CXLIII. Saint Paul advises follow me

1 Saint Paul advises follow me:
Ye who would serve the Lord,
And mark the lives of those you see
Conforming to the word.

2 Mark those who hate the Saviour's cross,
Of which you have been warn'd;
They are his enemies alas,
Whose mercies they have scorn'd.

3 When men do yield to flesh and blood,
And live as they incline;
Their bellies then becomes their God,
And they become like swine.

4 Vice may be judg'd to be a friend,
To those of vicious taste;
But sure destruction in the end,
Proves their reward at last.

5 But souls possess'd with heavn'ly love,
On different objects view;
Their objects are in heav'n above,
And conversation too.

6 They shall rejoice when Christ shall come
His glory to display;
To raise their bodies from the tomb,
On his appointed day.

7 When these vile bodies shall be chang'd
And fashion'd as his own--
Then shall they justly be arrang'd
To make his power known.

8 O happy state for all the Saints,
For all their suff'rings here;
They shall have ample recompense
When Jesus shall appear.

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First Line: Saint Paul advises follow me
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1816
Scripture: ;
Topic: 23rd Sunday after Trinity
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