Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

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
Name: WELWYN
Composer: Alfred Scott-Gatty (1902)
Meter: 11 10 11 10.
Key: F Major



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




Advertisements