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4. Thus in deed and thought and word,

Led by Jesus Christ the Lord,
In my weakness, thus shall I

Learn to live, and learn to die ;-
5. Learn to live in peace and love,

Like the perfect ones above ;
Learn to die without a fear,
Feeling Thee, my Father, near.

W. H. Furness.


Dream and Deed.



EAR Master, in whose life I see

All that I would but fail to be,
Let Thy clear light for ever shine

To shame and guide this life of mine.
2. Though what I dream, and what I do,

In my weak days are always two ;
Help me, oppressed by things undone,
O Thou whose deeds and dreams were one!


True Christianity.


N vain the name of Christ we bear

Unless the heart of Christ we share.
Through faith and charity alone

Is Christ received, and felt, and known.
2. In vain the name of Christ we bear

Unless the faith of Christ we share.
Not words alone, but deeds shall prove

The iving faith that works by love.
3. In vain the name of Christ we bear

Unless the Cross of Christ we share.


The path that leads us to the skies

Demands love's perfect sacrifice.
4. In vain the name 'of Christ we bear,

Unless the love of Christ we share ;
That love that bids the dying live,
And whispers on the Cross, “Forgive.”

Thomas L, Harris.




Walking with Christ.
O MASTER, let me walk with Thee

In lowly paths of service free;
Tell me Thy secret ; help me bear
The strain of toil, the fret of care ;
Help me the slow of heart to move
By some clear winning words of love ;
Teach me the wayward feet to stay

And guide them in the homeward way.
2. O Master, let me walk with Thee

Before the taunting Pharisee ;
Help me to bear the sting of spite,
The hate of men who hide Thy light,
The sore distrust of souls sincere
Who cannot read Thy judgments clear,
The dulness of the multitude

Who dimly guess that Thou art good.
3. Teach me Thy patience ; still with Thee

In closer, dearer company,
In work that keeps faith sweet and strong,
In trust that triumphs over wrong,
In hope that sends a shining ray
Far down the future's broadening way,
In place that only Thou canst give,
With Thee, O Master, let me live!

Washington Gladden.


The Service of Christ.

C.M. 6 lines.

1. DISMISS me not Thy service, Lord,

But train me for Thy will ;
For even I, in fields so broad,
Some duties

may fulfil ;
And I will ask for no reward,

Except to serve Thee still.
2. All works are good, and each is best

As most it pleases Thee ;
Each worker pleases when the rest

He serves in charity ;
And neither man nor work unblest

Wilt Thou permit to be.
3. Our Master all the work hath done

He asks of us to-day ;
Sharing His service, every one

Share too His Sonship may :
Lord, I would serve and be a son ;
Dismiss me not, I pray.

T. T. Lynch.



The Battle of Truth.
1. O GOD of Truth, whose living Word

Upholds whate'er hath breath,
Look down on Thy creation, Lord,

Enslaved by sin and death.

2. Set up Thy standard, Lord, that we,

Who claim a heavenly birth,
May march with Thee to smite the lies

That vex Thy groaning earth.

3. Ah! would we join that blest array,

And follow in the might
Of Him, the Faithful and the True,

In raiment clean and white !
4. We fight for truth, we fight for God,

Poor slaves of lies and sin !
He who would fight for Thee on earth

Must first be true within.

5. Then, God of Truth, for whom we long,

Thou who wilt hear our prayer,
Do Thine own battle in our hearts,

And slay the falsehood there.
6. Still smite ! still burn ! till naught is left

But God's own truth and love ;
Then, Lord, as morning dew come down,

Rest on us from above.
7. Yea, come ! then, tried as in the fire,

From every lie set free,
Thy perfect truth shall dwell in us,
And we shall live in Thee.

Thomas Hughes.




E servants of the Lord,

Each in his office wait;
Observant of His heavenly word,

And watchful at His gate.
2. Let all your lamps be bright,

And trim the golden flame;
Gird up your loins, as in His sight,

For awful is His name.

3. Watch ! 'tis your Lord's command ;

And while we speak, He's near;
Mark the first signal of His hand,
And ready all appear.

Philip Doddridge.



380. The Servant as the Master.

SPORT of the changeful multitude,

Nor calmly heard, nor understood,
With bonds and scorn and evil will

The world requites its prophets still.
2. Men followed where the Highest led

For common gifts of daily bread,
And gross of ear, of vision dim,

Owned not the godlike power of Him.
3. Vain as a dreamer's word to them

His wail above Jerusalem ;
And meaningless the watch He kept,

Through which His weak disciples slept.
4. Yet shrink not then, whoe'er thou art,

For God's great purpose set apart,
Before whose far-discerning eyes,
The future as the present lies.

J. G. Whittier.




Glad Service.
HOW blessed, from the bonds of sin

And earthly fetters free,
In singleness of heart and aim,

Thy servant, Lord, to be!

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