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How Sweet, How Heavenly
SILOAM  C.M.
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THE CHURCH AND DOCTRINES  
How sweet, how heavenly is the sight
When those who love the Lord
In one another's peace delight,
And thus fulfill 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;
And 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 who finds
His bosom glow with love.

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight
When those who love the Lord
In one another's peace delight,
And thus fulfill 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;
And 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 who finds
His bosom glow with love.

   
   Joseph Swain (1761-1796) Isaac B. Woodbury, 1842   
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