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4 Before we quite forsake our clay,

Or leave this dark abode,
The wings of love bear us away

To see our gracious God.


L. M.

Love to all Mankind.
10 God, my Father, and my King,

Of all I have, or hope, the spring!
Send down thy spirit from above,

And fill my heart with heavenly love.
2 May I from every act abstain,

That hurts or gives another pain :
And bear a sympathizing part,

Whene'er I meet a wounded heart.
3 And let my neighbor's prosperous state

A mutual joy in me create ;
His virtuous triumph let me join;

His peace and happiness be mine.
4 And though my neighbor's hate I prove, ,

Still let me vanquish bate with love;
And every secret wish suppress,

That would abridge his happiness.
5 Let love through all my conduct shine,

An image fair, though faint, of thine!
Thus let me his disciple prove,
Who came to manifest thy love.



C. M.

The Two Commandments.
1 This is the first and great command

To love thy God above;
And this the second -as thyself
Thy neighbor thou shalt love.

2 Who is my neighbor? He who wants

The help which thou canst give;
And both the law and prophets say

This do, and thou shalt live.

C. M.'

Christ's Love to Enemies our Example.
1 God of our mercy and our praise,

Thy glory is our song;
We'll speak the honors of thy grace

With a rejoicing tongue.
2 When Christ among the sons of men

In humble form was found,
With cruel slanders, false and vain,

They compassed him around.
3 Their miseries his compassion moved,

Their peace he still pursued ;
They rendered hatred for his love,

And evil for his good.
4 Their malice raged without a cause;

Yet, with his dying breath,
He prayed for murderers on his cross,

And blest his foes in death.

5 0, may his conduct, all divine,.

To us a model prove :
Like his, O God, our hearts incline

Our enemies to love.



Faith, Hope and Charity.
1 Faith, hope, and love, now dwell on earth,

And earth by them is blest ;
But faith and hope must yield to love,
Of all the graces best.

2 Hope shall to full fruition rise,

And faith be sight above;
These are the means, but this the end,

For saints forever love.


L. M.

The Christian Graces.
1 Faith, hope, and charity, these three,

Yet is the greatest charity;
Father of lights, these gifts impart

To mine and every human heart.
2 Faith, that in prayer can never fail,

Hope, that o'er doubting must prevail,
And charity, whose name above

Is God's own name, for God is love.
3 The morning star is lost in light,

Faith vanishes at perfect sight,
The rainbow passes with the storm

And hope with sorrow's fading form.
4 But charity, serene, sublime,

Beyond the reach of death and time,
Like the blue sky's all-bounding space,
Holds heaven and earth in its embrace.

C. M.

A Living and a Dead Faith.
1 MISTAKEN souls! that dream of heaven,

And make their empty boast
Of inward joys, and sins forgiven,

While they are slaves to lust.
2 Vain are our fancies, airy flights,

If faith be cold and dead;
None but a living power unites
To Christ the living head.

3 'Tis faith that purifies the heart;

'Tis faith that works by love ;
That bids all sinful joys depart,

And lifts the thoughts above.
4 This faith shall every fear control

By its celestial power,
With holy triumph fill the soul

In death's approaching hour.
L. M.

- Two men went up into the temple to pray."
1 The uplifted eye, and bended knee,

Are but vain homage, Lord, to thee;
In vain our lips thy praise prolong,

The heart a stranger to the song.
2 The pure, the humble, contrite mind,

Sincere, and to thy will resigned,
To thee a nobler offering yields,

Than Sheba's groves, or Sharon's fields.
3 Love God and man this great command,

Doth on eternal pillars stand;
This did thine ancient prophets teach,
And this thy Well-Beloved preach.


H. M.

Brotherly Love. Ps. 133. .
1 How beautiful the sight

Of brethren who agree
In friendship to unite,

And bonds of charity!
'Tis like the precious ointment shed
O'er all his robes from Aaron's head.
2 'Tis like the dews that fill

The cups of Hermon's flowers;
Or Zion's fruitful hill,
Bright with the drops of showers;

When mingling odors breathe around,
And glory rests on all the ground.
3 For there the Lord commands

Blessings, a boundless store,
From his unsparing hands,

Yea, life for evermore.
Thrice happy they who meet above
To spend eternity in love !


78. M.

The Harmony of Love.
1 LORD! subdue our selfish will;

Each to each our tempers suit,
By thy modulating skill,

Heart to heart, as lute to lute.
2 Sweetly on our spirits move;

Gently touch the trembling strings :
Make the harmony of love,

Music for the King of kings!

S. M.

The Bond of Peace.
1 Blest are the sons of peace,

Whose hearts and hopes are one;
Whose kind designs to serve and please

Through all their actions run.
2 Blest is the pious house

Where zeal and friendship meet;
Their songs of praise, their mingled vows,

Make their communion sweet.
3 Thus on the heavenly hills

The saints are blest above,
Where joy like morning dew distils,
And all the air is love.

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