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Yet I will stay my Father's time,
And hope and wait for heav'n awhile. 3 Then, dearest Lord, in thine embrace
Let me resign my fleeting breath;
382. L. M. Dr. Doddridge. Prayer for Love to the Brethren. 1 Pet. 1. 2%. *GREachsate oar frozen hearts to move:
With ardour strong these breasts inflame
To all that own a Saviour's name. 2 Sall let the heav'nly fire endure
Fervent and vig'rous, true and pure:
Join in the dear fraternal band.
The smiling blessings on thy wing;
383. S. M. Mr. Beddome.
Christian Love. Gal. iii. 28. 1 LET
patyristians world verspread: Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,
Are one in Christ their head. 2 Among the saints of earth,
Let mutual love be found;
With mutual blessings crown'd. 3 Let Envy, child of hell!
Be banish'd far away;
Who the same Lord obey. 4 Thus will the church below
Resemble that above,
Love to the Saints. "I !
The heirs of bliss divine,
And fly from ev'ry sin,
2 They will my faults reprove,
When heedlessly I err;
Their kind and tender care! 3 They Jesu's image bear:
How lovely is the sight;
In everlasting light.
And gladly do his will;
In purity and zeal.
With vigour till I die: Rejoicing in the pleasing view
Of meeting them on high. 6 It is a sweet employ,
To join in worship here;
385. L. M. Dr. Watts.
Psalin cxli. 2-5. "My Gires acceptguincease in thine house :
And let my nightly worship rise,
Sweet as the evening sacritice. in Watch o'er my lips, and guard them, Lord,
From ev'ry rash and heedless word;
The guilty paths where sinners lead. 3 O may the righteous, when I stray,
Smite and reprove my wand'ring way!
Shall never bruise but cheer my head. 4 When I behold them prest with grief,
I'll cry to heav'n for their relief;
Our hearts in christian love;
Is like to that above..
2 Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent pray’rs;
Our comforts and our cares. 3 We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear:
The sympathizing tear. 4 When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
And hope to ineet again. 5 This glorions hope revives
Our courage by the way; While each in expectation lives,
And longs to see the day. 6 From sorrow, toil, and pain,
And sin we shall be free;
387. C. M.
That would not let us part! Although our bodies sep’rate move,
Still we are join'd in heart. 2 Join'd in one spirit to our head,
Where he appoints we go: And still in Jesu's footsteps tread,
And do his work below. 3 O let us ever walk in him,
And nothing know beside; Nothing desire, nothing esteem,
Like Jesus crucify'd. 4 Closer and closer let us cleave
To his belov'd embrace; Till all his fulness we receive,
And see him face to face. 5 Partakers of the Saviour's grace,
The same in mind and heart;' Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, por place,
Nor life por death shall part. 60 let us keep in view the day
Which shall our flesh restore, When death shall all be done away,
And bodies part no more.
388. L. M. Dr. Doddridge. The Christian Farewell. 2 Cor. xiii. 11. * T Wigresence, everlasting God,
Wide o'er all nature spreads abroad; Thy watchful eyes, which cannot sleep,
In every place thy children keep. 9 While near each other we remain,
Thou dost our lives and souls sustain;
Thy smiles, thy counsels, and thy care. 3 To thee we all our ways commit,
And seek our comforts near thy seat;
And guard, and guide us still as thine. 4 Give us in thy beloved honse,
Again to pay our thankful vows;
389. C. M. Dr. Doddridge. Love to our Enemies from the Example of
Christ. Luke xxiii. 34. Matt. v. 44. 1
Christ to his murd'rers bare!
And hang its trophies there.
With his expiring breath,
On those who wrought his death. 3 Jesus, this wondrous love we sing,
And, whilst we sing, admire;
The same celestial five!
For our worst foes will pray :
390. C. M. Dr. Watts.
The Same. Psalm cix. 1-5. 31. iGO
OD of my mercy and my praise,
With a blaspheming tongue.
Thy Son on earth was found,
ALOhrist we his entire were bare grace
With cruel slanders, false and vain,
They compass'd him around. 3 Their mis'ries his compassion move,
Their peace be still pursu'd; They render hatred for his love,
And evil for his good.
Yet, with his dying breath,
And blest his foes in death.
In vain before my eyes? Give me a soul akin to thine,
To love my enemies.
And in my Saviour's name
391. L. M. Mr. Brown.
Love to all Mankind. 10
GOD, my Saviour and my King,
Of all I have, or hope, the spring!
When I behold a wretch in woe,
With all who are of heavy heart.
Shall joy within himself create,
Still let me vanquish spite with love;
But always ready to forgive.
392. L. M. Dr. Watts. The universal Rule of Equity. Matt. vii, 12 1 LESSED Redeemer, bow divine,
How righteous is this Rule of thinel