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5. The saints on earth and all the dead

But one communion make;
All join in Christ, their living Head,

And of His grace partake.
6. In such society as this

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

Must be forever blest.

WATTS.

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1. Our souls, by love together knit,

Cemented, mixed in one,
One hope, one heart, one mind, one voice,

'Tis heaven on earth begun.

2. Our hearts have often burned within,

And glowed with sacred fire,
While Jesus spoke, and fed, and bless'd,

And filled the enlarged desire.

3. The little cloud increases still,

The heavens are big with rain;
We haste to catch the teeming shower,

And all its moisture drain.

4. A rill, a stream, a torrent flows!

But pour a mighty flood;
O sweep the nations, shake the earth,

'Till all proclaim Thee, God !
5. And when Thou mak'st Thy jewels up,

And sett'st Thy starry crown;
When all Thy sparkling gems shall shine,

Proclaimed by Thee Thine own; 6. May we, a little band of love,

We sinners, saved by grace,
From glory unto glory changed,

Behold Thee face to face.

MILLER.

707.

C. M.
1. Bless'd be the dear, uniting love,

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;
And still in Jesus' footsteps tread,

And show His praise below.
3. Partakers of the Saviour's grace,

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

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

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

And we shall part no more.

C. WESLEY.

708.
1. The glorious universe around,

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

In one mysterious chain.
2. The earth, the ocean, and the sky,

To form one world agree,
Where all that walk, or swim, or fly.

Compose one family.
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,

Thy praises they prolong.

MONTGOMERY.

709.

C. M.
1. O, it is joy in one to meet

Whom one communion blends,
Council to hoid in converse sweet,

And talk as Christian friends.
2. 'Tis joy to think the angel train,

Who ’mid heaven's temple shine,
To seek our earthly temples deign,

And in our anthems join.
3. But chief 't is joy to think that He,

To whom His church is dear,
Delights her gathered flock to see,

Her joint devotions hear.
4. Then who would choose to walk abroad,

While here such joys are given ?
6 This is indeed the house of God,

And this the gate of heaven!"

ANCIENT HYMNS.

710.

C. M.
1. How sweet and heav'nly is the sight,

When those that fear the Lord,
In mutual love and peace unite,

And thus fulfill His word.
2. When each can feel his brother's sigh,

And with him bear a part;
When sorrow flows from eye to eye,

And joy from heart to heart.
3. When love in one delightful stream

Through every bosom flows,
And union sweet, with fond esteem,

In every action glows.
4. Love is the golden chain that binds

The happy souls above;
And he's an heir of heav'n that finds
His bosom fill'd with love.

SWAIN.

71.

C. M.
1. What poor despised company

Of travelers are these
Who walk in yonder narrow way,

Along the rugged maze?
2. Ah, those are of a royal line,

áll children of a King;
Heirs of immortal crowns divine,

And lo, for joy they sing !
3. But some of them seem poor, distressed,

And lacking daily bread;
Ah! they 're of boundless wealth possessed,

With hidden manna fed.
4. But why keep they that narrow road,

That rugged, thorny maze?
Why ?-that's the way their Leader trod;
They love and keep His ways.

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5. Why must they shun the pleasant path,

That worldlings love so well ?
Because that is the road to death,
The
open

road to hell.

712.

C. M.
1. How happy every child of grace,

Who knows His sins forgiven !
This earth, He cries, is not my place,

I seek my home in heaven.
2. A country far from mortal sight,

Yet 0, by faith I
The land of rest, the saints' delight,

The heaven prepared for me.
3. O, what a blessed hope is ours !

While here on earth we stay,
We more than taste the heavenly powers,

And ante-date that day.

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4. We feel the resurrection near,

Our life in Christ concealed,
And with His glorious presence here

Our earthen vessels filled.

5. O, would He all of heaven bestow !

Then like our Lord we'll rise;
Our bodies, fully ransomed, go

To take the glorious prize.
6. On Him with rapture then I'll gaze,

Who bought the bliss for me,
And shout and wonder at His grace

Through all eternity.

C. WESLEY,

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1. How sweet the melting lay
Which breaks

upon
When at the hour of rising day,

Christians unite in prayer.
2. The breezes waft their cries

Up to Jehovah's throne;
He listens to their humble sighs,

And sends His blessings down,

3. So Jesus rose to pray

Before the morning light-
Once on the chilling mount did stay,

And wrestle all the night.
4. So Jesus still doth pray

Before the morning bright,
On heavenly mountains far away,

While we toil here in night.

5. Leave, Lord, Thy vigil there,

Descend upon

life's wave;

Come to the bark through midnight air

The storm shall cease to rave.

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