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A band of love, a three-fold cord,
Which never can be broke.
Baptize into thy name ;
And sweetly speak the same.
Let all our hearts agree;
And ever move t'wards thee.
Let all our spirits cleave :
may we all the loving mind
That was in thee receive !
Thy spotless charity :
The mind that was in thee.
Hymn 299. L. M. Holiness and Grace. Tit. ii. 10_13. ( let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess;
To prove the doctrine all divine.
The honours of our Saviour-God;
grace subdues the pow'r of sin. 3. Our flesh and sense must be deny'd,
Passion and envy, lust and pride;
A Prepare a uneful voice :
4. Religion bears our spirits up,
Whilst we expect that blessed hope,
Hymn 300. C. M.
Garments of salvation, Isa. Ixi. 10. 1. WAKE my heart, arise my tongue, In God, the life of all my joys,
Aloud will I rejoice. 2. 'Tis he adorn'd my naked soul,
And made salvation mine; Upon a poor polluted worm
He makes his graces shine.
Should on my soul be found,
And cast it all around.
What earthly princes wear!
How white the garments are!
And hope, and ev'ry grace;
The robe of righteousness.
By the great sacred Three !
Hymn 301. C.M.
xxiii. 17. THRICE happy souls, who born of heay'n,
Whilst yet they sojourn here,
Humbly begin their days with God,
And spend them in his fear ! 2. So may our eyes with holy zeal
Prevent the dawning day ; And turn the sacred pages o'er,
And praise thy name and pray.
Its incense to thy throne;
Our hearts be thine alone! 4. As sanctify'd to noblest ends,
Be each refreshment sought, And by each var’ous providence
Some wise instruction brought. 5. When to labor'ous duties call’d,
Or by temptations try'd,
And in thy strength confide. 6. As diff'rent scenes of life arise,
Our grateful hearts would be With thee, amidst the social band,
In solitude with thee.
On thy paternal breast;
Resign our pow’rs to rest.
Let all my days be past;
Nor shall I fear the last.
Hymn 302. L. M.
So dearly bought with Jesu's blood!
5. Lord, raise our thoughts and passions high’r;
2. Can laughter fill th' immortal mind?
Were spirits of celestial kind
To wear out time, and waste the day? 3. Doth vain discourse, or empty mirth
Well suit the honours of their birth?
Which children love, and fools admire?
Touch our vain souls with sacred fire ;
Hymn 303. C. M. "O
a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free!
So freely spilt for me.
My great Redeemer's throne;
Where Jesus reigns alone. 3. O for a lowly contrite heart,
Believing, true and clean!
From him that dwells within.
4. A heart in ev'ry thought renew'd,
And full of love divine ;
copy, Lord, of thine.
Hymn 304. 1. M.
I wait to prove thy perfect will;
And stamp me with thy Spirit's seal. 2. Open my faith's interior eye:
Display thy glory from above; And all I am shall sink and die,
Lost in astonishment and love. 3. Confound, o'erpow'r me by thy grace:
I would be by myself abhor'd; All might, all majesty, all praise,
All glory be to Christ my Lord! 4. Now let me gain perfection's height;
Now let me into nothing fall, As less than nothing in my sight,
And feel that Christ is all in all!
Hymn 305. c. M. 1. C of man,
Display thy sifting pow'r;
And throughly purge thy floor.
Far from our souls be driv'n :
And lay us up for heav'n. 3. Look through us with thine eyes of flame,
The clouds and darkness chase:
And what we are by grace.
Far from our hearts remove :