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5 Come, let us seal without delay,

The covenant of His grace;
Nor shall the years of distant life,
Its memory efface.

C.M.
640 Fellow citizens with the saints.-

Eph. 2, 19. 1

CAPPY the souls to Jesus joined, Walking in all His ways, they tind

Their heaven on earth begun.
2 The church triumphant in Thy love,

Their mighty joys we know:
They sing the Lamb in hymns above,

And we in hymns below.
3 Thee in Thy glorious realm they praise,

And bow before Thy throne! We in the kingdom of Thy grace

The kingdoms are but one. 4 The holy to the holiest leads;

From thence our spirits rise;
And he that in Thy statutes treads,

Shall meet Thee in the skies.

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641 And of the household of God.—Eph.

love

2, 19. 1

The Saviour's precious name, Who look by faith to Him above,

And own His gentle claim, Though severed wide by land or sea,

Are members of one family! 2 Christians who dwell on snow-clad

Or on the burning strand, [ground,
And those whose happy home is found,

In our fair, peaceful land,
Are linked by more than earthly tie,

And form one lovely family.
3. “Our Father," is the hallowed sound,

They breathe from day to day;
Trained by His love, theirsteps are found,

In the same heavenward way;
Their joys are one, alike their fears,
The same bright hope their exile cheers.

4 Yes, they are one--though some, we

know,
Have reached the home of love;
But those who yet remain below,

Are one with those above;
In that bright world are mansions

fair,
And all will soon be gathered there.

S.M. 642 That they all may be one.-John

17, 21. 1 BLES LEST are the sons of peace,

Whose hearts and hopes are one, Whose kind designs to serve and please

Through all their actions run. 2 Blest is the pious house

Where zeal and friendship meet; Their songs of praise, their mingled

VOWS,
Make their communion sweet.
3 Thus when on Aaron's head

They poured the rich perfume,
The oil through all His raiment spread,

And fragrance filled the room.
Thus on the heavenly hills

The saints are blest above,
Where joy like morning dew distils,

And all the air is love.

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643 How pleasant it is for brethren to

dwell together in unity.-Ps. 133, 1. 1 Tisa pleasant thing to see

Brethren in the Lord agree;
Children of a God of love
Live as they shall live above:
Lord, our great example be,

Teach us all to love like Thee.
2 As the precious ointment, shed

Upon Aaron's hallowed head,
Downward through His garment stole,
Spreading odours o'er the whole;
So from our High Priest above
To His church flows heavenly love.

3 Gently as the dews distil

Down on Zion's holy hill,
Dropping gladness where they fall,
Brightening and refreshing all,
Such is Christian union shed
On the members from the Head.

C.M. 644 Be kindly affectioned one to ano1 HO

OW sweet, how heavenly is the sight,

When those who love the Lord,
In one another's peace delight,

And so fulfil His word! 2 When each can feel his brother's sigh,

And with him bear a part;
When sorrow flows from eye to eye,

And joy from heart to heart: 3 When free from envy, scorn, and pride,

Our wishes all above;
Each can his brother's failings hide,

And show a brother's love:
4 When love, in one delightful stream,

Through every bosom flows;
When union sweet, and kind esteem,

In every action glows.
5 Love is the golden chain that binds

The happy souls above;
And he's an heir of heaven that finds

His bosom glow with love.

645

L.M. Be ye all of one mind.-1 Pet. 3, 8. 1 *O

Of all I have, or hope, the spring ; Send down Thy Spirit from above,

And warm my heart with holy love. 2 May I from every act abstain

That hurts or gives my brother pain:
Nay, every secret wish suppress

That would abridge his happiness. 3 With pity let my breast o'erflow

When I behold a brother's woe;
And bear a sympathizing part,
Whene'er I meet a wounded heart.

4 Let love through all my conduct shine,

An image fair, though faint, of Thine! And thus may I Thy follower prove, Great Prince of peace, great God of love!

S.M. 646 Ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Gal. 3, 28. 1 L ET party names mor more

The Christian world o'erspread, Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,

Are one in Christ their Head. 2 Among the saints on earth

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

With mutual blessings crowned. 3 Let bitterness and wrath

Be banished far away; Those should in strictest friendship

dwell, Who the same Lord obey. 4 Thus will the church below

Resemble that above, Where streams of endless pleasure flow, And every heart is love.

C.M. 647 Be of the same mind, one toward

. iTHE glorious universe around,

The heavens with all their train, Sun, moon, and stars, are firmly bound

In one mysterious chain. 2 God in creation thus displays

His wisdom and His might, While all His works with all His ways

Harmoniously unite.
3 In one fraternal bond of love,

One fellowship of mind,
The saints below and saints above

Their bliss and glory find.
4 Here, in their house of pilgrimage,

Thy statutes are their song ; There, through one bright, eternal age,

Thy praises they prolong.

5 Lord, may our union form a part

of 'that thrice happy whole, Derive its pulse from Thee the Heart,

Its life from Thee the Soul.

S.M.

648 Bear ye one another 8 burdens.

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Gal. 6, 2.
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 joined 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.

78. 649 Like-minded one toward another.

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JESUS, Lord, we look to Thee;

Let us in Thy
Shew Thyself the Prince of Peace,

Bid all strife for ever cease.
2 Make us of one heart and mind,

Courteous, pitiful and kind;
Lowly, meek in thought and word,
Altogether like our Lord.

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