1 Children of God, reach out to one another!
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 For he whom Jesus loved has truly spoken:
the holier worship which God deigns to bless
restores the lost, and binds the spirit broken,
and feeds the widow and the fatherless.
3 Follow with reverent steps the great example
of him whose holy work was doing good;
so shall the wide earth seem our Father's 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:||Children of God, reach out to one another!|
|Author:||John Greenleaf Whittier (alt.)|
|Copyright:||This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2005.|
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|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #521||Children of God, reach out to one another!||Children of God, reach out to one another!||INTERCESSOR||John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)||11 10 11 10||1 John 3:18; 1 John 4:18; Acts 10:38; James 1:16-27||2005||Our Response to Christ | In Discipleship; Our Response to God | in the worship of God's house; Church | Worship; Compassion | ; Peace ||
|The New Century Hymnal #533||Children of God||Children of God, lift hearts to one another||WELWYN||John Greenleaf Whittier||184.108.40.206.||Ephesians 4:31 - 5:2||1995||Church | Nature and Unity; Comfort and Assurance | ; Consecration | ; Discipleship | ; Service | ; Year B | Proper 14; Year B | Proper 20|