Duty to our Neighbor

Thy sire, and her who brought thee forth

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Thy Sire, and her who brought thee forth,
With all thy mind and might,
Fear, love and serve; so shall thy days
Be numerous, calm, and bright.

2 The blood of man thou shalt not shed,
Its voice will pierce the sky,
And thou by the just laws of heaven
For the dire crime shall die.

3 To thine own couch thou shalt not take
A wife but her thine own:
Vast is the guilt, and on thine head
Heaven darts its vengeance down.

4 Thou shalt not, or from friend or foe,
Take aught by force or stealth;
Thy goods, thy stores must grow from right
Or God will curse thy wealth.

5 No man shalt thou by a false charge,
Or crush or brand with shame:
Dear as thine own, so wills thy God,
Must be his life and name.

6 Thy soul one wish shall not let loose
For that which is not thine;
Live in thy lot, or small or great,
For God has drawn the line.

7 [O may that God, who gave these laws,
Write them on every heart,
That all may feel their living power,
Nor from his paths depart!]

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #XLVIII

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy sire, and her who brought thee forth
Title: Duty to our Neighbor
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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