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594. O Christian, Love

1 O Christian, love your sister and your brother!
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 Follow with reverent steps the great example:
Jesus whose holy work was doing good;
so shall the wide earth seem a hallowed 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: O Christian, love your sister and your brother!
Title: O Christian, Love
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1848, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 11 10 11 10.
Topic: Church in the World: Discipleship: Love in Action; Church: Community in Christ; God: Kingdom, Majesty, Realm (9 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Alfred Scott-Gatty (1902)
Meter: 11 10 11 10.
Key: F Major

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