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Hymn 283. L. M.
Love to God. 1 Cor. xiii. 8.
APPY the heart, where graces reign,
Love is the brightest of the train,
And strengthens all the rest.
2. Knowledge, alas! 'tis all in vain,
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign,
3. 'Tis love that makes our cheerful feet
The devils know, and tremble too,
4. This is the grace that lives and sings,
Hymn 284. c. M.
Charity. 1 Cor. xiii. 2, 7, 12.
Their faith and zeal declare,
2. Love suffers long with patient eye,
3. Malice and rage, those fires of hell,
4. She ne'er desires nor seeks to know
Nor looks with pride on those below,
3. She lays her own advantage by,
6. Love is the grace that keeps her pow'r,
Their faith and hope are known no more But saints for ever love,
Hymn 285. c. M.
Love to our Neighbour, Luke x. 29, 37.
To form, in our obedient souls,
The image of thy love.
2. O may our sympathizing breasts That gen'rous pleasure know ; Kindly to share in others joy,
And weep for others woe.
3. When the most helpless sons of grief In low distress are laid,
Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,
And swift our hands to aid.
4. So Jesus look'd on dying man,
When thron'd above the skies;
5. On wings of love the Saviour flew
Hymn 286. L. M:
WHAT stupendous mercy shines
The grace that blazes like a sun;
5. Let age with want and weakness bow'd
Hymn 287. s. M.
LEST be the tie that binds
Our hearts in christian love;
2. Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
3. We share our mutual woes:
And often for each other flows
4. When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain ;
Hymn 288. s. M.
Christian Love. Gal. iii. 28.
2. Among the saints on earth
Heirs of the same inheritance
With mutual blessings crown'd.
3. Let envy, child of hell!
Those should in strictest friendship dwell,
4. Thus will the church below
Where streams of pleasure ever flow,
Hymn 289. L. M.
Love and hatred. Phil. ii. 2. Eph. iv. 30, &c.
1. OW by the bowels of my God,
His sharp distress, his sore complaints,
By his last groans, his dying blood, I charge my soul to love the saints. 2. Clamour, and wrath, and war be gone, Envy and spite for ever cease, Let bitter words no more be known Among the saints, the sons of peace. 3. The Spirit, like a peaceful dove,
Flies from the realms of noise and strife, Why should we vex and grieve his love, Who seals our souls to heav'nly life? 4. Tender and kind be all our thoughts, Through all our lives let mercy run: So God forgives our num'rous faults For the dear sake of Christ his Son.
Hymn 290. c. M.
IS pure delight, without alloy,
My spirit leaps with inward joy,
2. My passions hold a pleasing reign,
3. This is the grace must live and sing
Her flames can bear my soul away,
Hymn 291. L. M.
ND is the gospel peace and love?