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3 Let us for each other care,
Each another's burden bear;
Show how true believers live. 4 Let us then with joy remove
To Thy family above,
7s. 650 Be of the same mind in the Lord. 1
On to perfect holiness.
Divers gifts to each divide:
Tempered by the art of God. 3 Sweetly may we all agree,
Touched with softest sympathy:
.M. 651 One body and one spirit.-Eph.
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ORD! cause Thy face on us to shine; Teach us to prize the means of grace,
And love Thy earthly dwelling-place. 2 May we in truth our sins confess, Worship
the Lord in holiness; And all Thy power and glory see Within Thy hallowed sanctuary.
3 O King of Salem!
Prince of Peace! Bid strife among Thy subjects cease, One is our faith, and one our Lord;
One body, spirit, hope, reward; 4 One God and Father of us all,
On whom Thy church and people call, O may we one communion be,
One with each other, one in Thee. 5 Bless all whose voice salvation brings, Who minister in holy things ; Our pastors and our deacons bless, Clothethemwith zealand righteousness. 6 Let many in the judgment day, Turned from the error of their way, Their hope.theirjoy, their crown appear; Save those who preach, and those who
C.M. Love never faileth.-1 Cor. 13, 8. 1 L Its beauty never dies;
OVE is the sweetest bud that blows, On earth among the saints it grows,
And ripens in the skies. 2 0 what a garden will be seen,
When all the flowers of grace Appear in everlasting green
Before the Planter's face !
Or winter's piercing cold;
From every opening fold!
To make the flowers decline, Fountains of life and beams of love
For ever spring and shine. 5 No more they need the quickening air,
Or gently rising dew; Unspeakable their beauties are,
And yet for ever new. 6 Christ is their shade, and Christ their
sun; Among them walks the King, Whose presence is eternal noon;
His smile eternal spring.
C.M. 653 The whole family in heaven and
earth-Eph. 3, 15. 1
let us join our friends above Who have obtained the prize; And, on the eagle-wings of love,
To joys celestial rise. 2 Let saints below in concert sing
With those to glory gone; For all the servants of our King
In earth and heaven, are one. 8 One family, we dwell in Him;
One church, above, beneath: Though now divided by the stream,
The narrow stream of death. 4 One army of the living God,
To His command we bow: Part of the host have crossed the flood,
And part are crossing now. 5 E'en now by faith we join our hands,
With those who went before; And greet the blood-besprinkled bands,
On the eternal shore.
There pass some spirits blest,
And wait our call to rest,
Then, when the word is given,
And land us all in heaven!
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST : ITS PRIVILEGES.
L.M. 654 Who can shew forth all His praise?
-Ps. 106, 2. 1 TO God, the great, the ever-blest,
Let songs of honour be addrest : His mercy firm for ever stands; Give Hirn the thanks His love demanda 2 Who knows the wonders of Thy ways ?
Who shall fulfil Thy boundless praise? Blest are the souls that fear Thee still,
And pay their duty to Thy will. 8 Remember what Thy mercy did
For Jacob's race, Thy chosen seed ;
The meancst suppliant of Thy grace. 40 may I see Thy tribes rejoice,
And aid their triumphs with my voice!
655 He shall grow like a cedar in
Lebanon.-Ps. 92, 12. 1
In gardens planted by Thine hand; Let me within Thy courts be seen,
Like a young cedar, fresh and green. 2 There grow Thy saints in faith and love,
Blest with Thine influence from above:
Nature decays, but grace must thrive;
that attend His gates shall find A God unfaithful or unkind,
L.M. 656 God will establish it for ever.-Ps.
abode, Thou earthly palace of our God! 2 Thy walls are strength, and at thy gates
A guard of heavenly warriors waits;
3 Thy foes in vain designs engage;
Against His throne in vain they rage,
That dash and die upon the shore.
Swift as the fleeting moments run,
657 Glorious things are spoien of thee, G.
city of 87, 3. 1 LOD in His earthly temple lays
Foundations for His heavenly praise; He likes the tents of Jacob well,
But still in Zion loves to dwell, 2 His mercy visits every house
That pay their night and morning vows,
Where churches meet to praise and pray. 3 What glories are described of old!
What wonders are of Zion told !
Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know. 4 Egypt and Tyre, and Greek and Jew,
Shall there begin their lives anew :
and men shall join to sing The hill where living waters spring. 5 When God makes up His last account
Of natives in His holy mount,
658 The joy of the whole earth is mount
zion.-Ps. 48, 2. 1
And let His praise be great;
His most delightful seat.
How beautiful they stand!