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The church of God believes it right

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1 The Church of God believes it right,
To think and do as Jesus bade,
When on that dark and doleful night
He gave His law, and plainly said:—

2 Mark the example which I give:
Keep it, and show your mutual love
My precepts do, and you shall live,
In bliss below, and heaven above.

3 Then, do we love our brethren now?
And are we bound in union sweet?
If so, like Jesus, let us bow,
And let us wash each other's feet.

4 Let no one be ashamed of this,—
Or, Peter-like, turn, and say, no;
But as we aim for heav'nly bliss,
We'll in our Master's footsteps go.

5 Now, Lord, we'll wash Thy people's feet,
And here enjoy their fond embrace;
Each with a kiss of friendship greet;
And hope in love to see thy face.

6 And then we'll feast on heav'nly love,
And find our joys to be complete:
Yes, then we'll sing thy praise above,
And bow, with angels, at thy feet,

Source: A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #299

Author: John Winebrenner

Winebrenner, John, 1797-1860; usage: John Winebrenner; Johann Weinbrenner; note: clergyman, evangelist, editor and publisher of religious works; founder of the General Eldership of the Churches of God in North America. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

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First Line: The church of God believes it right
Author: John Winebrenner



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d234

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d301

Page Scan

A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #268

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d156

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #464

The Church Hymn Book #d912

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d830

The Churches of God Hymnal. #d504

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