Christian Worship Reclaiming Power Of Love.

Jesus, what precept is like thine,
Forgive, as ye would be forgiven!
If heeded, O what power divine
Would then transform our earth to heaven.

Not by the harsh or scornful word,
Should we our brother seek to gain,
Not by the prison or the sword,
The shackle, or the clanking chain.

But from our spirits there must flow
A love that will his wrong outweigh;
Our lips must only blessings know,
And wrath and sin shall die away.

‘Twas heaven that formed the holy plan
To bring the wanderer back by love;
Thus let us win our brother, man,
And imitate thee, God above!