Scripture Verse

Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:29

Introduction

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William Drennan (1754–1820)

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).

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Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Lyrics

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.