Scripture Verse

Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:29


Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 101.

Music: Pa­sa­de­na Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


Tell me, pray, who is my neigh­bor?
Is it one who dwell­eth nigh?
Those who need thy help are neigh­bors,
If their need thou canst sup­ply.


Tell me, pray, who is my neigh­bor?
Show me what my hands can do?
God will show thee, He will help thee;
To thy ho­ly trust be true.

Tell me, then, my Heav’n-sent du­ty
To my neigh­bor far and near.
As thy­self thou still shalt love him;
Hark, the word rings loud and clear!


Bind the chain of love about them,
Love that from no ser­vice shrinks;
This alone will reach and hold them,
Chain of love, with gold­en links.


By the grace of God I pro­mise
Now to learn of those in need;
I will love and live to serve them,
For my neigh­bors dai­ly plead.


I will go where Je­sus leads me,
I will do what He com­mands,
Send afar the bless­èd tid­ings,
To these dist­ant, dark­ened lands.


The Good Samaritan
Guillaume Bodinier, 1826
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