Scripture Verse

Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. 1 Peter 2:17

Introduction

Words: Har­ry L. Crain, 1906.

Music: Schu­mann, from Can­ti­ca Lau­dis, by Lo­well Ma­son & George J. Webb (New York: Ma­son & Law, 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Crain (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

O blessèd Son of God,
In love and faith we plead,
That Thou wouldst bind our minds and hearts
In brotherhood of need.

Our elder brother Thou,
Whose heritage we share,
Our kindred lives we offer Thee,
In brotherhood of prayer.

Thou didst the will of Him
Who sent Thee from above;
Thou sendest us, as He sent Thee,
In brotherhood of love.

To serve Thy kingdom, Lord,
To quiet sin’s turmoil,
Do Thou ordain and consecrate
Our Brotherhood of toil.

Thou man of Galilee,
O wilt Thou live again,
Abide within, control, inspire,
Our brotherhood of men.