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4 Blest Saviour! introduced by thee,
Our race have we begun:
Rejoicing in Hope.
Glorious in his works and ways. 2 Ye are travelling home to God,
In the way the fathers trod;
Soon their happiness shall see.
You on Jesus' throne shall rest;
There, your kingdom and reward! 4 Fear not, brethren! joyful stand
On the borders of your land;
Bids you undismayed go on.
Gladly leaving all below;
The Christian Warfare.
And gird the gospel-armor on;
Where Jesus, thy great Captain 's gone. 2 Hell and thy sins resist thy course,
But hell and sin are vanquished foes;
And sung the triumph, when he rose.
Press forward to the heavenly gate;
And glittering robes for conquerors wait.
4 There shall I wear a starry crown,
And triumph in almighty grace;
C. M. 338.
Holy Love. 1 HAPPY the heart where graces reign,
Where love inspires the breast;
And strengthens all the rest.
And all in vain our fear;
If love be absent there.
When faith and hope shall cease; 'T is this shall strike our joyful strings,
In the sweet realms of bliss.
Or leave this dark abode,
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,
Still-I am nothing without love. 3 Should I distribute all my store
To feed the hungry-clothe the poor ;
To gain a martyr's glorious name;4 If love to God, and love to men,
Be absent, all my hopes are vain:
L. M. 340.
Who on earth are blessed.
Their emptiness and poverty;
And crowns of joy laid up in heaven.
Who mourn for sin with inward smart;
A healing balm for all their woes.
From rage and passion, noise and war;
And plead their cause against the great.
Hunger and long for righteousness;
L. M. 341. Who on earth are blessed. 1 BLEST are the men, whose hearts do move,
And melt with sympathy and love;
Like sympathy and love again. 2 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean
From the defiling power of sin ;
A GO of spotless purity.
Who quench the coals of growing strife;
The sons of God, the God of peace. 4 Blest are the sufferers, who partake
Of pain and shame, for Jesus' sake;
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;
And joy from heart to heart.
Through every bosom flow;
In every action, glow.
The happy souls above;
His bosom glow with love.
Christian Union and Love. 1 JESUS, Lord! we look to thee,
Let us in thy name agree;
Bid all strife for ever cease.
Courteous, pitiful, and kind,
Wholly like our blessed Lord. 3 Let us each for others care.
Each his brother's burden bear,
Showing how believers live.
To thy family above;
S. M. 344.
Our hearts, in christian love;
Is like to that above.
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;
The sympathising tear. 4 When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain ;
And hope to meet again. 5 This glorious hope revives
Our courage, by the way,
And long to see the day.
And sin, we shall be free;
S. M. 345.
Al, one in Christ. 1 LET party.names no more
The christian world o'erspread:
Are one, in Christ, their head. 2 Among the saints on earth,
Let mutual love abound-
With mutual blessings crowned. 3 Thus will the church below
Resemble that above;
Parting of Christians. 1 FOR a season called to part,
Let us now ourselves commend,
of our ever-present friend.
Tender shepherd of thy sheep!