Let party names no more

Let party names no more
  The Christian world o'erspread;
Gentile and Jew, and bond and free,
  Are one in Christ, their Head.
Among the saints on earth
  Let mutual love be found;
Heirs of the same inheritance,
  With mutual blessings crowned.
Let envy, child of hell!
  Be banished far away:
Those in sweet fellowship should dwell,
  Who the same Lord obey.
Thus will the Church below
  God's purpose ever prove;
Where streams of endless pleasure flow,
  And every heart is love.
Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Baptist hymn writer and preacher, Beddome was born at Warwickshire, England. In his time he was one of the most respected Baptist ministers in the western part of England. He wrote a hymn every week to be sung after his sermon. After his death, 830 of his hymns were published. The best known hymn writer among the Baptists, his hymns are more popular in North America than in England. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin


The original stanza 4 is slightly different:

4 Thus will the church below

Resemble that above,

Where streams of pleasure ever flow,

And every heart is love.