1 ALL praise to our redeeming Lord,
Who joins us by his grace,
And bids us, each to each restored,
Together seek his face.
2 He bids us build each other up;
And, gathered into one,
To our high calling's glorious hope
We hand in hand go on.
3 The gift which he on one bestows,
We all delight to prove;
The grace through every vessel flows,
In purest streams of love.
4 Even now we think and speak the same,
And cordially agree;
Concentred all, through Jesu's name,
In perfect harmony.
5 We all partake the joy of one,
The common peace we feel,
A peace to sensual minds unknown,
A joy unspeakable. G And if our fellowship below
In Jesus be so sweet,
What heights of rapture shall we know,
When round his throne we meet! ==501
1 JESUS, great Shepherd of the sheep,
To thee for help we fly:
Thy little flock in safety keep;
For O! the wolf is nigh.
2 He comes, of hellish malice full,
To scatter, tear, and slay;
He seizes every straggling soul,
As his own lawful prey.
3 Us into thy protection take,
And gather with thy arm;
Unless the fold we first forsake,
The wolf can never harm.
4 We laugh to scorn his cruel power,
While by our Shepherd's side;
The sheep he never can devour,
Unless he first divide.
5 O do not suffer him to part
The souls that here agree;
But make us of one mind and heart,
And keep us one in thee!
6 Together let us sweetly live,
Together let us die;
And each a starry crown receive,
And reign above the sky.