“That your love may abound yet more and more.” Phil. 1. 9

J. Swain                 C.M.

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight,
When those that love the Lord,
In one another’s peace delight,
And so fulfil his word!

When each can feel his brother’s sigh,
And with him bear a part;
When sorrow flows from eye to eye,
And joy from heart to heart.

When free from envy, scorn, and pride,
Our wishes all above,
Each can his brother’s failings hide,
And show a brother’s love.

When love in one delightful stream
Through every bosom flows;
When union sweet and dear esteem,
In every action glows!

Love is the golden chain that binds
The happy souls above;
And he’s an heir of heaven that finds
His bosom glow with love.