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.
|First Line:||O Christian, love your sister and your brother!|
|Title:||O Christian, Love|
|Author:||John Greenleaf Whittier (1848, alt.)|
|Meter:||11 10 11 10.|
|Topic:||Church in the World: Discipleship: Love in Action; Church: Community in Christ; God: Kingdom, Majesty, Realm(9 more...)|