629. 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 When'er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts and tongues to strife;
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright Pattern of the Christian life.

3 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labors of his life were love;
Then if we bear the Saviour's name,
By his example let us move.

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: And is the gospel peace and love?
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: The Christian: Godly Life
Tune Information
Composer: Chester G. Allen
Meter: L. M.
Key: E Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #923, 316, or 23.

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