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3 For our brethren we should too, + Then the souls he join'd together
To lay down our lives be willing, Will, according to his pray'r,
Thus fulfilling

Be accepted of his father,
What he of his flock desires,

And his kind protection share:
Yea requires ;

As thou art with him united,
But, with all his flow'ry speeches, Lord, may we be one in thee,
Man in vain this lesson teaches, And by genuine love excited,
Till God's love the soul inspires. Serve each other willingly.
4 Brethren, would you please the Lord,
Copy then, in your behaviour,

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Him your Saviour;

TH'enjoyment of Christ's flesh&blood,
That you're his, the world will own Which is on earth our highest good,
Then alone,

His members closely should unite,
When, preferring each his brother, And them to mutual love excite.
Ye show love to one another;

2 Love he most strongly did enforces. Thus are his disciples known.

Just ere he finished his course; 5 Yet the warmest mutual love,

For love most fervently he pray'd, That to brethren you're possessing Before in death he bow'd his head. By his blessing,

3 O that the Lord could quite fulfil
When compared with his love,
Weak doth prove;

In us his testament and will!
For, to save us from damnation,

To love each other we desire ;
By becoming our oblation,

Come, sacred love, our hearts inspire;
Love immense our God did move. + We join together heart and hand,

To walk towards the promis'd land; T. 167. For his appearance may with care FLOCK of Jesus, be united,

Each member day and night prepare. Covenant with him anew

5 Till we the Lord our Righteousness By his love divine excited,

Shall see in glory face to face,
Praise and serve him as 'tis due: Till we shall see the Lamb once slain,
O that nothing whatsoever

O may we one in him remain!
May relax this blessed tie;
In thy love, most gracious Saviour,

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Grant us all stability.

How pleasant is love's harmony, 2 With love's ardor to be fired,

When brethren truly dwell
Be our aim continually,

Together in heart's unity,
So that, should it be required,

And cordial friendship feel.
For the brethren we could die:

2 Lord Jesus, in that very night
O what boundless love did Jesus

Ere thou didst bleed and die,
To bis enemies display!

Thoa didst with thy disciples urge
May his holy pattern teach us,

Love's ever sacred tie.
How love ought to bear the sway.

3 Remind thy little flock, loo apt..
3 O that we, his steps to follow,
'Midst affliction, scorn and spite,

Among themselves to jar,
And his sacred name to hallow,

That all thy members unity
Did each other more excite!

Was evin thy dying care.
Ev'ry one stir up his brother 4 May we this testament fulfil,
To keep Jesus still in view,

One.mind and spirit be,
Thus encouraging each other And love with unremitting zeal
His example to pursue.

Each other fervenily,

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429.
T.

O IN love what stores of grace
JEHOVAH! holy Lamb,

Are contained!
Christ, who pur hearts hast fired
With love, by thee inspired,

By this band our covenant
We praise thy saving name.

Is maintained;
Thou givișt us crowns of glory, They who strangers are to love
Which are not transitory,

Move our pity,
Thou, who our flesh and blood

Love makes living weighty, Assumedst, Lamb of God.

2 He, who is to Jesus Christ 2 Thou art the lovliest, Our only joy and treasure,

Quite resigned, Our heart's delight and pleasure,

And to walk his blessed ways

Is inclined,
As long as love shall last:
And love shall ever flourish,

On his path, by love constrain'd,
Tho' all things else must perish,

Firmly treadeth,
As God himself exprest.

And straight on proceedeth,
Thou art the lovliest!
3 How fast can love-cords bind!
Thou by thy love hast bound us,

431, T. 165. E’er since thy mercy found us,

Thou Shepherd, ever kind ! JESUS, grant me to inherit,
O let us taste thy favor,
And thy rich bounty savor,

Strengthen'd by thy aiding grace,
We're closely to thee join'd,

Thro' the guidance of thy Spirit, How fast can love-cords bind !

All the fruits of righteousness.

Grant me true humility,
4 0 boundless love and grace! Faith and zeal to live for thee;
When we shall sing Christ's praises To mankind O make me gracious,
Above in heav'nly places,

To my friends and foes propitious.
Our voice we'll higher raise,
As Shepherd he will
feed us,

2 Give me grace in all conditions Support, protect, and lead us,

Firmly to adhere to thee; Till we shall see his face,

And, 'midst all the exhibitions O boundless love and grace!

