Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:29
Words: William Drennan, 1810.
Music: Azmon Carl G. Gläser, 1828. Arranged by Lowell Mason, The Modern Psalmist (Boston, Massachusetts: John H. Wilkins & Richard B. Carter, 1839), page 169 (🔊 pdf nwc).
All nature feels attractive power,
A strong, embracing force;
The drops that sparkle in the shower,
The planets in their course.
In this fine, sympathetic chain
All creatures bear a part;
Their every pleasure, every pain,
Linked to a feeling heart.
More perfect bond, the Christian plan
Attaches soul to soul;
Our neighbor is the suffering man
Thou at the farthest pole.
To earth below, from Heaven above,
The faith in Christ professed
More clear reveals that God is love,
And whom He loves is blest.