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HYMN 849. L. M.

Candour and toleration. 1. ALL seeing God;

'tis thine to know The springs whence wrong opinions flow; To judge, from principles within,

When frailty errs, and when we sin.
2. Who among men, great Lord of all !

Thy servant to his bar shall call ?
Judge him, for modes of faith, thy foe,

And doom him to the realms of wo?
3. Who with another's eye can read ?

Or worship by another's creed?
Trusting thy grave, we form our own,

And bow to thy commands alone.
4. If wrong, correct ; accept, if right;

While faithful we improve our light,
Condemning none, but zealous still
To learn and follow all thy will.

HYMN 350. L. M.
BSURD and vain attempt ! to bind

With iron chains the free-born mind,
To force conviction, and reclaim

The wand'ring by destructive flame.
2. Bold arrogance ! to snatch from heav'n

Dominion not to mortals givin;
O’er conscience to usurp the throne,
Accountable to God alone.
3. Jesus! thy gentle law of love
Does no such cruelties approve;
Mild as thyself, thy doctrine wields

No arms but what persuasion yields.
4. By proofs divine, and reason strong,

It draws the willing soul along ;
And conquests to thy church acquires
By eloquence which heav'n inspires.
5.0 happy, who are thus compellid

To the rich feast, by Jesus held!
May we this blessing know, and prize
The light which liberty supplies.

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HYMN 351. s. M.

Christian unity. 1. L. 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 be found : Heirs of the same inheritance,

With mutual blessings crown'd. 3. Let envy, child of hell!

Be banish'd far away:
Those should in strictest friendship dwell,

Who the same Lord'obey. 4. Thus will the church below

Resemble that above,
Where streams of pleasure ever flow,
And ev'ry heart is love.

HYMN 352. s. M. 1. 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 pray’rs :
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,

Our comforts and oiir 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 join'd in heart,

And hope to meet again. 5. From sorrow, toil, and pain.

And sin, we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign

Through all eternity.

HYMN 353. c. M.

Virtuous love of country.
PARENT of all, omnipotent

In heav'n, and earth below!
Through all creation's vast extent,

Whose streams of goodness flow :
2. Teach me to know, from whence I rose,

And unto what design'd;
Nor selfish aims may I propose,

Since link'd with human kind.
3. But chief to hear my country's voice

May my best thoughts incline; 'Tis reason's law, 'tis virtue's choice,

"Tis nature's call, and thine.
4. Me from fair freedom's sacred cause

May nothing e'er divide;
Nor grandeur, gold, nor vain applause,

Nor friendship false misguide. 5. To duty, honour, virtue true,

In all my country's weal,
Let me my public walk pursue:
So, God, thy favour deal!

HYMN 354. 1. M.

Pious friendship. 1. HOW blest the sacred tie, that binds,

In union sweet, according minds ! How swift the heav'nly course they run,

Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes are one! 2. To each, the soul of each how dear!

What watchful love, what holy fear!
How doth the gen'rous flame within

Refine from earth, and cleanse from sin ! 3. Their streaming eyes together flow

For human guilt and mortal wo;
Their ardent pray’rs together rise,
Like mingling flames in sacrifice.
Together both they seek the place,
Where God reveals his awful face ;

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How high, how strong, their raptures swell,

There's none but kindred souls can tell. 5. Nor shall the glowing flame expire

'Midst nature's drooping, sick’ning fire :
Soon shall they meet in realms above,
A heav'n of joy, because of love.

HYMN 855. L. M.

Family duties. 1. FATHER of men! thy care we bless,

Which crowns our families with peace. From thee they spring, and by thy hand

l'hey have been and are still sustain'd. 2. To God, most worthy to be prais'd,

Be our domestic altars rais'd :
Who, Lord of heav'n, scorns not to dwell

With saints in their obscurest cell. 3. To thee let each united house,

Morning and night present its vows ;
Our servants there, and rising race,

Be taught thy precepts and thy grace. 4.0 may each future age proclaim

The honours of thy glorious name;
While pleasʼd and thankful we remove
To join the family above.

HYMN 356. C. M. 1. OF justice and of truth I sing,

to God

my vows:
With truth and justice, heav'nly King!

Teach me to rule my house.
2. Now to my tent, O God be near,

And make thy servant wise ;
And let me suffer nothing there,

That shall offend thy eyes.
3. The man who doth his neighbour wrong,

Or dares oppress the poor,
The scornful eye, the sland'rous tongue,

Be distant from my door.

4. Still may I seek the good and just,

And still their help enjoy ;
Such be the friends that I shall trust,

The servants I employ.
5. While sin in others I reprove,

Be ev'ry virtue mine;
And let the wisdom from above

Through all my conduct shine.
6. Who shall the most in love abound,

Our sole contention be:
So shall my house be ever found
A dwelling dear to thee !

HYMN 857. s. M.
Lo what a pleasing sight

Áre brethren that agree!
How blest are all, whose hearts unite

In bonds of piety!
2. From those celestial springs,

Such streams of comfort flow.
As no increase of riches brings,

Nor honours can bestow. 3. All in their stations move,

And each performs his part,
In all the cares of life and love,

With sympathising heart. 4. Form’d for the purest joys,

By one desire possest,
One aim the zeal of all employs,

To make each other blest. 5. No bliss can equal theirs,

Where such affections meet;
While praise devout, and mingled pray's

Make their communion sweet. 6. 'Tis the same pleasure fills

The breast in worlds above;
Where joy, like morning-dew distils,

And all the air is love.

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