
To my friends and foes propitious.
2 Give me grace in all conditions As Shepherd he will feed us,
Firmly to adhere to thee;
And, 'midst all the exhibitions
Of thy boundless love to me;
To let my poor neighbors share 5 The elder's holy choir,
In my plenty, and my pray'r :
Make me always tender-hearted.
WE in one covenant are join'd., His ransom'd congregation
And one in Jesus arę; Brings to him for salvation,
With voices, and with hearts combin'd And for love's unity.
His praise we will declare: The Lamb who did deliver
In doctrine and in practice one, Our souls, be prais'd for ever;
We'll love and serve the Lord alone ; Blessing and honor be
With one accord sound forth his praise, To him eternally.
Till we shall see his face.
XXIV. Of following Jesus, and bearing his Reproach. 433. * T. 230.
Yet they, by their conversation, JESUS, Lord most great and glorious,
Afford a striking demonstration, Reward and Crown of the victorious, and as the Lamb of God'
That they in Christ true riches share: Restorer of lost Paradise:
The greatest meekness show'd, We appear with supplication,
His disciples Before thee, God of our salvation, And send to thee our fervent cries: Show in their conduct meekness too.
His path pursue,--and as 'tis due O Lord, our Righteousness ! 'Tis thy delight to bless,
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 right Apd bless us inexpressibly.
They are filld and satisfied, (eousness; 2 0 thou Well-spring of salvation !
With richest dainties are supplied, We thee intreat, to form and fashion
Who long and pant for saving grace. Us all according to thy mind.
Christ's body and his blood We, by nature spoild and marred,
Prove their life-giving food, Were from that happy life debarred,
Thereby nourishid, Which in thy fellowship we find :
From year to year—they thrive,and bear
Fruits that to him well-pleasing are. By thy almighty pow'r Support us evermore,
7 All the merciful are blessed, Thou life's Fountain !
For they, when in their turn distressed, Without thy aid-we can't proceed, Shall mercy find most certainly. Be thou our help in time of need.
Water to the
afforded 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit,
Is as an act of love recorded, They shall the realm of heav'n inherit, And is rewarded gen'rously.
Free grace is theirs, and endless bliss; Who to the indigent While all those who place reliance
prove beneficent, On their own works, and bid defiance He is blessed; To will of salvation miss.
But wo to them who scorn the same, grace,
For God remembers not their name. O may we all of thee Learn true humility,
8. All the pure in heart are blessed, Lowly Jesus,
Of joys unspeakable possessed, May we despise-all earthly joys, They shall behold their God in peace. For thee, the Pearl of greatest price. They who faithful have remained 4 They that mourn, blest is their station, To-Jesus, and preserv'd unstained They find abundant consolation, The garment of his righteousness, Since Jesus first that path did tread;
Shall once obtain the grace, He prevailed while he sufferid, To see him face to face : And now to us that
I intreat thee, is offerid,
cup By which himself was perfected. Impart to me-that purity, We can in no respect
Dear Jesus, which I trace in thee. Here constant joy expect,
9 They are objects of God's favor,
Who always faithfully endeavor, At the Lamb's feast-is perfect rest, Peace 'mongst their neighbors to Here, is a vale of tears at best.
maintain ; 5 Blessed are the meek in spirit,
As his children them he owneth, They shall, saith Christ, the earth inherit; He with success their labor crowneth, Their life is hid with him while here; Such souls the choicest blessingsgain,
Here is weeping;
Love is the character
That where'er thy steps I see Of each true follower
Simply I may follow thee. Of our Saviour;
4 Thou the great victorious Lamb, May he thro' grace--make'us always Who all hosts of hell o'ercamė, Intent upon promoting peace. Grant, that by thy blood I may 10 Blest are they who suffer gladly Conqu'ror be till thy great day. For doing good and living godly, 5 When thou shalt on Zion stand,
Who Jesus for their pattern take: May I be at thy right hand ; Yea, who beartheir crosswith 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 They who freely For him will bear-reproach, whilehere, Of this world's vain store ;—The time
for such trifles with me now is o'cr. At last shall in his glory share. 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, And for their Saviour's sake defam'd; As the bride deems it an honor
3 The souls that believe,
In Paradise live :--And me in that Totakethe bridegroom'snameupon her,
Should we of Jesus be asham'd ? number will Jesus receive. Far, far be this from us,
4 My soul, don't delay, Welcome reproach and cross;
He calls thee away!-Rise, follow thy We are Christians,
Saviour, and bless the glad day. Who follow thee,Lord, cheerfully, 5. No mortal doth know Thro' honor, and thro' infamy. What he can bestow,-What light, 12 Gracious Lord, who by thy passion strength&comfort;Go, follow him,go! And death hast gained our salvation, 6 Perhaps, with the aim 0
may all thy name confess: To honor his name, -I may May we be by faith united
service, poor dust'tho'lam. To thee, who hast us all invited
7 Yet this is confest, To share eternal happiness. I count it most blest,--As at the beginConstrain us by thy love,
ning, in him to find rest. In all we do to prove
8 And when I'm to die, Faithful follwers,
“ Receive me,” I'll cry," For life Dear Lord, of thee; andgrantthat we May ever love thee ardently.
everlasting thou for me didst buy."
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. Hear my soul implore thy grace:
10 Lo, this is the race Let me thro' thy pow'r divine, I'm running thro' grace,--Henceforth, In thy lamb-like meekness shine. till admitted to see my Lord's face, 2 Grant that faithfully I may
436.* T. 26. As a lamb thy voice obey; Valiant, steadfast, may my love LORD Jesus, 'tis with us thy, aim, In the hardest trials prove.
Thạt soul and body should be thine, 3 Keep thou me, a feeble child, O take our hearts, and us incline Sober, watchful, undefild;
To be devoted to thy name.