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C. M.
We shall see Him as he is.
THE heavenly treasure now we have

THIR he wire house of clay;

But Christ will to the utmost save,

And keep us to that day. 2 Our souls are in his mighty hand,

And he shall keep them still; And you and I shall surely stand

With him on Zion's hill. 3 Him eye to eye we there shall see;

Our face like his shall shine: O what a glorious company,

When saints and angels join!
4 O what a joyful meeting there !

In robes of white array'd,
Palms in our hands we all shall bear,

And crowns upon our head.
5 Then let us lawfully contend,

And fight our passage through ; Bear in our faithful minds the end,

And keep the prize in view.

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L. M. Welcome to Church fellowship. RETHREN in Christ, and well beloved,

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Enter, and show yourselves approved ;

Enter, and find that God is here. 2 Welcome from earth : lo, the right hand

Of fellowship to you we give;
With open hearts and hands we stand,

And you in Jesus' name receive. 3 Jesus, attend; thyself reveal;

Are we not met in thy great name? Thee in the midst we wait to feel;

We wait to catch the spreading flame.

4 Truly our fellowship below

With thee and with the Father is : In thee eternal life we know,

And heaven's unutterable bliss. 5 Though but in part we know thee here,

We wait thy coming from above; And we shall then behold thee near,

And be forever lost in love.

LOVE-FEAST.

SAXI

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L. M. The heavenly Guest invited. (AVIOUR of all, to thee we bow,

And own thee faithful to thy word; We hear thy voice, and open now

Our hearts to entertain our Lord. 2 Come in, come in, thou heavenly Guest;

Delight in what thyself hast given; On thy own gifts and graces feast,

And make the contrite heart thy heaven. 3 Smell the sweet odour of our prayers ;

Our sacrifice of praise approve; And treasure up our gracious tears,

Who rest in thy redeeming love. 4 Beneath thy shadow let us sit ;

Call us thy friends, and love, and bride; And bid us freely drink and eat

Thy dainties, and be satisfied. 711

C. M.
Perfect harmony and joy unspeakable.
LL praise to our redeeming Lord,

Who joins us by his grace,
And bids us, each to each restored,

Together seek his face.

2 He bids us build each other up;

And, gather'd into one,
To our high calling's glorious hope,

We hand in hand go on.
3 The gift which he on one bestows,

We all delight to prove;
The grace through every vessel flows,

In purest streams of love. 4 E'en now we think and speak the same,

And cordially agree,
United all, through Jesus' name,

In perfect harmony.
5 We all partake the joy of one;

The common peace we feel;
A peace to sensual minds unknown,-

A joy unspeakable.
6 And if our fellowship below

In Jesus be so sweet,
What height of rapture shall we know

When round his throne we meet!

S. M.

BLEST

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Sympathy and mutual love. LEST be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.

2 Before our Father's throne,

We pour our ardent prayers ;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,

Our comforts and our cares. 3 We share our mutual woes;

Our mutual burdens bear; And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear.

4 When we asunder part,

It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be join'd in heart,

And hope to meet again.
5 This glorious hope revives

Our courage by the way; While each in expectation lives,

And longs to see the day.
6 From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign

Through all eternity.

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4th P. M. 886, 886. Divine conformity. ESUS, fulfil

And spread the spark of living fire Through every hallow'd breast : Bless with divine conformity, And give us now to find in thee

Our everlasting rest. 2 0 that we now the power might feel, To do on earth thy blessed will,

As angels do above :-
To walk in thee, the Truth, the Way,
And ever perfectly obey

Thy sweet constraining love.

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6th P. M. 6 lines 7s. Hand in hand to heaven. ENTRE of our hopes thou art;

End of our
Stamp thine image on our heart;

Fill us now with heavenly fires :
Join'd to thee by love divine,
Seal our souls forever thine.

2 All our works in thee be wrought,

Leveli'd at one common aim :
Every word and every thought

Purge in the refining flame:
Lead us, through the paths of peace,
On to perfect holiness.
3 Let us all together rise,-

To thy glorious life restored ;
Here regain our Paradise,-

Here prepare to meet our Lord : Here, enjoy the earnest given : Travel hand in hand to heaven.

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5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. One in Christ Jesus and with each other. FATHER, at thy footstool see

Those who now are one in thee :
Draw us by thy grace alone :
Give, 0 give us to thy Son.
2 Jesus, Friend of human kind,
Let us in thy name be join'd;
Each to each unite and bless;
Keep us still in perfect peace.
3 Heavenly, all-alluring Dove,
Shed thy overshadowing love;
Love, the sealing grace, impart;
Dwell within our single heart.
4 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Be to us what Adam lost;
Let us in thine image rise;
Give us back our Paradise.
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C. M.
Rejoicing in hope.

LTTE l your hearts to things above,

Ye foll'wers of the Lamb,
And join with us to praise his love,

And glorify his Name.

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