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6 In such society as this
My weary soul would rest ;
Must be for ever bless'd.
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.
Their mighty joys we know:
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.
Eph. iv. 3. C. M. MONTGOMERY 1
The heavens with all their train, Sun, moon, and stars, are firmly bound
In one mysterious chain.
His wisdom and His might:
One fellowship of mind,
Their bliss and glory find.
4 Here, in their house of pilgrimage,
Thy statutes are their song:
Thý praises they prolong.
Of that thrice happy whole ;
Its life from Thee, the Soul.
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.
With those to glory gone;
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.
This solemn moment fly;
And we expect to die :
With wishful looks we stand,
And reach the heavenly land.
4 Our old companions in distress,
We haste again to see,
And full felicity.
With those that went before;
On the eternal shore.
Like theirs with glory crowned;
To hear His trumpet sound.
And when the word is given,
And land us all in heaven.
H The Saviour's precious name,
Eph. ii. 19. 18.104.22.168.8.8.
WOW sweet to think that all who love
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,
In our fair peaceful land,
And form one lovely family.
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.
4 Yes, they are one-though some, we know,
Have reached the home of love;
Are one with those above;
2 John 5, 6. 7's.
Come and perfect us in one.
Each to each our tempers suit,
touch the trembling strings; Make the harmony of love
Music for the King of kings.
Severed though in flesh we are,
671 Rom. xii, 15. L. M. BARBAULD.
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;
Refine from earth, and cleanse from sin ! 3 Their streaming tears together flow,
For human guilt, and human woe;
Like mingling flames in sacrifice. 4 Though death the earthly bond shall rend,
Their severed spirits then ascend,
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.
Where He appoints we go;
And shew His praise below.
The same in mind and heart;
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.
Isaiah xxxv. 10.
As ye journey, sweetly sing: Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, Glorious in His works and ways.