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4 Blest Saviour! introduced by thee,

Our race have we begun:
And, crowned with vict'ry, at thy feet,
We 'll lay our trophies down.

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Rejoicing in Hope.
1 CHILDREN of the heavenly King !
As ye journey, sweetly sing;
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise,

Glorious in his works and ways. 2 Ye are travelling home to God,

In the way the fathers trod;
They are happy now,

Soon their happiness shall see.
3 Shout, ye little flock! and blest;

You on Jesus' throne shall rest;
There, your seat is now prepared,-

There, your kingdom and reward! 4 Fear not, brethren! joyful stand

On the borders of your land;
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son,

Bids you undismayed go on.
5 Lord ! submissive make us go,

Gladly leaving all below;
Only thou our leader be,
And we still will follow thee.

L. M.

The Christian Warfare.
I STAND up, my soul ! shake off thy fears,

And gird the gospel-armor on;
March to the gates of endless joy,

Where Jesus, thy great Captain 's gone. 2 Hell and thy sins resist thy course,

But hell and sin are vanquished foes;
Thy Jesus nailed them to the cross,

And sung the triumph, when he rose.
3 Then, let my soul march boldly on,

Press forward to the heavenly gate;
There, peace and joy eternal reign,

And glittering robes for conquerors wait.

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4 There shall I wear a starry crown,

And triumph in almighty grace;
While all the armies of the skies
Join in my glorious leader's praise.

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Holy Love. 1 HAPPY the heart where graces reign,

Where love inspires the breast;
Love is the brightest of the train,

And strengthens all the rest.
2 Knowledge,-alas! 't is all in vain,

And all in vain our fear;
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign,

If love be absent there.
3 This is the grace that lives and sings,

When faith and hope shall cease; 'T is this shall strike our joyful strings,

In the sweet realms of bliss.
4 Before we quite forsake our clay,

Or leave this dark abode,
The wings of love bear us away
To see our smiling God.

L. M. 339.

Love to God and Man. 1 HAD I the tongues of Greeks and Jews, And nobler speech than angels use, If love be absent, I am found

Like tinkling brass-an empty sound. 2 Were I inspired to preach, and tell

All that is done in heaven and hell,
Or could my faith the world remove,

Still-I am nothing without love. 3 Should I distribute all my store

To feed the hungry-clothe the poor ;
Or give my body to the flame,

To gain a martyr's glorious name;4 If love to God, and love to men,

Be absent, all my hopes are vain:
Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal,
The work of love can e'er fulfill.

L. M. 340.

Who on earth are blessed.
1 BLEST are the humble souls, that see

Their emptiness and poverty;
Treasures of grace to them are given,

And crowns of joy laid up in heaven.
2 Blest are the men of broken heart,

Who mourn for sin with inward smart;
The blood of Christ divinely flows

A healing balm for all their woes.
3 Blest are the meek, who stand afar

From rage and passion, noise and war;
God will secure their happy state,

And plead their cause against the great.
4 Blest are the souls, that thirst for grace,

Hunger and long for righteousness;
They shall be well-supplied, and fed,
With living streams and living bread.

L. M. 341. Who on earth are blessed. 1 BLEST are the men, whose hearts do move,

And melt with sympathy and love;
From Christ, the Lord, shall they obtain

Like sympathy and love again. 2 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean

From the defiling power of sin ;
With endless pleasure, they shall see

A GO of spotless purity.
3 Blest are the men of peaceful life,

Who quench the coals of growing strife;
They shall be called the heirs of bliss,

The sons of God, the God of peace. 4 Blest are the sufferers, who partake

Of pain and shame, for Jesus' sake;
Their souls shall triumph in the Lord,
Glory and joy are their reward.

C. M. 342.

Brotherly Love. 1 HOW sweet and heavenly is the sight,

When those who love the Lord

In one another's peace delight,

And so fulfill his word! 2 Oh! may we feel each brother's sigh,

And with him bear a part;
May sorrows flow from eye to eye,

And joy from heart to heart.
3 Let love, in one delightful stream,

Through every bosom flow;
Let union sweet, and dear esteem,

In every action, glow.
4 Love is the golden chain that binds

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

His bosom glow with love.

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Christian Union and Love. 1 JESUS, Lord! we look to thee,

Let us in thy name agree;
Show thyself the Prince of peace,

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

Courteous, pitiful, and kind,
Lowly, meek, in thought and word,

Wholly like our blessed Lord. 3 Let us each for others care.

Each his brother's burden bear,
To thy church a pattern give,

Showing how believers live.
4 Let us, then, with joy, remove

To thy family above;
On the wings of angels fly,
Showing how believers die.

S. M. 344.

Christian Union.
I BLEST 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 sympathising 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 long 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.

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Al, one in Christ. 1 LET party.names no 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 abound-
Heirs of the same inheritance,

With mutual blessings crowned. 3 Thus will the church below

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

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Parting of Christians. 1 FOR a season called to part,

Let us now ourselves commend,
To the gracious eye and heart

of our ever-present friend.
2 Jesus! hear our humble prayer ;

Tender shepherd of thy sheep!

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