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3 Make us into one spirit drink:

Baptize into thy name;
And let us always kindly think,

And sweetly speak the same.

4 Touch'd by the loadstone of thy love,

Let all our hearts agree;
And ever tow'rds each other move,

And ever move tow'rds thee.

5 To thee inseparably join'd,

Let all our spirits cleave : O may we all the loving wind

That was in thee receive!

6 This is the bond of perfectness,

Thy spotless charity;
O let us still, we pray, possess

The inind that was in thee!

7 Grant this, and then from all below,

Insensibly remove; Our souls their change shall scarcely know,

Made perfect first in love. 8 With ease, our souls thro' death shall glide

Into their paradise,
And thence on wings of angels ride

Triumphant thro' the skies.

9 Yet when the fullest joy is given,

The same delight we prove :
In earth, in paradise, in heaven,

Our All in All is love,

Hymn 227. P. M.

Love Feast.
1
COME
NOME, and let us sweetly join,

Christ to praise in hymns divine
Give we all with one accord,
Glory to our common Lord:
Hands, and hearts, and voices raise,
Sing as in the ancient days;
Aptedate the joys above;

Celebrate the feast of love.
2 Strive we, in affection strive!

Let the purer flame revive;
Sąch as in the martyrs glow'd,
Dying champions for their God:
We like them may live and love,
Call'd we are their joys to prove :
Sav'd with them from future wrath :

Partners of like precious faith. 3 Sing we then in Jesu's name,

Now as yesterday the same,
One in every time and place,
Full for all of truth and grace :
We for Christ our Master stand,
Lights in a benighted land:
We our dying Lord confess:

We are Jesu's witnesses.
4 Witnesses that Christ hath died;

We with him are crucified:
Christ hatb burst the bands of death :-
We his quick’ning Spirit breathe :
Christ is now gone up on high :
Thither all our wishes iy:
Sits at God's right hand above;
There with him we reign in love.

Hymn 228. P. M.

Love Feast.
YOME, thou high and lofty Lord!

Humbly stoop to earth again;
Come, and visit abject man!
Jesus, dear expected guest,
Thou art bidden to the feast!
For thyself our hearts prepare;

Come, and sit, and banquet there. 3 2 Jesus, we thy promise claim;

We are met in thy great name;
In the midst do thou appear,
Manifest thy presence here!
Sanctify us, Lord, and bless,
Breathe thy Spirit, give thy peace;
Thou thyself withio us move!

Make our feast a feast of love. 3 Let the fruits of grace abound;

Let us in thy bowels sound;
Faith, and love, and joy increase,
Temperance and gentleness ;
Plant in us thy humble mind,
Patient, pitiful, and kind:
Meek and lowly let us be,

Full of goodness, full of thee. 4 Make us all in thee complete :

Make us all for glory ineet:
Meet t' appear before thy sight:
Partners with the saints in light:
Call, O call us each by name,
To the marriage of the Lamb;
Let us lean upon thy breast;
Lore be there our endless feast.

Hymn 229. C. M. COME le twist nuse the grace divine, In a perpetual cov'nant join

Ourselves to Christ the Lord.
2 Give up ourselves thro' Jesu's power,

His name to glorify;
And promise in this sacred hour,

For God to live and die.
3 The cov'nant we this moment make

Be ever kept in mind;
We will no niore our God forsake,

Or cast his words behind.
4 We never will throw off his fear,

Who bears our solemn vow;
And if thou art well pleas'd to hear,

Come down and meet us now!
5 Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Let all our hearts receive; Present with the celestial host,

The peaceful answer give.
6 To each the cov'nant blood apply,

Which takes our sins away;
And register our names on high,
And keep us to that day.
Hymn 230. L. M.

Admitting a Member.
1
BROTHER in Christ, and well-belov’d,
Enter, and show thyself approv'd;

Enter, and find that God is here.

2 'Scap'd from the world, redeem'd from sie,

By fiends pursu'd, by men abhorr'd, Come in, poor fugitive, come in,

And share the portion of thy Lord. 3 Welcome from earth -lo, the right hand

Or fellowship to thee we give! With open arms and hearts we stand,

And thee in Jesu's name receive. 4 Say, is thy heart resolv'd as ours ?

Then let it burn with sacred love; Then let it taste the heavenly powers,

Partaker of the joys above. 5 Jesus, attend, thyself reveal!

Are we not met in thy great name? Thee in the midst we wait to feel,

We wait to catch the spreading flame. 6 Thou God that answerest by fire,

The Sp'rit of burning now impart; And let the flames of pure desire,

Rise from the altar of each heart. 7 Truly our fellowship below

With thee and with the Father is; In thee eternal life we know,

And heaven's unutterable bliss. 8 In part we only know thee here,

But wait thy coming from above;
And we shall then behold thee near,
And then sball all be lost in love.
Hymn 231. P. M.

Visiting a Friend.
EACE be on this house bestow'd,

Peace on all that here reside;

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