Scripture Verse

Whoever does God’s will is My brother and sister and mother. Mark 3:35


Ozora S. Davis

Words: Ozo­ra S. Da­vis, 1909. Da­vis wrote this hymn on an is­land in Lake Sun­a­pee, New Hamp­shire, at the re­quest of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Men’s Bro­ther­hood, which want­ed two hymns for a con­ven­tion to be held in the fall of that year.

Music: Az­mon Carl G. Glä­ser, 1828. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, Mo­dern Psal­mist, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason


We bear the strains of earthly care,
But bear it not alone;
Beside us walks our Brother Christ,
And makes our task His own.

Through din of market, whirl of wheels,
And thrust of driving trade,
We follow where the Master leads,
Serene and unafraid.

The common hopes that make us men
Were His in Galilee;
The tasks He gives are those He gave
Beside the restless sea.

Our brotherhood still rests in Him,
The Brother of us all,
And through the centuries we hear
The Master’s winsome call.