Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31
Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707, Book 1, number 38, part 2.
The universal law of equity.
Music: Alstone Christopher E. Willing, in the appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Willing (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Blessèd 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 memory pain,
And every conscience must approve
This universal law of love.
How blessed 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 blessed maxims be our guide.