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L. M. 249.

MRS. STEELE
Example of Christ.
1 And is the Gospel peace and love?

Such let our conversation be;
The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity.

2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife,
On Jesus let us fix our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life!

3 O how benevolent and kind!

How mild! how ready to forgive!
Be his the temper of our mind,
And his the rules by which we live.

4 To do his Heavenly Father's will

Was his employment and delight:
Humility and holy zeal
Shone through his life divinely bright!

5 Dispensing good where'er he came,

The labors of his life were love :
If then we love the Saviour's name,
Let his divine example move.

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W. ROSCOE.

The Golden Rule.

1 Thus said Jesus: 6 Go and do

As thou wouldst be done unto”;
Here thy perfect duty see,
All that God requires of thee.

2 Wouldst thou, when thy faults are known,

Wish that pardon should be shown ?
Be forgiving, then, and do
As thou wouldst be done unto.

3 Should thou helpless be and poor,

Wouldst thou not for aid implore ?
Think of others, then, and be

What thou wouldst they should to thee. 4 For compassion if thou call,

Be compassionate to all;
If thou wouldst affection find,
Be affectionate and kind.

5 If thou wouldst obtain the love

Of thy gracious God above,
Then to all his children be
What thou wouldst they should to thee.

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i BEHOLD, the blind their sight receive!

Behold, the dead awake and live!
The dumb speak wonders! and the lame

Leap like the hart, and bless his name! 2 Thus doth the eternal Spirit own

And seal the mission of his Son;
The Father vindicates his cause,

While he hangs bleeding on the cross.
3 He dies! the heavens in mourning stood;

He rises! and appears with God:
Behold the Lord ascending high,
No more to bleed, no more to die!

4 Hence and for ever from my heart

I bid my doubts and fears depart;
And to those hands my soul resign,
Which bear credentials so divine.

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DODDRIDGE, ALT.

"I am the door." John X. 9.

I AWAKE, our souls! and bless His name,

Whose mercies never fail ; Who opens wide a door of hope,

In life's o'ershadowed vale.

2 Behold the portal wide displayed !

The walls how strong and fair! Within are pastures fresh and green,

And living streams are there.
3 Enter, my soul, with cheerful haste,

For Jesus is the door :
Enter, and roam or rest, in peace,

And dwell for evermore.

4 O may thy grace the nations lead,

And Jews and Gentiles come, All travelling, through one beauteous gate,

To one eternal home!

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253. WATTS.

The Example of Jesus Christ.
1 My dear Redeemer and my Lord,

I read my duty in thy word ;
But in thy life the law appears
Drawn out in living characters.

2 Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal,

Such deference to thy Father's will,
Such love, and meekness so divine,
I would transcribe, and make them mine.
3 Cold mountains and the midnight air

Witnessed the fervor of thy prayer;
The desert thy temptations knew,

Thy conflict, and thy victory too. 4 Be thou my pattern; may I bear

More of thy gracious image here;
Then God, the Judge, shall own my name
Amongst the followers of the Lamb.

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“ I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
i Thou art the Way; and he who sighs,

Amid this starless waste of woe,
To find a pathway to the skies,

A light from heaven's eternal glow,
2 By thee must come, thou Gate of Love,

Through which the saints undoubting trod; Till faith discovers, like the dove,

An ark, a resting-place in God. 3 Thou art the Truth, whose steady day

Beams on through earthly blight and bloom : The pure, the everlasting Ray,

The Lamp that shines e'en in the tomb. 4. Thou art the Life, the blessed Well,

With living waters gushing o'er,
Which those that drink shall ever dwell
Where sin and thirst are known no more.

5 Thou art the guiding Pillar given,

Our Lamp by night, our Light by day; Thou art the Sacred Bread from heaven; Thou art the Life, the Truth, the Way.

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EPISCOPAL COL. “ I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." 1 Thou art the Way: by thee alone

From sin and death we flee;
And they who would the Father seek

Must seek him, Lord, by thee.

2 Thou art the Truth : thy word alone

True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind,

And purify the heart.

3 Thou art the Life; the rending tomb

Proclaims thy conquering arm,
And those who put their trust in thee

Nor death nor hell shall harm.

4 Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life:

Grant us that way to know,
That truth to keep, that life to win,

Whose joys eternal flow.

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1 Jesus, and can it ever be,

A mortal man ashamed of thee ?
Scorned be the thought by rich and poor;
My soul shall scorn it more and more.

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