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6. LOVE.

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,
And all in vain our fear :

Our stubborn sins will fight and reign,
If love be absent there.

3. 'Tis love that makes our cheerful feet
In swift obedience move;

The devils know, and tremble too,
But devils cannot love.

4. This is the grace that lives and sings,
When faith and hope shall cease;
'Tis this shall strike our joyful strings
In the sweet realms of bliss.


Hymn 284. c. M.

Charity. 1 Cor. xiii. 2, 7, 12.

Their faith and zeal declare,
All their religion is a dream,
If love be wanting there.

2. Love suffers long with patient eye,
Nor is provok'd in haste;
She lets the present inj'ry die,
And long forgets the past.

3. Malice and rage, those fires of hell,
She quenches with her tongue;
Hones and believes, and thinks no ill,
Tho' she endures the wrong.

4. She ne'er desires nor seeks to know
The scandals of the time;

Nor looks with pride on those below,
Nor envies those that climb.

3. She lays her own advantage by,
To seek her neighbour's good;
So God's own Son came down to die,
And bought our lives with blood.

6. Love is the grace that keeps her pow'r,
In all the realms above;


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.
ATHER of mercies, send thy grace,
All-pow'rful from above,

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,

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And swift our hands to aid.

4. So Jesus look'd on dying man,

When thron'd above the skies;
And, 'mid th' embraces of his God,
He felt compassion rise.

5. On wings of love the Saviour flew
To raise us from the ground;
And shed the richest of his blood,
A balm for ev'ry wound

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Hymn 286. L. M:

WHAT stupendous mercy shines
Around the majesty of heav'n!
Rebels he deigns to call his sons,
Their Souls renew'd, their sins forgiv❜h.
2. Go, imitate the grace divine,

The grace that blazes like a sun;
Hold forth your fair, tho' feeble light,
Thro' all your lives let mercy run.
3. Upon your bounty's willing wings
Swift let the needed blessing fly;
The hungry feed, the naked clothe,
To pain and sickness help apply.
4. Pity the weeping widow's woe,
And be her counsellor and stay;
Adopt the fatherless, and smooth
To useful, happy life his way.

5. Let age with want and weakness bow'd
Your bowels of compassion move,
Let e'en your enemies be bless'd,
Their hatred recompenc'd with love.



Hymn 287. s. M.

LEST 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 prayers;

Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

3. We share our mutual woes:
Our mutual burdens bear;

And often for each other flows
The sympathizing 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. This glor'ous 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;
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.



Hymn 288. s. M.

Christian Love. Gal. iii. 28.
ET party names no more
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 289. L. M.

Love and hatred. Phil. ii. 2. Eph. iv. 30, &c.

1. OW by the bowels of my God,

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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.



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Hymn 290. c. M.

IS pure delight, without alloy,
Jesus to hear thy name,

My spirit leaps with inward joy,
To feel the sacred flame.

2. My passions hold a pleasing reign,
While love inspires my breast,
Love, the divinest of the train,
The sov'reign of the rest..

3. This is the grace must live and sing
When faith and hope shall cease,
Must sound from ev'ry joyful string
Through the sweet realms of bliss.
4. Let life immortal seize my clay,
Let love refine my blood:

Her flames can bear my soul away,
And bring me near my God..


Hymn 291. L. M.

ND is the gospel peace and love?
Such let our conversation be:

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