Commendatory of Christian Union.
911. L. M. Ancient Hymns. Commendatory of Christian Union.

1 Blest with unearthly bliss were they
Who saw the church's infant day,
And strove their Christian part to bear,
By sign and spirit joined with her.

2 The truth, which Christ's apostles taught,
Then ruled each faithful convert's thought;
Each aimed in unity to keep
Unrent th' apostles' fellowship.

3 The bread, with rites harmonious broke,
The union of all hearts bespoke;
And prayer, with lips united prayed,
The union of all minds displayed.

4 O thus that Christians still would live,
And thus delightful witness give,
How well the debt of love they know,
To Christ and to his church they owe!

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