If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:1–2
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns and Sacred Poems 1742, pages 86–87.
Music: St. Agnes John B. Dykes, in the Hymnal for Use in the English Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).
Jesu, united by Thy grace,
And each to each endeared,
With confidence we seek Thy grace,
And know our prayer is heard.
Still let us own our common Lord,
And bear Thy easy yoke,
A band of love, a threefold cord,
Which never can be broke.
Make us into one Spirit drink;
Baptize into Thy name;
And let us always kindly think,
And sweetly speak, the same.
Touched by the lodestone of Thy love,
Let all our hearts agree,
And ever toward each other move,
And ever move towards Thee.
To Thee, inseparably joined,
Let all our spirits cleave;
O may we all the loving mind
That was in Thee receive.
This is the bond of perfectness,
Thy spotless charity;
O let us, still we pray, possess
The mind that was in Thee.
Grant this, and then from all below
Our souls their change shall scarcely know,
Made perfect first in love.
With ease our souls through death shall glide
Into their paradise,
And thence, on wings of angels, ride
Triumphant through the skies.
Yet, when the fullest joy is given,
The same delight we prove,
In earth, in paradise, in Heav’n,
Our all in all is love.