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LET us join, ('tis God commands)

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      1 LET us join, ('tis God commands)
      Let us join our hearts and hands
      Help to gain our calling's hope,
      Build we each the other up:
      God his blessings shall dispense,
      God shall crown his ordinance;
      Meet in his appointed ways;
      Nourish us with social grace.

      2 Let us then as brethren love,
      Faithfully his gifts improve,
      Carry on the earnest strife,
      Walk in holiness of life;
      Still forget the things behind,
      Follow Christ in heart and mind,
      Toward the mark unwearied press,
      Seize the crown of righteousness.

      3 Plead we thus for faith alone,
      Faith which by our works is shown:
      God it is who justifies;
      Only faith the grace applies;
      Active faith that lives within,
      Conquers earth, and hell, and sin,
      Sanctifies, and makes us whole,
      Forms the Saviour in the soul.

      4 Let us for this faith contend,
      Sure salvation is its end:
      Heaven already is begun,
      Everlasting life is won.
      Only let us persevere,
      Till we see our Lord appear,
      Never from the rock remove,
      Saved by faith, which works by love.

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