9488. And Is The Gospel Peace And Love?

1 And is the Gospel peace and love?
Such let our conversation be;
The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity.

2 Whene’er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife,
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life!

3 O how benevolent and kind!
How mild! how ready to forgive!
Be this the temper of our mind,
And these the rules by which we live.

4 To do His heavenly Father’s will,
Was His employment and delight;
Humility and holy zeal
Shone through His life, divinely bright!

5 Dispensing good where’er He came,
The labors of His life were love;
O, if we love the Savior’s name,
Let His divine example move.

6 But ah, how blind! how weak we are!
How frail! how apt to turn aside!
Lord, we depend upon Thy care,
And ask Thy Spirit for our guide.

7 Thy fair example may we trace,
To teach us what we ought to be;
Make us by Thy transforming grace,
Dear Savior, daily more like Thee.

Text Information
First Line: And is the Gospel peace and love?
Title: And Is The Gospel Peace And Love?
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, 1760
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. CRISPIN
Composer: George Job Elvey (1862)
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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