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Pardon a Source of Joy

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

 Ps 32:1-2

The Saviour smiles! o’er my bless’d soul  
New tides of hope tumultuous roll;  
Earth has a joy unknown in heaven,  
The new-born peace of sin forgiven;  
Tears of such pure and deep delight,  
Ye angels! never dimm’d your sight.

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The Atonement a Source of Joy

We joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

~ Rom 5:11

There is a fountain fill’d with blood,  
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins,  
And sinners plunged beneath that flood  
Lose all their guilty strains.  
  
They dying thief rejoic’d to see  
That fountain in his day;  
And here may I, though vile as he,  
Wash all my sins away.

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Joy in God

Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

~ Ps 5:11

When with his smiles my soul he deigns to bless,  
Nor cares nor crosses can my peace destroy,  
Possessing all things if I him possess,  
Enjoying all things if I him enjoy.

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Universal Holiness the Believer’s Aim

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~ Phil 4:8

Father of eternal grace,  
Glorify thyself in me;  
Meekly beaming in my face,  
May the world thine image see.

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Gentleness and Meekness

Speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men. ~ Titus 3:2

Bless’d 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 sons of peace.

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Industry

Let a man labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that ye may have to give to him that needeth.

~ Eph 4:28

To thee my very life I owe;  
From thee do all my comforts flow;  
And every blessing which I need  
Must from thy bounteous hand proceed.

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Consistency

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.

~ Phil 2:15

That wisdom, Lord, on us bestow  
From every evil to depart,  
To stop the mouth of every foe,  
While upright both in life and heart,  
The proof of godly fear we give,  
And show them how the Christians live.

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Seek the Edification of Our Neighbour

Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

~ Rom 15:2

May I from every act abstain,  
That hurts or gives another pain:  
Still may I feel my heart inclin’d  
To be the friend of all mankind.

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Live in Peace with All Men

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

~ Rom 12:18

His purpose is that we should bear  
His image now on earth,  
And by our peaceful lives declare  
Our new and heavenly birth.

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The Universal Rule of Equity

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 

~ Matt 7:12

Blessed Redeemer, how divine,  
How righteous is this rule of thine,  
To do to all men just the same  
As we expect or wish from them.  
  
How bless’d would every nation prove  
Thus ruled by equity and love!  
All would be friends without a foe,  
And form a paradise below.