Of thy boundless love to me, 5 The elder's holy choir,

To let my poor neighbors share Who are in the Lamb's presence,

In my plenty, and my pray'r ;

By thy love to me imparted
And pay him their obeisanee,

Make me always tender-hearted.
Cast down their crowns' attire:
We join their adoration,
And praise him with prostration,
Fore him we humbly fall,

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WE in one covenant are join'd,, 6 Thanks, wisdom, majesty,

And one in Jesus are ; His ransom'd congregation

With voices, and with hearts combin'd

His praise we will declare:
In doctrine and in practice one,
We'll love and serve the Lord alone ;
With one accord sound forth his praise,
Till we shall see his face.

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He is our All in all.

Brings to him for salvation,

And for love's unity.
The Lamb who did deliver
Our souls, be prais'd for ever;
Blessing and honor be
To him eternally.

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XXIV. Of following Jesus, and bearing his Reproach.
T. 230.

Yet they, by their conversation,
JESUS, Lord most great and glorious,

Afford a striking demonstration,
Reward and Crown of the victorious, and as the Lamb of God

That they in Christ true riches share:
Restorer of lost Paradise:

The greatest meekness show'd,
We appear with supplication, His disciples
Before thee, God of our salvation,

His path pursue,--and as 'tis due
And send to thee our fervent cries:

Show in their conduct meekness too.
O Lord, our Righteousness!
'Tis thy delight to bless,

6 Blessed, who without cessation We desire it;

Hunger and thirst for that salvation, Come then, for we-belong to thee,

Which flows from Christ's pure rightApd bless us inexpressibly.

They are fill'd and satisfied, [eousness;

With richest dainties are supplied,
2 0 thou Well-spring of salvation !
We thee intreat, to form and fashion Christ's body and his blood

Who long and pant for saving grace.
Us all according to thy mind.
We, by nature spoild and marred,

Prove their life-giving food,
Were from that happy life debarred,

Thereby nourish'd,
Which in thy fellowship we find:

From year to year—they thrive,and bear
By thy almighty pow'r

Fruits that to him well-pleasing are. Support us evermore,

7 All the merciful are blessed,
Thou life's Fountain !

For they, when in their turn distressed,
Without thy aid-we can't proceed, Shall mercy find most certainly,
Be thou our help in time of need.

Water to the poor

afforded
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit,

Is as an act of love recorded,
They shall the realm of heav'n inherit, And is rewarded gen'rousiy.

Free grace is theirs, and endless bliss; Who to the indigent
While all those who place reliance

Doth prove

beneficent, On their own works, and bid defiance

He is blessed; To grace, will of salvation miss. But wo to them who scorn the same, 0

For God remember's not their name. may we all of thee Learn true humility,

8. All the pure in heart are blessed, Lowly Jesus,

Of joys unspeakable possessed,
May we despise-all earthly joys, They shall behold their God in peace.
For thee, the Pearl of greatest price. They who faithful have remained
4 They that mourn, blestis their station, To-Jesus, and preserv'd unstained
They find abundant consolation, The garment of his righteousness,
Since Jesus first that path did tread;

Shall once obtain the grace,
He prevailed while he suffer'd,

To see him face to face :
And now to us that cup is offerid,

I intreat thee,
By which himself was perfected.

Impart to me-that purity,
We can in no respect

Dear Jesus, which I trace in thee.
Here constant joy expect,

9 They are objects of God's favor,

Who always faithfully endeavor,
At the Lamb's feast-is perfect rest, Peace 'mongst their neighbors to
Here, is a vale of tears at best.

maintain;
5 Blessed are the meek in spirit,

As his children them he owneth,
They shall,saith Christ, the earth inherit; He with success their labor crowneth,
Their life is hid with him while here;

Such souls the choicest blessingsgain.
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bearing his Reproach

where'er thy steps I see Simply I may follow thee.

4 Thou the great victorious Lamb, May. he thro' grace-make us always Who all hosts of hell o'ercame,

Grant, that by thy blood I may Intent upon promoting peace.

Conqu’ror be till thy great day. 10 Blest are they who suffer gladly

5 When thou shalt on Zion stand, For doing good and living godly,

Who Jesus for their pattern take: May, I be at thy right hand; Yea,who bear their cross with meekness, Clothed in the glorious dress Suff'ring with patience,’midst all weak. Of thy spotless righteousness.

