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!