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CHRISTIAN UNITY.

Let angry names no more

The christian world o'erspread ;
God's creatures all, both bond and free,
Are one in Christ, their head.

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With christian men on earth

Let mutual love be found;
Heirs of the same inheritance,

With mutual blessings crown'd.

III

Envy and strife, begone,

Aud only kindness known,
Where all one common father have,
One common master own.

IV
Thus will the church below

Resemble that above;
Where springs of purest pleasure rise,

And every heart is love.

THE CHRISTIAN WARFARE.

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thine eyes ;

AWAKE! my soul! lift up
See where thy foes against thee-rise,
In long array, a num'rous host;
Awake! my soul! or thou art lost!

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Here, giant danger threat'ning stands,
Must'ring his pale terrific bands;
There, pleasure's silken banners spread,
And willing souls are captive led.

III

See where rebellious passions rage,
And fierce desires and lusts engage ;
The meanest foe of all the train
Has thousands and ten thousands slain.

IV

Thou tread'st npon enchanted ground;
Perils and snares beset thee round;
Beware of all, guard ev'ry part,
But most, the traitor in thy heart.

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Come then, my soul ! now learn to wield
The weight of thine immortal shield;
Put on the armour from above
or heav'nly truth, and heav'nly love.

THE AGED CHRISTIAN'S PRAYER.

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God of my childhood, and my youth !

The guide of all my days !
I have discern'd thy heav'nly truth,

And seen thy wondrous ways.

II

Wilt thou forsake my hoary hairs,

And leave my fainting heart? Who shall sustain my sinking years

If GOD, my strength, depart ?

III

Let me thy pow'r and truth proclaim

To the surviving age,
And teach them to revere thy name
When I shall quit the stage.

IV
The land of silence and of death

Awaits my next remove :
0! may my last expiring breath

Declare thy boundless love!

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HOPE AND RESIGNATION.

I

On thee, o God! we still depend,
Our father, and our constant friend;
All that is good thou canst supply,
And put all threat'ning evil by.

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Should ills of ev'ry kind invade,
We'll shelter seek beneath thy shade:
We'll trust to thy paternal care,
Nor want, nor harm, nor danger fear.

III

We 'll still refer ourselves to thee,
And with our lot contented be;
With one consenting heart and voice,
Approve our heav'nly father's choice.

IV

From earth we'll turn our longing eyes,
To regions far beyond the skies ;
O! fit us for that blest abode,
Our loving father and our God!

HOPE OF IMMORTALITY.

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THOSE happy realms of joy and peace

Fain would my heart explore; Where grief and pain for ever cease,

And I shall sin no more.

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No darkness there shall cloud the eyes,

No languor seize the frame; But ever active vigour rise

To feed the vital flame.

III

But ah ! a dreary vale between

Extends its awful gloom :
Fear spreads the no far distant scene,

The horrors of the tomb.

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But thy blest word, and will divine,

Do pierce beyond the grave ! They show that friend, and call him mine,

Whose arm is strong to save!

Here will I fix, for life is here ;

Light breaks amid the gloom; Trust in JEHOVAH's love, nor fear The horrors of the tomb.

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