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4 Forbid it, Author of my frame,
Great God, from whom my spirit came;
In union sweet according minds!
Refine from earth and cleanse from sin ! 3 Their streaming eyes together flow
For human guilt and mortal woe;
Like mingling flames in sacrifice.
Where God reveals his awful face:
5 Nor shall the glowing flame expire
When droops at length frail nature's fire;
Of brethren who agree
In friendship to unite,
And bonds of charity :
The cups of Hermon's flowers,
Bright with the drops of showers,
Blessings, a boundless store,
Yea, life for evermore :
Blest are the sons of
Through all their actions run.
Where zeal and friendship meet;
Make their communion sweet.
Such streams of pleasure flow,
Nor honors can bestow.
Thus, when on Aaron's head
They poured the rich perfume, The oil o'er all his raiment spread,
And fragrance filled the room.
5 Thus, on the heavenly hills,
The saints are blest above, Where joy, like morning dew, distils,
And all the air is love.
All one in Christ.
Let party names no more
The Christian world o'erspread; Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,
Are one in Christ their head.
Among the saints on earth
Let mutual love be found; Heirs of the same inheritance,
With mutual blessings crowned.
away; Those should in holy friendship dwell
Who the same Lord obey.
Thus will the Church below
Resemble that above; Where streams of pleasure always flow, And every
heart is love.
“ Thou shalt love the Lord thy God.”
“ Thus shalt thou love the Almighty Lord,
To darken that pure love of thine.
Creative fancy, musings high,
All must be freely brought to him.
Vouchsafe thy servants, in their day,
For the Spirit of Love.
Send down thy mild, pacific Dove;
2 We all shall think and speak the same
Delightful lesson of thy grace,
And jointly glory in thy praise. 3 O let us take a softer mould,
Blended and gathered into thee;
Where all is love and harmony. 4 Subdue in us the carnal mind,
The enmity of sin destroy;
And gently melt us into joy.
way The unbelieving world to move, And force thy wondering foes to say, “ Behold these Christians, how they love!"
C. M. 481.
Instruction's faithful voice;
His early, only choice!
2 Wisdom has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold;
Than is the gain of gold.
A length of happy years ;
And honor bright appears.