Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: And is the gospel peace and love
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Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Hymn Number: 184
Page Number: 205, click to see hymnal pages
AND is the gospel peace and love?
Such let our conversation be:
The serpent blended with the dove-
Wisdom and meek simplicity.
Whene'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.
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.
To do his heavenly Father's will
Was his employment and delight;
Humility, and love, and zeal,
Shone through his life divinely bright.
Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labors of his life were love-
O! if we love the Saviour's name,
Let his divine example move.
But ah! how blind, how weak we are!
How frail, how apt to turn aside!
Lord, we depend upon thy care;
O may thy Spirit be our guide!
Thy fair example may we trace,
To teach us what we ought to be;
Make us, by thy transforming grace,
Lord Jesus, daily more like thee.