1 Thus saith the first, the great,
Let all thy powers unite,
To love thy Maker and thy God,
With vigour and delight.
2 Then shall thy neighbour, next in place,
Thy warm affections prove;
And be thy kindness to thyself
The measure of thy love.
3 This Moses and the prophets spoke,
And Jesus from above;
For want of this the law is broke,
And all the law is love.
4 But oh, how base our passions are!
How cold our blinded zeal!
Lord, fill our hearts with warm desires,
To learn and do thy will.
|First Line:||Thus saith the first, the great command|
|Title:||Love to God and our Neighbours|