Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.@Matthew 7:12
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in The New Golden Censer, by William B. Bradbury (New York: Biglow & Main, 1870), page 111.

John Adcock (🔊 pdf nwc).

Never lose the golden rule,
Keep it still in view;
Do to others as you would
They should do to you.
Kindly, gently,
In their burden bear a part,
Meekly chiding
With a loving heart.

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Never lose the golden rule,
Keep it still in view;
Do to others as you would
They should do to you.

Help the feeble ones along,
Cheer the faint and weak;
To the sorrow-laden heart
Words of comfort speak.
Freely, freely,
From the bounty of your store,
Cheerful givers,
Help the humbler poor.

Refrain

Love the Lord, the first command,
With thy soul and mind;
Love thy neighbor as thyself,
Both in one combined.
Justly, justly,
With each other strive to live,
Ever ready,
Willing to forgive.

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