1 The duty first on us enjoin'd,
That is to love the Lord:
With all our hearts, and all our mind,
And all we can afford.
2 The next command is full as great,
To love our neighbours too--
Of like importance, and of weight,
As all the scriptures shew.
3 If we love God with all our heart;
Then sure it must succeed;
We ne'er neglect to act our part,
To those who are in need.
4 All acts of mercy God respects!
Far more than sacrifice;
For such are they which he directs:
And ever highly prize.
5 That soul can never be impress'd,
With love and grace divine;
Who will not feel for the distress'd,
To bear them on their mind.
6 Where words and actions don't agree,
Profession is in vain.
For love to God there cannot be,
Where there is none to men.
7 All such religion is but mock,
A tree without a root:
Where it consists of only talk,
And not of genuine fruit.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXXII