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315. L. M. WATTS.
Love to God and our Neighbor.
"Let all thy inward powers unite
With utmost vigor and delight.
Share thine affections and esteem;
Measure and rule thy love to him.” 3 This is the sense that Moses spoke;
This did the prophets preach and prove;
And the whole law's fulfilled by love. 4 But, oh, how base our passions are !
How cold our charity and zeal !
316. S. M. BEDDOME.
Christian Unity. 1
LET party names no more
The Chris.ian world o'erspread; Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,
Are one in Christ their head.
Let mutual love be found;
With mutual blessings crowned.
3 Let envy and ill will
Be banished far away;
Who the same Lord obey.
Resemble that above;
And every heart is love.
317. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace. 1 The glorious universe around,
The heavens with all their train, Sun, inoon and stars, are firmly bound
In one mysterious chain.
Compose one family.
His wisdom and his might,
One fellowship of mind,
Their bliss and glory find.
Thy statutes are their song; There, through one bright, eternal age
Thy praises they prolong.
6 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.
While men lie grovelling here!
And faith forbids his fear.
While grace and joy combine
Are hidden and divine.
His God in secret sees ;
He dwells in heavenly peace.
Beyond this world and time;
Nor thoughts of mortals climb.
To raise his honors here:
Till Christ his life appear.
319, S. M. DODDRIDGE.
Communion with God and Christ. 1 Our heavenly Father calls,
And Christ invites us near;
And our communion dear. 2 God pities all my griefs;
He pardons every day;
And wise to guide my way. 3 Jesus, my living head,
I bless thy faithful care;
And my forerunner there. 4 Here fix, my roving heart,
Here wait, my warmest love,
In nobler scenes above.
With whom he deigns to dwell; He feeds and cheers them by his word,
His arm supports them well. 2 To them, in each distressing hour,
His throne of grace is near; And when they plead his love and power, He stands engaged to hear.
3 He helped his saints in ancient days
Who trusted in his name;
His love is still the same.
And makes our burdens light;
And gilds the gloom of night. 5 Lord, we expect to suffer here,
Nor would we dare repine;
And own us still for thine.
The tokens of thy love,
To worship thee above.
321. L. M. J. NEWTON.
Contentment and Trust in God. I Be still, my heart ! these anxious cares
To thee are burdens, thorns and snares; They cast dishonor on thy Lord,
And contradict his gracious word. 2 Brought safely by his hand thus far,
Why wilt thou now give place to fear? How canst thou want if he provide,
Or lose thy way with such a guide ? 3 Did ever trouble yet befall,
And he refuse to hear thy call ?