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2 We are travelling home to God,

In the way the fathers trod :
They are happy now, and we

Soon their happiness shall see.
3 Foes are round us, but we stand

On the borders of our land:
Jesus, God's exalted Son,

Bids us undismayed go on.
4 Onward, then, we gladly press

Through this earthly wilderness;
Only, Lord, our Leader be,
And we still will follow Thee.

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JESUS, Lord, we look to Thee ;

Let us in Thy name
Shew Thyself the Prince of Peace,

Bid all strife for ever cease.
2 Make us of one heart and mind,

Courteous, pitiful, and kind;
Lowly, meek in thought and word,

Altogether like our Lord.
3 Let us for each other care,

Each another's burden bear;
To Thy church the pattern give,

Shew how true believers live. 4 Let us then with joy remove

To Thy family above,
And, with faith and comfort high,
Prove how true believers die.

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Gal. vi. 2. S. M. FAWCETT. 1

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 From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin, we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign

Through all eternity. 676

'1 Pet. ii. 9. L. M. LEEDS SEL

LET us all Thy mind express, 10 ;

Thy power unto salvation shew,

And perfect holiness below.
2 The fulness of Thy grace receive,

And simply to Thy glory live :
Strongly reflect the light divine,

And in a land of darkness shine. 3 O make us of one soul and heart;

The all-conforming mind impart,
Spirit of peace and unity,
Taught, and renewed, and ruled by Thee.

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Romans xv. 7. L. M. NEWTON 1

A hearty welcome here receive; May we together now partake

The joys which only He can give.
2 May He by whose kind care we meet

Send His good Spirit from above,
Make our communications sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love.

3 Forgotten be each worldly theme,

When Christians meet together thus;
We only wish to speak of Him

Who lived, and died, and reigns for us: 4 To talk of all He did and said,

And suffered for us here below;
The path He marked for us to tread,

And what He's doing for us now. 5 Thus, as the moments pass away,

We'll love, and wonder, and adore ;
And hasten to the glorious day,
When we shall meet to part no more.

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Col. ii. 19. L M. CONDER, SEAD of the church, our risen Lord,

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O'er the whole body; by whose word

They all are ruled and sanctified:
2 Our prayers and intercessions hear

For all Thy family at large,
That each, in his appointed sphere,

His proper service may discharge. 3 So, through the grace derived from Thee,

In whom all fulness dwells above,
May Thy whole church united be,
And edify itself in love.

679 Psalm cxxii. 6. L. M. C. WESLEY.

1

COT for a favourite form or name,

Bless, Saviour, our Jerusalem,

That millions may her blessings share. 2 Prosper our church ; our souls renew;

Our languid, fainting spirits raise.
Revive surrounding churches too,
And spread throughout the earth Thy

praise.

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John xvil. 20, 21. 8 7's. C. WESLEY. 1 L flow,

Perfecting the church below,
Steadfast may we cleave to Thee,
Love the mystic union be.
Join our faithful spirits, join
Each to each, and all to Thine ;
Lead us through the paths of peace,

On to perfect holiness.
2 Move, and actuate, and guide;

Divers gifts to each divide :
Placed according to Thy will,
Let us all our work fulfil;
Never from our office move;
Needful to each other prove;
Use the grace on each bestowed,

Tempered by the art of God. 3 Sweetly may we all agree,

Touched with softest sympathy:
There is neither bond nor free,
Great nor servile, Lord, in Thee:
Love, like death, hath all destroyed,
Rendered all distinctions void :
Names, and sects, and parties fall,
Thou, o Christ, art All in all.

ITS PRIVILEGES.

Deut. xxxiii. 29. L. M. DODDRIDAR.

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Unrivalled all thy glories are: Jehovah deigns to All thy throne, And calls thine interest His own.

2 He is thy Saviour ; He thy Lord;

r His shield is thine, and thine His sword Review in ecstacy of thought

The grand redemption He has wrought. 3 From Satan's yoke He sets thee free,

Opens thy passage through the sea;
He through the desert is thy guide,

And heaven for Canaan will provide. 4 Not Jacob's sons of old could boast

Such favours to their chosen host;
Their glories, which throughi ages shine,

Are but dim shades and types of thine. 6 Celestial Spirit, teach our tongue

Sublimer strains than Moses sung,
Proportioned to the sweeter name
Of God the Saviour, and the Lamb.

682 Psalm xlviii. 2, 3. L. M.

WATIS. CAPPY the church, thou sacred place,

Thine holy courts are His abode,

Thou earthly palace of our God. 2 Thy walls are strength, and at thy gates

A guard of heavenly warriors waits";
Nor shall thy deep foundations move,

Fixed on His counsels and His love. 3 Thy foes in vain designs engage,

Against His throne in vain they rago;
Like rising waves, with angry roar,

That dash and die upon the shore.
4 God is our shield, and God our sun;

Swift as the fleeting moments run,
On us He sheds new beams of grace,
And we reflect His brightest praise.

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