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Foll'wing the example JESUS, I love thee fervently!

Of Christ their Saviour, As thou upon th' accursed tree

In all their actions, words, and whole. Wast slain for my transgression :

behaviour,

Show love to him. I'm glad, and grateful tears bedew My cheeks, when I in spirit view

Thy death and bitter passion ! This gives the impalse, Lord that I

419.* In truth can love thee heartily, My love to thee thou knowest best ; WHAT cau seth me to mourn, is this: But yet defective 'tis confest ; My warmest love not equal is Thou highest Good!

[flood, To my heart's inclination; Thy precious blood-that cleansing The more I love, the more I feel, Claims that my love moreardentglow'd. I should far better love thee still,

Thou God of my salvation ! 418.* T. 58. Grant me-daily They who devoted are toour dear Lord, More to savor-of thy favor, And who beneve in his most precious Grace and blessing; word,

Thus my love will be increasing.

XXIII. Of Brotherly Love and Union of Spirit.
420. T. 11.

7 Jesus, all our souls inspire,

Fill us with love's sacred fire,
THEY who Jesus' foll’wers are, Thus will all in us perceive
And enjoy his Shepherd-care, That we in thy name believe.
By a mutual, hearty love
Their belief in Jesus prove.

8 May it to the world appear,

That we thy disciples are, 2 From their being join'd in one, By our loving mutually, By the faith of God's dear Son,

By our being one in thee.
Boundless blessings they receive,
And to Christ desire to live.

421. T. 22. 3 None in his own wisdom trusts, Beholdus, Lord, rough stones we are, None of his attainments boasts, Yet for thy building us prepare ; Each his brother doth esteem, Reject not one of us, we pray, And himself the meanest deem. Thy Spirit's voice may we obey. 4 They're delighted, when they all 2 O may thy flock still more increase With one voice on Jesus call; In mutual love, and perfect peace; And when fitly, without strife, In harmony, with fervent zeal, Each his duty doth in life.

Serve thee, and do thy holy will. 5 Meek they are to all mankind, 3 Lord, grant us a forgiving mind, To good offices inclin'd,

To patience and to peace inclin'd, Ready, when revild, to bless, That we may with each other bear; Studious of the public peace. To cherish love be all our care. 6 Tender pity, love sincere

4 Tender compassion may we show, To their enemies they bear;

Share in each others weal and woe, And, as Christ affords them light, With those who joyful are, rejoice, Order all their steps aright,

And with the weeping sympathize.

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430.* T. 124. JEHOVAH ! holy Lamb,

O IN love what stores of grace Christ, who our hearts hast fired

Are contained !
With love, by thee inspired,

By this band our covenant
We praise thy saving name. Is maintained;
Thou giv'st 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 Thou art the lovliest,

2 He, who is to Jesus Christ

Quite resigned, Our only joy and treasure,

And to walk his blessed Our heart's delight and pleasure,

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,

Strengthen'd by thy aiding grace; And thy rich bounty savor,

Thro' the guidance of thy Spirit, We're closely to thee join'd,

All the fruits of righteousness. How fast can love-cords bind!

Grant me true humility, 4 O 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;

And, 'midst all the exhibitions
Till we shall see his face,
O boundless love and grace!

Of thy boundless love to me,

To let my poor neighbors share 5 The elder's holy choir,

In my plenty, and my pray'r :
Who are in the Lamb's presence, By thy love to me imparted
And pay him their obeisance,

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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He is our All in all.
6 Thanks, wisdom, majesty,

WE in one covenant are join'd, His ransom'd congregation

And one in Jesus are ; Brings to him for salvation,

With voices, and with hearts combin'd And for love's unity.

His praise we will declare: The Lamb who did deliver

In doctrine and in practice one, Our souls, be prais'd for ever; We'll love and serve the Lord alone ; Blessing and honor be

With one accord sound forth his praise, To him eternally.

Till we shall see his face.

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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: Wè appear with supplication,

The greatest meekness show'd,

His disciples Before thee, God of our salvation, And send to thee our fervent cries: Show in their conduct meekness too.

His path pursue,--and as 'tis due 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 webelong to thee,

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

They are fill'd and satisfied, [eousness;

With richest dainties are supplied, 2 O thou Well-spring of salvation ! We thee intreat, to form and fashion

Who long and pant for saving grace. Us all according to thy mind.

Christ's body and his blood

Prove their life-giving food,
We, by nature spoild and marred,
Were from that happy life debarred,

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

From year to year—they thrive,and bear

Fruits that to him well-pleasing are. By thy almighty pow'r 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'rously,

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,

For God remembers not their name. O 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 obtain the

grace, He prevailed while he suffer'd,

To see him face to face : And now to us that cup

is offer'd,

I intreat thee, By which himself was perfected.

Impart to nie--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, Here is weeping;

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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once

Love is the character

That where'er thy steps I see Of each true follower

Simply I may follow thee. Of our Saviour ;

4 Thou the great victorious Lamb, May he thro' grace-make us always who all hosts of hell o'ercame, Intent upon promoting peace. Grant, that by thy blood I may 10 Blest are they who suffer gladly Conqu’ror be till thy great day. For doing good and living godly, 5 When thou shalt on Zion stand,

Who Jesus for their pattern take: May I be at thy right hand; Yea,who bear their crosswithmeekness, 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

for such trifles with me now is o'er, At last shall in his glory share. 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, Totakethe 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

dust thoʻI am. To thee, who hast us all invited

7 Yet this is confest, To share eternal happiness.

I count it most blesto--As at the beginConstrain us by thy love,

ning, in him to find rest. In all we do to prove

8 And when I'm to die, Faithful foll’wers,

• Receive me," I'll cry,".For life Dear Lord, of thee ;-and grant that we May ever love thee ardently.

everlasting thou for me didst buy."

9 So closely in mind
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To Jesus I'm join'dHe'll not live in HOLY Lamb and Prince of peace,

glory and leave me behind. Hear my soul implore thy grace:

10 Lo, this is the race Let me thro' thy pow'r divine,

I'm running thro' grace, -Henceforth, In thy lamb-like meekness shine. till admitted to see my Lord's face. 2 Grant that faithfülly I may As a lamb thy voice obey ;

436.* T. 26. Valiant, steadfast, may my love LORD Jesus, 'tis with us thy aim, In the hardest trials prove.

That soul and body should be thine, 3 Keep thou me, a feeble child, O take our hearts, and us incline Sober, watchful, undefild;

To be devoted to thy name,

service, poor

!

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2 What love can becompar'd with thine! 2 Thy dying love doth justly claim

Who hath to us so just a elaim 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

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Your empty notions still pursue; IF father, mother, children, wife,

Jesus alone I have in view,
This pow'rful magnet draws my soul. Houses, or lands, or ought in life,

Delude thy heart, that thou desist 4 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 'inidst all trials proves our Friend. Upon the table of my heart,

4. If once the plough in hand we take, Thy grace and truth to me impart, And let thy law be my delight.

Preserve us, Lord, from looking back :
O let us thro? thy aiding grace,

Pursue our course with steadiness.
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5 On those who faithful prove to death, BLESSED Jesus:||

: all our hearts incline and show by works of love their faith, Thee to follow, :s 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 Aresemblance::gracious Lord, to thine.

441. "MY yoke,” saith Christ,“ upon you

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 treasures Be cheerfully, with one accord, After Christ they're calld 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.

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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 bear,-and gladly share.

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