1 To be at peace with ev'ry man
Each faithful soul desires,
For which they do the best they can,
Like as Saint Paul requir's.
2 Their aim is not revenge to seek,
Nor yet in malice live:
But like their Saviour humble meek
And freely will forgive.
3 To wrath and spite they give no place
But keep their Lord in view;
They pray for his renewing grace
To bear his Image too.
4 Their charity to all extends,
They feel for other's grief,
They pitty foes as well as friends,
And pray for their relief.
5 They help in ev'ry time of need;
And with a liberal hand;
The naked cloath, the hungry feed,
As Jesus gave command.
6 O may the Lord impress my mind
With love and christian faith,
To be affectionate and kind
As the Apostle saith.
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.) #XXXVIII