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6 In such society as this

My weary soul would rest ;
The man that dwells where Jesus is,

Must be for ever bless'd.

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Eph. i. 10. C. M. C. WESLEY. 1 APPY the souls to Jesus joined, Walking in all His ways they find

Their heaven on earth begun.
2 The church triumphant in Thy love,

Their mighty joys we know:
They sing the Lamb in hymns above,

And we in hymns below. 3 Thee, in Thy glorious realm, they praise,

And bow before Thy throne : We in the kingdom of Thy grace;

The kingdoms are but one, 4 The holy to the holiest leads;

From thence our spirits rise : And he that in Thy statutes treads,

Shall meet Thee in the skies.

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Eph. iv. 3. C. M. MONTGOMERY 1

The heavens with all their train, Sun, moon, and stars, are firmly bound

In one mysterious chain.
2 God in creation thus displays

His wisdom and His might:
While all His works with all His ways

Harmoniously unite.
3 In one fraternal bond of love,

One fellowship of mind,
The saints below and saints above

Their bliss and glory find.

4 Here, in their house of pilgrimage,

Thy statutes are their song:
There, through one bright eternal age,

Thý praises they prolong.
5 Lord, may our union form a part

Of that thrice happy whole ;
Derive its pulse from Thee, the Heart,

Its life from Thee, the Soul.

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668 Eph. ii. 15. D.C.M. C. WESLEY. 1

let us join our friends above, That have obtained the prize ; And on the eagle-wings of love,

To joys celestial rise.
Let all the saints terrestrial sing,

With those to glory gone;
For all the servants of our King

In earth and heaven are one.

2 One family, we dwell in Him;

One church, above, beneath ; Though now divided by the stream,

The narrow stream of death. One army of the living God,

To His command we bow: Part of His host have crossed the flood,

And part are crossing now.
3 Ten thousand to their endless home

This solemn moment fly;
And we are to the margin come,

And we expect to die :
His militant, embodied host,

With wishful looks we stand,
And long to see that happy coast,

And reach the heavenly land.

4 Our old companions in distress,

We haste again to see,
And, eager, long for our release

And full felicity.
Even now by faith we join our hands

With those that went before;
And greet the blood-besprinkled bands

On the eternal shore.
5 Our spirits, too, shall quickly join,

Like theirs with glory crowned;
And shout to see our Captain's sign,

To hear His trumpet sound.
O that we now might grasp our Guide ;

And when the word is given,
O Lord of Hosts, the waves divide,

And land us all in heaven.

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H The Saviour's precious name,

Eph. ii. 19. 8.6.8.6.8.8.

WOW sweet to think that all who love

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Who look by faith to Him above,

And own His gentle claim, Though severed wide by land or sea,

Are members of one fainily! 2 Christians who dwell on snow-clad ground,

Or on the burning strand,
And those whose happy home is found,

In our fair peaceful land,
Are linked by more than earthly tie,

And form one lovely family.
3 Our Father, is the hallowed sound,

They breathe from day to day ; Trained by His love, their steps are found

In the same heavenward way; Their joys are one, alike their fears, The same bright hope their exile cheers.

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4 Yes, they are one-though some, we know,

Have reached the home of love;
But those who yet remain below,

Are one with those above;
In that bright world are mansions fair,
And all will soon be gathered there.

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2 John 5, 6. 7's.

WESLEY. 1

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Every faithful heart's desire,
See Thy followers, Holy Lamb 1
All at once to Thee aspire :
Drawn by Thy uniting grace,
After Thee we swiftly run ;
While we humbly seek Thy face ;

Come and perfect us in one.
2 Now subdue our harsher will;

Each to each our tempers suit,
By Thy modulating skill,
Heart to heart, as lute to lute;
Sweetly on our spirits move;
Gently

touch the trembling strings; Make the harmony of love

Music for the King of kings.
3 See the souls that hang on Thee ;

Severed though in flesh we are,
Joined in spirit all agree
All Thy matchless grace declare,
Spread Thy love tu all around;
Hark! we now our voices raise ;
Joyful and harmonious sound,
Sweetest symphony of praise.

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row blest the sacred tie that binds,

How swift the heavenly course they run, Whose hearts, and faith, and hopes, are one! 2 To each, the soul of each how dear,

What jealous care, what holy fear;
How doth the generous flame within

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

For human guilt, and human woe;
Their ardent prayers united rise,

Like mingling flames in sacrifice. 4 Though death the earthly bond shall rend,

Their severed spirits then ascend,
And in the blissful realms above,
Again unite in endless love.

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1 Thess. Il. 17. C. M. C. WESLEY. 1

That will not let us part : Our bodies may far off remove,

We still are one in heart.
2 Joined in one spirit to our Head,

Where He appoints we go;
Still in our Saviour's footsteps tread,

And shew His praise below.
3 Partakers of His heavenly grace,

The same in mind and heart;
Nor joy, nor grief, nor time, nor place,

Nor life, nor death can part. 4 Thus let us hasten to the day,

Which shall our flesh restore ; When death shall all be done away,

And bodies part no more.

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Isaiah xxxv. 10.

7's.

CENNICK.

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King,

As ye journey, sweetly sing: Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, Glorious in His works and ways.

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