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should love one another, even as he has loved us.

Save me from the shocking inconsistencies and the dreadful fate of those, who call him Lord, Lord, but unto whom he will say, “depart from me ye that work iniquity. Raise my affections from earth to heaven; and assist me to be steadfast and immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.

Merciful Father, I have found that it is good for me to draw nigh unto the table of my crucified and exalted Redeemer. Make me habitually attentive to this cheering institution. While I thereby learn to value the Saviour and his gospel more, let me rejoice in the persuasion, that there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, and that through him we have mercy and the forgiveness of sin. May I be privileged to come with boldness to thy throne, in his name, and his peace keep my heart in every changing scene. May I regard it as my highest honor, to be his disciple and an instrument for advancing his kingdom

among men. May I triumph in this, that my Lord, who was once dead, lives and reigns forever, and that where he is his faithful followers shall also be. When he comes to judge the world, may he not be ashamed of me, but receive me into his own mansions of love and joy.

Once more, O thou Parent of all! I implore thy blessing upon thy church universal, and upon the whole human family. Comfort every sorrowful soul. Bring into the way of truth all such, as have erred and gone astray. Convert all such, as are in the gall of bitterness and the bonds of iniquity. Lead all christians to be careful to maintain good works. Let thy grace be multiplied upon the religious society of which I am a member, and upon the pastor of the flock. Let all, with whom I am connected, and who are dear to me, be enrolled in the book of life; and let them and me be brought to sing the praises of God and of the Lamb forever and ever. Amen,


This do in Remembrance of me.

According to thy gracious word,

In meek humility,
This will I do, my dying Lord,

I will remember thee.

Thy body, broken for my sake,

My bread from heaven shall be ; Thy testamental cup I take,

And thus remember thee.

Gethsemane can I forget ?

Or there thy conflict see, Thine agony and bloody sweat,

And not remember thee ?

When to the cross I turn mine eyes,

And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice !

I must remember thee:

Remember thee, and all thy pains,

And all thy love to me;
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains,

Will I remember thee.

And when these failing lips grow dumb,

And mind and memory flee,

When thou shalt in thy kingdom come,
Jesus, remember me.


Watching, Prayer, and Perseverance.

A charge to keep I have,

A God to glorify;
A never-dying soul to save,

And fit it for the sky;
To serve the present age,

My calling to fulfil:
O may it all my powers engage

To do my Master's will !
Arm me with jealous care,

As in thy sight to live;
And, O! thy servant, Lord, prepare

The strict account to give:
Help me to watch and pray,

And on thyself rely :
Assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall forsaken die.

C. Wesley.

Light arising out of darkness.

Children of God, who pacing slow,

Your pilgrim path pursue, In strength and weakness, joy and woe,

To God's high calling true,

Why move ye thus with lingering tread,

A doubtful, mournful band ?
Why faintly hangs the drooping head ?

Why fails the feeble hand ?

Oh! weak to know a Saviour's power,

To feel a Father's care ;-
A moment's toil, a passing shower,

Is all the grief ye share.
The Lord of light though veiled awhile,

He hides his noontide ray,
Shall soon in lovelier beauty smile,

To gild the closing day ;
And bursting through the dusky shroud,

That dared his power invest,
Ride, thron'd in light, o’er every cloud,

And guide you to his rest.


Communion with saints.

Come let us join our friends above,

Who have obtain'd the prize, And on the eagle wings of love,

To joy celestial rise.

Let saints below in concert sing

With those to glory gone,
For all the servants of our king

In heav'n and earth are one.

One family, we dwell in him,

One church, above, beneath ;

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