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2 To Jesus' Name give thanks and sing,
Whose mercies never end:
Rejoice! rejoice! the Lord is King;
The King is now our Friend.

3 We for his sake count all things loss;
On earthly good look down;
And joyfully sustain the cross,
Till we receive the crown.

4 0 let us stir each other up,
Our faith by works to' approve,-
By holy, purifying hope,

And the sweet task of love.

5 Let all who for the promise wait,
The Holy Ghost receive;

And, raised to our unsinning state,
With God in Eden live:-

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6 Live, till the Lord in glory come,
And wait his heaven to share:
He now is fitting up your home;
Go on, we'll meet you there.

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Unity of spirit and of purpose.

COME, wisdom, power, and grace divine;

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4th P. M. 886, 886.

A happy, chosen band;

Who fain would prove thine utmost will,
And all thy righteous laws fulfil,
In love's benign command.

2 If pure essential love thou art,
Thy nature into every heart,
Thy loving self, inspire:
Bid all our simple souls be one,
United in a bond unknown,

Baptized with heavenly fire.

3 Still may we to our centre tend,
To spread thy praise our common end,
To help each other on;
Companions through the wilderness,
To share a moment's pain, and seize
An everlasting crown.

4 Jesus, our tender'd souls prepare;
Infuse the softest social care,-
The warmest charity;

The bowels of our bleeding Lamb,
The virtues of thy wondrous name,
The heart that was in thee.

5 Supply what every member wants;
To found the fellowship of saints,
Thy Spirit, Lord, supply;
So shall we all thy love receive,
Together to thy glory live,
And to thy glory die.

718

7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. Witnesses for Jesus.

COME

HOME, and let us sweetly join,
Christ to praise in hymns divine:
Give we all, with one accord,
Glory to our common Lord:
Hands, and hearts, and voices raise;
Sing as in the ancient days;
Ante-date the joys above,—
Celebrate the feast of love.

2 Strive we, in affection strive ;
Let the purer flame revive;
Such as in the martyrs glow'd,
Dying champions for their.God:
We like them may live and love;
Call'd we are their joys to prove ;
Saved with them from future wrath;
Partners of like precious faith.

3 Sing we then in Jesus' Name,
Now as yesterday the same;
One in every time and place,
Full for all of truth and grace:
We for Christ, our Master, stand,
Lights in a benighted land:
We our dying Lord confess;
We are Jesus' witnesses.

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COM

NOME, thou high and lofty Lord, Lowly, meek, incarnate Word; Humbly stoop to earth again; Come, and visit abject man. Jesus, dear expected guest, Thou art bidden to the feast: For thyself our hearts prepare; Come, and sit, and banquet there.

7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. The feast of endless love.

2 Jesus, we thy promise claim:
We are met in thy great name:
In the midst do thou appear;
Manifest thy presence here.
Sanctify us, Lord, and bless;
Breathe thy Spirit, give thy peace;
Thou thyself within us move:
Make our feast a feast of love.

3 Let the fruits of grace abound; i Let us in thy bowels sound; Faith, and love, and joy increase,— Temperance and gentleness; Plant in us thy humble mind, Patient, pitiful, and kind: Meek and lowly let us be,Full of goodness, full of thee.

4 Make us all in thee complete;
Make us all for glory meet;
Meet to' appear before thy sight,
Partners with the saints in light.
Call, O call us each by name,
To the marriage of the Lamb:
Let us lean upon thy breast;
Love be there our endless feast.

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7th P. M. 8 lines 7s.

Mutual love the bond of union.
HILE we walk with God in light,

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God our hearts doth still unite:

Dearest fellowship we prove,-
Fellowship in Jesus' love:
Sweetly each, with each combined,
In the bonds of duty join'd,
Feels the cleansing blood applied,
Daily feels that Christ hath died.

2 Still, O Lord, our faith increase;
Cleanse from all unrighteousness:
Thee the' unholy cannot see;
Make, O make us meet for thee:
Every vile affection kill;
Root out every seed of ill;
Utterly abolish sin;
Write thy law of love within.

3 Hence may all our actions flow; Love the proof that Christ we know ; Mutual love the token be,

Lord, that we belong to thee:
Love, thine image, love impart;
Stamp it now on every heart:
Only love to us be given;
Lord, we ask no other heaven.

DUTIES AND TRIALS.

THE WARFARE.

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L. M.

The panoply of truth.

BEHOL

EHOLD the Christian warrior stand
all the armour of his God
The Spirit's sword is in his hand,
His feet are with the Gospel shod;—

2 In panoply of truth complete,
Salvation's helmet on his head;
With righteousness a breast-plate meet,
And faith's broad shield before him spread ;-

3 Undaunted to the field he goes;

Yet vain were skill and valour there, Unless, to foil his legion foes,

He takes the trustiest weapon, prayer.

4 Thus, strong in his Redeemer's strength, Sin, death, and hell, he tramples down; Fights the good fight, and wins at length, Through mercy, an immortal crown.

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L. M.

The sword and shield.

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RM me with thy whole armour, Lord; Support my weakness with thy might; Gird on my thigh thy conqu'ring sword,

And shield me in the threat'ning fight; From faith to faith, from grace to grace, So in thy strength shall I go on; Till heaven and earth flee from thy face, And glory end what grace begun.

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