XIX. Love to God and our Neighbours

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.

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First Line: Thus saith the first, the great command
Title: Love to God and our Neighbours
Language: English
Publication Date: 1790
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