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They shall be well supplied, and fed

With living streams and living bread.
5 Blest are the men whose mercies move

To acts of kindness and of love;
From Christ, the Lord, shall they obtain

Like sympathy and love again.
6 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean,

Who never tread the ways of sin;
With endless pleasure they shall see

A God of spotless purity.
7 Blest are the men of peaceful life,

Who quench the coals of growing, strife ;
They shall be called the heirs of bliss,

The sons of God—the God of peace.
8 Blest are the faithful, who partake

Of pain and shame for Jesus' sake;
Their souls shall triumph in the Lord;
Eternal life is their reward.

THE CHRISTIAN VIEWED IN VARIQUS RE

LATIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

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S. M.

Mornington. Shirland. 359

Vital Union to Christ.
1 DEAR Saviour, we are thine

By everlasting bonds:
Our hearts, our souls we would resign,

Entirely to thy hands.
2 To thee we still would cleave

With ever-growing zeal;
If millions tempt us Christ to leave,

Oh let them ne'er prevail.
3 Thy Spirit shall unite

Our souls to thee, our head;
Shall form us to thy image bright,

And teach thy paths to tread.
4 Death may our souls divide

From these abodes of clay;
But love shall keep us near thy side,
Through all the gloomy way.

5 Since Christ and we are one,

Why should we doubt or fear?
If he in heaven hath fixed his throne,

He'll fix his members there. 360

L. M.

Alfreton. Hague 1 WHEN sins and fears prevailing rise,

And fainting hope almost expires,
To thee, O Lord, I lift my eyes,

To thee I breathe my soul's, desires.
2 Art thou not mine, my living Lord ?

And can my hope, my comfort die ? -
Tis fixed on thine almighty word-

That word which built the earth and sky? 3 If my immortal Saviour lives,

Then my immortal life is sure:
His word a firm foundation gives;

Here I may build-and rest secure.
4 Here let my faith unshaken dwell;

Forever sure the promise stands :
Not all the powers of earth, or hell,

Can e'er dissolve the sacred bands.
5 Here, O my soul, thy trust repose !

If Jesus is forever mine,
Not death itself-that last of foes-

Shall break a union so divine. 361

Rothwell. Sheffield 1 I KNOW that my Redeemer lives;

What joy the blest assurance gives!
He lives-he lives! who once was dead,

He lives, my everlasting head!
2 He lives to bless me with his love,

He lives to plead for me above:
He lives my hungry soul to feed,

He lives to help in time of need.
3 He lives, and grants me daily breath,

He lives, and I shall conquer death;
He lives my mansion to prepare,

He lives to bring me safely there.
4 He lives all glory to his name!

He lives, my Saviour, still the same;
Ilow great ihe joy this sentence gives,
•I know that my Redeemer lives!'

L. M.

L. M. Rotterdam. Uxbridge. 362

Deriving Strength from Christ.
1 LET me but hear my Saviour say,

. Strength shall be equal to thy day;
Then I rejoice in deep distress,

Upheld by all-sufficient grace.
2 I can do all things or can bear

All suffering, if my Lord be there;
Sweet pleasures mingle with the pains,

While he my sinking head sustains.
3 I glory in infirmity,

That Christ's own power may rest on me;
When I am weak--then am 1

strong; Grace is my shield--and Christ my song.

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C. M.

Covington. Mansfield 363

Living by Faith on the Son of God.
1 BLEST Jesus, while in mortal flesh

I hold my frail abode,
Still would my spirit rest on thee,

My Saviour, and my God.
2 On thy dear cross I fix my eyes,

Then raise them to thy seat;
Till love dissolves my inmost soul,

At my Redeemer's feet.
3 Be dead, my heart, to worldly charms;

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 ;
Tree of life, thine influence shed,

With thy fruit my spirit feed.
2 Tenderest branch, alas! am I;

Without thee, I droop and die;
Weaker than a bruised reed,

Help I every moment need.
3 All my hopes on thee depend;

Love me, save me, to the end!
Give me thy supporting grace,
Take the everlasting praise.

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L. M.

Danvers. Hebron 365

Christian Fellowship.
1 HOW blest the sacred tie, that binds

In sweet communion kindred minds!
How swift the heavenly course they run,
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes are one !
2 To each, the soul of each how dear!

What tender love !-what holy fear!
How does the generous flame within

Refine from earth-and cleanse from sin ! 3 Their streaming eyes together flow

For human guilt, and human wo;
Their ardent prayers together rise,

Like mingling flames in sacrifice.
4 Together oft they seek the place

Where God reveals his smiling face:
How high, how strong their raptures swell

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There's none but kindred souls can tell.
5 Nor shall the glowing fame expire,

When dimly burns frail nature's fire :
Then shall they meet in realms above-

A heaven of joy-a heaven of love. 366

Olmutz. Pentonville 1 BLEST be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love!
The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.
2 Before our Father's throne

We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one-

Our comforts and our cares.
3 We share our mutual woes,

Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear.
4 When we are called to part,

It gives us mutual pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,

And hope to meet again. mf 5 This glorious hope revives

Our courage by the way;
While each in expectation lives,

And longs to see the day.

S. M.

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6 From sorrow, toil, and pain,

From sin, we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign

Through all eternity. 367

C. M.

Corinth. Arlington. 1 HOW sweet, how heavenly is the eight,

When those that love the Lord,
In one another's peace delight,

And thus fulfil his word !-
2 When each can feel his brother's sigh,

And with him bear a part;
When sorrow flows from eye to eye,

And joy from heart to heart:-
3 When, free froin envy, scorn, and pride,

Our wishes all above,
Each can his brother's failings hide,

And show a brother's love:
4 When love, in one delightful stream,

Through every bosom flows;
And union sweet, and dear esteem,

In every action glows.
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The happy souls above ;
And he's an heir of heaven, that finds

His bosom glow with love. 368

Edyfield. 1 SWEET the time-exceeding sweet!

When the saints together meet,
When the Saviour is the theme,

When they join to sing of him.
2 Sing we then eternal love,

Such as did the Father move :
IIe beheld the world undone,

Loved the world—and gave his Son.
3 Sing the Son's amazing love;

How he left the realms above,
Took our nature, and our place,

Lived and died to save our race.
4 Sing we too the Spirit's love ;

With our wretched hearts he strove ;
Filled our minds with grief and fear,
Brought the precious Saviour near.

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