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3 Let us for each other care,

Each another's burden bear;
To Thy church the pattern give,

Show how true believers live. 4 Let us then with joy remove

To Thy family above,
And, with faith and comfort high,
Prove how true believers die.

7s. 650 Be of the same mind in the Lord. 1

flow,
Perfecting the church below,
Stedfast may we cleave to Thee,
Love the mystic union be.
Join our faithful spirits, join
Each to each, and all to Thine;
Lead us through the paths of peace

On to perfect holiness.
2 Move, and actuate, and guide;

Divers gifts to each divide:
Placed according to Thy will,
Let us all our work fulfil;
Never from our office move;
Needful to each other prove;
Use the grace on each bestowed,

Tempered by the art of God. 3 Sweetly may we all agree,

Touched with softest sympathy:
There is neither bond nor free,
Great nor servile, Lord, in Thee:
Love, like death, hath all destroyed,
Rendered all distinctions void :
Names, and sects, and parties fall,
Thou, O Christ, art All in all.

.M. 651 One body and one spirit.-Eph.

44. * L

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

hear!

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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 !
3 No more exposed to burning skies,

Or winter's piercing cold;
What never-dying sweets will rise,

From every opening fold!
4 No want of sun or showers above

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.

COME

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.
6 This moment to their endless home

There pass some spirits blest,
And we are to the margin come,

And wait our call to rest,
7 O Jesus, be our constant Guide!

Then, when the word is given,
Come, Lord of Hosts, the waves divide,

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 ;
And with the same salvation bless

The meancst suppliant of Thy grace. 40 may I see Thy tribes rejoice,

And aid their triumphs with my voice!
This is my glory, Lord, to be
Joined to Thy saints, and near to Thee.

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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:
Not Lebanon with all its trees
Yields such a comely sight as these.
3 The plants of grace shall ever live;

Nature decays, but grace must thrive;
Time, that doth all things else impair,
Still makes them flourish strong and

fair.
4 Laden with fruits of age, they show
The Lord is holy, just and true,
None

that attend His gates shall find A God unfaithful or unkind,

1 HAP

L.M. 656 God will establish it for ever.-Ps.

48, 8.
APPY the church, thou sacred

place,
The seat of thy Creator's grace;
Thine holy courts are His

abode, Thou earthly palace of our God! 2 Thy walls are strength, and at thy gates

A guard of heavenly warriors waits;
Nor shall thy deep foundation move,
Fixed on His counsels and His love.

3 Thy foes in vain designs engage;

Against His throne in vain they rage,
Like rising waves, with angry roar,

That dash and die upon the shore.
4 God is our Shield, and God our Sun;

Swift as the fleeting moments run,
On us He sheds new beams of grace,
And we reflect His brightest praise.

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,
But makes a more delightful stay

Where churches meet to praise and pray. 3 What glories are described of old!

What wonders are of Zion told !
Thou city of our God below,

Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know. 4 Egypt and Tyre, and Greek and Jew,

Shall there begin their lives anew :
Angels

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,
"Twill be an honour to appear
As one new-born or nourished there!

S.M.

658 The joy of the whole earth is mount

zion.-Ps. 48, 2. 1

And let His praise be great;
He makes His churches His abode,

His most delightful seat.
2 These temples of His grace,

How beautiful they stand!
The honours of our native place,
And bulwarks of our land.

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