Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: Brethren all who disagree
Topic: <no topic given>
Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Meter: 7s and 9s
Tune: Christian Union
Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>
Page Number: 362, click to see hymnal pages
Brethren all who dis-a-gree,
Yet would have char-i-ty to please us,
Union there can nev-er be
Unless that we are one in Jesus.
One, as he is one in God,
In spi-rit and in dis-po-si-tion,
This the Holy scriptures teach,
'T is plain without an ex-po-si-tion.
Party names then lay aside,
And cast away your broken cistern,
Christ, the Lamb, the Church, the Bride,
Then take no other name but Christian;
Besides, they take the husband's name,
Nor would he sanction any other;
Why should we not do the same?
What say you, contending brother!
All the family on earth,
Yea, all the family in heaven,
Take this name, the scripture saith;
Indeed no other name is given.
Let us then in one agree,
And throw aside our party spirit;
Unto Christ let's married be,
And all his promise inherit.
Thus we shall retain the name
Which first at Antioch was give,
The Disciples are the same,
And shall forever be in heaven;
Let us show to all around
How Christian friends love one another,
Let us in good works abound,
And for the faith thus strive together.
So shall you with us receive
Of all your sins a full remission,
From your bondage he'll relieve,
And answer every right petition;
He will keep you in the way,
If you'll attend his orders given,
Raise you up at the last day,
And seat you by his side in heaven.