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L. M. 249.
Such let our conversation be;
2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife,
3 O how benevolent and kind!
How mild! how ready to forgive!
4 To do his Heavenly Father's will
Was his employment and delight:
5 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labors of his life were love :
The Golden Rule.
1 Thus said Jesus: 6 Go and do
As thou wouldst be done unto”;
2 Wouldst thou, when thy faults are known,
Wish that pardon should be shown ?
3 Should thou helpless be and poor,
Wouldst thou not for aid implore ?
What thou wouldst they should to thee. 4 For compassion if thou call,
Be compassionate to all;
5 If thou wouldst obtain the love
Of thy gracious God above,
i BEHOLD, the blind their sight receive!
Behold, the dead awake and live!
Leap like the hart, and bless his name! 2 Thus doth the eternal Spirit own
And seal the mission of his Son;
While he hangs bleeding on the cross.
He rises! and appears with God:
4 Hence and for ever from my heart
I bid my doubts and fears depart;
"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.
For Jesus is the door :
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!
The Example of Jesus Christ.
I read my duty in thy word ;
2 Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal,
Such deference to thy Father's will,
Witnessed the fervor of thy prayer;
Thy conflict, and thy victory too. 4 Be thou my pattern; may I bear
More of thy gracious image here;
L. M. 254, ANONYMOUS.
“ I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Amid this starless waste of woe,
A light from heaven's eternal glow,
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,
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.
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;
Must seek him, Lord, by thee.
2 Thou art the Truth : thy word alone
True wisdom can impart;
And purify the heart.
3 Thou art the Life; the rending tomb
Proclaims thy conquering arm,
Nor death nor hell shall harm.
4 Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life:
Grant us that way to know,
Whose joys eternal flow.
1 Jesus, and can it ever be,
A mortal man ashamed of thee ?