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· Followers of the Lord! LORD and Master of us all,

3 Our thoughts lie open to Thy sight; Whate'er our name or sign,

And naked to Thy glance
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call, Our secret sins are, in the light
We test our lives by Thine.

Of Thy pure countenance. mp 2 Thou judgest us: Thy purity

m 4 Yet, weak and blinded though we be, Doth all our lusts condemn;

Thou dost our service own;
The love that draws us nearer Thee

We bring our varying gifts to Thee,
Is hot with wrath to them.

And Thou rejectest none.
5 Apart from Thee all gain is loss,

All labour vainly done;
The solemn shadow of Thy cross

Is better than the sun.

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· Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again ; when He suffered, He threatened not?

WHAT grace, O Lord, and beauty shone

Around Thy steps below!
What patient love was seen in all

Thy life and death of woe!
mp 2 For ever on Thy burdened heart

A weight of sorrow hung,
Yet no ungentle, murmuring word

Escaped Thy silent tongue.
3 Thy foes might hate, despise, revile,

Thy friends unfaithful prove:
Unwearied in forgiveness still,

Thy heart could only love.
m 4 O give us hearts to love like Thee,

Like Thee, O Lord, to grieve
Far more for others' sins than all

The wrongs that we receive.
5 One with Thyself, may every eye

8. 8 In us, Thy brethren, see

A - men. That gentleness and grace that spring

8 8 From union, Lord, with Thee.

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* Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.'

ORD, as to Thy dear cross we flee,

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So let Thy life our pattern be,

And form our souls for heaven.

2 Help us, through good report and ill,

Our daily cross to bear,
Like Thee, to do our Father's will,

Our brethren’s griefs to share.
3 Let grace our selfishness expel,

Our earthliness refine,
And kindness in our bosoms dwell,

As free and true as Thine.
mp 4 If joy shall at Thy bidding fly,

And grief's dark day come on,

We, in our turn, would meekly cry,
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'Father, Thy will be done.'
mp 5 Should friends misjudge, or foes defame,

Or brethren faithless prove,
Then, like Thine own, be all our aim

To conquer them by love.
m 6 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife,

Forgiving and forgiven,
O may we lead the pilgrim's life,

And follow Thee to heaven.

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HOW.

Whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.'

COW shall I follow Him I serve?

How shall I copy Him I love,
Nor from those blessed footsteps swerve

Which lead me to His seat above ?
mp 2 Privations, sorrows, bitter scorn,

The life of toil, the mean abode,
The faithless kiss, the crown of thorn,-

Are these the consecrated road ?
3 'T was thus He suffered, though a Son,

Foreknowing, choosing, feeling all,

Until the perfect work was done,
d And drunk the bitter cup of gall.
mp 4 Lord, should my path through suffering lie,

Forbid it I should e'er repine ;
Still let me turn to Calvary,

Nor heed my griefs, remembering Thine.
5 To faint, to grieve, to die for me

Thou camest, not Thyself to please;
And, dear as earthly comforts be,
Shall I not love Thee more than these ?

8 8 6 Yes! I would count them all but loss,

That I may follow after Thee;
Flesh shrinks and trembles at the cross,

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But Thou canst give the victory.

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*Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps.'

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