Author: Brian Wren Hymnal: Rejoice in the Lord #487 (1985) Meter: 18.104.22.168 Hymnal Title: Rejoice in the Lord Lyrics: 1 Lord Jesus, if I love and serve my neighbor
out of my knowledge, leisure, pow'r, or wealth,
open my eyes to understand his anger
if from his helplessness he hates my help.
2 When I have met my sister's need with kindness
and prayed that she could waken from despair,
open my ears if, crying now for justice,
she struggles for the changes that I fear.
3 Lord, tho' I cling to safety or possessions,
yet from the cross love's poverty prevails:
open my heart to life and liberation,
open my hands to bear the mark of nails.
Topics: Neighbor; Social Justice Scripture: Isaiah 58:7 Languages: English Tune Title: CITY OF GOD
Lord Jesus, If I Love and Serve My Neighbor