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1 2 Sing we then, eternal love,
Such as did the Father move;
Lov'd the world, and gave his Son. 3 Sing the Son's amazing love;
How he left the realms above,
Liv'd and died to save our race. 4 Sing we too the Spirit's love;
With our wretched hearts he strove,
And our souls to Jesus drew.
Where the saints in glory meet;
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Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to ano
ther.-MAL. iii. 16.
WHY should believers when they meet,
With him for ever on his throne ?
airy subject half so sweet,
3 ''Tis this that charms reluctant man,
That makes his opposition cease;
He drops his arms and sues for peace.] 4 'Twas so with us, we once were foes,
Were foes to bim who gave us breath;
Has sav'd us from eternal death, 5 We look with hope to that great day,
When Jesus will with clouds appear;
Our labours and our sorrows here. 6 Of him then let us speak and sing,
Whose glory we expect to share:
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the day approaching.—HEB. X. 25. WHILE in the world we still remain, We meet, yet soon must part again; But when we reach that heav'nly shore,
We then shall meet to part no more. 2 The hope that we shall see that day
Should chase our present griefs away;
3. Then let us here improve our houts,& - Improve them to a $Aviour'sapraise ;
To him with zeal devote our pow'rs,
And run with joy in wisdom's ways. 4 [Let all our meetings now be made
Subservient to each other's good 37 A
Nor can they yield substantial food.] 5 Whene'er requir'd to part from those
With whom the truth unites us here,
When Christ, the Saviour, will appear. 6 Then shall his saints all meet again,
For so his word of promise says;
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Nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient
Eph. V. 4.
meet: The world should lie beneath their feet. 2 And do they want a nobler theme,
Whom Jesus suffer'd to redeem
3. The cross--its burden, O! how great : & "No strength but his could bear its ET W1 weight:
No dove but his would undertake a
4 [His saints can never want a theme:
How can they, when they think of him?
Is theme enough for endless song.] 5 Come then, and let us talk of him, Tuy
Who died, the sinner to redeem :.
It suits us not to trifte thus :
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And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the
word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them that are sancti. fied. -Acts xx. 32.
FOR a season call'd to part,
Let us now ourselves commend SriLeTo the gracious eye and heart * " Of our ever-present friend, DA A
2 Jesus, hear our humble prayer! 'I b
Tender shepherd of thy sheep !!!
All our souls in safety keep.
Sweeten every cross and pain :
In thy peace to meet again.
Ebenezers shall be rear'd;
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Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of ano-,
ther; love as brethren. I PETER jji. 8. BLEST be the dear uniting love, !!!
That will not let us part;
We still are one in heart.
Where he appoints we go;
And show his praise below. 3 O may we ever walk in him! Het
And nothing know beside: 1...
But Jesus crucified !