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.
|First Line:||And is the gospel peace and love?|
|Topic:||The Christian: Godly Life|
|Composer:||Chester G. Allen|
|Notes:||Alternate tunes: #923, 316, or 23.|