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They shall be well supplied, and fed
With living streams and living bread.
To acts of kindness and of love;
Like sympathy and love again.
Who never tread the ways of sin;
A God of spotless purity.
Who quench the coals of growing, strife ;
The sons of God—the God of peace.
Of pain and shame for Jesus' sake;
THE CHRISTIAN VIEWED IN VARIQUS RE
LATIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.
Mornington. Shirland. 359
„Vital Union to Christ.
By everlasting bonds:
Entirely to thy hands.
With ever-growing zeal;
Oh let them ne'er prevail.
Our souls to thee, our head;
And teach thy paths to tread.
From these abodes of clay;
5 Since Christ and we are one,
Why should we doubt or fear?
He'll fix his members there. 360
Alfreton. Hague 1 WHEN sins and fears prevailing rise,
And fainting hope almost expires,
To thee I breathe my soul's, desires.
And can my hope, my comfort die ? -
That word which built the earth and sky? 3 If my immortal Saviour lives,
Then my immortal life is sure:
Here I may build-and rest secure.
Forever sure the promise stands :
Can e'er dissolve the sacred bands.
If Jesus is forever mine,
Shall break a union so divine. 361
Rothwell. Sheffield 1 I KNOW that my Redeemer lives;
What joy the blest assurance gives!
He lives, my everlasting head!
He lives to plead for me above:
He lives to help in time of need.
He lives, and I shall conquer death;
He lives to bring me safely there.
He lives, my Saviour, still the same;
L. M. Rotterdam. Uxbridge. 362
Deriving Strength from Christ.
. Strength shall be equal to thy day;
Upheld by all-sufficient grace.
All suffering, if my Lord be there;
While he my sinking head sustains.
That Christ's own power may rest on me;
strong; Grace is my shield--and Christ my song.
Covington. Mansfield 363
Living by Faith on the Son of God.
I hold my frail abode,
My Saviour, and my God.
Then raise them to thy seat;
At my Redeemer's feet.
Be dead to every sin;
And tell the boldest foe without, f That Jesus reigns within. 364
Alsen. Norwich. 1 SON of God, thy blessing grant,
Still supply my every want ;
With thy fruit my spirit feed.
Without thee, I droop and die;
Help I every moment need.
Love me, save me, to the end!
Danvers. Hebron 365
In sweet communion kindred minds!
What tender love !-what holy fear!
Refine from earth-and cleanse from sin ! 3 Their streaming eyes together flow
For human guilt, and human wo;
Like mingling flames in sacrifice.
Where God reveals his smiling face:
When dimly burns frail nature's fire :
A heaven of joy-a heaven of love. 366
Olmutz. Pentonville 1 BLEST be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love!
Is like to that above.
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our comforts and our cares.
Our mutual burdens bear;
The sympathizing tear.
It gives us mutual pain;
And hope to meet again. mf 5 This glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way;
And longs to see the day.
6 From sorrow, toil, and pain,
From sin, we shall be free;
Through all eternity. 367
Corinth. Arlington. 1 HOW sweet, how heavenly is the eight,
When those that love the Lord,
And thus fulfil his word !-
And with him bear a part;
And joy from heart to heart:-
Our wishes all above,
And show a brother's love:
Through every bosom flows;
In every action glows.
The happy souls above ;
His bosom glow with love. 368
Edyfield. 1 SWEET the time-exceeding sweet!
When the saints together meet,
When they join to sing of him.
Such as did the Father move :
Loved the world—and gave his Son.
How he left the realms above,
Lived and died to save our race.
With our wretched hearts he strove ;