815. L. M. Mrs. Livermore. Reclaiming Power of Love.
1 Jesus, what precept is like thine,
|Forgive, as ye would be forgiven!|
If heeded, O what power divine
Would then transform our earth to heaven.
2 Not by the harsh or scornful word,
Should we our brother seek to gain,
Not by the prison or the sword,
The shackle, or the clanking chain.
3 But from our spirits there must flow
A love that will his wrong outweigh;
Our lips must only blessings know,
And wrath and sin shall die away.
4 'Twas heaven that formed the holy plan
To bring the wanderer back by love;
Thus let us win our brother, man,
And imitate thee, God above!