1 Fold to your heart your sister and your brother:
where pity dwells, the peace of God is there;
to worship rightly and to love each other,
each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer.
For he whom Jesus loved has truly spoken:
the holier worship which He deigns to bless
restores the lost, and binds the spirit broken,
and feeds the widow and the fatherless.
2 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.
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.
Whittier, John Greenleaf, the American Quaker poet, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1807. He began life as a farm-boy and shoemaker, and subsequently became a successful journalist, editor and poet. In 1828 he became editor of the American Manufacturer (Boston), in 1830 of the New England Review, and an 1836 (on becoming Secretary to the American Anti-Slavery Society) of the Pennsylvania Freeman. He was also for some time, beginning with 1847, the corresponding editor of the National Era. In 1840 he removed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where most of his later works have been written. At the present time  he lives alternately at Amesbury and Boston. His first poetical piece was printed in the Newburyport Free Press in 182… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Brother Man, Fold to Thy HeartFirst Line: O brother man, fold to thy heart thy brotherTune Title: HENDERSONAuthor: John Greenleaf WhittierScripture: James 1:27Date: 1986Subject: Church | ; Discipleship | ; Evangelism | ; Social Concern | ; The Church | Its Mission
Display Title: Fold to your heart your sister and your brotherFirst Line: Fold to your heart your sister and your brotherTune Title: LONDONDERRY AIRAuthor: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892Meter: 11 10 11 10 DDate: 2004
Display Title: Fold to your heart your sister and your brotherFirst Line: Fold to your heart your sister and your brotherTune Title: INTERCESSORAuthor: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892Meter: 11 10 11 10Date: 2004
Display Title: Fold to your heart your sister and your brotherFirst Line: Fold to your heart your sister and your brotherTune Title: INTERCESSORAuthor: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-92Meter: 11 10.11 10Scripture: Micah 4:2-4; John 13:20-26; Acts 10:37-43; Romans 12:14-21; Romans 13:8-10; James 3:13-18; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 4:16-21Date: 1999Subject: Freedom | ; Mercy of God | ; Ministry of God's People | ; Our Love to Others | ; Peace of the World | ; Saints Days and Holy Days | St John the Evangelist
Display Title: O Christian, LoveFirst Line: O Christian, love your sister and your brother!Tune Title: WELWYNAuthor: John Greenleaf WhittierMeter: 11 10 11 10.Date: 1996Subject: Ash Wednesday | Year ABC; Church | Community in Christ; Church in the World | Discipleship: Love in Action; Easter 3 | Year A; God | Kingdom, Majesty, Realm; Love for Others | ; Proper 14 | Year B; Proper 17 | Year B; Proper 18 | Year A; Proper 18 | Year C; Proper 19 | Year B; Proper 5 | Year A