Who is my neighbor?@Luke 10:29
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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

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

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

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The Good Samaritan
Gustave Doré (1833-1883)

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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