Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.@Matthew 25:40
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Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901)

Maltbie D. Babcock, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O blessèd Savior, Lord of love,
Leaving for us Thy home above,
How can we show our love to Thee
When Thy dear face we cannot see?

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Smile with the glad, grieve with the sad,
Gentle, and thoughtful, and loving be;
Friendly in need, and kind in deed;
I count it all as done to Me.

All of our gifts have come from Heaven,
Our home and friends Thy love has given;
If we could see Thy blessèd face,
How should we thank Thee for Thy grace?

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Heathen upon the distant shore,
Hungry and needy at our door,
Sinning and suffering everywhere,
Thou hast committed to our care.

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Humbly we thank Thee, blessèd Lord,
For this the comfort of Thy word,
When thou a loving deed dost see,
Lo, ye have done it unto Me.

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