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Christ, from whom all blessings flow,

Perfecting the saints below,

Hear us, who Thy Nature share,

Who Thy mystic body are:

Join us, in one spirit join,

Let us still receive of Thine;

Still for more on Thee we call,

Thee, who fittest all in all.

Closer knit to Thee our Head,

Nourish us, O Christ, and feed;

Let us daily growth receive,

More and more in Jesus live:

Jesu! we Thy members are,

Cherish us with kindest care;

Of Thy flesh and of Thy bone,

Love, for ever love Thine own.

Move, and actuate, and guide,

Diverse gifts to each divide:

Placed according to Thy will,

Let us all our work fulfil;

Never from our office move,

Needful to the others prove;

Use the grace on each bestow’d,

Temper’d by the art of God.

Sweetly now we all agree,

Touch’d with softest sympathy,

Kindly for each other care:

Every member feels its share:

Wounded by the grief of one,

All the suffering members groan;

Honour’d if one member is,

All partake the common bliss.

Many are we now, and one,

We who Jesus have put on:

There is neither bond nor free,

Male nor female, Lord, in Thee.

Love, like death, hath all destroy’d,

Render’d all distinctions void:

Names, and sects, and parties fall;

Thou, O Christ, art all in all!

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