The universal law of equity. Matt.8:12.
Blessed Redeemer, how divine,
How righteous is this rule of thine!
|To do to all men just the same
As we expect or wish from them.|
This golden lesson, short and plain,
Gives not the mind nor mem'ry pain;
And every conscience must approve
This universal law of love.
How blest would every nation be,
Thus ruled by love and equity!
All would be friends without a foe,
And form a paradise below.
Jesus, forgive us, that we keep
Thy sacred law of love asleep;
No more let envy, wrath, and pride,
But thy blest maxims be our guide.