O, he whom Jesus loved has truly spoken!
The holier worship, which God deigns to bless,
Restores the lost, and heals the spirit-broken,
And feeds the widow and the fatherless.
Then, brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother!
For where love dwells, the peace of God is there;
To worship rightly is to love each other;
Each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer.
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.
Thus shall all shackles fall; the stormy clangor
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.
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|The Cyber Hymnal #4999||O He Whom Jesus Loved||O he whom Jesus loved has truly spoken||SECCOMB||John G. Whittier||126.96.36.199||This hymn begins with stanza 11 of Whittier's poem on Worship, given in full in his <cite>Complete Poetical Works</cite>, 1876, page 96|