521. Children of God, reach out to one another!

1 Children of God, reach out to one another!
Where pity dwells, the peace of God is there;
to worship rightly is to love each other,
each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer.

2 For he whom Jesus loved has truly spoken:
the holier worship which God deigns to bless
restores the lost, and binds the spirit broken,
and feeds the widow and the fatherless.

3 Follow with reverent steps the great example
of him whose holy work was doing good;
so shall the wide earth seem our Father's temple,
each loving life a psalm of gratitude.

4 Then shall all shackles fall; the stormy clangour
of wild war music o'er the earth shall cease;
love shall tread out the baleful fire of anger,
and in its ashes plant the tree of peace.

Text Information
First Line: Children of God, reach out to one another!
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Our Response to Christ: In Discipleship; Our Response to God : in the worship of God's house; Church: Worship (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Key: g minor

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