And earthlyjoys for him forsake;[ness For Jesus' help and love

435. T. 596. Their consolation prove;

O TELL me no more
They who freely
For him will bear-reproach, while here,

Of this world's vain store ;-The time
At last shall in his glory share.

for such trifles with me now is o'cr. 11 Blest are they who are despised,

2 A country I've found, In scornful manner stigmatized,

Where true joys abound;-To dwell,
And for their Saviour's sake defam'd;

I'm determin'don that happy ground,
As the bride deems it an honor

3 The souls that believe, To take the bridegroom'sname upon her, In Paradise live :-And me in that

Should we of Jesus be asham'd ? number will Jesus receive. Far, far be this from us,

4 My soul, don't delay,
Welcome reproach and cross; He calls thee away!-Rise, follow thy
We are Christians,

Saviour, and bless the glad day,
Who follow thee, Lord, cheerfully, 5 No mortal doth know
Thro' honor, and thro' infamy. What he can bestow,–What light,
12 Gracious Lord, who by thy passion strength&comfort;Go, follow him,go!
And death hast gained our salvation,

6 Perhaps, with the aim
O
may we all thy name confess: To honor his name, I may

do some May we be by faith united

service, poor

dust tho'lam. To thee, who hast us all invited

7 Yet this is confest,
To share eternal happiness.

I count it most blest, -As at the begin-
Constrain us by thy love,
In all we do to prove

ning, in him to find rest.

8 And when I'm to die, Faithful follwers,

• Receive me," I'll cry,

,For life Dear Lord, of thee ;-andgrant that we

everlasting thou for me didst buy." May ever love thee ardently.

9 So closely in mind T. 11.

To Jesus I'm join'd, -He'll not live in HOLY Lamb and Prince of peace,

glory and leave me behind.

10 Lo, this is the race Hear my soul implore thy grace:

I'm running thro' grace,-Henceforth, Let me thro' thy pow'r divine,

till admitted to see my Lord's face,

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In thy lamb-like meekness shine. 2 Grant that faithfully I may As a lamb thy voice obey; Valiant, steadfast, may my love In the hardest trials prove. 3 Keep thou me, a feeble child, Sober, watchful, undefild;

LORD Jesus, 'tis with us thy aim,

That soul and body should be thine,

O take our hearts, and us incline
To be devoted to thy name,

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2 Whatlovecan becompar'd with thine! |2 Thy dying love doth justly claim
Who hath to us so just a claim

That I should live unto thy praise,
As thou who didst our souls redeem Yea, gladly share in thy disgrace,
And for us leave thy throne divine ! And suffer freely for thy name.
3 Go, all ye wise, without control

440. T. 22.
Your empty notions still pursue; IF father, mother, children, wife,
Jesus alone I have in view,

Houses, or lands, or ought in life,
This pow'rful magnet draws my soul.

Delude thy heart, that thou desist
of A subject I of Christ my King, From faith and love to Jesus Christ;
And tho' I poor and helpless be,

2 His words with due attention hear :
: Yet all around shall plainly see
My Saviour is my ev'ry thing.

“ My cross whoever will not bear,

And all forsake to follow me,
5 Thee I adore, most gracious Lord, He cannot my disciple be.”
Grant that

my
walk in truth

may
be

3 First let us duly count the cost,
At all times pleasing unto thee,

And then in Jesus place our trust,
Directed by thy holy word.

If we on him alone depend,
6 My King, thy noble statutes write He 'midst all trials proves our Friend,
Upon the table of my heart,
and truth to me impart, Preserve us, Lord, from looking back:

4. If once the plough in hand we take, And let thy law be my delight. O let us thro' thy aiding grace,

Pursue our course with steadiness.
T. 56.
BLESSED Jesus:||:allour hearts incline and show by works of love their faith,

5 ľn those who faithful prove to death,
Thee to follow, :: where thy footsteps A crown of life thou once wilt place,
At all times, and ev'ry where, [shine ; Before thy Father them confess.
May our words and actions bear
A resemblance:fl
: gracious Lord, to thine.

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"MY yoke," saith Christ," upon you
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take,
JESUS Christ, thou Leading-star, . Serve me, amidst oppression;

Thy great name we praise & hallow; The world, and all its joys forsake,
From believers be it far

And shun no tribulation :
Any other guide to follow : Come follow me, and humbly bear
Thou, Lord, if we walk in light, My cross, and in my suff'rings share."
Wilt direct our steps aright.

2 Then let us follow Christ our Lord, 2. Christians are not here below Both soul and body off'ring,

To enjoy earth's transient treasure, Be cheerfully, with one accord,
After Christ they're call'd to go, Partakers of his suff'ring;

His reproach they count a pleasure; For they who show true faithfulness
Under manifold distress,

Shall gain a rich reward of grace,
Thro' the narrow gate they press.

442. T. 243.
T. 26.

AMIDST tribulation,
THOU meek & patient Lamb of God, We follow our Saviour,

Who can by faith thy suffrings see, Whose name and profession

And not devote himself to thee, We'll honor for ever,
His life, and ev'ry drop of blood ! His shame we'beár,--and gladlly share,

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